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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    Feb 2012
    Maybe. But it wouldn't be worth not using.

  2. #8
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    Dec 2012
    United States
    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
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    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.

  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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    Mar 2013
    Boston, MA
    I voted no, by which I mean probably, but I don't think it's a big deal.
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