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What do you think about Emmet?

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unheardof Thu 02-Jan-14 20:16:09

Loved it when we decided on it, but as DS's arrival draws nearer (due in Feb), I am getting nervous about our choice. We want something friendly but strong, and not too common. Ugh, I think I've thought too much about it and now I can't get a fresh head, if you know what I mean.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 03-Jan-14 12:34:58

It's an OK name, it does immediately make me think of Keeping Up Appearances, but I doubt your DS will be too bothered about that!

It's not one I would choose myself but it's not awful.

Not at all helpful, sorry!

BuffyxSummers Fri 03-Jan-14 12:29:43

You may find people automatically assume Twilight fan. But if that doesn't bother you, it won't be an issue. I wanted Bella for a while but didn't want the "oh because of twilight?" every time I met someone!

MrsJohnDeere Fri 03-Jan-14 12:27:36

Not keen. Keeping Up Appearances ....

squoosh Fri 03-Jan-14 12:01:06

I automatically think of Robert Emmet and I quite like it, know a fair few Irish men with this name. None of them weak or effeminate.

Just depends what your associations are I suppose.

BrownPaint Fri 03-Jan-14 11:42:29

I like it...

MetellaEstMater Fri 03-Jan-14 11:37:03

First thought was Dr Emmet Brown - cool...
Second was Keeping Up Appearances - weak...

I'd wager that very few people of your son's generation will come across Hyacinth Bucket though, whereas Back to the Future will always be a classic.

noitsachicken Fri 03-Jan-14 11:05:12

I think of the Twilight vampire. Its a nice name though.

Beachballfamily Fri 03-Jan-14 10:57:46

I like it, see it as very American (quite popular there). I've only ever seen it spelt with two t's at the end though.

Brussel Fri 03-Jan-14 10:55:53

I like it with one or even 2 Ts, but then I associate it with a very nice Irish Emmet I know.

hoppinghare Fri 03-Jan-14 10:55:26

Nice. I like it.

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 03-Jan-14 10:53:33

It's not that it means ant, it's that it's derogatory.

ch1134 Fri 03-Jan-14 10:51:23

No way, it's a derogatory term in Cornwall for a tourist. 'Bloody Emmets'

Havinganose Fri 03-Jan-14 05:59:36

Love it
Was on my list

FigEater Fri 03-Jan-14 05:53:10

Ant. But then actually being called Ant works for Ant, so why not.

elQuintoConyo Fri 03-Jan-14 05:45:11

It has a horrble sound, like grommet.

Plus, I immediatly thought:
Back to the Future

Sorry, you did ask thanks

lisianthus Fri 03-Jan-14 05:30:42

It's a family name for me- have a great grandfather with the name.

It was in my list for a boy.

NakedTigarCub Fri 03-Jan-14 05:22:03

I like it but im a twilight fan grin

MummyBeerest Fri 03-Jan-14 04:24:26

I like it...but I'm not British. Which probably doesn't help. Sorry!

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 03-Jan-14 04:11:20

Really like it. But we go to Cornwall a lot so I couldn't use it smile

saintlyjimjams Fri 03-Jan-14 03:51:34

Cornish for grockle. I wouldn't use it down 'ere.

DramaAlpaca Fri 03-Jan-14 03:50:43

Hmm. It's OK but better spelled Emmett. Elliott is nicer though.

Skrifa Fri 03-Jan-14 03:38:27

I love Emmet. I also know an Emmett, which I prefer spelling wise. On my short list if we have another boy!

mycupoffucksrunnethempty Fri 03-Jan-14 02:26:44

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Onesleeptillwembley Fri 03-Jan-14 02:24:00

Hyacinth Bucket here, too. It's an unattractive, weak, effeminate name.

lemonpoppyseed Fri 03-Jan-14 02:05:42

I like it. I know a two year old Emmet (I'm in Canada), and it really suits him.

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