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Middle name for Hester?

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loislines Sun 02-Nov-14 07:13:34

We've been through all our possible family names and none of them are quite right. So any suggestions?

moxon Sun 02-Nov-14 07:49:55

Love Hester! thlgrin
Hester Maria - I love the combination!
Hester Klara
Hester Veronica
Hester Yvonne
Hester Josephine

pilates Sun 02-Nov-14 08:52:47

Hester Louise
Hester Elizabeth
Hester Primrose

MarmiteChocolate Sun 02-Nov-14 09:10:31

I think Hester is best suited to a shorter middle name. ...

Hester Grace
Hester Maude
Hester Faye
Hester Blanche

loislines Sun 02-Nov-14 09:21:18

Love Hester Maude but there is no way that OH would agree.

Hester Maria does sound good but I'm not a big fan of Maria. .. will dwell on that one!

Any more suggestions? Siblings are Mabel Alice and Leonard Peter by the way.

MehsMum Sun 02-Nov-14 09:27:13

Hester Lucy
Hester Ellen

Hester is a gorgeous name.

loislines Sun 02-Nov-14 09:31:01

Ellen was a favourite but we thought it would end up with her having to say "no, not Esther Helen, Hester Ellen" all the time...

OublietteBravo Sun 02-Nov-14 09:32:33

Hester Jane
Hester Phoebe
Hester Caroline
Hester Frances
Hester Vivienne

BlueStarsAtNight Sun 02-Nov-14 09:49:30

Ooh I love Hester Frances.

How about:

Hester Louise
Hester Violet
Hester Florence
Hester Susan
Hester Juliet

theITgirl Sun 02-Nov-14 09:51:44

Hester Rose - unless your surname begins with H

Lunastarfish Sun 02-Nov-14 09:56:36

Hester Anne
Hester Louisa
Hester Rose
Hester Felicity

Fizzyplonk Sun 02-Nov-14 10:18:03

Hester Margaret
Hester Mary
Hester Agnes
Hester Nancy
Hester Evelyn
Hester Jean
Hester Constance
Hester Kitty

Using old family names!

BubblegumBrigade Sun 02-Nov-14 10:56:07

Go for Hester Ellen.
There will be no situation in which you introduce her by her full name, is there? I can't envision any situation in which someone who knows her as Hester suddenly gets blindsided by the introduction of a middle name into the mix and then calls her Esther.

loislines Sun 02-Nov-14 17:02:16

Hmmm I'm still not convinced about giving the poor child two names that sound like names they aren't!

I suggested Hester Hazel which got laughed at...

moxon Sun 02-Nov-14 17:19:26

Pity about Maria not being entirely to your liking -they sound so well together!!! grin I also agree with the two-syllable middle name idea, although depending on the accent three syllables might work. I think you need a vowel-y sound at the end of the second name for it to flow nicely.
Hester Therese
Hester Catrine
Hester Sabine
Hester Francine
Hester Imelda
Hester Maureen (really old-fashioned!)

Sophronia Mon 03-Nov-14 01:30:55

Hester Jean
Hester Matilda
Hester Blythe
Hester Eve
Hester Zelda
Hester Morwenna
Hester Lucy
Hester Naomi
Hester Pearl
Hester Helen

mathanxiety Mon 03-Nov-14 04:55:10

Hester Camilla
Hester Katherine /Catherine
Hester Madeleine
Hester Jane
Hester Eliza

mathanxiety Mon 03-Nov-14 04:55:44

Hester Leonora

ICanTotallyDance Mon 03-Nov-14 05:09:13

I really like Hester Louise.

If you don't like Hester Maria, how about Hester Marie?

Or how about:
Hester Ann/Anne
Hester Eleanor
Hester Diane or Hester Diana (not too good on its own, but nice with a surname)
Hester Charlotte
Hester Eve

Less conventional but I like these:

Hester Luella
Hester Florence

saffronwblue Mon 03-Nov-14 05:16:30

Hester Penelope
Hester Felicity
Hester Eloise
Hester Elizabeth

I think it sounds good with lots of syllables

SurfsUp1 Wed 05-Nov-14 02:43:24

Rather than Hester Maria, what about Hester Marisa? Pronounced the Italian way mar-EE-sa. Still goes really well but feels a little bit more glamorous?

Riverland Wed 05-Nov-14 03:13:08

Doesn't it depend what your surname is?

If your surname is Gordon, and you call her Hester Uma, her initials will be HUG.

If your surname is Hamilton, and you call her Hester Emmeline her initials will be HEH. Or Hester Robina Hamilton...

KillashandraRee Wed 05-Nov-14 04:08:38

Hester May.

Admiraltea Wed 05-Nov-14 04:26:35

Your two existing middles names Alice and Peter are wonderful story names to me ...so

Hester Jane (Peter and Jane)
Hester Susan / Hester Lucy (Narnia sisters to Peter)
Hester Margaret / Hester Mathilda (names used for Alice in Wonderland's sister in films)
Hester Lorina (Alice Liddell's real older sister's name)
Hester Wendy (Peter Pan)
Hester Judi (just 'cos Judi Dench played Alice Liddell in the play Alice and Peter)

I love story names...always wanted mine to be in a book and so far is only a dutiful knitting type character accused of being a witch in a Hans Christien Anderson.

I wanted to be Susan Pevensie with a bow and arrows!

loislines Wed 05-Nov-14 11:42:47

Thanks all. Current favourites are:

Hester Anna
Hester Rachel
Hester Eve
Hester Iris
Hester Faye

Thoughts on these, or any other suggestions?

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