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girls name has been ruined!! find me another

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eggybrokenoff Wed 29-Jun-11 16:59:49

girls name forever ruined by project acronym at work.

it was Esme. Don't want comments on Esmeee/Esmay or how it's a rubbish name - i love it and now i'm heartbroken (sniff). But could never show my face at work again or look at her without thinking of stupid project.

other contenders not quite living up to it are Eden, Tamsin, Freya, Briony (which i love and dh doesn't), and poss Mathilda although a shorter name would prob work better with our surname.

any suggestions for an alternative for me to fall in love with?

vickibee Wed 29-Jun-11 17:02:19

Evie or Martha or Lydia are my favourites but there are so many nice names for girls

Hedwig3 Wed 29-Jun-11 17:04:05

Aw how annoying! How about:


Youremindmeofthebean Wed 29-Jun-11 17:09:00

Martha or Violet? Or Imogen?

birdofthenorth Wed 29-Jun-11 17:09:57

Tamsin is lovely.

How about Elsa, Elodie. Emmeline or similar if you can't have Esme?

If it was me I'd be tempted to switch jobs & stick to Esme though grin

cjbartlett Wed 29-Jun-11 17:10:27

once your daughter is here you won't be thinking about work honestly

eggybrokenoff Wed 29-Jun-11 17:14:30

but i will have to take her into work and announce 'this is Esme' and they will fall about laughing.

love Elsa due to lion ref, martha also lovely.

keep em coming!

lockets Wed 29-Jun-11 17:15:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Collision Wed 29-Jun-11 17:15:53

Eliza or Annabel or Romilly would be my choices if I ever had another.


MsChanandlerBong Wed 29-Jun-11 17:30:53

Is it a project that will be running for a long time? Is it a job that you are likely to be in for a long time?

Personally, if the only 'issue' is that some of your colleagues might giggle and/or raise eyebrows when you take her in during maternity leave to meet them, I would be inclined to use your beloved name anyway.

I have found that although some work things feel massive at the time they can disappear pretty quickly. Whereas if in 10 years time you are still feeling like "oh I love the name Esme" I think that will be a much bigger cause of discontent.

Bandwitch Wed 29-Jun-11 18:00:44

I think Dulcie sounds like it might appeal to the parents of an Esme. Or Lois or Greta or Nina.

Collision that's a lovely list.

Where I worked, we used to talk about going out for a ruby murray. NO way could I have used Ruby. My colleagues would have laughed themselves all the way up brick lane if I'd named a child Ruby. This was at the point when Ruby wasn't so popular. It was still unusual 2002.

ColonelBrandonsBiggestGroupie Wed 29-Jun-11 18:01:57

Elise is lovely. Eloise?


Tortington Wed 29-Jun-11 18:02:52

ihave an Emma - and i call her Esme wink theres a way round it

you could use esme as the middle name and use the middle name.

you could change jobs grin

Tortington Wed 29-Jun-11 18:04:55

consider this... its a secret name but the loveliest name there is, as you are so upset i shall share with you - but don't tell anyone.

this name is Cecelia or to be more commonly refered to as Celia or Cece. Cecelia is the patron saint of music

Consider this a gift to you

SloganLogan Wed 29-Jun-11 19:45:24


eandemum Wed 29-Jun-11 20:45:24

My Esme's (imaginary) sisters are;

Iona Elizabeth

I agree with others and still use it - would your workmates really fall about laughing??

Belljar71 Wed 29-Jun-11 20:49:10

I quite liked Prudence when I was pregnant,but as I was teaching in a Pupil Referal Unit I just couldn't do it!

Olivesandfeta Wed 29-Jun-11 21:52:02

Custy I met a baby Cecelia just the other day and thought it was an absolutely beautiful name!

Goldberry Wed 29-Jun-11 21:53:31

I like Flora and Rosamund.

olddeuteronomy Wed 29-Jun-11 21:55:23

Love Esme, it would have been on my list but my partner didn't. In similar vein


Though personally would still go with Esme - it is lovely and your daughter will not care about some work acronym which will be obsolete by the time she is old enough to realise

itsastrawpoll Wed 29-Jun-11 21:56:35

I would go for Esme if you love it. She will outlive the project smile

If it helps at all, in my last job we used something called Key Lines of Enquiry and everyone talked about KLOEs all the time.

My work colleague still called his newborn DD Chloe though, no one laughed.

Hulababy Wed 29-Jun-11 22:05:56

Love Matilda.

Also really like Martha and Florence.

fairieswearboots Wed 29-Jun-11 22:53:15





kalo12 Wed 29-Jun-11 23:10:44

Cassandra - Cassie

Fifis25StottieCakes Wed 29-Jun-11 23:28:19


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