Full name for nn Essie
I really like the nickname Essie for a girl. It is always considered as Esther's short form but I wonder if there are some other ways to get the nickname.
Don't get me wrong, I love Esther(and Hester) but would like something less predictable. Do you have any ideas? I don't mind a little stretch:)
So far I have Vanessa, Isabella and Estella but I don't like them at all. Any fresh thoughts?
I think you could also give the nn. Essie for initials: SC
Leirioessa (Ancient Greek)
Ooh, I love Elspeth nicknamed Essie (or Elsie or Eppie) and also Hespera - I'll come back if I think of any more...Good luck.
Here are a few I can think of (sorry for repeats)
Estrellita! And I second Hespera, although I wouldn't use a nickname for it... Then there's Esteri and Estera (Esther variations).
Thanks for suggestions! I like Celeste, Elspeth, Odessa and Estera.
Elizabeth? It's a lovely biblical classic like Esther but perhaps too much of a stretch. I was thinking Elizabeth > Bessie > Essie? :)
I LOVE LOVE Essie alone as a first name! It is in my top ten--probably top TWO--favorite names for a girl. If you aren't open to entertaining the idea of using Essie on it's own, I suggest:
Cesia (<< this is a Spanish variant of one of the Biblical daughters of Job whose name is translated in English as Keziah/Kezia/Cassia...the Spanish variant is pronounced SAY-see-uh, and you could get Essie from it)
I second Elspeth nn Essie!! love the name and how Essie is such a fresh nickname option!