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What do you think of think of the following? Classic or not?

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signuptoday Fri 18-Jan-13 15:27:10


I have been reading previous posts and the comments range from 'dated' to 'classic'. There were quite a few Emmas in my school so I don't see it as new and fresh but I really like it and think it stands the test of time which is what we want. What do you think?

PurpleStorm Tue 22-Jan-13 00:55:59

I don't like Emma as a name, but I agree it's a classic.

Yfronts Tue 22-Jan-13 00:41:35

Also love Emme

Yfronts Tue 22-Jan-13 00:41:24

I like it but adore Emmeline

FantasticMax Sun 20-Jan-13 20:56:41

When I was pregnant with DC1 this was my DH's top name for a girl. I discounted it because I thought it was a bit dull.

However, since then I've changed my mind. I think it's a beautiful, classic name and if we have a second DD it will most likely be an Emma.

I'm a huge fan of classic, timeless - and dare I say it, safe names. I'll save my more quirky names for the dog!

DontmindifIdo Sun 20-Jan-13 20:38:16

I know a couple of children called Emma, but it's not overused. DH really likes it, I just always think of the main character in the Jane Austin book, and she always struck me as I bet I'd find her really irritating in real life... (Whereas the Rebecca from the book of the name, always made me think that actually she sounded great to go for a couple of drinks with)

MidnightMasquerader Sun 20-Jan-13 20:38:00

Names are cyclical though - and even ancient, traditional names (or at least some) do go in and out of style. I don't think that can be denied.

As such, they do tend to get associated with certain eras.

alarkthatcouldpray Sun 20-Jan-13 20:27:40

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alarkthatcouldpray Sun 20-Jan-13 20:26:18

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exoticfruits Sun 20-Jan-13 19:10:35

Classic and lovely!

MidnightMasquerader Sun 20-Jan-13 18:55:43

There's masses of middle ground though, between 'safe'/'over-used' and 'unusua'/'quirky'. Heaps and heaps of middle ground there, and I tend to think that is the point most people make when they say that.

I actually do really like the name Emma, but I wouldn't choose the name Anna, for example, as to me that name is just too bland and safe (no offence intended to any Annas, it's just my personal opinion of the name).

However, my taste definitely does not run to 'unique' and 'individually quirky', either! grin

There are absolutely loads of names which are known, established, traditional - but are not massively common and used. And given that names are a personal identifier, it's understandable that people might go for something in that more middle-ground area, so that they won't inevitably end up sharing with others in their class/workplace.

ilovecolinfirth Sun 20-Jan-13 18:29:01

I LOVE Emma, and that was what we would have chosen if we'd have had a daughter. It is classic and definitely not over-used.... Check out the 2012 top names

Always makes me smile when people comment on names being "safe" or "over-used" many attempts to be unusual or quirky these days. Not completely convinced they will thank their parents in the future smile

NowPlayingZone Sun 20-Jan-13 16:34:45

ALL of the above! So if you love it use it. If you're not sure, add it to your shortlist, but wait til D day, then you'll 'know' ;-)

Teapot13 Fri 18-Jan-13 20:37:28

It's not a matter of opinion -- Emma is a classic!

My DD has one of the most classic names possible, but there are a LOT of little girls with the same name. But my thinking was, if you pick a true classic like Elizabeth, Catherine, Emma -- you just aren't going to be the only one.

RillaBlythe Fri 18-Jan-13 20:02:17

It does feel dated to me. But nice.

CheeseStrawWars Fri 18-Jan-13 17:35:10

As a nn for Emmeline, as in Pankhurst, love it. As a name on it's own, it's fine.

pixi2 Fri 18-Jan-13 17:26:47

I love it. Dd would be Emma after my fave novel had my parents not beaten me to it and named dsis Emma.

hawkmcqueen Fri 18-Jan-13 17:25:07

Knew the most fabulous Emma, she was gracious, well liked, smart and bubbly - that's what I associate the name with, all good :-)

I like it a lot, especially if she is likely to be, 'Handsome, clever and rich!' smile

zukiecat Fri 18-Jan-13 17:18:26

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EvenIfYouSeeAPoppy Fri 18-Jan-13 16:14:35

Classic. Simple, pretty, international and not many around these days. Like.

Leeds2 Fri 18-Jan-13 15:44:35

I like it!

Startail Fri 18-Jan-13 15:40:17

Emma, nice simple and easy to live with and not many little ones.

I know grown ups and a teenaged Emma, but no small ones.

LoopsInHoops Fri 18-Jan-13 15:37:36

It's OK

MadBusLady Fri 18-Jan-13 15:34:55

I don't happen to like it, but I agree it is a classic. It's been used across so many generations, it can't really date. Similar to eg Alice, Catherine, Elizabeth (which I do like).

She might still be one of several "Emmies" at school though if that becomes her nn.

everlong Fri 18-Jan-13 15:34:41

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