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Esme, Emmy, Elspeth, Eliza, Martha

(29 Posts)
newby2 Fri 07-Dec-12 18:29:17

Surname beginning with Z quite a funky one. What do you think?

rotavirusrita Fri 07-Dec-12 18:32:53

Elspeth. Love it!

Emmy sounds llke a nickname rather than a full name.

Eliza plus z surname might be too many z' s

DebK2012 Fri 07-Dec-12 18:49:22

Like Esme! grin

Beamur Fri 07-Dec-12 18:52:45

I'd say Esme or Elspeth (Emmy does sound nn-ey) I actually prefer Eliza (fab name) but without knowing what your surname is would wonder how it would sound.
Nothing against Martha either.
All lovely names.

elpth Fri 07-Dec-12 19:08:57

I'm an Elspeth and recommend it! I've met a few over the years and they all love being Elspeth too. Other names are lovely too though, good choices!

MolotovCocktail Fri 07-Dec-12 20:58:51

Esme: would you be putting an accent over the final 'e'?

PurpleTinsel Fri 07-Dec-12 21:01:29

I like Esme and Elspeth best.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 07-Dec-12 21:51:07

Would you be saying Ez-may or Es-mee? Big yes to the latter,big no to the former.

Elspeth is lovely and so unusual!

LimeLeafLizard Fri 07-Dec-12 21:55:25

I vote Elspeth! I used to know one as a child and she was lovely.

40thisisit Fri 07-Dec-12 21:57:25

Martha, Martha or Martha sounds perfect x

Startail Fri 07-Dec-12 22:25:11

Esme with a z surname good get a bit zzzzy.

Elsapeth is lovely and I think better with a z surname.

Emmy to me is a pet name for a little Emma or Emily.

forgetmenots Fri 07-Dec-12 22:33:56

Martha is by far my favourite and Emmy/Esme my least favourites.

Eliza depends on your surname in case the repeated z is too much, and I love Elspeth but again the 's' and 'th' then 'z' is difficult to judge!

FWIW I also like Esther, might work with your name?

baskingseals Sat 08-Dec-12 11:10:24

Eliza for me. gorgeous name.

Martha always reminds me of hearth and earth. also hand-maiden cinderella type. much prefer Marta, more elegant.

DeekeyDoo Sun 09-Dec-12 20:44:53

Love them all. How about Elsie as well?

smother Tue 11-Dec-12 13:19:34

All lovely. Also what about Elizabeth? Then could have lots of lovely nns, like Lizzie, Elsie, Beth, Betty?

EssieW Tue 11-Dec-12 13:22:44

All nice. Particularly like elspeth. Also Elsa a nice alternative

EllenParsons Tue 11-Dec-12 23:17:11

Martha! Gorgeous name.

notMarlene Tue 11-Dec-12 23:18:45

Elsapeth or Elspeth.


notMarlene Tue 11-Dec-12 23:19:42

Nice eclear post there hmm Meaning I'd choose either of the two E names from what's mentioned in the OP and by PPs.

MikeLitorisHasChristmasLights Tue 11-Dec-12 23:20:57


Just because I have one and I love it!

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 11-Dec-12 23:22:14

Martha or Marta

recall Tue 11-Dec-12 23:22:31

Oh Elspeth it for me, my husband wanted a different name and I lost sad It would have really suited her too.

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 11-Dec-12 23:31:52

Elspeth or Eliza. Envy is a nickname and I know a few Martha's and esmes.

Eggs Tue 11-Dec-12 23:48:01

What about Esmay?

newby2 Wed 12-Dec-12 07:44:50

Hello ladies,

What a mixed bag. Still can't decide but will see what the baby looks like I think. We've also added in Flora just to be more confused. Thanks for your opinions!

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