Middle name for Esm”

My girl name frontrunners keep changing but this week Esm”, [name]Juliet[/name] and [name]Josephine[/name] are at the top of the list. [name]Juliet[/name] and [name]Josephine[/name] flow better with our last name (starts with an E, 3 syllables, and has a distinct ‘ess’ sound in it the same as [name]Esme[/name]) but I still really love [name]Esme[/name].

Any advice would be appreciated?
I have been thinking about a ‘v’ middle name so that the initials are [name]EVE[/name] but perhaps that’s a stretch. My name style includes names like [name]Alice[/name], [name]Jane[/name], [name]Beatrice[/name], [name]Flora[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name], [name]Greta[/name] and [name]Magdalene[/name].


I like V names right now:

[name]Esme[/name] [name]Victoria[/name] is my favorite!

Thanks for the suggestions. I like [name]Veronica[/name] as well as [name]Violet[/name] for ‘v’ names and am considering [name]Esme[/name] [name]Jane[/name].

[name]Esme[/name] Darling!

I love [name]Esme[/name]!!
Since you have a 3 syl LN then a shorter FN like [name]Esme[/name] would be ideal…

I do like the suggestion of [name]Esme[/name] [name]Victoria[/name] for “[name]EVE[/name]” initials though since your LN as an “ss” sound like [name]Esme[/name] and [name]Josephine[/name] (which is also on top of the list) then i’d strongly suggest…

[name]Esme[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] E…

Hmm - [name]Esme[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] is a great combo but I’m going to try and save [name]Josephine[/name] for baby #2!

I would go with a 1-syllable middle name – I think two-syllable FN, one-syllable MN combos work well. Thus:

[name]Esme[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]True[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Vale[/name] (I did a search for 1-syllable v-names; there aren’t many)
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Lyn[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Clare[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Bea[/name]

I like [name]Esme[/name], and I can tell you do, too. If you love it, just go for it! Ask around for how it sounds with your last name, as the only think I worry about is that your last name and [name]Esme[/name] might rhyme too much.

Oh [name]Esme[/name], [name]Juliet[/name] and [name]Josephine[/name] are three of my favourites too, such pretty names!

[name]Esme[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Cate[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Freya[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Jane[/name]

I love [name]Esme[/name] :slight_smile: and I think using the initials to get ‘eve’ is a cute idea so some middle names

[name]Esme[/name] [name]Vrai[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Vienne[/name]/[name]Vienna[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Verona[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Valentine[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Verity[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Vionnet[/name] (pr. Vee-oh-nay)
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Violet[/name]

[name]Esme[/name] is a beautiful name. You said you liked [name]Alice[/name] so [name]Esme[/name] [name]Alice[/name] flows nicely. As for V names I can only think of a few, [name]Victoria[/name] and [name]Violet[/name] both very pretty though. [name]Madeleine[/name] is a lovely name as well. [name]Esme[/name] [name]Louise[/name] has a pretty rhythm to it.
I hope this helps.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

So far I’ve narrowed it down to:
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Alice[/name] [name]Jane[/name]

Any favourites? [name]Both[/name] [name]Alice[/name] and [name]Jane[/name] are family names . . . do you find it clunky to include both as middle names?

Thanks again.

I love [name]Esme[/name]!!

I don’t find it clunky to use two middles at all, and I think the majority of people here at Nameberry will agree. It’s especially nice that you’re honoring your family!

Out of the three –
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Violet[/name]: I like this a lot!
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Jane[/name]: This is nice, very short, sweet, and balanced. I really like it!!
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Alice[/name] [name]Jane[/name]: This would probably be my favorite here, except for one thing: the names [name]Esme[/name] and [name]Alice[/name] are both associated with Twilight. I’m really hoping the whole Twilight craze will wear off soon, so I don’t know if this affects your decision or not…

Others: (very sorry for any repeats, they’re unintentional!)
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Antonia[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Lillian[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Virginia[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Adeline[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]

I noticed in your first post you liked [name]Juliet[/name] (and [name]Josephine[/name], but I saw you wanted to save that)…I don’t know if this are still in the running, but it would make a really beautiful MN for [name]Esme[/name]!!

Good luck! :slight_smile:

Agreed! Esm” [name]Juliet[/name] was actually the first think I thought of when I read the topic title. :slight_smile:

What about [name]Esme[/name] [name]Honour[/name] E…?

[name]Esme[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Julia[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Winifred[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Laura[/name]

[name]Esme[/name] [name]Flora[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Jacinda[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Lily[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Lilian[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Lilia[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Calla[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Delphine[/name]

[name]Esme[/name] [name]Nathalie[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Apolline[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Noelle[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Clemence[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Capucine[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Violette[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Fleur[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Coralie[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Eulalie[/name]

[name]Esme[/name] [name]Daphne[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Eulalia[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Persephone[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Calliope[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Chloe[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Hermione[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Calista[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Calandra[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Ariadne[/name]

[name]Esme[/name] [name]Paloma[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Delfina[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Clementina[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Natalia[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Josefina[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Raquel[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Pilar[/name]

[name]Esme[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Susannah[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Tamar[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Keturah[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Delilah[/name] (not exactly a good namesake)
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Lydia[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Leah[/name]

[name]Esme[/name] [name]Sorcha[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Bronwen[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Gwendolen[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Gwyneth[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Saoirse[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Rowena[/name]

[name]Esme[/name] [name]Valentina[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Anastasia[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Aurelia[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Veronica[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Antonia[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Francesca[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Aurora[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Violetta[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Carolina[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Tatiana[/name]

[name]Esme[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Judith[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Esme[/name] [name]Laurel[/name]