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We have narrowed it down to two names. Which should we use?

(65 Posts)
artichokes Fri 10-Oct-08 19:19:44

After an afternoon stuck in hospital DH and I finally had time to do some serious name chat.

The result is that DD2 will either be:
Hester, known as Hetty.
Alexandra, known as Alex.

Which do people prefer?

JacobsPrincessOfDarkness Fri 10-Oct-08 19:20:28


MrsMattie Fri 10-Oct-08 19:20:32

Alexandra - classic, classy, beautiful. Alex a great nickname.

MissisBoot Fri 10-Oct-08 19:20:40

I prefer Hester

SoMuchToBits Fri 10-Oct-08 19:20:59


norkmaiden Fri 10-Oct-08 19:21:00

Hetty for me - v cute

BabyBaby123 Fri 10-Oct-08 19:21:07

out of the two I'd say Alexandra but only really like Alex

Bluestocking Fri 10-Oct-08 19:21:09

I really like both but have a leaning towards Hetty/ie - it was on our shortlist for a girl. It's a sweet little name, and Hester could be a QC or a film star.

nooOOOoonki Fri 10-Oct-08 19:24:41

love both, Hetty poss more.

smartiejake Fri 10-Oct-08 19:25:14

Alexandra can also be shortened to Lexi.
Not sure about Hetty

Marne Fri 10-Oct-08 19:25:24


seeker Fri 10-Oct-08 19:27:14


Turniphead1 Fri 10-Oct-08 19:28:20

Hi arti - Hetty, definately (although I do like Alex - my cousin's DD is Alex and she is lovely grin)

Anna8888 Fri 10-Oct-08 19:28:45


pointygravedogger Fri 10-Oct-08 19:29:15

Alex, def

majeika Fri 10-Oct-08 19:29:24

Hester Alexandra

Hetty Alexandra - beautiful

singingtree Fri 10-Oct-08 19:30:11

I love Hester

Takver Fri 10-Oct-08 19:30:28

Hester / Hetty - both are utterly cool, Hester also good unshortened

janeite Fri 10-Oct-08 19:39:33

Hetty is fab; Hester is lovely too.

moondog Fri 10-Oct-08 19:40:37

It's cool
Every other bugger is called Alex

Overmydeadbody Fri 10-Oct-08 19:42:35


changer22 Fri 10-Oct-08 19:45:13

Hester - it's a girls name (and lovely).
Alex is either.

severmefingers Fri 10-Oct-08 19:45:35

I know a few Esthers but never met a Hester.Its different, i like it.

CuppaTeaJanice Fri 10-Oct-08 19:48:00

Just Hetty.

Hester spoils it.

Hassled Fri 10-Oct-08 19:51:43


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