Thea, Juliet, Esme or Sylvie?

(52 Posts)
Spanishomelette Sun 23-Jun-13 22:56:42

These are the current short list. Big brother has an Old Testament name which is relatively popular at the moment.

Thanks in advance!

Foosyerdoos Sun 23-Jun-13 23:00:01

I like them all, especially Thea and Esme.

IrisScentedCandle Sun 23-Jun-13 23:04:19

Juliet Esme sounds good. I like Sylvie too.

Juliet. One of my favourite names.

Elquota Sun 23-Jun-13 23:12:28

Juliet, by a long way.

2kidsintow Sun 23-Jun-13 23:12:53

I have a Juliette in my class. Pretty name.
And I know a nice (but slightly loopy) adult named Esme. (Reminds me of the witches in Terry Pratchett though).

Sylvie strikes me as old fashioned, but in a way that would be easy to get used to as the name of a little one.

Snazzywaitingforsummer Sun 23-Jun-13 23:13:39

Juliet is lovely My second preference would be Thea.

WinkyWinkola Sun 23-Jun-13 23:13:41


So pretty.

5madthings Sun 23-Jun-13 23:15:56

Love thea, esme and sylvie smile

PixelAteMyFace Sun 23-Jun-13 23:32:22

Juliet. Simply pretty.

Wylye Sun 23-Jun-13 23:51:10

Lovely list!
In order of preference: Esme, Sylvie, Juliet, Thea.

bugsybill Mon 24-Jun-13 00:47:49

Thea and Juliet are the ones I like the best.

whyno Mon 24-Jun-13 08:07:02

All gorgeous!

Thea or Sylvie.

How are you pronouncing Thea by the way? I like the Scandinavian pronunciation, Taya smile

Spanishomelette Mon 24-Jun-13 09:30:41

Thanks everyone who has posted so far. It's looking like a tie between Thea and Juliet at the moment.

I would pronounce Thea as Thee-ya, haven't really considered the Taya pronunciation to be honest.


NappiesandGladrags Mon 24-Jun-13 13:59:49

Juliet or Esme for me :D

Turniptwirl Mon 24-Jun-13 21:35:29

Love Thea

notadoctor Mon 24-Jun-13 21:38:01

I love your list! They're all beautiful names, but Esme is probably my favourite.

lastnightidreamt Mon 24-Jun-13 21:42:16

I love your choice of names!

In order of preference; Thea, Juliet, Sylvie, Esme.

They are all lovely though - unhelpful!!

NowPlayingZone Mon 24-Jun-13 22:11:54

Or sylvie

Tiredemma Mon 24-Jun-13 22:13:21

Esme- (its what we are calling DD)

sleepingbeautiful Tue 25-Jun-13 00:57:58

Love Juliet and Sylvie, Juliet probably wins by a whisker as it's a bit stronger.
Don't like the others.

Lighthousekeeping Tue 25-Jun-13 01:01:45


massagegirl Tue 25-Jun-13 04:57:00

I have a four week old Thea and have has lot of compliments on her name!

DebsMorgan Tue 25-Jun-13 08:22:06

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Fantail Tue 25-Jun-13 08:36:34

Love them all.

TVTonight Tue 25-Jun-13 10:36:10


squoosh Tue 25-Jun-13 12:29:29

I like them all apart from Esme.

I think Thea pips Sylvie and Juliet to the post

capercaillie Tue 25-Jun-13 12:34:57

Juliet and Thea are lovely. Maybe decide what baby looks like

ShowOfHands Tue 25-Jun-13 12:41:06

They're all pretty. I'd probably avoid Esme because generally the arguments about how to pronounce and whether it's French or not (it isn't grin) and if it should have an accent etc, are quite annoying. A friend has an Esme and says it's 50/50 as to whether their pronunciation is used and they get told they're wrong by the 50% who disagree.

Bettyhen Tue 25-Jun-13 13:02:15

I have a Juliet and always get lovely comments when I tell people her name.

8thplace Tue 25-Jun-13 16:25:08

1. Esme
2. Juliet
3. Thea,
4. Sylvie

FetaCheeny Tue 25-Jun-13 21:04:08

I love this list, we have the same taste! I can't use Thea because my OH is Irish and he said it would be pronounced Tia by him and family, and my mum is Sylvia so will be mn. I love Esme though pn es-mee, dislike es-may. Juliet is pretty too. My order:
Sylvie (prefer long name Sylvia)

Spanishomelette Tue 25-Jun-13 23:22:04

Thanks everyone! Some great comments there.

Feta, out of interest, what are your favourite boys names? I am intrigued to ask as we clearly have the same taste in girls names!!

Thanks in advance x

cece Tue 25-Jun-13 23:25:38

I have an Esme, other names we considered and never got to use due to the rest of DC all being boys...


loler Tue 25-Jun-13 23:39:06

All beautiful names - would agree with the pronouncing issue of Esme - could be really annoying.

What are your boy names?

Ham69 Wed 26-Jun-13 13:09:09

I have an Esme and couldn't give a hoot about the pronounciation issue. Most people get it if I bother correcting them, some will never get it. It really doesn't bother me. There are far more important things to get worked up about.

Other names I liked were Harriet, Esther, Lucia, Clara.

Biscuitsneeded Wed 26-Jun-13 19:59:03

Too many Esmes around here. Juliet or Sylvie - or Sylvia?

ZolaBuddleia Wed 26-Jun-13 20:09:43

Juliet or Sylvie.

TheRealFellatio Wed 26-Jun-13 20:14:54

They are all beautiful. Proceed with my full blessing on any of them. grin

HappyJustToBe Wed 26-Jun-13 20:24:47

I love Sylvie.

FetaCheeny Wed 26-Jun-13 23:40:43

I find boys names a bit harder, I don't tend to like as many. Leo and Zachary are probably my favourites.
OH would quite like an Irish name for a boy so we've also considered Cian, Ciaran and Sean. Good luck choosing smile

bootsycollins Wed 26-Jun-13 23:42:18


lollydollydrop Fri 28-Jun-13 21:57:07

Love Thea and Juliet

SanityClause Fri 28-Jun-13 21:59:36

Sylvie, or better yet, Sylvia.

ghosteditor Fri 28-Jun-13 22:01:37

Ooh! My daughter is Juliet and Thea was on my longlist too grin

In order I think:

Juliet, Thea, Sylvie, Esme.

I see Thea a fair bit and know a few Esme's under 18, but Juliet and Sylvie will be fairly underused if you are keen on that idea!

Theas18 Fri 28-Jun-13 22:37:34

Couldn't possibly comment lol.

Thea apparently getting popular (shock horror) but we've never met another face to face.

Scribblegirl Sat 29-Jun-13 09:31:17

I love Juliet but probably wouldn't go for it myself as I really don't like Julie for some weird reason, and feel it would probably be an inevitable nickname...

formerblonde Sat 29-Jun-13 10:22:35

Thea is beautiful! Had never considered it myself until now... Love esme too though. Good choices!

PinkSecular Sat 29-Jun-13 10:30:43

I have a 2 year old Sylvie who gets complimented on her name. It suits her and us as slightly vintage alternative parents, but who don't want to be considered utter middle class twonks with a hideously contrived moniker for their daughter. Oh and it was nowhere near the top 100 popular names. Juliet is very pretty too.

birdofthenorth Sat 29-Jun-13 22:52:26

This is an extremely good shortlist. I vote for Sadie or Juliet, both of which I've strongly considered in the past

birdofthenorth Sat 29-Jun-13 22:52:41

Sylvie even!

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