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Is this girls name too out there?

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summerrose2589 Mon 07-Dec-15 02:52:46

I was wondering, would using Esmeralda for a girl be too out there?
According to the stats there were only 14 born last year. It sounds like a really pretty but also elegant and strong name that could potentially work from childhood to adulthood.
I was also thinking you could use the nickname Esme for a more well known alternative if wanted?
Would love to hear you opinions.
Thanks in advance x

Joskar Mon 07-Dec-15 03:04:45

Esme is really popular here. I haven't heard of anyone local using the full name but it's a very conservative area. I'm of the opinion that you should give the full name always anyway so that there are options. Margaret not Maggie etc. I like Esmeralda. If you like it go with it.

WishIWasWonderwoman Mon 07-Dec-15 03:37:25

Makes me think of Victor Hugo's heroine... or of Esmeralda "Esme" Weatherwax from Terry Pratchett's novels!

I quite like it, and it can always be shortened like you said.

WanderingTrolley1 Mon 07-Dec-15 05:23:09

I'm not keen at all.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Mon 07-Dec-15 05:42:05

I really dislike it, but then I really dislike esme too and have no idea why it's so popular. It sounds harsh and ugly to my ears.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Mon 07-Dec-15 05:43:55

Esmarelda is very dated and a bit of a mouthful. I don't love esme either.

NahItsOkTa Mon 07-Dec-15 05:44:26

It's pretty, as is Esme.

BikeRunSki Mon 07-Dec-15 06:22:38

It brings to mind the girl in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

celtictoast Mon 07-Dec-15 09:08:58

Sorry but I agree with WorldsBiggestGrotbag.

AlmaMartyr Mon 07-Dec-15 09:19:17

Esme is very pretty although pretty popular. I know a grown up Esmeralda who loves her name and have always thought it sounded cool. She's always known as Esme though.

If you like it, go for it!

Sophronia Mon 07-Dec-15 09:47:39

I like it! Would rather see / hear of an Esmeralda than yet another Lily, Evie or Ava.

maybebabybee Mon 07-Dec-15 09:51:44

It's too flouncy for me, but I don't think it's terrible.

Fairiesarereal Mon 07-Dec-15 09:53:11

Agree with BikeRunSki , "the bells, the bells" grin

LetGoOrBeDragged Mon 07-Dec-15 09:53:31

I think it's horrible. Esme is lovely though.

CrumpetHead Mon 07-Dec-15 10:13:48

I think it's lovely, really pretty

Thetruthfairy Mon 07-Dec-15 11:30:09

love it x

MamaLazarou Mon 07-Dec-15 11:56:20

I love it! It's a name and a half, but very wearable for everyday.

hobitty Mon 07-Dec-15 11:57:40

I like Esmeralda!

ChiefClerkDrumknott Mon 07-Dec-15 12:14:24

One of my favourite names and Esme is a lovely nn. Granny Weatherwax is one of my literary heroines, can't think of a better woman to be named after grin

guiltynetter Tue 08-Dec-15 19:33:31

I absolutely love it but my mum said it will make people think of hunchback of notre dame...

BugritAndTidyup Tue 08-Dec-15 19:37:25

I like it. Really like Esme as for short

villainousbroodmare Tue 08-Dec-15 19:40:15

I really like it. It makes me think of emeralds. And opera singers. And chandeliers. And rich luxurious things. Also Granny Weatherwax.
Esme is also great. You wouldn't mess with Esme.

FattySantaRobin Tue 08-Dec-15 19:43:29

I don't like it. It makes me think of hunchback of Notre dame too.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 08-Dec-15 19:43:49

Never thought about this one before....I quite like it.

Sezramum Tue 08-Dec-15 20:19:55

I started off calling my bump Esmeralda as a kind of joke with my DP, but it has actually really grown on us. We don't seem to agree on many names, but we both quite like this now!

I have also heard of it being shortened to Merrie as well as Esme.

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