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What is "Esme" short for?

And how would you pronouce it?

I was reading a story with my dd and the little girl's name was named "Esme" I just pronounced it (Eh-s-mee) How would you pronounce it?


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Asked by Anonymous at 12:12 AM on Mar. 2, 2010 in Just for Fun

Answers (6)
  • I'd pronounce it like Ehz-mee.

    Can be short for Esmerelda.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 12:22 AM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • The same way you did.

    Answer by crazymom21 at 12:22 AM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • It's not short for anything. It's a very popular European name and is pronounced Es-May. I looked into it b/c I thought about it for my daughter. In Norway or something it's like the #1 girl's name. But I don't like it pronounced Es-may, I prefer Es-mee.

    Answer by danielp at 12:32 AM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Esmee is a name alone

    Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 12:45 AM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Ehz-may is how I say it.

    It's not short for anything that I know of.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:05 AM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • My daughter has a friend named Esme. Hers is said Ehz-mee.

    She's just an Esme, but like Ann said, it is often short for Esmeralda, too.

    Answer by roachiesmom at 6:17 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

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