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EsmesBees Thu 02-Mar-17 15:37:33

Just wondering what opinions are on Estelle? We are after an uncommon but not unheard of girl's name, that's easy to spell. DH suggested Estelle the other day, and it's growing on me. I've never met an Estelle and my only reference points are Great Expectations and Joey from Friend's agent!
I'm not sure if it's so rare it falls into the unheard of category?

Other names on the short(ish) list are:


Twoevils Thu 02-Mar-17 15:38:59

It's a lovely name, but she will become one in a legion of Ellies.

chillipopcorn1 Thu 02-Mar-17 15:39:13

I love it! Also like your other choices, we have similar tastes and my DD's name is in your list grin what would Estelle be for short?

rainbowstardrops Thu 02-Mar-17 15:45:52

I like it smile

elvisola Thu 02-Mar-17 15:48:45

I had a friend growing up called Estelle, I really like it. She never shortened it and we never had any nicknames for her, she was just Estelle.

purpleme12 Thu 02-Mar-17 15:48:56

I mine it. I used to know someone called Estelle but only one person in my life. So while I don't think it's unheard of its definitely unusual which is a good thing

MrsGB2225 Thu 02-Mar-17 15:54:19

I love Estelle & Cecilia!

agnes158 Thu 02-Mar-17 16:07:35

I like it it's quite unusual. I knew an Estella growing up but have never come across anyone named Estelle. I also like Celeste and Iris

IHeartKingThistle Thu 02-Mar-17 16:09:23

It's Estella in Great Expectations. I like them both. I don't see why it would be shortened to Ellie as it doesn't start with El!

BasicBetty Thu 02-Mar-17 16:28:47

My friend has an Estelle and she's known as Ella...

Love Georgia and Iris from your list.

EsmesBees Thu 02-Mar-17 16:28:50

Thanks all. Sounds like most people like it so far. I hadn't considered the nickname issue. I really don't like Ellie, but don't mind Elle, although that's very similar to my nickname. My other daughter's nickname is just the first letter of her name, and I never thought it would be when we named her, so maybe something would develop organically that wasn't Ellie?

You are quite right king thistle, it's been a while since I read it. Weirdly, I don't like it at all with the 'a' on the end.

ScarlettFreestone Thu 02-Mar-17 16:30:09

Estelle is a lovely name - usually Stella for short.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 02-Mar-17 18:58:49

No I don't like it. probably because there was one in my school. Who thought she was Gods gift

Wafflenose Thu 02-Mar-17 19:11:10

It's the best!! grin Pootle for short here.

disappearingfish Thu 02-Mar-17 19:19:15

I love Estelle. The Estelles I know are fabulous people. I've met very few baby Estelles so it's lovely but not too common. Stella is also great I think.

I have a Georgia (nn Georgie) and she is also fabulous grin

early30smum Thu 02-Mar-17 19:30:37

I don't personally like it, but strangely love Stella. Of your other names, I love Georgia.

Pemba Thu 02-Mar-17 19:37:14

Estella is lovely, as is Stella. For some reason I don't feel the same about Estelle.

badg3r Thu 02-Mar-17 19:38:28

Nickname Telles too maybe? Love Celeste too and Henrietta that you could get Harriet out of at a push wink

BikeRunSki Thu 02-Mar-17 19:38:54

I prefer Stella

SuperBeagle Thu 02-Mar-17 19:48:37

I love Estelle.

The future Queen of Sweden is an Estelle. smile

I think Essie is a nice nickname.

Crumbelina Thu 02-Mar-17 19:52:03

I really like it (slightly biased as Stella is my middle name smile)

AliciaMayEmory Thu 02-Mar-17 19:57:45

Gorgeous name. 😊 Love the nn Stella too.

Lweji Thu 02-Mar-17 19:59:56

For me it's Joey's agent in Friends. So, I wouldn't.

heateallthebuns Thu 02-Mar-17 20:01:03

I like all of your choices!

SittinginaSleazySnackBar Thu 02-Mar-17 20:05:37

Stella just reminds me of lager shock
Don't know what that says about me..

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