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Flowerface Tue 27-Oct-09 11:25:44

Thought I had definitely decided on a name, but am now thinking that Celeste is really lovely and unusual. And I like the fact that it's Barbar's wife... But is it too girly/pretentiously French sounding? (We are not French...)

said Tue 27-Oct-09 11:26:24

Love it

londonlottie Tue 27-Oct-09 11:28:04

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branflake81 Tue 27-Oct-09 12:25:03

Reminds me of Babar the elephant.

branflake81 Tue 27-Oct-09 12:25:16

Reminds me of Babar the elephant.

HolidaysQueen Tue 27-Oct-09 12:29:39

it's currently on my and dh's shortlist should we ever have a dd as it is very pretty but not too cutesy - can imagine a grown up celeste, whereas lots of girls names just seem to be little girly. we're a bit nervous about it sounding a bit too french - we aren't really into names like amelie and luca which are obvious imports, but we do love celeste so might make an exception.

electra Tue 27-Oct-09 12:49:37

I think it's a great name but is it not also a contraceptive pill?

InSync Tue 27-Oct-09 12:51:17

Reminds me of the pill as well

MaggieBruja Tue 27-Oct-09 12:51:23

Yikes no. Cileste !! was on it for years!

jamandjerusalem Tue 27-Oct-09 13:04:22

I really like it in theory, but I knew someone with an aunt called Celeste. Because of the local accent here, it came out as 'antie slest' which I always found a little off-putting... About as far away from glamorous Paris as you can get!

mangosTrickyrice Tue 27-Oct-09 13:10:57

Too close to cileste for me, too - grateful as I am for many years of effective contraception & all...

doubleexpresso Tue 27-Oct-09 13:14:55

Love it. It's a really great name because you can imagine a baby and an adult called this, unlike a lot of 'cutesy' names. Never heard of the pill with similar name, so that doesn't bother me. Go for it! It's gorgeous.

suwoo Tue 27-Oct-09 13:15:45

It was on my short list for DC3 who turned out to be a boy. I also liked Camille and Cecily.

My parents live in France so may have got away with a very tenuous link to France.

Vivia Tue 27-Oct-09 13:38:28

Love it. Celeste and Colette are our favourite names for a future DD.

ButtercupWafflehead Tue 27-Oct-09 13:40:08

I love it, feminine but not cutesy - perfect!

MRSwereWOOLFhasabroomofherown Tue 27-Oct-09 14:14:37

Reminds me of Babar. Lovely name and very underused. It has grown on me a lot.
I don't think it would be pretentious if not French. Although the only person I know of who does have a Celeste is French <waves if she's around>

IControlSandwichMonkey Tue 27-Oct-09 14:17:28

Aww lovely. Latin for medicinal protector iirc.

mathanxiety Tue 27-Oct-09 15:20:58

Very nice. Suggest Celine also?

LetThereBeRock Tue 27-Oct-09 17:35:47

I love Celeste. It's beautiful and works well at any age.

boodleboot Tue 27-Oct-09 21:13:02

reminds me of the contraceptive pill cileste.....prefer Cecily

mamalovesmojitos Tue 27-Oct-09 21:17:57

reminds me of the pill.

thesecondcocking Tue 27-Oct-09 21:18:15

reminds me of daphne and celeste (a band)
the pill
and a malaysian girl i went to school with-she had a sister called Mirielle and they were both beautiful AND really clever.

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