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Would you pronounce Esme - Es-me or Es-may?

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Minicooper Sat 08-Aug-09 10:11:24

I know it depends on whether you use an accent, but just wondering. Think I prefer Es-me, but Es-may is prob the original pronunication. And how popular is it in your neck of the woods?

NimChimpsky Sat 06-Oct-12 20:24:31

Is there a law that Esme threads have to be bumped once a year? I've already contributed to this thread twice. Now three times. In three different namechanges. I need to come up with something new to say about Esme.

Natnat29 Sat 06-Oct-12 20:28:02

Es-may we were going to use it as a middle name but it's getting used a lot at the minute where I live

Tryingtothinkofnewsnazzyname Sat 06-Oct-12 20:29:38

Es-may. Haven't ever met one that was Es-me (although there seem to be lots on here!

Soleil3 Tue 06-May-14 09:49:41

The female version in France is only used if the person speaking the name is a female, it has nothing to do with the bearer of the name and is the name with all French conjugations. Same with male versions

Soleil3 Tue 06-May-14 09:51:19

What version is used - male or female - is decided by the person speaking the word or name, not the actual bearer of the name.

soontobeslendergirl Tue 06-May-14 18:14:55

I'm in Scotland and the first one I met was a very posh older lady and she pronounced it Is-meh/may

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 06-May-14 22:07:33


TheHorseHasBolted Sun 11-May-14 11:40:31

Es-me unless it's written with an acute accent over the e.

BaconAndAvocado Mon 12-May-14 21:16:57

I used to teach a little girl called Ysmay, which you pronounced Iz-May.


mathanxiety Tue 13-May-14 04:32:31

Ez-may. And spelled with an accent. I never heard it pronounced any other way tbh.

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