What have we missed?

(47 Posts)
dimdommilpot Sun 23-Mar-14 20:21:58

DD2 is due in little over 2 weeks and I'm pretty confident she is going to remain nameless.
DD1 (3.5) is Esmé and we are struggling to find a name we love as much as hers. I chose her name when I was 15 so half my life ago.

Names I like that OH has vetoed are:
Elsa
Mila
Alba
Alia
Arya
Orla

Names he likes that I have vetoed are:
Isabelle
Summer
Marnie
Lorelei
Leilani

We currently have 2 on our list we both agree on though we feel neither is the 1:
Lydia
Amélie

Is Amélie too close to Emily? My brother and his soon to be wife will use Emily if they ever have a girl, she feels the same about that name as I do Esmé so i wouldn't use it if it would cause upset.
What have we missed? I dont want to just make do with a name, ideally something not in the top 50 though its not a massive issue, i know DD1s name is rising the charts and it doesn't bother me. Im beginning to get a little stressed that she wont have a name!
If it helps, she would of been either Arlo, Asa or Seth if she had been a boy.
Thanks

JerusalemArtichoke Sun 23-Mar-14 20:23:54

I know two Esmes. One has a sister called Delphine, the other has a sister called Nina.

cece Sun 23-Mar-14 20:24:58

I have an Esme (without the accent).

I had DS after her but they would have been called one of the following had they been pink ones

Verity
Thea
Althea
Alethea
Helena
Helen
Una

gymboywalton Sun 23-Mar-14 20:25:18

Elise

Lucy

cecile
anna

Amélie deffo too close to Emily. Lydia is a nicer name anyway, imvho.

How about:
Ariadne
Naomi
Harriet
Sylvie
Louisa

Helena lovely too.

bridgetsmum Sun 23-Mar-14 20:29:19

Delphine is lovely smile

alita7 Sun 23-Mar-14 20:30:04

nina and Anna are good suggestions.

what about isla, Imogen, Kartya, Helena, Sophie, rose, jemima, Freya, ola, Sara, seren or bula.

I know an esme with a sister called amber.

littlebluedog12 Sun 23-Mar-14 20:31:45

I think you also need to bear in mind you may never find a name that you love as much as DD1's name. I gave DD1 the name I had loved since the age of about 16- it was always going to be my girls name, without a shadow of a doubt.

When DD2 came along we had such a long list, and nothing really stood out for us. Even after we named her I wasn't sure. Now I love the name, mainly because it it hers, she has grown into it iyswim.

barnet Sun 23-Mar-14 20:33:25

Ooh Delphine is gorgeous with Esme.

dimdommilpot Sun 23-Mar-14 21:09:45

Some fabulous suggestions here thank you. Will see what OH says.

Esme and Lydia sounds great!

Also
Molly
Juliet
Alice

Buttercup27 Sun 23-Mar-14 21:17:52

I love Elsie and would have used it if either of my ds' s were girls. I also like Ava too.

NationMcKinley Sun 23-Mar-14 21:20:42

Jemima
Lucinda
Sylvia
Cassandra
Freya
Kirsty
Eliza
Liza
Eloise
Ava

Good luck! We have 3 DSs and like you, I had decided on the first ones name way before I was even preg. It was a nightmare deciding on two more boy names! (We did get there in the end grin

NearTheWindymill Sun 23-Mar-14 21:25:57

Lydia and Amelie are much nicer than the others on either of the lists. My dd has a classic name. She is nearly 16. FWIW her friends who were given unusual, unique sorts of names detest them and have all vowed to give their own children "normal" names. Can't really post examples without outing myself I'm afraid.

Mireio Sun 23-Mar-14 22:34:52

Esme and Lydia would be perfect.

Prefer Lydia to Amelie

Anya
Celeste
Sylvie
Marion

I am a late 60s baby with an unusual name that I have always loved.

Allalonenow Sun 23-Mar-14 22:50:53

I agree about Amelie being much too close in sound to Esme.

I think Lydia is a lovely name, but would suggest also Leah or Leonie, as not overused but very pretty and interesting names.

If you would have used used Arlo for a boy, then give Leah or Leonie a try smile

Anjou Sun 23-Mar-14 23:02:17

Amber
Anya
Blythe
Chloe
Freya
Isobel
Imogen
Lilah
Lyra
Miranda nn Mira
Seren
Sylvie
Zoe

Ailsa
Amaris
Ariadne
Astrid
Juliet

TheseAreTheJokesFolks Sun 23-Mar-14 23:43:48

Lydia is beautiful

Amelie will upset your SIL

Sleepy678 Mon 24-Mar-14 00:07:23

At baby groups I go to, the baby Amelie's are always called Emily by mistake. Think they are too similar.
Other names that may suit : Florence, Willow, Lottie, Nell ?

TheseAreTheJokesFolks Mon 24-Mar-14 00:19:20

Also is your first pronounced Ezme or ezmay or ezmeh
Is a nickname used
Is the spelling French Scottish or irish
Thought female form was esmee if former, like Renee or Aimee or Desiree with accents on first e although have seen a grave accent without second e

Freya
Shona
Isa
Renee
Sylvie
Maisie
Chloe with an accent
Astrid

mathanxiety Mon 24-Mar-14 04:06:23

Amelie is too close to Emily imo.

Tessa
Lara
Clara
Anna
Cleo
Romy
Flora
Daphne

mathanxiety Mon 24-Mar-14 04:07:49

And Livia.

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