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Thora or Hester?

(29 Posts)
fairyteepee Sat 03-Jan-15 21:50:58

We have narrowed our names for our pink bump down to these two. We already have a daughter called Tilly (just Tilly, not a nickname). Please help us decide which to choose!

Reekypear Sat 03-Jan-15 21:55:42

Neither. Sorry love.

youlookbeautifultonight Sat 03-Jan-15 21:56:42

I don't like either of them, sorry!

bassingtonffrench Sat 03-Jan-15 21:56:47


DramaAlpaca Sat 03-Jan-15 21:58:34

Hester - it goes best with Tilly & it's a much nicer name IMO.

netty7070 Sat 03-Jan-15 21:58:38

Thora makes me think of Thora Hird. Hester is the better of the two.

burgatroyd Sat 03-Jan-15 22:01:20

Hester! Both nice

avocadotoast Sat 03-Jan-15 22:02:16

I like Thora smile

DeadCert Sat 03-Jan-15 22:02:35


Allalonenow Sat 03-Jan-15 22:04:18

Hester smile

zipzap Sat 03-Jan-15 22:05:53

Love Hester. Has long been on my list should I have ever had a dd.

Also would avoid Thora from the practicalities point of view having two dds with the same initial!

nobutreally Sat 03-Jan-15 22:09:39

Love Hester, not so much Thora.
I'm struggling to imagine (good) shortenings/nicknames - on the basis they always happen, even if not til school. Thora is going to get Thor, or I suppose Ora. Hester - Hest? Don't like either of those much.

totiredtosleep Sat 03-Jan-15 22:12:04

Hester - it's on my list but my dh has vetoed it.

deraila Sat 03-Jan-15 22:19:56

Thora is beautiful and I dont think Thora Hird particularly. Its my favourite of the two.

Hester is a bit like esther and I wouldn't use it my child but if i was introduced to a baby Hester I would think it was a lovely and bold that the child had a less popular name.

Sundayplease Sat 03-Jan-15 22:22:57

Both awful. Not heard of Hester as a real name.

SillyBugger Sat 03-Jan-15 22:24:22

No. Sorry.

squoosh Sat 03-Jan-15 22:25:46

Essie would be a nice nickname for Hester.

TheWhispersOfTheGods Sat 03-Jan-15 22:44:46

Hester is fab (bloody DH vetoed based on girl he disliked at school angry )

Thora I'm not so keen on, prefer Thea, or Orla in a similar vein.

Guin1 Sun 04-Jan-15 02:24:32

Prefer Hester. The one I knew had nn Hettie.

VenusRising Sun 04-Jan-15 02:52:55

I always think of Mr Lee Scorsbey and his daemon Hester the hare*, when I hear the name Hester.

I like the name Hester, and also like Lyra, Marissa and Seraphina*

(*From his dark materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman)

TheCowThatLaughs Sun 04-Jan-15 03:07:38

Thora Hird isn't a bad association though is it? She was a very talented actress with a long and illustrious career afaik. Thora and Hester are both nice, but don't "go" with Tilly, if that bothers you at all.

GregorysGirl18 Sun 04-Jan-15 03:17:40

I like Thora. It makes me think of Thora Birch who was in Ghost World and American Beauty.

PrettyLittleMitty Sun 04-Jan-15 08:50:50

Neither. Im sorry but I really dislike both names. Hester reminds me of something from the Addams family (?uncle fester) and Thora is just too old style for me.

capercaillie Sun 04-Jan-15 08:55:40

Like both but would opt for Hester given you've got a girl with a T initial alreadt

Bellisperennis Sun 04-Jan-15 11:37:49

I prefer Thora - I quite like Hester but think it can sound a bit harsh.

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