what do you think of when you hear the name...
Poll Results: What do you think of the name Esme?
23% (16)What a cute name!
13% (9)Sounds French.
45% (31)Is that from Twighlight?
17% (12)I hate it...
Frig it was the mom! I love that name but didn't know it was Twilight related. I told my sis we were considering it for a girl and she blurts right out "Twilight!!" I was like "Oh no!"
I don't want her to get made fun of or for people to think I named her after the movie KWIM?
I guess I was hoping no one would know
I think of the Salinger story too. And about the fact that I don't really know how to pronounce it. Which syllable is the accent on? In my mind, it's the first, but I don't think I've ever actually heard anyone say it. (And I'll admit that I'm one of the people who voted "I hate it." I don't have any good reason to hate it, but I do.)
I think it is cute, but I seem to know a ton of Esmes right now. Also, I teach English as a second language so I have an Esmerelda-who-goes-by-Esme every year. My son is 8, but I recently found out there is a vampire in Twilight with his name, too-- Caius. I think it's ok though. Not the main characters.