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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.

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!)

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