Baby name help!

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Baby name help!
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Sat, 01-23-2010 - 10:24pm

Ok, DH and I haven't really shared our name

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Sat, 01-23-2010 - 10:50pm

I like Selin Esme together personally. Of the three french names you have listed, Esme seems to be the more "exotic" looking of the 3 which fits a bit better with your unique Turkish name.

Also when I see it I say it like Sell in. My French DH who is reading over my shoulder also said Sell in too. Perhaps an E?

Good luck! Esme is my pick!

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Sun, 01-24-2010 - 12:11am
I ditto everything Ruby said... except for the French DH part... ;P

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Sun, 01-24-2010 - 12:21am

Let's see,


1. Selin pronounced correctly in English is sell-in so I am assuming that is how most people would pronounce it the first time until they hear how you would like the name to be said. So you can either get used to correcting people (probably only the first time you meet them though and then they know it)


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Sun, 01-24-2010 - 8:46am

I agree with the other ladies on all points. When I saw the name Selin, I pronounced it "sell in". I also love the name Esme with it, when I figured out how to pronounce it properly. Maybe changing the spelling slightly (Seline Esmae) would work?

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Sun, 01-24-2010 - 11:08am

i must be the odd one.. when i see Selin I see "C Lynn." Probably because we have close friends that have a Kaylin.. so I think Lynn for the Lin part.


I second everyone else on the middle name of Esme.

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Sun, 01-24-2010 - 2:16pm

I'm with Cassie on this one... I thought "See-Lin". But I agree, people will pick up quickly that it's pronounced "Celine". She'll just have to be prepared for every substitute teacher to say it wrong. :o)

I also love Esme... the only drawback for me is the spike in popularity because of the character, Esme in the Twilight series!

Beautiful names though!!

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Sun, 01-24-2010 - 2:53pm
I REALLY love Selin Esme and I pronounced it Celine as soon as I saw it. I really don't think it would be an issue as far as the pronunciation. It's a really beautiful and unique name! Great choice!
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Sun, 01-24-2010 - 3:50pm
Esme is my pick as well.

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Sun, 01-24-2010 - 5:29pm

Christine - When I read it, I pronounced it like you did. and I agree with Ruby and I like Esme, it's really pretty!

I think with any names you are going to have problems. Spelling is always a big deal, I mean with all the variations you have of Sarah, Sara, Anne & Ann. I think that people are always going to have to spell their names. I have it with my last name, it's only three letters and the last two are the same, so when I spell it people are always like "that's it?"

I think it's a gorgeous name and I think it's great that you are naming her with a turkish name.

Good Luck!


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Sun, 01-24-2010 - 7:54pm

I would pronounce Selin like a french version of "Celine" with a shorter second vowel sound.

But I agree with others that:
1. People would learn how to pronounce it.
2. You could add an e (Seline) to help people if it matters to you that much.
3. Of the names listed, Esme fits best with Selin.

But I don't LOVE Esme, either in the first place and also not because I bet it will be over-used in the next few years because of Twilight. I actually like the other two names better but I don't think they go as well with Selin. Well, I think Selin Ariane goes okay but I also really love the name Ariana (which I am pronouncing the same way, idk if that is right).

Just playing around with Nymbler.com and entering your middle names as inspirations, here are some of my middle name ideas:

Selin Charlotte

Okay, I guess that was my fav by far, LOL!


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