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Esme vs. How you pronounce?
I have a question for those of you who know the name ’’Esme’’.
I read it in a magazine last week and I found it pretty. Do you pronounce it with the ’’e’’ sound or an é or ??
tx for your help
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I have never heard this name before but I think it could be pretty. I would pronounce it Ez-mee (long e sound) but I’m not sure. gl
I wonder if it’s ever a nn for Esmerelda?
Hmm. good point. I tought it was a name in itself. The magazine i was reading was refering to Samatha Morton`s daughter name. They spelled it Esme. But I couldnt figure out how to pronounce it. Iv seen it written with an ’’é’’ (Esmé) so i tought it was an ’’ey’’ sound. Either way it looks unique! Thanks for the help.
The girl’s name Esme \e-sme, es-me\ is pronounced es-MAY. It is of French origin, and its meaning is "esteemed".
would make sense why some write it with a é then.
thank you :)
Esme is the masculine form of the name... Esmee is the feminine. It is pronounced EZ-may. And I think it’s utterly GORGEOUS!!!
I think Esther is prettier than Esme. But maybe that’s not unique enough for your style.
How about the name Eden?
Our daughter is Esme, and while we are big Francophiles, we do actually pronounce it Es-mee, not Es-May. We call her Ez or Ezzie for short, and we think it’s super cute, and she definitely is supercute, and that’s not just ’cause I’m her mom. It’s a great name, and has a great meaning.
Our daughter is named Esmé. She is half French and half American. Her French father pronounces it "Ess-may" and I pronounce it "Ezz-may." The meaning behind the name (old French for loved or esteemed) makes it a standalone name as far as we’re concerned. For us, it is not a short form of Esmeralda. This name is more common in the UK than it is in the US or in France.
It can be pronounced either way. I like to pronounce it Es-mee
Our daughter is an Esmerelda and an Esme - we pronounce it Ez-mee. I am hearing lots of people who read ’Twilight’ pronouncing it Ez-may, which makes me worried for our little girl when she gets to school!
no it is ez-ma(’a’ pronounced like for example a tree)
It\’s usually ez-may, but I\’ve heard it pronounsed es-may, es-mee, and ez-may before.
It is NOT pronounced ez-mee. It can be, but it is supposed to be pronounced ez-may. There.
ESME IS SUPPOSED TO BE PRONOUNCED EZ-MAY. It’s FRENCH.
my nwborn daughter is esme.... I pronounce it es(may) but my husband says es(mee)! I really dont mind as either is just gorgeous!! She gets ez or ezzy too!
I always thought it was short for Esmeralda
There are recordings online to provide correct pronunciation. The French-derived version is spelled EsmÃ©
(note accent) so the end is certainly "-may." In the U.S. birth certificates do not allow such letters so we must make due with Esme, and simply understand (or relay) how the name should be said. Additionally, there are recordings online to provide assistance with pronunciation, like: http://inogolo.com/pronunciation/Esm%E9
Of course, if the child’s name is Esmerelda with Esme as a nickname then it seems it could go either way, depending upon spelling and preference.
I’m a 28 year old Esme (no accent, pronounced Ez-me). People call me Ez-May sometimes by accident and it doesn’t really bother me, although it sounds odd to my ears.
My middle name is Esme, and my family and I have always pronounced it Ez-mee. While I never liked the name when I was a child, I love it now. I will say that I find it interesting when people post with authority that the way to pronounce the name is Ez-may. Not in my family.
Esme with an accent is the French version, it’s pronounced es-May. Esme without an accent is pronounced esme, it’s more common in UK nowadays. It’s my name so trust me on this!
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