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Grace or Esme?

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Emma930 Tue 16-May-17 16:08:09

Please vote, we are from Worcester area xx

happymum73 Tue 16-May-17 16:10:05

Esme, Grace is very popular.

Or Esme Grace?

Emma930 Tue 16-May-17 16:12:31

I've so know a couple of Graces, I thought it was dropping in popularity.
I don't want her to be one of ten graces in her class though!
Do you know any Esme's? X

HeyCat Tue 16-May-17 16:16:34

I know 4 Graces aged 3 and under, and have never met an Esme.

Esme is a classic and underused, go for it.

CrispyBathTowel Tue 16-May-17 16:17:24

I prefer Esme. Depends if other peoples pronunciation would bother you though - some say Es-me, others say Es-may.

Emma930 Tue 16-May-17 16:19:19

I'd hope they would get it if corrected once.
I do like I pronounced both ways though, which is more common? X

Rockaby Tue 16-May-17 16:52:05

I know three Graces, (two toddlers, one adult in her thirties), and three Esmes, (a baby, a toddler and an adult in her seventies, who hates her name and cannot understand why it's gaining in popularity! I still like it though smile).

Fwiw, I think Grace is more timeless, but there are probably more of them. Esme is a bit trendy ATM, I think.

Both are pretty, but I think I slightly prefer Esme.

Madeyemoodysmum Tue 16-May-17 16:53:20


Rockaby Tue 16-May-17 16:54:23

Re pronunciation, two of the Esmes I know are pronounced Es-me. The other is Es-may.

Emma930 Tue 16-May-17 17:00:24

Ah no, what a shame to hear your friend Esme hates her name sad x

ShiningArmour Tue 16-May-17 17:01:51

I love Esme, I don't know any, but know two called Grace.

Rockaby Tue 16-May-17 17:20:21

Yeah, it baffles me op as it's so pretty! I think some people do just hate their own names.

Jooni Tue 16-May-17 18:11:43

I love Esme but it's definitely not underused. It pretty popular round here, but very lovely. The different pronunciations would make me hesitant to use it though - I don't really like "ez-may" and lots of people say it like that regardless of spelling.

auntym Tue 16-May-17 18:13:23

Both lovely but Grace gets my vote. Esme sounds in some accents like "there's my..." so make sure your surname isn't a noun like Ball or it could sound like "there's my ball" iyswim.

Emma930 Tue 16-May-17 18:29:43

I think I prefer it pronounced Es-me rather than May but do like both.

Prehaps Grace would be a
Better choice then. Only thing is I'm an Emma and was one of four in my year group at school so I've never really liked it as I was always known by first name and surname!!! X

CricketRuntAndRashers Tue 16-May-17 18:38:10

Grace is a popular but also rather timeless choice imo.
And it's a really sweet choice smile

Lemondrop99 Tue 16-May-17 18:41:08

I'm in London and there's quite a few Esmes popping up all over. I thought it was pretty until I heard a woman screeching like a fish wife through the supermarket "Es-maaaaaaaaay, Es-maaaaaay, get back 'ere!" Ergh, if seemed really ugly to me since then.

So I'll pick Grace!

DissonantInterval Tue 16-May-17 18:42:08

I like both a lot but Esme a little more. And it's not used as often as Grace.

Sophronia Tue 16-May-17 18:51:17


CaipirinhasAllRound Tue 16-May-17 19:04:30

I don't like Esme, find it a bit sickly sweet, sorry!

Rockaby Tue 16-May-17 19:14:53

Tbh, if you really want to avoid having more than one child of the same name in your DD's class then I wouldn't choose either of these (sorry). Neither of them are super popular, but there's a fair chance she could be Esme surname or Grace surname. That said, there's always a chance of that happening isn't there? I've heard many times of someone picking a name which they thought was really unusual, only to turn up to nursery and there be two others in the same year group!

Emma930 Tue 16-May-17 19:29:11

That's true!
I've heard lots of different names recently!
The most popular girls name where I live is Isabell at the moment! X

wakkapaca Tue 16-May-17 19:34:38


daisypond Tue 16-May-17 19:42:43

Grace, by miles.

YoungYolandaYorgensen39 Tue 16-May-17 19:55:44


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