Henrietta or Hester?

Which do you prefer: [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] or [name_f]Hester[/name_f] (both nicknamed Hetty)?

I like:

[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_f]Hester[/name_f] [name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_f]Hester[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_f]Hester[/name_f] [name_f]Leonora[/name_f]

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I think my vote is for [name_f]Hester[/name_f]

[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] :heart:

[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f] is gorgeous

[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f]! [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] would be my pick, and then [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f].

i personally prefer hester!! it has a very cool feel to it.

I much prefer [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f]. [name_f]Hester[/name_f] has an unattractive sound to it for me - perhaps because it rhymes with ‘fester’. From your list, [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f] is lovely. Here are some other pairings I like:

[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Violet[/name_f]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_u]Scout[/name_u]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_u]Grey[/name_u]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_u]Kit[/name_u]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Mabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_u]Rue[/name_u]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Anouk[/name_f]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_u]Fern[/name_u]

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[name_f]Hester[/name_f] is so charming and rare! [name_f]Hester[/name_f] [name_f]Leonora[/name_f] would be gorgeous.

I prefer the grandeur of [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f]!

[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] ‘Etta’ is my favourite combination :yellow_heart:

I love [name_f]Hester[/name_f] [name_f]Imogen[/name_f]! [name_f]Hester[/name_f] feels sleek and fun, whereas I see [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] as more dated

[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f]! [name_f]My[/name_f] favourite would be either [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f] or [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f], can’t decide.

henrietta frances is beautiful !

Hester!!!
[name_f]Hester[/name_f] [name_f]Imogen[/name_f] is sweet!!

[name_f]Hester[/name_f] [name_f]Imogen[/name_f] :slight_smile:

[name_f]Hester[/name_f] is a brilliant name. [name_f]Hester[/name_f] [name_f]Imogen[/name_f] flows beautifully and feels very cohesive.

I adore [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f]! It’s so elegant but at the same time fun and feisty. [name_f]Hester[/name_f] I really want to get into, but being aware of [name_f]Esther[/name_f] beforehand has made me struggle to imagine it as a name in its own right and not just ‘Esther with an H’.

Also all your combos are awesome, and [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] and [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f] are pure perfection.

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[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] is my favourite - [name_f]Hester[/name_f] reminds me of Uncle Fester, I don’t think it’s a particularly nice sound. Of your options, I prefer [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] but I’d much prefer [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]. Agree with other pps that [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f] comes second. I also like [name_f]Henriette[/name_f] and [name_f]Harrietta[/name_f].

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[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] is so lovely. [name_f]Hester[/name_f] just isn’t for me personally, though it is very pretty. :slight_smile:

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[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] for the win :purple_heart:

[name_f]Hester[/name_f] I could see more for a boy. Not understanding it’s appeal for a girl personally.

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[name_f]Hester[/name_f] nn [name_f]Essie[/name_f] oe [name_f]Estie[/name_f] otherwise [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f]. [name_f]Hester[/name_f] reminds me of a witch (sorry, I do like it in it’s own right that’s just my first association) Vite for [name_f]Hester[/name_f] [name_f]Imogen[/name_f] or [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]

I like [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] much better. [name_f]Hester[/name_f] reminds me of [name_f]Hester[/name_f] Prynne in The [name_f]Scarlet[/name_f] Letter (for some, maybe that’s a positive association–it doesn’t feel positive to me), and has unpleasant words that rhyme with it (fester, molester). I don’t care for [name_f]Esther[/name_f], either, for the same reason.