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(22 Posts)
flopsy1974 Thu 02-Jun-11 12:49:10

How popular is it? I met a baby Emma today, the first Emma I know who is not my generation (30+). Seemed a nice change to all the Ellies and Evies that are around.

CurlyhairedAssassin Thu 02-Jun-11 12:50:02

I love it. A classic name. Not very common.

AlsoAvailableSober Thu 02-Jun-11 12:51:12

I have one and she is 2.5. Not met another around here. 'older' names on my list were Rachel, Nina and Natasha

Bucharest Thu 02-Jun-11 13:12:58

I think it's lovely. Very classy, and as you say,uncommon now. A zillion times better than Emily which always sounds so wet to me.

BertieBasset Thu 02-Jun-11 13:14:45

I have a niece Emma - lovely name, classic and understated imo

muminthemiddle Thu 02-Jun-11 14:34:34

lovely classic name. Not too popular either.

bluebobbin Thu 02-Jun-11 14:35:38

I love Emma and I don't know any children with this name.

Hulababy Thu 02-Jun-11 14:40:49

My neice (approx 18m) is called Emma smile

ColonelBrandonsBiggestGroupie Thu 02-Jun-11 14:41:29

It's nice. I only know two and they are both in their early twenties.

valiumbandwitch Thu 02-Jun-11 16:18:35

I like it.

KittyBigglesworth Thu 02-Jun-11 16:34:05

I like it too. It's a classic name that defies fads.

rosielum Thu 02-Jun-11 19:55:32

My DD -21mths- is Emma. I was reading a book when pregnant with her and the amazing lead character was called Emma and I just knew it was the right name. Now 34wks preg with DD2 so thinking of names again- unfortunately I don't have time to read novels for inspiration now!

HappyAsASandboy Thu 02-Jun-11 21:53:17

I like it too, and I've not met any at groups etc over the last 7.5 months! I like these classic girls names (Emma, Rachel, Elizabeth etc) as I don't think they'll date.

Jojay Thu 02-Jun-11 21:54:48

It's lovely, but there are two in Ds's preschool class.

K999 Thu 02-Jun-11 21:57:15

DD1 is called Emma. She's 11. smile

winkle2 Thu 02-Jun-11 22:59:39

I know a 8 week old Emma smile

McKaz Mon 06-Jun-11 13:56:57

I think Emma had a bit of a rise in popularity again after Rachel naming her baby that in Friends

popsicle1984 Mon 06-Jun-11 14:16:20

I find it a but boring but I think that's because it was very popular in the mid 80's when I was born and so I went to school with loads! Its the same to me as Sarah, Laura, Rebecca, Catherine, Rachel, Claire, Hannah etc!

It was number 41 in the 2009 rankings so not crazy popular but still up there!

spaghettina Mon 06-Jun-11 15:26:05

It's a pretty name. I also think of it as a bit dull because there were so many in my year at school in the 80s...It's enjoying a surge of popularity here in Italy though, where perhaps it's seen as more exotic!

YUMMYMUMMY0111x Mon 20-Jun-11 21:32:52

My wee girl is called Emma-Louise, the reason i named her Emma-Louise as me and her daddy couldnt agree on names and we both liked this as we heard a girl call into a tv quiz show and we were hooked on it

emsies Tue 21-Jun-11 18:38:35

That was the same as my parents! I'm Emma-Louise after my parents couldn't decide. I've always been just "Emma" though apart from officially.

I think its a lovely name - was overdone in my childhood but lovely now smile

notsoqueenofclean Tue 21-Jun-11 18:44:00

DD2 is Emma

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