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Madeleine or Esme? Help on middle names too please

(28 Posts)
yummychoccycake Sun 25-Oct-09 08:52:56

Cant decide on Madeleine or Esme.

Here are some family names that i might choose as a middle name, I know not everyones cuppa tea but would like to keep tradition as we used family names for DS.
Am open to using 2 middle names if they work.
Here goes;


pointyhat Sun 25-Oct-09 09:57:15

Esme Dawn sounds lovely. Or Esme Dawn Patricia.

Tina doesn't work so well in my head.

doubleexpresso Sun 25-Oct-09 10:27:55

Madeleine Patricia has a nice ring to it. Or Esme Dawn. Good luck.

diddl Sun 25-Oct-09 10:43:33

Like both, but think would go for Esme.

Esme Dawn or Esme Patricia both sound good to me.

frakula Sun 25-Oct-09 14:07:04

Agree with diddl - Esme Dawn is really nice, but like Esme Patricia too.

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Sun 25-Oct-09 14:09:29

Esme Dawn is lovely.

skyward Sun 25-Oct-09 14:16:52

My sister has a Madeline and an Esme - they are Madeline Rose and Esme Camille, not your family names I know but just thought I'd share them with you. x

MilkNoPoisonPlease Sun 25-Oct-09 20:38:13

Esme Dawn is nice

not on your list i know but Esme Rose is beautiful

mrswill Sun 25-Oct-09 20:44:38

You've chosen beautiful names. I think Esme Dawn would be lovely.

pipWereRabbit Sun 25-Oct-09 20:45:16

Esme Weatherwax - strong, independent minded woman who knows her hats....

Seriously I do like it - esp. Esme Dawn

AngryPixie Sun 25-Oct-09 20:54:18

Esme Dawn - delightful

LolaAnn Sun 25-Oct-09 21:14:22

Esme Dawn is lovely

sugarladen Mon 26-Oct-09 23:28:01

fraid i think esme is awful and there are a gazillion of them around now

BrigitBigKnickers Mon 26-Oct-09 23:39:14

Madeleine Rose is beautiful (my neice's name)

Sorry really don't like Esme and Dawn is one of those 70s names that sounds like it should be shouted by a member of the Eastenders cast. "Leave it aht Dorn"

MRSwereWOOLFhasabroomofherown Tue 27-Oct-09 05:51:12

Slightly prefer Madeleine, though Esme is nice too.
I agree with Brigit about Dawn. Is there not some variation on the middle names you could use? such as Christina etc which would complement the first names very well.

CinderellaRach Tue 27-Oct-09 14:53:44

Madeleine Grace and Madeleine Rose are nice.Also Esme is beautiful and unusual ,a pretty name.

cece Tue 27-Oct-09 14:58:19

mine is Esme Ann smile

mathanxiety Tue 27-Oct-09 15:18:42

How about Aurora instead of Dawn? Then either Madeleine or Esme might go with it.

birdofthenorth Tue 27-Oct-09 16:34:09

I like both names, love Esme. Esme Dawn is lovely.

Madeleine is a beautiful name but I'm afraid it now reminds a lot of people of the poor McCanns...

Jamieandhismagictorch Tue 27-Oct-09 17:04:44

Prefer Madeleine

Madeleine Dawn

sargentpooper Tue 27-Oct-09 23:18:17


I'm bored of Esme, i know of so many of them, all under 2!

cece Wed 28-Oct-09 09:58:41

I'll have you know that mine is 8!

Alishanty Wed 28-Oct-09 13:45:14

Milknopoisonplease - we have an Esme Rose smile. People say Esme is 'common' but tbh i have only ever heard of about 3 other Esme's and none of them are under 2. In fact, we had a few raised eyebrows form some family members who had never heard of it and thought we had made it up or it was short for something.
Madeline nice too, but I ambiased towards Esme, have always loved the name.

cece Wed 28-Oct-09 14:55:47

i had the raised eyebrows too alishanty!

angel25 Mon 02-Nov-09 11:14:06

Both names lovely, but Esme was my number one name if I had a girl - but he wasn't!!

I had Esme Fleur - just thhink it sounded so romantic.

I know lots of Madleine's, but no Esme's!!

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