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View Poll Results: Would Esmond constantly be mistaken for Desmond?

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  • Yes

    16 55.17%
  • No

    13 44.83%
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  1. #6
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    Maybe. But it wouldn't be worth not using.

  2. #8
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    I like it. I think ABSOLUTELY he will get asked if his name is "Edmund" or "Desmond," but it's nothing a clarification can't fix. That said, anytime anyone says his name after the word "and," it will sound like Desmond.
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  3. #10
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    I think he will more likely be confused with Edmund, but overall, yes. My husband's name is Brendan, seems obvious, but he gets Brandon a lot and on a rare occasion, Brennan.

    If it's uncommon, it seems people will gravitate towards something common.
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  4. #12
    Esmond reminds me too much of Edmund! I think teachers/peers/etc. will definitely mistake the S for a D if they are not careful. Edmund is not generally my favorite either... think Shakespeare's "King Lear" (eek!).

    On the other hand, Desmond is nice! Love the nickname Dez. Super smooth and cool.

  5. #14
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    I voted no, by which I mean probably, but I don't think it's a big deal.
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