I think its cute, but I do think it may be too out there to use a name. Especially a fn.
Just a few ideas. Easter sounds really odd as a fn.
I like it more as a mn, and it just flows better that way. I see the appeal but i just dont think it works.
A few names that you might like-
I think these kinda subtly point to your religion. I love Sunday Faith but people told me it was too much. :)
Maybe you'd like a biblical name?
Best of luck!
cute but think of your child growing up into an adult. would an adult want this name? probably not. it comes off as gimmicky.
Nameberry lists this name as a pagan goddess, but there seems to be debate over whether the mixing of Christian and pagan traditions caused the word Easter to come from the German goddess name Eostre or from the Pascal Hebrew names that mean Passover.
simply from what i can tell a monk named Bebe wrote that the Eostre-Month was celebration of the Eostre goddess - but theres no German or any other writings previous to this man every mentioning her name in any form or any holiday, ever. think he was just a guy that was trying to be a historian and hypothesized that since other months had gods and holidays this one meant the same thing. theres just no proof of that.
anyway i just think its important to actually know the meaning behind things because many words are so ancient we may have no idea what they really mean or their original intention simply because we never think to ask.
i personally would find a better name by researching this time of year as well as Jewish and Christian traditions and names.
I know Easter has been used as a name a lot longer than most people would think, but I don't particularly like it. Would you name a child Christmas or Thanksgiving? Probably not. There are a lot of names out there that relate to Easter though. Try these lists/blog posts instead:
Naming Your Easter Baby – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry
Easter Names – Baby Name Blog - Nameberry
Easter makes me think of Sheryl Crow's song, "Everyday Is A Winding Road."
There's a line in that goes, "He's got a daughter he calls 'Easter' / She was born on a Tuesday night."
I think for the right person that Easter could work. It's a little quirky, and the nickname, Essie, could make a little snappy and sassy. Other nickname ideas: Ettie or Teri.
Also, names worth considering: Esther (also a religious choice), Estera (a Polish/Slovak variation of Esther) -- I think Estera called Estée would be divine, Pascale, Pascaline, Pasqua, Renata, Anastasia, Christina
I think it's become too much of a word to be a name. All I can think of is you and your daughter walking into the grocery store and seeing Easter signs and advertisements everywhere. It would, unfortunately, make her name to generic, and you want to give her a special name that you picked just for her, not for the rest of the world to stamp on a piece of candy.
Logistically, being the name of a holiday could make things really confusing. If someone were to say "what are you doing for Easter?" How would you know if they are talking about the holiday or your daughter?
I think the intention behind the name is great! I just don't think it could work.
Is it the sound you like? Maybe try a name like Ester or Esmé or Enid or Edith. Is it the idea of spring you like? Any floral name (Violet, Lilly), animal name (Robin, Birdie, Lark), nature name (Ivy, Flora, Skye) or a beginning name (Dawn). You could also choose a name that sound like one of these names (Elowen sounds like Elm, Mable sounds like Maple).
Hope this helps!
I knew a girl in elementary school whose family immigrated from Korea. They wanted her American name to be Esther, but they misspelled it on whatever form they filled out and her legal name was Easter. That's all I think of when I think of this, I don't really find it usable. Sorry :/ Estee is gorgeous though, you could use that as a nickname :)