I like your lists! The only names I'm not keen on are Esmae (I can understand what you're trying to achieve, but I just don't think it looks as classy as Esmee iyswim) and Maxwell (sounds like a dog, sorry).
My favourites are Evelyn, Arthur and Douglas.
Charlotte was no 20 in 2013, about 2,500 born. You'd be pretty unlucky to get 3 on a class.
Love almost all of them! The only name on your girls list that we come across a LOT is Evie, there seem to be hundreds of them. I'd go with the traditional spelling of esme personally, we know an esme - don't most people know how it's pronounced anyway? On the boys names, Alexander is my favourite, don't really like Dominic or maxwell (but like max).
Aaaaah thank you . It's funny because I really liked the Esmae spelling but it's obviously jarring for everyone else. It's not at the top of the list so I'll see what I think if and when we get there.
Boys names - I struggle with DP to find ones we both like. Generally I like lots and he likes very few, so we have a limited selection currently. I really like Dougie but worry that Douglas is a bit too 'old maney'.
Probably my number one from each list is Charlotte and Arthur but I worry about the popularity of both. My son's name was about 99th when I named him and is now top 20 I think. I shouldn't care but I do, a bit.
Charlotte - lovely classic name. I don't think its too popular, but who knows? Alexandra - again, a classic. Esmae - I understand your reasons for this spelling, but I have to side with everyone else as I don't like the way it looks. I love the name Esme though (especially pronounced Es-may) Harriet - Nice, has stood the test of time. Not my number one favourite name but I do like the nickname Hettie. Evelyn - Again, a traditional name. It has cute nicknames as well. -—----— Alexander- love this name. Oddly prefer it to Alexandra! Very classic. Arthur - great name. Dominic- nice name. Douglas - Really like is but it is a family name for me so perhaps I am biased. I have never really found a nickname I like for it though. Maxwell- sorry, don't like it, but I don't have any reasons why.
I love Charlotte! Tbh I haven't heard it used for ages and if I have it has been used on women or olde girls, not babies. Evelyn is my second favourite for your girls names. Don't like the other names.
I love Charlotte & don't know any under 3. I know (my kids are at primary school & nursery school) a lot more Alexandras. Dominic was my favourite boys name ever, I've 3 daughters . Arthur, I know it seems to be well liked, but I just don't get it. Until about 3 years ago, I knew 2. One in their 70s and one in their 40s, neither was particularly fond of their name. There were 3 baby Arthurs in my youngests toddler group and 2 of my husbands work colleagues have under 2s called Arthur.