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cupcake30 Thu 11-Feb-16 23:39:41

What does everyone think of the name Esra? I know of the name Ezra which is a boys name I believe. It seems a strange thing to call a little girl. Like calling her Richard but spelling it differently to make it ok...

EssentialHummus Thu 11-Feb-16 23:43:04

I've never heard of it. If I saw it I'd assume the child was a boy and it was Ezra misspelt.

BikeRunSki Thu 11-Feb-16 23:47:10

^ I agree ^

thebiscuitindustry Thu 11-Feb-16 23:49:32

^ I agree too, sorry ^

pieceofpurplesky Thu 11-Feb-16 23:52:38

Ezra Pound. Male name.

Hamsolo Thu 11-Feb-16 23:57:08

Named after the European Survey Research Association?

Lightbulbon Fri 12-Feb-16 00:07:28

Read it backwards...


Sallyhasleftthebuilding Fri 12-Feb-16 00:25:23


Naoko Fri 12-Feb-16 00:54:26

I had a friend called this when I was a little girl. Never heard it before or since, though.

Sophronia Fri 12-Feb-16 06:47:53

How about Isra?

guiltynetter Fri 12-Feb-16 06:56:44

I'm hoping this is a windup as you can't call your child arse backwards smile

cupcake30 Fri 12-Feb-16 07:11:54

I'm being a bit mean I suppose, as it's actually the name choice for an expectant baby of one of the mums I talk to in the playground. But I don't feel too bad as she has been rather rude about the names I like in the past.

CityFox Fri 12-Feb-16 15:48:37

Yes, read it backwards... Eliza?

DramaAlpaca Fri 12-Feb-16 23:01:38

I think it's a Turkish girls' name, pronounced Ess-ra.

Achoo123 Sat 13-Feb-16 07:20:36

My boss at work is Esra. She's female. And Turkish. I had no idea until now that it is Arse backwards. Explains a few things though...!!

MazzleDazzle Sat 13-Feb-16 09:21:11

Lots of girls up this way called Esra! I'd always thought of it as a boy's name, but it's clearly now being used increasingly for girls.

Sofiria Sat 13-Feb-16 19:41:05

Isra is a lovely Arabic girls' name. Haven't come across Esra before. If I saw it with no indication of the child's sex I'd assume it was for a boy - Ezra misspelt. I didn't notice 'arse' before it was pointed out on this thread!

cheekstime Mon 15-Feb-16 13:01:40

I think its great Esra, does sound feminine x

Clarathemagnificent Tue 16-Feb-16 23:10:23

Esra is a girls name in the middle east. DP is from Iran and it's his aunt's name. He laughed when I suggested it for a boy.

Jellybean100 Wed 17-Feb-16 23:02:21

I know a woman named Isra and think it's a very pretty name

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