(56 Posts)
BoyMeetsWorld Fri 02-Nov-12 18:22:35

Still trying to finalise our girls names short list (keep changing my mind!) & not seen any threads specifically on this name.

What do you think? Is it OTT or nice? Shortened to Emmie. Would be with, probably, Juliet or Elise as mn.

UltraBOF Fri 02-Nov-12 18:25:46

Like it.

Mollydoggerson Fri 02-Nov-12 18:27:05

I really dislike it.

How about Emer.

bangersmashandbeans Fri 02-Nov-12 18:28:46

Sounds like a Disney character

Jemma1111 Fri 02-Nov-12 18:31:46

I don't like it at all

Yika Fri 02-Nov-12 18:32:37

Dear oh dear. Are you a celebrity?

BananaPhone Fri 02-Nov-12 18:37:00


Honestly? I dislike this because it is the kind of name that little girls give to their overfed pet cats, or the kind of pseudonym that porn magnates give to the women they exploit.

In and of itself it's not a horrible name though, IYKWIM?

If you want Emmie, could you not go with Emmaline? (Thus after a feminist, with way more positive associations.)

BananaPhone Fri 02-Nov-12 18:37:54

Emmaline Juliet (NN Emmie). That's quite nice, actually.

StrawberryMojito Fri 02-Nov-12 18:39:58

Emmie is quite nice, Emerald is horrid.

BoyMeetsWorld Fri 02-Nov-12 19:25:03

Uh oh looks like that's a no-no then? (or we pick a name that's unpopular!)

Our other options are:
Emilia (not pronounced Amelia!)

Do you prefer any of these or like Emerald better?

PhyllisDoris Fri 02-Nov-12 19:28:19

They're all quite "fancy" aren't they? Are you belonging to the royal family? smile

squoosh Fri 02-Nov-12 19:28:43

It's very ummmm, glitzy.

If you were looking for a name for a drag act I'd say go for it.

BananaPhone Fri 02-Nov-12 19:29:31

Hey, look, if you love Emerald then go for it! Daft to listen to the throwaway opinions of random folk on t'internet to the extent that you abandon a name you really want.

I prefer Esmeralda to Emerald, though that does lose the Emmie NN you like... I would go for Emilia with NN Emmie.

PickledFanjoCat Fri 02-Nov-12 19:29:39

Emilia or emmie.

Emerald is a bit wrong!

PickledFanjoCat Fri 02-Nov-12 19:30:16

I like all your other ones.

I particularly like emilia.

LynetteScavo Fri 02-Nov-12 19:30:36

I like it shortened to Emmie. But not Emma (to usual for me)

It's a bit turn of the century parlor maid, so I like Emerald Juliet better than Emerald Elsie.

Elise Juliet, or Juliet Elsie are both very nice.

LynetteScavo Fri 02-Nov-12 19:31:35

People said Ruby was a bit wrong 14 years ago when I was expecting DC1. Now it's very popular!

PhyllisDoris Fri 02-Nov-12 19:38:08

Ruby is horrible too - very chav.

BoyMeetsWorld Fri 02-Nov-12 19:41:56

Really??? I know a few little Ruby 's and they are far from chavvy.

Lol not really looking for a 'posh' name, just like all of these. Would be going with a French surname if that makes any difference - & half the time pronounced with a French accent due to family!

PickledFanjoCat Fri 02-Nov-12 19:42:37

Of course they are not "chavvy" whatever that's supposed to mean hmm

manicinsomniac Fri 02-Nov-12 19:52:48

I think Arabella Juliet is absolutely beautiful

Emerald is okay but I think I'd go for Juliet Emerald rather than the other way around. There were 13 baby Emeralds born last year so, while unusual, it's not totally unheard of.

Leafmould Fri 02-Nov-12 20:05:24

Love it.

StrawberryMojito Fri 02-Nov-12 20:30:58

Emilia or Juliana.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 02-Nov-12 20:51:09

They're all a bit long and fussy for my taste. I guess at least with Esmeralda you could shorten to Esme. She would spend her life being asked where the hunchback was though.

Pocketrocket11 Sat 03-Nov-12 15:51:22

I'm going to have to NC after this but my name is Emerald and I've never had any problems with it. I can't tell someone my name without being told how unusual and pretty it is and I tend to be known my family and friends as Em/Emmy so I say if you really like it then go for it.

ggirl Sat 03-Nov-12 16:04:32

Hmm my initial thought was..lovely name!

Narked Sat 03-Nov-12 16:39:02

I'm not keen on Emerald at all.

I like all your others a lot, apart from Esmeralda, because all I think of with that is, 'The bells! The bells!'

thegreylady Sat 03-Nov-12 21:03:19

Arabella is nice.I know an adult Emerald [Irish].

ArthurandGeorge Sat 03-Nov-12 21:34:00

I met a girl Emerald a year or so ago and totally loved it. Still think it's great and love Emmie as a nn.

MoonlightandBonefires Sat 03-Nov-12 21:45:41

Juliana Emerald? Both lovely names, but, to me, Emerald feels more like a middle, than first, name for some reason.

honeytea Sat 03-Nov-12 22:47:47

I like the name Emerald but I love the name Esmeralda!

scarlettsmummy2 Sat 03-Nov-12 22:53:08

I like it, but probably wouldn't be brave enough to use it as its a bit of a marmite name!

AgathaTrunchbull Sat 03-Nov-12 23:16:40

Esmeralda and Juliana are perfectly sensible and lovely and rather different to Emerald in species. Emerald is fine, but it's quite a statement, so why shorten it?

Pixieonthemoor Mon 05-Nov-12 18:22:26

Love it! Emerald Cunard!! It's all a bit Downton without being too Downton iykwim.

aufaniae Tue 06-Nov-12 00:24:27

I used to know a really nice girl called Emerald.

Lovely name smile

Ohsiena Tue 06-Nov-12 09:04:07

I wouldn't choose it myself, bit I think if I met an Emerald idnthink 'oh what a lovely name'.

I know a Sapphire. First thought when finding out the baby's name was a 'ooh not sure' but now think it seems like a lovely name for her, and unusual if that's what you're looking for.

Spagbolisbetter Tue 06-Nov-12 11:07:37

I am a bit of a plain Jane when it comes to naming children, but when I saw this thread title I thought "OOh I like it!". It is really pretty and unusual but not too ridiculous.
Emerald Juliet is lovely.

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 06-Nov-12 11:10:25

I quite like it! If Ruby is acceptable why not Emerald?

Of the names on your list I think Esmerelda might be a bit much. Don't like Juliana at all (sorry!).

Emilia or Emerald are the best two I think.

BoyMeetsWorld Tue 06-Nov-12 20:24:18

Thanks for more thoughts smile this one has really grown on me, I'm becoming more fixed on it...DH less so, he prefers Emilia which I really like too, but I def do not want a super popular name for our child. Only because I was one of about 5 with my name in every class and I hated it.

LuckyOwl28 Tue 06-Nov-12 20:34:17

I can't believe how cutting some people on this forum. I'm sure all their children have the most PERFECT names wink

It's a striking, unusual name and I love Emmie too.

If you love it, go for it! It's a name that stands out and has lovely, grand connotations. As it's a long name I personally one suggest a one syllable middle name eg. Emerald Rose but of course that's down to you!

My friend named her daughter Ocean and got a lot of stick from her family before she was born, but now everyone loves it and she always gets compliments for having such an unusual, pretty name. Emerald will be the same i'm sure!

Congrats by the way grin

zozzle Tue 06-Nov-12 21:17:44

Love it!

Crikeyblimey Tue 06-Nov-12 21:22:32

Our waitress the other night was called Emerald and even ds (aged 9) said "that's a pretty name". I quite like it. Did make menwonder though why Ruby gets to he a name but not Diamond. Just me musing.

If you like it - go for it.

baskingseals Tue 06-Nov-12 21:25:59

oh i love love Emerald. beautiful name. i also like Topaz. totally agree with other posters - why is Ruby acceptable, but other jewel names are not? very strange.

congratulations and i hope you choose it - it really is lovely.

ChoccyJules Tue 06-Nov-12 21:29:24

It's lovely. And far less popular (ie ubiquitous) than Emilia. Go for it!

StrawWars Tue 06-Nov-12 21:34:55

Topaz is very Mills & Boon.

Emerald... I fear it would get shortened to "Em-rawld" in the playgorund, and the two syllable version isn't as easy on the ear.

Pasiphae Wed 07-Nov-12 14:56:00

I like this one a lot.
Yes, it's a bit "princess" but I like that, because it also feels like a very calm and quiet name. You need that princess side to mess it up a bit.... Not sure I make sense.
I do know one, but spelt Aymeraude, which is awful.

diddl Wed 07-Nov-12 16:16:28

I like Emmie.

Like Elise more.

FrothyOM Wed 07-Nov-12 16:25:01

It's lovely

autumnfrost Wed 07-Nov-12 16:38:54

I like it but she has to have green eyes and black hair for it to work!

BoyMeetsWorld Wed 07-Nov-12 17:23:18

How about green eyes & red hair? (the likely combo!)

autumnfrost Wed 07-Nov-12 17:47:52

YAY! gorgeous

MulledWineOnTheBusLady Wed 07-Nov-12 19:07:05

I've got an idea "Aymeraude" is a medieval spelling, rather than something totally made up. Not that that's a good reason to use it!

I love Emerald. Much cooler than Emilia.

CombustionEngine Thu 08-Nov-12 09:10:24

I think Emerald Elise would be a lovely name!

getagoldtoof Sun 18-Nov-12 18:43:08

i love it. might be known as emma though, which may not be as unusual as you were hoping for.

BoyMeetsWorld Tue 20-Nov-12 23:06:19

We'd be fine with it shortened to Emer or Eme (Emma / Emmie)

BoyMeetsWorld Sat 24-Nov-12 09:23:19

Oh marvellous - Jacqueline Wilson's just published a book with a heroine called Emerald & it's all over the tv for Christmas. Does that mean this name's suddenly going to have a popularity surge? How annoying....

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