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(31 Posts)
MoelFammau Tue 08-Jan-13 22:31:21

Yay or nay?

pinkandyellowbutterfly Tue 08-Jan-13 22:35:20

its a really nice nickname, maybe for emma louise/emmaline louise/ emily louise. Has a warm, traditional feel to it as i've known a few ladies grandparent/great grandperant age with the name. :-)

Flojobunny Tue 08-Jan-13 22:37:25

Nay. Too 'cutey' for me. Couldn't imagine a high powered business woman with a name like that.

MoelFammau Tue 08-Jan-13 22:38:26

My middle name is after my Grandmother - Louise. Not keen on it but thinking I like the sound of Emmylou... Thanks for not pouring cold water on it!

MoelFammau Tue 08-Jan-13 22:40:31

Does everyone need to be a high-powered business woman? I'm in arts and media, as are my friends and family.... Anyway, I'm sure Condolezza Rice was told the same thing!

everlong Wed 09-Jan-13 09:16:27

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Fab41 Wed 09-Jan-13 09:17:36

I was planning to call my son Emmylou Rose. Love it.

BedHog Wed 09-Jan-13 09:24:56

It says American country singer to me. She might put on some cowboy boots and go dancing with Dolly Parton.

Kveta Wed 09-Jan-13 09:33:05

it is one of DD's nicknames, I wouldn't use it as a proper name though smile

FirstTimeForEverything Wed 09-Jan-13 09:35:47

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steppemum Wed 09-Jan-13 09:40:40

as bedhog, I immediately thought southern USA and country music

As an adult I would prefer to choose to use Emily (for example) or emmylou, depending on my context. For that reason our dd who is Lucy has alonger name which is her full name, so she can choose when she is older

3smellysocks Wed 09-Jan-13 14:03:44

Emmeline is nicer/classic. Emmylou sounds quite american diner

3smellysocks Wed 09-Jan-13 14:05:00

Emmy on it's own is nice though. Emmy Louise?

atthewelles Wed 09-Jan-13 14:40:27

Country and western singer in a check shirt and leather fringed skirt. Definitely a nay from me.

WorkingtoohardMama Wed 09-Jan-13 14:46:09

I've got a relative called Emmy Louise, she's at uni at the mo, a very clever girl and its suits her beautifully, she gets called either Emmy or emmylou

LindaMcCartneySausage Wed 09-Jan-13 15:02:06

Definite nay from me.

As others have said, the only Emmylou I've heard of is Emmylou Harris, the US country music singer.

link to her website

It's also a bit twee and overly girly for me.

Sirzy Wed 09-Jan-13 15:03:53

Fine as a nickname not I don't like it as a first name

monica77798 Wed 09-Jan-13 16:15:16

I was also reminded of Emmylou Harris. I would probably say no.

MissyMooandherBeaverofSteel Wed 09-Jan-13 16:18:07

Sounds like it should be in 'The Waltons'

'Goodnight Emmylou' - 'Goodnight Johnboy'

Cute as a nickname but not as a first name imo.

squoosh Wed 09-Jan-13 16:49:41

It sounds very Southern US to me.

'Emmylou if I come into that trailer and find you in bed with your cousin Billy Bob Clampett again I'll whup ya'lls butt. Y'hear? Now get out here and eat your grits'

That kind of thing.

AlexanderS Wed 09-Jan-13 16:56:46


I love Emmylou BUT I agree it's very American rural South so for me it would have to be a nickname for Emma Louise.

What about Emerson? That'd go nice with your DD's name.

mybootsaremuddy Wed 09-Jan-13 21:02:15

Another one thinking southern USA here.
Or like she could be a character in an Enid Blyton book.

Emma Louise is lovely though.

Floralnomad Wed 09-Jan-13 21:04:39

Makes me think of those terrible American child beauty pageants ,sorry.

SirBoobAlot Wed 09-Jan-13 21:07:47

It's not a real name.

Emma Louise and a nickname, fine. But not as a formal name.

MoelFammau Thu 10-Jan-13 01:34:41

Fair dos!

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