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Has Emily had it's day?

(27 Posts)
PotatoWaffle Sat 25-Jun-11 13:28:19

Hi, both me and dh love the name Emily.

I think it's very pretty but said it may have been a bit too popular & maybe on it's way out of fashion so it will date fairly quickly. Am I overthinking it?

Only girl's name we can really agree on. DH loves Sophie but I am not loving it. I love Bethan but it sounds awful with our last name.

Any other suggestions welcome!

SloganLogan Sat 25-Jun-11 13:48:08

Emily is a lovely name. It has been quite popular for a while but it's a classic and I don't think it will date too quickly.

belgo Sat 25-Jun-11 13:48:42

Lovely name. It won't date.

PotatoWaffle Sat 25-Jun-11 13:59:12

That's reassuring thank you both!

diddl Sat 25-Jun-11 14:40:16

I agree with the other posters re Emily.

I prefer Sophia to Sophie.

Would Beth or Bethany work?

squeak2392 Sat 25-Jun-11 17:00:09

Emily's classic, it'll never be 'out', even though it's not popular right now.
I too prefer Sophia to Sophie, although I feel more comfortable with Sophie.
Bethan's nice. I prefer Bethany, but not by much.

Definitely Emily in the circumstances. Nothing wrong with it whatsoever.

TyDontWannaMissAthing Sat 25-Jun-11 17:03:23

Emily is a lovely name, it was on my names list, we went for Sophie in the end grin We considered Sophia but dh didnt like it, and as she keeps getting called Soph by me accidently it didnt matter in the end smile

PiaFedora Sat 25-Jun-11 17:22:22

It's beautiful but there are loads if that bothers you at all? DD1 has a very popular name apparently - we don't know any others. DD2 has a less common name and we know 3! You can't win either way.

Tonnes of wee girls here called Emily/Amelie/Sophie here

moondog Sat 25-Jun-11 17:25:23


it's is a contraction of it is

As you were.

meditrina Sat 25-Jun-11 17:27:06

I think Emily is a lovely name!

It's far less frequently found than Sophie

Bue Sat 25-Jun-11 17:37:57

Agree it's v v popular but it's become a classic as opposed to a trend, so I don't think it will date!

CharlieBoo Sat 25-Jun-11 18:01:07

Emily is gorgeous... It's a classic that just won't date. Agree Sophie seems far more popular and Sophia has gone off the scale popular where I live in SE! Much prefer Sophie to Sophia which seems to have a bit of a trendy feel of late.

IShouldBeHereToo Sat 25-Jun-11 20:55:57

It's a safe, pretty name

BehindLockNumberNine Sat 25-Jun-11 21:00:22

Emily has been a around for a hundred years afaik. It will wax and wane in popularity but never have 'had its day'.

Dd is Emily. She is now 8. She attends a school with nearly 300 pupils. She is one of 4; one in Y6, one in Y5, one in Y4 and dd in Y3. So no problems there smile

Beautiful classic name.

OneHelluvaBroad Sat 25-Jun-11 21:18:48

Lovely name. I only know one little Emily, and a couple of adult Emilys.

emkana Sat 25-Jun-11 21:21:49

Moondog, probably the iPhone or iPad autocorrecting

moondog Sat 25-Jun-11 22:02:06

We need to Let Them Know then!

expatinscotland Sat 25-Jun-11 22:07:23

Sophie/Sophia very very popular.

fruitshootsandheaves Sat 25-Jun-11 22:10:44

I have a Sophie and an Emily, they are both moody teenagers lovely!

NorksAreMessy Sat 25-Jun-11 22:14:28

I teach so many Emilys I sort of use it as a default, that and Charlotte

Cutiecat Sun 03-Jul-11 22:32:47

We had our DD2 last night and had agreed on Emily but i just can't quite commit to it as a good friend has a dd called Emily who is 4. Will it cause too much confusion?

Bandwithering Mon 04-Jul-11 08:25:02

I think obviously it will date, but it will be like Claire or Rachel or Sarah. A name you might not comment on but a name with no negative associations.

it's a very pretty name. I just wouldn't use it because it's so popular. I know an Emily of 14 so I'd imagine that there are older ones, so it's probably coming to the end of its extreme popularity.

yellowflowers Mon 04-Jul-11 08:41:18

Lovely name. I know a baby Emily - so pretty.

pommedechocolat Mon 04-Jul-11 10:06:16

I know Emilys from 30 to 1.
Pretty classic I think!

pilates Mon 04-Jul-11 10:12:53

Great name which will suit all ages.

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