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(43 Posts)
fairyteepee Sat 27-Dec-14 20:29:11

Opinions please, would be to go with Tilly. Thank you!

cosmicglittergirl Sat 27-Dec-14 20:33:49

I really like the name Hester, unusual and pretty. I'd have it on my list for my second daughter, but my name begins with an H and I didn't want my children to have the same initials as me.

midwinternights Sat 27-Dec-14 20:34:50

Is Tilly the middle name or Hester? Or is Tilly Hester's sister? Whatever the answer, I like Hester as well as the similar sounding Esther.

sillymillyb Sat 27-Dec-14 20:36:14

I'm sorry, I don't like it - It reminds me of fester from the Adams family (is that even correct?) I love Tilly though smile

addictedtosugar Sat 27-Dec-14 20:38:25

I know a Hester and an Esther. Both are mid to late 30s now.
Love both names.

Caitmous Sat 27-Dec-14 20:39:29

Love it.

fairyteepee Sat 27-Dec-14 20:41:03

Sorry i wasn't very clear in my first post, Tilly is our 2 year old not a middle name for Hester. Please keep opinions coming!

Allalonenow Sat 27-Dec-14 20:41:17

I really like Hester, cool and classic.

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Sat 27-Dec-14 20:41:46

I never come on baby name threads but this is on active and I couldn't resist because I love it. One of my favourite names grin

AngieBolen Sat 27-Dec-14 22:25:12

Sorry, I'm not keen.

Is Tilly just Tilly or is it short for something else?

I like Esther much more.

momb Sat 27-Dec-14 22:26:32

Hester is lovely.

Perspective21 Sat 27-Dec-14 22:30:00

Gosh, google The Scarlett Letter, Hester is a tragic character in a famous American novel sad

MuttonCadet Sat 27-Dec-14 22:33:15

Hester is lovely

Mama1980 Sat 27-Dec-14 22:34:18

Like the name but makes me think of Hester Prynne, sorry.

PepperMallow Sat 27-Dec-14 23:34:13

I prefer Esther and it goes well with Tilly.

Deerhound Sat 27-Dec-14 23:42:07

Not keen. A bit odd sounding. Esther is much nicer.

moxon Sun 28-Dec-14 04:46:10

Absolutely! I've grown to love Hester!

KoalaDownUnder Sun 28-Dec-14 05:34:37

I much prefer Esther, which is beautiful.

Hester makes me think of Hester Prynne, too.

ocelot41 Sun 28-Dec-14 06:45:00

Love it. Reminds me of the brave hare in the Phillip Pullman trilogy.

isitsnowingyet Sun 28-Dec-14 06:47:16

Love it - beautiful name - prefer it to Esther

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 28-Dec-14 09:07:30

Hester is hideous, in my opinion.

Esther is by far preferable though I wouldn't say I'm massive keen on that either.

As a younger sibling to Tilly I'd feel very short changed if I got Hester.

HotLipsHoulihan Sun 28-Dec-14 09:17:33

Love it. It's a name from a Jilly cooper book and it's fab

Belazu84 Sun 28-Dec-14 11:19:10

The Hester I know often goes by Hetty. She wears both names very well.

maresedotes Sun 28-Dec-14 20:19:37

Love it!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 28-Dec-14 20:38:23


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