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Poll Results: What do you think of the name Esme?

Poll expired: Oct 17, 2011  
  • 23% (16)
    What a cute name!
  • 13% (9)
    Sounds French.
  • 45% (31)
    Is that from Twighlight?
  • 17% (12)
    I hate it...
68 Total Votes  
post #1 of 41
Thread Starter 


post #2 of 41

Sounds interesting, don't know how it is to be pronounced, and it's visually pretty. 

post #3 of 41



i love it, but im a big twilight fan. i considered Cullen too. :)

post #4 of 41

Okay, that's the pronunciation that I assumed. It's beautiful. 


I saw one of the movies. Who had that name?

post #5 of 41
Thread Starter 

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 hide.gif

post #6 of 41

I picked "what a cute name" because it fit best out of all the choices (no fricken clue about that which is Twilight lol)  and because I don't hate it.  My exact thought was "hmmm, interesting, going to have to think about it."


Yes, I think I do like it.  It is pretty.

post #7 of 41

Haha, is it in Twilight??  I love the name, have never read/watched Twilight.  However, I know my cousin's a big Twilight fan, and her 1yo is named Esme.  ;)  

post #8 of 41

1st french, 2nd twilight.  Huge fan, but passing trend, beautiful name.

post #9 of 41
I don't think any of those things.

I think J.D. Salinger. His classic short story, "For Esme with Love and Squalor" (1950)/
post #10 of 41

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.)

post #11 of 41
It's pronounced EHZ-may.
post #12 of 41

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.

post #13 of 41

I think of Granny Weatherwax from Terry Pratchett's Discworld books.  She's AWESOME!  It was on our list.  It isn't common around here at all.


post #14 of 41
Originally Posted by sosurreal09 View Post


Reminds me of the JD Salinger story "to Esme with Love and Squalor" and it reminds me of the little girl I know named Esme!  It is a great name. 

post #15 of 41
Twilight for sure!

What about ....

post #16 of 41

Definitely Twilight.

post #17 of 41
Twilight... But I definetly like it
post #18 of 41
Twilight. Every bit as much as much as Edward or Bella. Sorry. greensad.gif I do love the name but I don't think you'll be able to escape the association with twilight for quite some time.
post #19 of 41

I do know someone named Scarlet, her parents had no clue about Gone With the Wind...and the name fits her perfectly, but she's not THE Scarlet at all.

post #20 of 41

Yup, Twilight. 110%


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