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Are there loads of Elizabeths and Esmes out there?

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TribbleTuckandDismount Wed 03-Oct-12 22:29:17

I love these names, but I'm wondering if I give a potential girl these names that she'll end up being one of five in the same class. If she was an Elizabeth, she'd probably end up being called Lizzy.

If anyone has any other names that are in a similar vein, I'd love to hear them as I can't think of any others.

cece Thu 04-Oct-12 16:43:02

Don't get me started on how to pronounce Esme...

MrsJohnDeere Thu 04-Oct-12 18:02:04

Come across lots of Esmes but no Elizabeth's.

Hope that continues. Elizabeth is on our short list.

Dogsmom Thu 04-Oct-12 18:05:52

Esme has become popular because of the Twilight books and films.

We've considered Elizabeth for our daughter due in March but neither of us like the nn Liz which is probably what she'd eventually end up as.

Woozley Thu 04-Oct-12 18:09:22

There are 3 (variations of) Elizabeth in Y3 at DD1's school. Not sure about other years.

DidYouSmashHerShireHorses Thu 04-Oct-12 19:43:33

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TribbleTuckandDismount Thu 04-Oct-12 19:59:37

Oh thank you, thats reassuring.

I think they'll both stay in our top five (should DC2 be a girl).

septemberpie Thu 04-Oct-12 20:48:44

I know 4 little girls called Esme but only 1 Elizabeth who is much older. I love the name Elizabeth and so many nice nn options too!

birdofthenorth Thu 04-Oct-12 21:08:22

I have an Elizabeth aged 2, don't know any others (yet). There is one Esme and one Esmae in DD's nursery (the whole nursery of 100 odd kids, not just her clas). Elizabeth is higher up the charts but many, like DD who is Bess, are better known by one of the many possible nns. Esme has shot up the popularity charts lately (whereas Elizabeth has always been up there) but is still less common. Both fab names IMHO.

LaydeeC Thu 04-Oct-12 22:37:36

I have a teenage Esme (also pronounced the correct way which is Es-mee grin)
Not another one in her whole secondary school and she has always been complimented on what a lovely name it is.
I have come across some others in passing, ie I don't know them directly but they are a friend of a friend's sort of thing.
I love it

FloellaDaVille Thu 04-Oct-12 22:42:15

I have an Esme (pronounced Es-mee) who is 8. There is one other in her school and don't know any others of her age. I've taught a couple over the last 19 years and love her name. Hoping it doesn't get too popular ...

mrsfuzzy Thu 04-Oct-12 22:59:11

love your nickname - brilliant!

mewkins Fri 05-Oct-12 22:10:22

I have a 2yo called Elizabeth (nn Lizzie) and know of a one yo called Elizabeth but nn. Libby. The only others I know are 30 plus! Dd is named after her great-grandmother but it definitely suits her.

nappyaddict Sat 06-Oct-12 10:36:24

Here are my similar names:

Sylvie, Jeannie, Ana, Patricia, June, Cynthia, Florence, Rosemary, Rita, Lillian, Wendy, Penelope, Tulip, Gillian, Daphne, Darrell, Sally, Gwendoline, Alicia, Mavis, Mabel, Minnie, Maggie, Judith/Jude, Janey, Clara, Anastasia, Rosa, Audrey, Miriam (Mimi), Hazel, Dorothy, Jenna, Stefya, Peggy, Alison (Ally), Margot, Frances, Betty, Diana, Angelina, Angelica, Maree, Teresa (Tessa/Tessie), Natalia, Belinda, Millicent, Tatiana, Loretta, Enid, Bessie, Bethan, Lispeth, Esther, Elsa, Elise, Elodie, Louisa, Luisa, Annabella, Cora, Tulip, Pansy, Flora, Rowan, Delilah, Deliah, Carlotta, Nancy, Claudia, Henrietta, Harrietta, Etta, Penelope, Nell, Beatrice, Beatrix, Vera, Susannah, Edith, Olive, Seraphina, Sefarina, Julietta, Josephina, Ethel, Petula, Dixie, Phoenix, Elvira, Miranda, Hilda, Barbara, Pearl, Hillary, Tabitha, Opal, Emmelina, Isadora, Theadora, Kitty, Genevieve, Helena, Lillith, Rosalind, Cordelia, Lisbet, Arabella, Claribel.

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