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Subject: Re: Esme / Esmee
Author: Anneza   (guest, 163.200.81.4)
Date: May 24, 2004 at 12:50:27 AM
Reply to: Re: Esme / Esmee by Jacks
Not in South Africa, it isn't. Here it's exclusively feminine - a boy named Esme would have a lot in common with a boy named Sue - and we invariably pronounce it EZ-may. It's a bit dated now - Esmes tend to be older women - but I expect it'll be back.

We had an actress of that name - radio, TV and I thnk stage though I never saw her live. Esme Euvrard. Definitely a grandmotherly figure - at one time she advertised washing powder.

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