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Is Hester a nice name?

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PlomBear Sat 18-Jan-20 20:10:41

DH says it sounds like Uncle Fester. He prefers Hestia.

It was in a book I was reading.

dun1urkin Sat 18-Jan-20 20:12:23

I love it. But then she’s one of my faves from His Dark Materials
(Cried so much when they died)

fascinated Sat 18-Jan-20 20:12:52

I thought of uncle fester too.

LauraPalmersBodybag Sat 18-Jan-20 20:13:18

It’s lovely

ThursdayLastWeek Sat 18-Jan-20 20:13:25

I love it because of Scoresby and Hester but I don’t think i would have been brave enough to use it on a real life human girl.

Perhaps Esther as an alternative.

daisypond Sat 18-Jan-20 20:13:50


Angie6868 Sat 18-Jan-20 20:14:47

I love it. Also Esther

ichbineinstasumer Sat 18-Jan-20 20:15:48

no, ugly and hard sounding

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 18-Jan-20 20:16:56

Love it. One of my family names.

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Sat 18-Jan-20 20:17:04

Hester is a great one. The link to His Dark Materials for a start.

Love it.

M0reGinPlease Sat 18-Jan-20 20:17:32

Love it!

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Sat 18-Jan-20 20:17:59

(Cried so much when they died)

sad am only just starting book 2 and they are alive.

Mandarinfish Sat 18-Jan-20 20:18:16

I prefer Hester to Hestia, but I prefer Esther to either of them.

HildaSnibbs Sat 18-Jan-20 20:18:25

I also love it because of His Dark Materials. I think it's probably unusual these days but would not sound out of place with the kind of names that kids have at our school.

eddiemairswife Sat 18-Jan-20 20:18:50

The adulteress in The Scarlet Letter.

ZoeandChandon Sat 18-Jan-20 20:19:02

My first thought was Uncle Fester too.

Stayawayfromitsmouth Sat 18-Jan-20 20:19:13

I like it. Makes me think of a quiet, seemingly mousy kind of girl with a quick wit when you get to know her.

HerculesMulligan Sat 18-Jan-20 20:22:02

I know a fabulous Hester. I loved the name before I knew her and she's a good fit for it.

Rugbycomet Sat 18-Jan-20 20:28:34

How about changing the spelling to Hesta?

Whynosnowyet Sat 18-Jan-20 20:29:23

Estelle and Celeste are similar...

strawberry2017 Sat 18-Jan-20 20:33:34

Honestly I don't like it but then the one Hester I knew wasn't a very friendly person so that probably doesn't help

Whatsyourflava Sat 18-Jan-20 20:48:09

Great name how about Hesper too with a “P” rather than “T”. Lovely meaning from what I remember

Haybo26 Sat 18-Jan-20 20:59:14


Chienloup Sat 18-Jan-20 21:00:03

It's a beautiful name.

NotNowPlzz Sat 18-Jan-20 21:00:31

I hate it. Sounds like Fester.

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