Emmylou

(29 Posts)
MoelFammau Tue 08-Jan-13 22:31:21

Yay or nay?

ZooAnimals Fri 11-Jan-13 23:56:42

I think it's a really sweet nn, but not as a given name.

Emmy sounds like a twee, babyish nn for Emma/Emily/Emmeline/Emilia or even Clementine or Clemency

Lou is a nn for Louise/Louisa/Lucy/Lucille/Lucinda/Luna/Lucia

There are so many nice, classic names there, you can choose two lovely ones and still have an Emmylou.

I think I'd go with Emily Lucia or Emily Louisa

emblosion Fri 11-Jan-13 23:32:55

My name is Emma Louise <outs self> when I was v small I sometimes used to get EmmyLou as a nickname (my mum was a fan of EmmyLou Harris) but never get called it now, it is quite babyish I think? As soon as I started school my name got shortened to Em anyway.

BoyMeetsWorld Fri 11-Jan-13 21:40:08

Babyish

anonymosity Thu 10-Jan-13 02:37:00

Of course its a real name. Emmylou Harris is in fact a US country / western singer (with huge success).

But I would avoid calling a child this in Britain, it doesn't sit well with the conservative mentality of many.

MoelFammau Thu 10-Jan-13 01:34:41

Fair dos!

SirBoobAlot Wed 09-Jan-13 21:07:47

It's not a real name.

Emma Louise and a nickname, fine. But not as a formal name.

Floralnomad Wed 09-Jan-13 21:04:39

Makes me think of those terrible American child beauty pageants ,sorry.

Another one thinking southern USA here.
Or like she could be a character in an Enid Blyton book.

Emma Louise is lovely though.

AlexanderS Wed 09-Jan-13 16:56:46

grin

I love Emmylou BUT I agree it's very American rural South so for me it would have to be a nickname for Emma Louise.

What about Emerson? That'd go nice with your DD's name.

squoosh Wed 09-Jan-13 16:49:41

It sounds very Southern US to me.

'Emmylou if I come into that trailer and find you in bed with your cousin Billy Bob Clampett again I'll whup ya'lls butt. Y'hear? Now get out here and eat your grits'

That kind of thing.

Sounds like it should be in 'The Waltons'

'Goodnight Emmylou' - 'Goodnight Johnboy'

Cute as a nickname but not as a first name imo.

monica77798 Wed 09-Jan-13 16:15:16

I was also reminded of Emmylou Harris. I would probably say no.

Sirzy Wed 09-Jan-13 15:03:53

Fine as a nickname not I don't like it as a first name

LindaMcCartneySausage Wed 09-Jan-13 15:02:06

Definite nay from me.

As others have said, the only Emmylou I've heard of is Emmylou Harris, the US country music singer.

link to her website

It's also a bit twee and overly girly for me.

I've got a relative called Emmy Louise, she's at uni at the mo, a very clever girl and its suits her beautifully, she gets called either Emmy or emmylou

atthewelles Wed 09-Jan-13 14:40:27

Country and western singer in a check shirt and leather fringed skirt. Definitely a nay from me.

3smellysocks Wed 09-Jan-13 14:05:00

Emmy on it's own is nice though. Emmy Louise?

3smellysocks Wed 09-Jan-13 14:03:44

Emmeline is nicer/classic. Emmylou sounds quite american diner

steppemum Wed 09-Jan-13 09:40:40

as bedhog, I immediately thought southern USA and country music

As an adult I would prefer to choose to use Emily (for example) or emmylou, depending on my context. For that reason our dd who is Lucy has alonger name which is her full name, so she can choose when she is older

FirstTimeForEverything Wed 09-Jan-13 09:35:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Kveta Wed 09-Jan-13 09:33:05

it is one of DD's nicknames, I wouldn't use it as a proper name though smile

BedHog Wed 09-Jan-13 09:24:56

It says American country singer to me. She might put on some cowboy boots and go dancing with Dolly Parton.

Fab41 Wed 09-Jan-13 09:17:36

I was planning to call my son Emmylou Rose. Love it.

everlong Wed 09-Jan-13 09:16:27

Nay x a billion.

MoelFammau Tue 08-Jan-13 22:40:31

Does everyone need to be a high-powered business woman? I'm in arts and media, as are my friends and family.... Anyway, I'm sure Condolezza Rice was told the same thing!

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