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Esme and Maeve

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SisterForEsme · 05/10/2023 16:03

Is the name Maeve too similar with an older sibling called Esme (pronounced Ez-may)?

Husband loves Maeve and thinks I'm overthinking it. I do love the name but think they blur into 'Esmaeve' and not sure that won't irk me in the future.

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mynameiscalypso · 05/10/2023 16:05

I can see where you're coming from with the 'may' sound but I love both names so would happily overlook that.

SerCrispin · 05/10/2023 16:05

Both lovely names but my first thought before I even read your post was "they blend into one"

DuploTrain · 05/10/2023 16:06

I think they’re too similar, yes

Ilikeyourdecor · 05/10/2023 18:17

I read Esme as Ez-me pronounciation and thought it went well with Maeve. I don't particularly like Esme (Esmay) with Maeve as I don't like the repeated May but it won't really be a problem in life.

Medlady · 05/10/2023 18:50

You could always opt for Maisie and go full

theduchessofspork · 05/10/2023 19:50

there is a fighting chance they’ll both end up May to their friends… so no

Daisybuttercup12345 · 05/10/2023 21:54

Too similar I think.

Rosiee29 · 05/10/2023 22:10

Beautiful names, you're overthinking X

TwoBabas · 05/10/2023 22:24

My little girl is called Maeva. I know therefore I'm biased but you could add an A onto the end like we have to give it a bit of a twist.

SisterForEsme · 07/10/2023 15:35

Just thought I'd update the thread - Esme's little sister has arrived! I decided against 'Maeve', the similarity was too strong for me and I wouldn't have felt happy with it.

Still a lovely name though 😊

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DuploTrain · 07/10/2023 18:13

Have you decided on a name?

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