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Mairead or Esme?

(47 Posts)
ilikeyoursleeves Thu 11-Apr-13 12:41:56

What do you think?

TheChaoGoesMu Thu 11-Apr-13 12:45:12

Both lovely names. I like them both the same. <helpful>

BoyMeetsWorld Thu 11-Apr-13 12:47:58

Mairead at the moment just makes me think of that Philpott woman im afraid. Esme is nice though

almapudden Thu 11-Apr-13 12:49:18

I love Esme. Really dislike Mairead, sorry!

BigGiantCowWithAKnockKnockTail Thu 11-Apr-13 12:49:34

I'd say there will be very negative associations to Mairead tbh.

BigGiantCowWithAKnockKnockTail Thu 11-Apr-13 12:49:51

I love Esme btw.

SneezySnatcher Thu 11-Apr-13 12:54:20

As above, Mairead makes me think of Philpott.

Esme is lovely.

CashmereHoodlum Thu 11-Apr-13 12:58:13

Mairead makes me think of Mairead Farrell, but having said that I do know a Mairead and I don't associate the two iyswim.

Esme is very popular at the moment. I prefer Mairead.

AmberSocks Thu 11-Apr-13 12:59:37

Mairead reminds me of philpott too sorry!Esme is lovely but v popular because of twilight x

itsnothingoriginal Thu 11-Apr-13 13:00:10

It's a shame about the Philpott connection as Mairead is a pretty name. How about Merryn?

Like Esme but getting just a little bit weary of it - I know loads now!

everlong Thu 11-Apr-13 16:37:54

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FriggFRIGG Thu 11-Apr-13 16:46:21

I agree,I'm afraid Mairead has been ruined for the moment.

Esme is lovely.

TobyLerone Thu 11-Apr-13 16:49:10

Esme is DD's name. I must have got in before the rush -- I don't know any other Esmes and her name is still often commented on because it is unusual and pretty. She's 12.

She's definitely Ez-mee, though. She loathes Ez-may, as do I.

thermalsinapril Thu 11-Apr-13 16:59:29


Not keen on Esme, the "ezz" sound is harsh.

monniemae Thu 11-Apr-13 17:05:08

I love Mairead, it's on my shortlist. Not arsed about woman in the news - you've no control over what might happen post-birth in the news, there may be an Esme to out-horror Mairead.

You're not naming the baby AFTER Mairead Philpott...

everlong Thu 11-Apr-13 17:20:54

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Nospringflower Thu 11-Apr-13 17:32:34

I prefer it spelt Mairi smile

kitsmummy Thu 11-Apr-13 17:41:11

Philpott for me too sad

jellybeans Thu 11-Apr-13 17:52:52

reminds me of the Philpott woman also so Esme.

cozyup Thu 11-Apr-13 17:55:32

Very diffrrent.
Any siblings?

BadSpellersUntie Thu 11-Apr-13 17:58:52

Both pretty dreary but you're mad to even consider mairead

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 11-Apr-13 18:00:58

Love Mairead. I know a few of them and have always loved it.

ReluctantlyBeingYoniMassaged Thu 11-Apr-13 18:02:49

Esme is lovely. Mairead is awful, even without recent events.

ilikeyoursleeves Thu 11-Apr-13 18:24:02

It's not for my own child, a friend of mine was asking what I thought of them for her child. I think Philpott too TBH but she loves it!

LondonInHighHeeledBoots Thu 11-Apr-13 19:56:42

Love love love Esme.

I had not at all associated Mairead with the Philpott woman until posters mentioned it, but I just don't like the name at all. Esme is so much nicer!

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