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Hester. Your thoughts please

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Swishyswashy Tue 23-Jun-15 09:22:34

Do you like it? OH not at all sure, I think it's lovely. I know it's probably a bit love or hate, but any thoughts? Thanks

littlesupersparks Tue 23-Jun-15 09:24:29

Like it :-)

Allalonenow Tue 23-Jun-15 09:26:00

Absolutely love it!

Ziglinda Tue 23-Jun-15 09:29:22

Always makes me think of fester.

StaircaseAtTheUniversity Tue 23-Jun-15 09:29:34

This was the name of a teacher of mine and I always thought it didn't seem like a proper name. I don't hate it but it does still seem a bit made up to me.

Delilahfandango Tue 23-Jun-15 09:29:38

Like it a lot. I really like Nesta as well!

Cloggal Tue 23-Jun-15 09:30:52

Can't explain why, there's no good reason, but much, much prefer Esther. Softer somehow? Maybe if your OH isn't sold he would go for that?

PennilynLott Tue 23-Jun-15 09:31:29

DH loves it and I hate it. It sounds like a witch.

MarchLikeAnAnt Tue 23-Jun-15 09:33:58

I don't like it at all.

twirlypoo Tue 23-Jun-15 09:34:03

I'm really sorry but Hester, Esther, fester etc all sound like witches to me.

I know of a little Esther too, and I always struggle with it (totally my issue!)

Earthbound Tue 23-Jun-15 09:36:09

I'm not keen. It sounds a bit fussy and old to me. I much prefer Esther-much softer.

SanityClause Tue 23-Jun-15 09:37:48

Lovely. Ignore all the haterz wink.

Laquila Tue 23-Jun-15 09:38:20

Love it!! It's gorgeous

Plateofcrumbs Tue 23-Jun-15 09:39:44

Thumbs up!

Greymalkin Tue 23-Jun-15 09:45:09

I love it. Hester is the name of Lee Scoresby's hare shaped daemon in Phillip Pullman's Dark Materials Trilogy. Hester is wise, loyal and utterly devoted to Lee. Gives me a warm fuzzy feeling!

Also the surname of one of team GBs gold medal winning dressage riders.

littlebeps Tue 23-Jun-15 09:47:33

Lovely, was on my shortlist

CillaAndArchie Tue 23-Jun-15 09:48:13

Love it. Brilliant name.

There's some spooky classic children's book with a Hester in it (a ghost girl, perhaps??). Anyone remember what the book is?

Fleecyleesy Tue 23-Jun-15 09:58:27

I personally don't like the sound of it.

There is a reason why it is not more popular than it is. I have not ever met a child called this and would associate it with an old battleaxe.

Sophronia Tue 23-Jun-15 11:16:31

I prefer Esther.

Ludways Tue 23-Jun-15 11:33:17

I prefer Ester too, seems easier to say somehow. Hester reminds me of Fresh Fields, a tv sit com from the 80's, was my Gran's favourite show, lol

florascotia Tue 23-Jun-15 11:55:43

I really like Hester - simple and elegant.

Cilla Your book perhaps sounds a bit like Lucy M Boston's 'The Children of Green Knowe' (about a benevolently haunted house)
or there is Twin Spell, by Janet Lunn (about a haunted doll)

Zakken Tue 23-Jun-15 11:55:52

I've been trying to figure out why I don't like Hester, because I do like Esther. I think it's because it sounds a bit like hesitate or hesitant.

It also sounds to me like someone who normally drops their aitches who is trying to sound posh while saying Esther. That's completely illogical, because you could make the reverse argument about Esther. I guess I knew the name Esther before I ever encountered Hester.

GladysTheGolem Tue 23-Jun-15 11:58:40

I don't like but I don't really know why.

It's a bit like Dorcas, interesting name but just clunky(?) if that makes sense!

OurGlass Tue 23-Jun-15 11:59:31

Cringe - sorry

MrsBungle Tue 23-Jun-15 12:05:24

I don't like it. Not Esther. They remind me of fester and sound unpleasant to me.

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