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Can't stick to a decision. Which of these?

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floatyflo Mon 18-Nov-13 12:38:04

Thought I had settled on Esmée. But now I find myself thinking about Esmarelda which I really do not like.

Which of these do you like best? Already have a boy named Noah.



Lola (love how it matches Noah, but is that a bit cheesey??)

Matilda (not sure it goes with the middle name we have chosen, but I really love the nn's Tilly and Mattie)

Be honest but kind! smile

floatyflo Mon 18-Nov-13 12:39:24

And sorry I cant say the middle name as is too unique to us and will def out me!

stillhopefulforanother Mon 18-Nov-13 12:52:23

Esmee v pretty

floatyflo Mon 18-Nov-13 13:00:09

How do you pronounce it? -mee or -may?

ThisIsBULLSHIT Mon 18-Nov-13 13:02:14

I would say es-May and think its v nice, I do like Edith too.

isitsnowingyet Mon 18-Nov-13 13:07:03

I like Matilda/Tilly and Edith/Edie

sandfrog Mon 18-Nov-13 13:10:21


GlaikitFizzog Mon 18-Nov-13 13:12:08


But Edith is my favourite from your list.

Sammie101 Mon 18-Nov-13 13:16:48

I love Matilda! I used to think Esmee was really pretty, until Twilight ruinedit with "Renesmee"-shudders

floatyflo Mon 18-Nov-13 13:27:39

Thanks for the replies so far. Anybody any thoughts on Lola matching Noah??

BikeRunSki Mon 18-Nov-13 13:30:55

Have you already got a Noah?

I like Matilda best.

GlaikitFizzog Mon 18-Nov-13 13:34:32

Don't like Noah and Lola together, sorry. Has all sorts of tongue twisting possibilities. Loah and Nola

floatyflo Mon 18-Nov-13 13:34:45

Yes me again bikerunski!

This is turning out to be so hard.

When I was pregnant with dc1, I had Noah at the top of my boys list. Found out he was a boy, still loved Noah. OH loved Noah. He was Noah from then on. Always loved it, never considered anything else. Still love it now.


VirtuallyReal Mon 18-Nov-13 14:40:31


Esmee has pronunciation issues which would drive me crazy.

BikeRunSki Mon 18-Nov-13 14:50:42

You are not alone Flo. We named DC1 in 10 seconds flat, so it was just as well he was a boy.

3 years later it took months of heated discussion to name dd.

Spaghettinetti Mon 18-Nov-13 15:01:53

I'm sorry, but I really don't like Lola. Most people have long forgotten the showgirl Lola, but the Kinks' incarnation of a transvestite still pops up and in Eastern Europe it is a name associated with ladies of the the night. None of this matters, if you really like the name, but that's why I'd never use it.

Noah is a super name and would go far better with Esmee or Edith in my mind.

floatyflo Mon 18-Nov-13 15:04:48

Originally this time round, I thought id struggle with a boys name, as I couldn't think of any! And if baby was a girl, it'd be easy as there are lots of names I like. But now I know baby is a she, I feel clueless, and names I love one week, I hate the next.

FlouncingIsles Mon 18-Nov-13 15:11:30

Definitely Matilda. I have one and she gets Tilly/Tilda/Mattie from various family members - I love them all!

Selks Mon 18-Nov-13 15:12:15

Edith. Just lovely.

TerrorMeSue Mon 18-Nov-13 15:14:04


Matilda is done to death and Esme is rapidly becoming the new Ellie (and sounds awful).

katelo10 Mon 18-Nov-13 15:20:30

I have a Lola Beth and a Matilda Rose. They seem to be coming more popular now though unfortunately! X

floatyflo Mon 18-Nov-13 15:22:39

That's my worry with Matilda Terror, it is ever-increasingly become more and more usual. Think I may be a year too late for that one.

Thank you for that info Spagetti, connotations and background of names are important to me. Dp love Luna but I'm not sure what all the lunatic/ full moon/ negative connotations.

impatienttobemummy Mon 18-Nov-13 15:22:53

Esmee is lovely

Locketjuice Mon 18-Nov-13 15:23:53

Love them all apart from Edith,no help sorry, was on the short list for dd but she's a poppy smile

floatyflo Mon 18-Nov-13 15:24:21

what with*

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