Oh I think Forest is a darling idea for a mn. I also love that your husband feels that it's so right, and nn Estie really sold me on the name.
I'd probably look for fn options that you like that start with E - just like your pick Eliza Forest.
I also like these for nn Estie.
Honestly, I think Forest for a little girl is funky and refreshing! I love it! Love the story you could tell her. Her Daddy knew her name right from the beginning. I had a dream, before I knew I was pregnant, that I had a new little boy with blonde hair and deep grey eyes. My dream came true!
Forest is a splendid middle.
Eliza Forest rocks it.
What a sweet story to pass on to a future daughter. :) I'm partial to Forest on a girl, because I'm descended from a woman who sounds pretty neat from the family stories passed down. Her name was Ida Forest, and apparently that's what she was called, rather than just Ida. I agree that fun and spunky firsts with Forest in the middle sounds wonderful, but I also think it works as a first, paired with a decidedly feminine middle. Estie. It's cute.
This is such a cute story! Forest would make a lovely middle name. Eliza Forest is spectacular!
I was surprised by the positive response! DH's response on the other hand was, "See. I told you it was the name."
Thank you, everyone. Maybe I'll have a little Forest (most likely in the middle) after all.
Yup, I totally agree it's fun, spunky, and refreshing, Eliza Forest. Oh and I have a similar story. I had a dream a few years before I was even pg with my first. It was just an image of my husband walking down the street with a little boy on his shoulders, wearing a red baseball cap. His name was Wyatt. That was it. I told hubby when I woke up and that decided it--if we had a boy, that was his name (and of course we did, and it was). :)
Such a beautiful story and Forest will be a lovely mn for a little girl! My son's name came to me in a dream, too!
I have been a frequent reader but had to join Nameberry just to reply to this. :) I LOVE Eliza Forest. I dreamed that my daughter was born and looked like a miniature version of my husband, dark hair and huge blue eyes. Her name had to be Pearl, and it is. My DH did not love it but does now.
I think as a middle name, Forest works just fine.
I'm just hesitant about name dreams where the child from the dream was kind of like this big ideal.
I do really like both Eliza Forest and Anna Forest, they're sweet and Forest is a pretty cool nature name in the middle.
Years ago there was a show on MTV where they'd dress people up like celebrities and have them recreate a music video and there was a girl on the episode for Lady Marmelade name Forrest... I remember when that episode aired, there were a lot of posts about For(r)est on a girl.
And for what it's worth, I can definitely see a girl named Forest with the looks your husband described :)