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Thoughts of the name Estile for a boy?

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xmauixwowix Sat 08-Feb-14 17:13:12

I quite like the name and would probably spell it Estille or Astille. What are your thoughts? And yes I did get the idea from Lisa Moorish who named her son Astile. I know its not to everyone's liking but I've grown to love it.

Reincarnatedpig Sat 08-Feb-14 17:16:38

Estille sounds like the girls name Estelle. Astile sounds a bit too much like ass for my liking but if slebs are using the name it might become mainstream.

elQuintoConyo Sat 08-Feb-14 17:16:59

How do you pronounce it - and who on earth is Lisa Whotsit? blush

MichaelFinnigan Sat 08-Feb-14 17:20:18

Pete Doherty's bad tattoo on his spotty sweaty neck


xmauixwowix Sat 08-Feb-14 17:21:15

Its pronounced Ah-Steal. lol if I describe who Lisa Moorish is it will just sound terrible.

nessus Sat 08-Feb-14 17:22:51

It's lovely

Innogen Sat 08-Feb-14 17:22:52


HyvaPaiva Sat 08-Feb-14 17:28:20

Not good, sorry. It sounds like 'I steal'. Plus, I wouldn't take inspiration from Pete Doherty in naming a baby.

squoosh Sat 08-Feb-14 17:33:49

Is it a real name? I read that Pete Doherty made it up from a mish mash of letters from the names Pete and Lisa (Moorish) his son's Mum.

Frontdoorstep Sat 08-Feb-14 18:32:14

Estile looks a bit like and sounds a lot like Estelle, so might be confused for a girl. Astile looks an sounds a bit less like Estelle.

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 08-Feb-14 18:33:51

Not a clue who the Lisa person is, but I wouldn't use it. It doesn't sound very masculine, or, indeed, very nice.

curlew Sat 08-Feb-14 18:34:24

It's not a name.

And it sounds like something you would call a girl- which he will not thank you for.

smallandimperfectlyformed Sat 08-Feb-14 18:38:43

I'm sorry, I know names are very personal but I too think that it's a very girly sounding name. I also think that pronunciation makes me think of arsehole - although that may be me being a bit of a potty mouth blush!!

yourlittlesecret Sat 08-Feb-14 18:43:04

Have you heard the song a boy named Sue?

Beanymonster Sat 08-Feb-14 18:49:51

Looking at your title I thought it was for a girl, not sure why, just has that feel about it- although, that would only be a problem until they 'look like a boy' instead of the unisex baby/ toddler stage..

xmauixwowix Sat 08-Feb-14 18:58:05

All valid points. Does anyone have any suggestions for similar sounding names? Thanks.

philomenascat Sat 08-Feb-14 19:16:16

Estil, Estille (and there are more variations) are all variations of the old French family name d'Estelle. When they left Southern France during the 16th and 17th century, they tended to drop the d'. The Estelles were some of the founding families of the United States (not called that then though).

So there is quite a lot of history to the name.

TheGreatHunt Sat 08-Feb-14 19:16:57

No. No no no.

AcrylicPlexiglass Sat 08-Feb-14 19:21:13

It looks like a name for a yet to be invented electronic set of steps in a fence.

crypes Sat 08-Feb-14 19:21:16


ZenNudist Sat 08-Feb-14 19:21:25


How about Emil?
Or emlyn
Sebastian nn bastian

Only1scoop Sat 08-Feb-14 19:24:07

Acrylic grin
Bar Estile is our local drinking pit....

squoosh Sat 08-Feb-14 19:25:12

Here are the top 100 baby names in France from 2006 for inspiration. You might want to ignore Kevin at 66 wink

peppinagiro Sat 08-Feb-14 21:51:55

Iestyn? Welsh name - pronounced 'yes-tin'. Sounds sort of similar.

Leeds2 Sat 08-Feb-14 22:07:56


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