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Baby name Regret

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ZoeH123 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:31:15

My daughter is 13 weeks old and we called her Esme Rose pn ( Es-ME)
However some people say Esmay and it drives me mad. Is it too late to change her name?

llangennith Mon 21-Nov-16 22:39:15

I don't think you can change the name on her birth certificate but you could call her by her middle name. Google to see if you can change it.

SexNamesRFab Mon 21-Nov-16 22:40:29

You can legally change it very easily up to 1 yr. would you go for Rose instead? I think both names are lovely but understand it's annoying when someone mispronounces a lovely name.

wonderstuff Mon 21-Nov-16 22:40:55

I think you can change in the first year?

GeillisTheWitch Mon 21-Nov-16 22:41:07

I thought Es-may was the right way, that's the way I'd say it.

If if really bugs you then I'd change it now before she gets to know her own name.

PotteringAlong Mon 21-Nov-16 22:42:25

I'd say it Es-may too. I suspect that's how everyone will pronounce it. Change it now if that will annoy you.

BreatheDeep Mon 21-Nov-16 22:44:01

I think you can change it up to a year old. Don't know how though.

IneedAdinosaurNickname Mon 21-Nov-16 22:44:39

Can't you just politely correct them? That's what I used to do when people shortened my DCs names when they were babies.

roundtable Mon 21-Nov-16 22:45:13

I thought you'd named your baby Regret. I came on to read the comments blush.

I would say Es- may, sorry. My neighbour has the same spelling and that's with the May pronunciation too.

You can change it but people change names/ give nicknames so be prepared for it to happen again.

Congratulations though flowers

HollowTalk Mon 21-Nov-16 22:46:35

That's how it's pronounced, OP.

ZoeH123 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:51:24

Isn't it Esme said Esme without the accent x

SoftSheen Mon 21-Nov-16 22:51:31

Esme IS pronounced Es-may...

How about Emme, which is pronounced Em-mee?

ZoeH123 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:51:59

I want it changed to Evie

QOD Mon 21-Nov-16 22:53:41

I know and Es may and an Es me

I think Es me is the most accepted pronunciation in SE as the Es may has to always correct it

FannyUmbongo Mon 21-Nov-16 22:55:08

It is pronounced Es May isn't it?

Ledehe Mon 21-Nov-16 22:55:18

What is you changed the spelling to Esmee? I would pronounce Esme as Esmay but with the double e you can probably get people to pronounce it the way you like when they see it written. And if you tell them verbally they shouldn't say it another way

Graceflorrick Mon 21-Nov-16 22:57:29

I thought it was pronounced Es-may OP.

Wolfiefan Mon 21-Nov-16 22:57:30

I would call Esme Esmay. Never heard it any other way!

LuluNTutu Mon 21-Nov-16 22:58:04

I've never heard it pronounced Es-me, always Es-may.

Mymothersdaughter Mon 21-Nov-16 23:00:02

Ledehe you are a genius- next time i have a problem i am hunting you down for a solution

Roundtable i thought the same! Haha

Jemimapuddingduck Mon 21-Nov-16 23:01:35

I thought es me (from south) dh thought es may (from north) so it might be geographical?

Also thought baby was called regret and came on to read the comments.....disappointed grin

We have the same issue with our dd no matter how often I correct people they pronounce it wrong! But I knew it could be pronounced either way when I chose it and chose the non anglicised pronounciation

SovietKitsch Mon 21-Nov-16 23:01:35

Esme spelled like that is pronounced Ezmee, but Esmé is pronounced Ezmay? Either way, just correct people...

hoddtastic Mon 21-Nov-16 23:02:20

my niece is Esme (no accent) we call her EzzMee. In the NW

PaperdollCartoon Mon 21-Nov-16 23:04:05

I would pronounce it Esmee not Esmay, pretty sure the Esmay is an American pronunciation not the right one. Esmee doesn't look right either. Just tell people how it's pronounced.

hollieberrie Mon 21-Nov-16 23:06:20

Why have you put a capital letter for regret? I thought that was the baby's name!
If you don't like it then def change it. Life's too short to be unhappy.

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