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#1 Katie_bella

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

DH and i struggle with baby names, so this has been a loooooong process to get this far.

So give me your honest opinions.

If it's a girl....................Estella Mae

Other first name options are Hannah, Sally, Louise (although i will be fighting for Eloise)

If it's a boy....................Owen Albert

Other first name options are James, Hamish, Hugh, Elliot

DD is Alice.

#2 heatherbell89

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

I love love love Eloise, its my daughters middle name, so Im with you on that original.gif I would personally use Estelle rather than Estella as to me it feels clunky when you say it love Mae and the spelling too. Hmm actually I would use Stella Mae.

For boys love the name Hamish, Owen is nice don't particularly like Albert unless its a family name. I would personally have Owen Elliot.

Good luck OP this choosing baby name lark is hard work!

#3 Kiki M

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:10 AM

Estella and Owen are both lovely names. Agree with the PP that Elliot is a better choice for boys mn.

Eloise is my favourite from your other girls names.

#4 EsmeLennox

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:11 AM

Great names!

#5 emlis22

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

My honest opinion is that they are great.

#6 Katie_bella

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

Sorry should have added the middle names are family names and set in stone.

I find Owen Albert a bit hard to say, but figure we won't be saying his middle name out loud too much.

I also love Estelle (rather than Estella) but DH knows Estella from Great Exectations and feels Estelle is "unfinished".......*sigh*

Thanks for your feedback. biggrin.gif

#7 B.feral3

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

Favourites for first names are Elliot and Louisa.

I'm not keen on Estella (or any Ella names) but I do quite like pp suggestion of Stella which is an exception. Estelle is nice too.

#8 NunSoFeral

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

Like them all.
Love Eloise the best though.
And Elliot for boy.

#9 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

I don't like Estella. I like Estelle or Stella. With Alice what about Louisa? Or I'd go with Eloise.

I like Owen Albert. Second favourite is Elliott.

#10 Mung bean

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

With the name Estella, I suspect that she might end up being called Stella as a shorter nickname, which is still a lovely nickname but I also prefer Estelle.

#11 silver-rain

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

Love love love Eloise! Unfortunately I already have an Elysia (who goes by Ellie) so we can't use that one. And I think Mae is a lovely middle name, thought i tend to favour Stella over Estella.
Owen Albert is great, and my favourite of the boys names you've listed, but all of those are nice original.gif

#12 Gudrun

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

Estella is a great name.  (I don't like its close relatives, only Estella)   I love its 'flourish'.  Elegant and eminently feminine.    The combo with Mae works well.  So I'd leave it at that.  

The others: I like Hannah a lot. Sally and Louise are OK, but a bit 'meh'.  I'm not a fan of Eloise.  Louisa however is marvellous.


Owen Albert is a very good combo IMO.  Owen is NMS but it is a good name.
I like Hamish and Hugh but not with Albert.  I'm not a fan of either James or Elliot.
So I would stick with Owen Albert as well.

Estella Mae or Owen Albert.   Very nice!

#13 kerilyntaryn

Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

Estella Mae - goes well with Alice,  Alice/Louise go great  too

Other first name options are Hannah,Sally, Louise (although i will be fighting for Eloise) - all nice

Owen Albert - goes great with Alice

Other first name options are James, Hamish, Hugh, Elliot - all nice - Alice and James is nice too

#14 la di dah

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

I love Hannah best and think it would go gorgeously with Alice. I like Sally a lot but think of it as a NN for Sarah?

I love Owen Albert. 2nd choice would be Hugh but Owen wins overall and with Alice.

#15 Imaginary friend

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

I love the name Alice. wub.gif

Prefer Estelle to Estella but Estella Mae is fine.

Owen isnt really my style but Owen Albert goes fine together.

#16 *molly*

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

I love both of your picks OP.

#17 Penguin78

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

Gorgeous names, you can't go wrong.

LOVE Owen... and Estella is lovely too. I prefer that out of all of your girls names, but as I said your other picks are nice too.

I love Hamish..   wish DH did  glare.gif

#18 Bel Rowley

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:27 AM

I think Estella and Owen are both great and work well with the middle names, so I would stick with those original.gif.

#19 nadi~bicardi

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:34 AM

I am currently reading Great Expectations, so love Estella.  I also love Owen Albert.

#20 Katie_bella

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

QUOTE (nadi~bicardi @ 04/01/2013, 08:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am currently reading Great Expectations, so love Estella.  I also love Owen Albert.

So am i now wink.gif !!

Thanks for all your opinions. It's great to have your feedback.


#21 DomesticDivinity

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:53 PM

I like all of your options but do not like Mae!

#22 QueenIanthe

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

Lovely names.

#23 *dreamer*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

I actually like them all, but would prefer this spelling of May.

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