What do you think about Emmet?

(50 Posts)
unheardof Thu 02-Jan-14 20:16:09

Loved it when we decided on it, but as DS's arrival draws nearer (due in Feb), I am getting nervous about our choice. We want something friendly but strong, and not too common. Ugh, I think I've thought too much about it and now I can't get a fresh head, if you know what I mean.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 03-Jan-14 12:34:58

It's an OK name, it does immediately make me think of Keeping Up Appearances, but I doubt your DS will be too bothered about that!

It's not one I would choose myself but it's not awful.

Not at all helpful, sorry!

You may find people automatically assume Twilight fan. But if that doesn't bother you, it won't be an issue. I wanted Bella for a while but didn't want the "oh because of twilight?" every time I met someone!

MrsJohnDeere Fri 03-Jan-14 12:27:36

Not keen. Keeping Up Appearances ....

squoosh Fri 03-Jan-14 12:01:06

I automatically think of Robert Emmet and I quite like it, know a fair few Irish men with this name. None of them weak or effeminate.

Just depends what your associations are I suppose.

BrownPaint Fri 03-Jan-14 11:42:29

I like it...

MetellaEstMater Fri 03-Jan-14 11:37:03

First thought was Dr Emmet Brown - cool...
Second was Keeping Up Appearances - weak...

I'd wager that very few people of your son's generation will come across Hyacinth Bucket though, whereas Back to the Future will always be a classic.

I think of the Twilight vampire. Its a nice name though.

Beachballfamily Fri 03-Jan-14 10:57:46

I like it, see it as very American (quite popular there). I've only ever seen it spelt with two t's at the end though.

Brussel Fri 03-Jan-14 10:55:53

I like it with one or even 2 Ts, but then I associate it with a very nice Irish Emmet I know.

hoppinghare Fri 03-Jan-14 10:55:26

Nice. I like it.

It's not that it means ant, it's that it's derogatory.

ch1134 Fri 03-Jan-14 10:51:23

No way, it's a derogatory term in Cornwall for a tourist. 'Bloody Emmets'

Havinganose Fri 03-Jan-14 05:59:36

Love it
Was on my list

FigEater Fri 03-Jan-14 05:53:10

Ant. But then actually being called Ant works for Ant, so why not.

elQuintoConyo Fri 03-Jan-14 05:45:11

It has a horrble sound, like grommet.

Plus, I immediatly thought:
Back to the Future
Twilight

Sorry, you did ask thanks

lisianthus Fri 03-Jan-14 05:30:42

It's a family name for me- have a great grandfather with the name.

It was in my list for a boy.

NakedTigarCub Fri 03-Jan-14 05:22:03

I like it but im a twilight fan grin

MummyBeerest Fri 03-Jan-14 04:24:26

I like it...but I'm not British. Which probably doesn't help. Sorry!

Really like it. But we go to Cornwall a lot so I couldn't use it smile

Cornish for grockle. I wouldn't use it down 'ere.

DramaAlpaca Fri 03-Jan-14 03:50:43

Hmm. It's OK but better spelled Emmett. Elliott is nicer though.

Skrifa Fri 03-Jan-14 03:38:27

I love Emmet. I also know an Emmett, which I prefer spelling wise. On my short list if we have another boy!

mycupoffucksrunnethempty Fri 03-Jan-14 02:26:44

It's lovely. It was on my short list for DS

Onesleeptillwembley Fri 03-Jan-14 02:24:00

Hyacinth Bucket here, too. It's an unattractive, weak, effeminate name.

lemonpoppyseed Fri 03-Jan-14 02:05:42

I like it. I know a two year old Emmet (I'm in Canada), and it really suits him.

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