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  1. #1
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    Question Opinions? Thoughts?

    So recently I just fell in love with the story of Esther from the Bible. I love that it tells the story of a women who takes action and is a story of a strong female.

    Couple of questions regard the name though? Does Esther sound more like a Jewish name, since her story is the history bhind a Jewish holiday?

    Does Esther sound too dated? Is Estée better/worse?

    What about nicknames? I like Etty, Ettie, Etta and Essie. Do you have a fav?

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    There are a lot of Christians named Esther that I know. They don't use a nickname. Another version is Aster, which I think is lovely, especially if you like floral or nature names.

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    I love Esther -- it's my first daughter's middle name and would have been my second daughter's first name if we hadn't already used it as a middle! My husband's grandma was Esther and she was Christian, so I don't think of it as a Jewish name, just a Biblical name.
    Mom to Alexander Patrick (10), Madelyn Esther (7), Genevieve Susan (2), and angel baby Theodore James (stillborn at 37 weeks on February 3, 2014).

    Hoping to welcome another little one into our family in 2015.

    Girls: Bridget, Elizabeth, Isadora, Felicity, Helena, Marianne, Violet, Penelope, Ophelia, Victoria
    Boys: Sebastian, Everett, Julian, Henry, Caspian, Desmond, Arthur, Nicholas, Anthony, Barnaby

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    Oh, also, I like it SO MUCH better than Estee. And for nicknames, I think Essie is cute!
    Mom to Alexander Patrick (10), Madelyn Esther (7), Genevieve Susan (2), and angel baby Theodore James (stillborn at 37 weeks on February 3, 2014).

    Hoping to welcome another little one into our family in 2015.

    Girls: Bridget, Elizabeth, Isadora, Felicity, Helena, Marianne, Violet, Penelope, Ophelia, Victoria
    Boys: Sebastian, Everett, Julian, Henry, Caspian, Desmond, Arthur, Nicholas, Anthony, Barnaby

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    Great story, but unfortunate name. In any case, Biblical names are fine for Jewish/Christian and literary folks alike. Aster (Astor?) is pretty, but Etta might be my favorite form--I like any name that can be connected to a blues/jazz singer.

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