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Edith or Esther?

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gardeningwithpolkadots Mon 25-Aug-08 14:00:30

Which do you like best and why?

Flier Mon 25-Aug-08 14:02:36

Esther, don't know why but i really really like it.
Edith makes me think of grannies with winged glasses

CantSleepWontSleep Mon 25-Aug-08 14:03:47

Esther. Just do.

Tigerschick Mon 25-Aug-08 14:05:31

I think that Edith is one of those 'old fashioned' names that isn't due for a come back - bit like Vera - whereas Esther is pretty and doesn't seem 'old lady-ish'.

halogen Mon 25-Aug-08 14:29:24

Just to buck the trend, I like Edith better. I think Edie is a really sweet shortening for a little girl and Edith is very classy. But I like Esther, too.

thirtysomething Mon 25-Aug-08 14:30:06

both lovely names

HensMum Mon 25-Aug-08 14:32:41

I prefer Edith too. Edie is a really sweet nickname.
Esther is lovely too.
Both good choices!

Flier Mon 25-Aug-08 14:32:42

now Edie I DO like. really like.

LazyLinePainterJane Mon 25-Aug-08 14:40:16

Edith. Edie is nice and I think it is more likely to come back into fashion (but not too much) than Esther.

Jackstini Mon 25-Aug-08 14:41:25

Neither - sorry. Do like Edie though

AbbeyA Mon 25-Aug-08 14:48:53

I don't like either, I think marginally Edith is preferable but as someone said it is old fashioned like Vera, Doris,Elsie, Hilda etc and not very pretty.

gardeningwithpolkadots Mon 25-Aug-08 15:40:31

Yep, we plan to call her Edie for short if we go for Edith

PookiePodgeandTubs Mon 25-Aug-08 15:42:10

Edith. It's a prettier sound. Esther is nice too, but I just prefer the sound of Edith. I think Edith is more now so there are probably fewer Esthers out there, if that matters. Edith and Edie are nice imo. What can Esther be shortened to? Nothing really.

3andnomore Mon 25-Aug-08 15:46:28

Esther....but I know a few lovely Esther's...which is possibly why I like the name
Saying that, I know a very stunning and lovely Edith, and the name really suited her....however, this was in Germany and the name is pronounced differently, and I prefer that pronounciation, I suppose

FiveGoMadInDorset Mon 25-Aug-08 15:47:44

Edith but then I am biased as we have a gerogeous Edith (Edie) blonde curlks and big blue eyes grin

Alderney Mon 25-Aug-08 16:31:41

Esther definately.

Never met an Esther who wasn;t a lovely person.

Really not a fan of Edith

MrsMattie Mon 25-Aug-08 16:32:20

Esther - lovely. Edith - horrid.

bloss Mon 25-Aug-08 17:01:43

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Hecate Mon 25-Aug-08 17:04:52


It's beautiful and it's timeless. It's never been 'popular' enough to date, iyswim.

Hecate Mon 25-Aug-08 17:07:36

oh and esther can be shortened to


periselene Mon 25-Aug-08 18:06:45

Hi, Esther is lovely. Hester similar and also lovely. Edith's tricky ... I have the same reservations as PPs. It's a bit grannified, and probably not quite right for a revival. Can't see it doing a Ruby for eg.
On the other hand, if you like it then you use it. Your baby, your choice. Once she's named people will have to be nice about it

themildmanneredeelsmoker Mon 25-Aug-08 18:08:16

i don't like either. they are awful.

frazzledoldbag34 Mon 25-Aug-08 18:19:22

Esther. Definitely.

Edith is just too popular now. And I don't like it anyway.

Hecate Mon 25-Aug-08 18:39:18

One of them is not awful, TMMJ. <hard stare>

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