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How do you spell es/a/may

(13 Posts)
cleoteacher Fri 16-Jan-15 20:45:09

Dh and I are looking a baby names for dd due in 4 weeks and really struggling. We like esme ( pronounced es may) but not pronounced as es me) but really I like it pronounced es a May but unsure how to spell it.

andadietcoke Fri 16-Jan-15 20:45:40


babyblabber Fri 16-Jan-15 20:55:29

Esme. My gorgeous niece

cleoteacher Fri 16-Jan-15 21:05:32

Is esme pronounced es/May or es/a/may though? Worried would spend our lives spelling it to people.

skylark2 Fri 16-Jan-15 22:17:04

There isn't a standard name pronounced es-a-may. You (and your poor DD) will spend your life explaining to people than no, her name isn't Esme, it's something her parents made up.

evertonmint Fri 16-Jan-15 22:30:25

It's es/may

You could use Es/a/may but I wouldn't spell it Esme as you'd always be correcting people's pronunciation. You'd have to come up with a spelling for it as it's not a name (not horrid though - would work but would need a different spelling to Esme or she'd just become Es/may)

babyblabber Fri 16-Jan-15 22:31:01

Esme is - ez-may

Have seen on hear that done people pronounce it ez-mee but have never come across that in real life

babyblabber Fri 16-Jan-15 22:31:24

"On here that some" sorry!

guitarosauras Fri 16-Jan-15 22:31:58

Emse pronounced es/ may

Grittzio Fri 16-Jan-15 22:44:39

My DD is Esme, pronounced Esmee. Esmay should have an accent on 'e'.

squoosh Fri 16-Jan-15 22:45:32

It can be es-may or es-mee. Spelt Esmé or Esme.

Never pronounced es-a-may. Sounds too much like Tresemeé shampoo.

cleoteacher Sat 17-Jan-15 17:46:17

Thanks guys.

dimdommilpot Sun 18-Jan-15 22:56:45

I have an Esme pronouned Esmay. She has never been called Esmee as we never introduce her as Esmee.

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