Thoughts and middle name help for Estelle

[name_m]Hi[/name_m]!! I’m expecting a baby girl in [name_f]April[/name_f] and I believe we’ve settled on the first name [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] (but I’m open to other suggestions, if you have them!) Other names we have considered but nixed for various reasons: [name_f]Harriet[/name_f], [name_f]Celine[/name_f], [name_f]Colette[/name_f], [name_f]Greta[/name_f], [name_f]Clara[/name_f], [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] (now in the running as a middle, but can’t be her first name).

A few questions for you naming experts…

  • [name_f]Do[/name_f] you see any issues with the flow/etc with our last name (rhymes with Hipp, starts with a K, and is in my profile name, haha)?
  • Or any flow issues with our son’s name, [name_u]Sullivan[/name_u]?
  • And lastly, if we do go with [name_f]Estelle[/name_f], which middle combo do you prefer: [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] ([name_u]Ruby[/name_u] has a family connection) or [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] (I think I like this one better, but it has no family connection, which seems to be bothering my husband).

Thanks for your thoughts!! I’m having SUCH a hard time naming this little lady…my son was so much easier!

[name_f]Estelle[/name_f] is one of my all time favourites… it’s so so pretty!!! I love [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] :slight_smile:

I think [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] flows well with your last name and your son’s name. I also think [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] has a better flow than [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] [name_u]Ruby[/name_u], but both combos are lovely! :slight_smile:

[name_f]Estelle[/name_f] is lovely. Like the middle name [name_u]Ruby[/name_u]…

[name_f]Estelle[/name_f] is perfect. :slight_smile: It’s absolutely lovely (and starry :p), flows well with your last name and sounds nice next to her older brother’s name. Personally I prefer [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] (biased, as I have both [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] and [name_f]Juliette[/name_f] somewhere on my short list), but if using honour name is really important maybe save [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] for a possible future sibling? [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] is very pretty too.

Thanks for the thoughts, everyone! This will be the last kiddo, which is maybe why I want to use [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] as the middle (because I loved it for a first name, but I just couldn’t get the husband on the same page). Maybe I’ll just stick with [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] to keep him happy. It’s not a BAD combo, and I guess it’s not like we’d call her by [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] all that often.

I adore [name_f]Estelle[/name_f].

[name_f]Estelle[/name_f] was the girl name we had picked out, we had a boy ; )

I think [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] flows better but [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] is beautiful too and if it has meaning than that would seal the deal for me personally.

Our other top contenders were 1. [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] 2. [name_f]Josephine[/name_f] ([name_u]Josie[/name_u]) 3. [name_f]Bridget[/name_f] 4. [name_f]Camille[/name_f] ([name_f]Millie[/name_f])

Go with [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] - It’s an amazing name

[name_f]Estelle[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] is beautiful!

[name_f]Estelle[/name_f] is beautiful! I love it. I like family names, so [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] would be my pick. That being said, it does flow better with [name_f]Juliet[/name_f]. Your choice!

I [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_f]Estelle[/name_f]! I prefer [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] [name_u]Ruby[/name_u], but both are fantastic options.

Is [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] a possibility? If this is going to be your last child, and you love both names - use them both. [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] sounds gorgeous.