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Esme- faddy/twilight?!

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JuniorMint Sun 13-Oct-13 11:55:24

DH's favourite name is Esme. He's liked it for ages, even before I was pregnant. I really liked it too and we were pretty set on it, but over the last year or so I've noticed it's become quite popular, obviously because it is a gorgeous name but I think it also has an association with a baby in Twilight?! Someone at work recently commented a friend of theirs had announced their baby name as Esme and others commented "oh there's loads of them around at the moment" and "oh yes, like from twilight?". This has sort of given the name a bit of an association for me and I've gone off it, although the rational side of me knows it won't matter in 5+ years, it's still affected how I feel about the name! My current favourite is Erin (which DH does like too). However, DH has mentioned today that he still really likes Esme and its his favourite. What to do?! Any enlightening thoughts?

JuniorMint Mon 14-Oct-13 16:32:48

I like it from the JD Salinger short story From Esme With Love and Squalor smile. I do still prefer Erin though, I am a primary teacher and don't know any. Lucy is also edging forwards, as is Rosa...

ShadowFall Mon 14-Oct-13 18:10:32

My first thought with Esme is Granny Weatherwax from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.

I've read Twilight, but the Esme in that is a relatively minor character IIRC. The main female character is called Bella. Probably the Twilight connection won't occur to people at all in a few years time now that they've finished making the films.

LaydeeC Mon 14-Oct-13 20:24:09

I have a teenage Esme (Esmeee!!!!). We don't know any others and live in a very trendy area of London where it is likely to be used.
Yes, I think it is more popular at moment (I think last year it was around number 100 in ONS chart and has moved up this year).
I don't know anyone who has ever associated my dtr's name with Twilight. Better still, my dtr loves her name.

MiaowTheCat Tue 15-Oct-13 12:31:17

I loved Esme for ages but the Twilight thing put me off... ended up nicking Erin from a lovely little girl I'd taught a fair bit on supply!

And yes, I not only know of a Renesme... but a Renezmay as well (got to be unique huh?)

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