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Please rate my girls names!

(54 Posts)
PooDogMillionaire Mon 01-Feb-16 13:16:06


PurpleDaisies Mon 01-Feb-16 13:17:29

Clara is my favourite. I like Esme and Lorelai but not Pandora.

tinofbiscuits Mon 01-Feb-16 13:18:34

I like Clara and Pandora.

SweepTheHalls Mon 01-Feb-16 13:19:18

I have a little Clara snuggled up on me right now smile

BeaufortBelle Mon 01-Feb-16 13:19:18

Not Pandora - she was a box opening troublemaker!

GummyBunting Mon 01-Feb-16 13:19:47

Clara is my favourite.
Pandora makes me think of Adrian Mole, and the nickname 'box'. Which could be cool if your DD was cool enough to pull it off.

BeautyIsTruth Mon 01-Feb-16 13:21:51

I like Esme the best, I think it's the prettiest.

LuciaInFurs Mon 01-Feb-16 13:22:30

I love Esmè, it's a beautiful name.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 01-Feb-16 13:41:38

Like them all with the exception of Pandora

MamaMotherMummy Mon 01-Feb-16 14:08:57

Love Pandora
Like Esme and Clara
Don't like Lorelei

MamaMotherMummy Mon 01-Feb-16 14:09:29

I considered changing my own name to Pandora at one point.

Iwonderif Mon 01-Feb-16 14:14:44

Esme & Clara are beautiful.

Pandora is my cats name which I personally didn't choose because I always think of Pandora's box confused

I do like Lorelei but I think it's difficult to pronounce and spell, she'll forever be explaining the spelling and pronunciation. However it's always your choice and decision.

Fugghetaboutit Mon 01-Feb-16 14:17:24

Clara smile

chrome100 Mon 01-Feb-16 15:23:15

I like Clara.

Not a fan of the others.

chrome100 Mon 01-Feb-16 15:23:57

I knew a girl at school called Pandora. Never got to see her box, though. ...

DontKillMyVibe Mon 01-Feb-16 16:09:27

Really don't like Pandora, sorry. The rest are fine with Esmè being my favourite out of them all.

cheekstime Mon 01-Feb-16 16:15:02

1) Esme 2) Clara. the other two are no go's for me I'm afraid 3) Lorelei 4) Pandora .....goodluck its tough!

PooDogMillionaire Mon 01-Feb-16 16:44:13

Is Esmè a bit too popular though?

DontKillMyVibe Mon 01-Feb-16 16:47:05

I think it's only seems really popular on MN. I don't know any in real life!

PurpleDaisies Mon 01-Feb-16 16:48:39

I know three baby Esmes. It is a nice name though!

YakTriangle Mon 01-Feb-16 17:10:59

Does Esme usually have that accent on the end?

DontKillMyVibe Mon 01-Feb-16 17:12:31

It has an accent on the end if you want it pronounced Es-may I think. No accent and it's pronounced Es-mee

FourStarDragonBall Mon 01-Feb-16 17:24:27


florascotianew Mon 01-Feb-16 17:34:06

The accent (an acute accent) should go the other way - pointing upwards from left to right. The opposite to the way it appears in OP's post. Like this:

Esmé with an acute accent is originally a French word; it's a past participle meaning 'esteemed' or 'loved'.
In French, it would be pronounced approx Esz-may.

The name as it appears in OP's post has a grave accent, pointing downwards from left to right, like this: è . In French, a letter e with that accent would be pronounced very differently - as in the French word mère (= 'mother'), which sounds like approx like 'mare'.

bbpp Mon 01-Feb-16 18:29:05

I love Clara. The other two I'm not too fussed about, they're both very nice names though.

Pandora I dislike, it sounds a bit pretentious to me. I also think the jewelry store is chavvy and I wouldn't like the association.

So: Clara, Lorelei, Esme, Pandora.

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