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Maisie or Emmie?

(40 Posts)
Sammy999 Thu 20-Feb-14 12:28:22

Hi everyone,

I'm about to drop any day but cannot decide what to call our little girl, it seems such an important decision...

I would really appreciate your comments in relation to the following two options that my partner and I have come up with:

1) Emmie Rose
2) Maisie Rose

Thank you x :-) x

RobinSparkles Thu 20-Feb-14 12:30:29


If you go for Emmie then lots of people are going to presume that she's called Emma or Emily.

summerlovingliz Thu 20-Feb-14 12:37:53

Maisie! smile

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 20-Feb-14 12:41:37

Emmie will lead to a lifetime of confusion. Only use it if you really, really love it.

notso Thu 20-Feb-14 12:56:07

I really like both, I think Emmie sounds a bit more nicknamey than Maisie but only just.

I know one Emmie, from the nursery I worked at. It wasn't really a problem, a couple of people asked if it was a nn but Mum said no and that was that.

I have a diminutive name, I do sometimes get asked if my 'real' name is the full version but am more likely to be called the 'ie' version of my name.

halecromp Thu 20-Feb-14 16:45:40

I love both, but prefer Emmie.

thegreatgatsby101 Thu 20-Feb-14 17:00:22

I don't like either spellings as I'm not keen on 'ie' endings of names, not sure why.
I prefer Maisy, but spelt as I just have.
Emmie just sounds like a nn of Emma and I think others will assume the same. For the record I think Emma is a beautiful name! ;)

ToffeeJungle Thu 20-Feb-14 17:45:44


Emmie feels like it needs to be short for something.

MoonHare Thu 20-Feb-14 18:02:56

Not wild about either but would choose Maisie over Emmie for all the reasons others have already given.

Shinysilverbutton Thu 20-Feb-14 18:27:51

Not keen on either sorry but I'd pick Maisie over the two.

JimmyCorkhill Thu 20-Feb-14 18:36:03

Have you considered Emme? It sounds exactly the same as Emmie but looks like a full name rather than a shortened name.
Agree that Maisy is a nicer spelling too.

Personally I would go with Emme.

SanityClause Thu 20-Feb-14 18:42:19

Please remember that this person will be a child for a short time, compared to the time they will be an adult.

They're pretty names, but they seem like they belong to a child.

What about Esme? You could call her Emmie, but she would have a proper grown up option for later in life.

ConcreteElephant Thu 20-Feb-14 19:03:03

We call our Emma Emmie, or Em, or even Emma (radical!). She's only 4 and it suits her now but as she gets older it may vanish from the nn list. Basically I think Emmie is always going to be seen as a nickname for something. I prefer it to Maisie but then I would wouldn't I? wink

Both lovely names though really, you can't go wrong.

Sammy999 Thu 20-Feb-14 19:15:05

Thank you for all of your comments - it's good to hear different opinions and gives me some constructive food for thought :-) xxx

GwenStacy Thu 20-Feb-14 19:19:43

We have an Emmy, short for Emmeline. Despite me texting her using Emmy, repeatedly, I have one friend who is convinced she is called Emily.

On the other hand, I love it!

AHardDaysWrite Thu 20-Feb-14 19:26:41

Honestly? I think they're both little-girl names. They'll be gorgeous on a toddler, but less cute on a 40 year old. I would avoid Maisie, and call her Emily, Emilia or Esme then shorten it to Emmie.

roadwalker Thu 20-Feb-14 19:32:06

i know several old ladies called Maisie

MrsBungle Thu 20-Feb-14 19:34:54

I prefer Emmie to Maisie but I agree with others that Emmie is a nickname. Emilia and esme are lovely.

MyCatLovesMeSometimes Thu 20-Feb-14 19:45:29

Maisie/y is quite popular at the moment as we know a few little girls called that.

I tend to prefer Emme.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 20-Feb-14 19:46:29

Know what you hard. Cutsey names aren't quite so cute on a teenager with attitude.

everlong Thu 20-Feb-14 21:20:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Davidhasselhoffstoecheese Thu 20-Feb-14 23:40:38

Emmie is lovely. Maisey is a bit twee

Davidhasselhoffstoecheese Thu 20-Feb-14 23:41:45


Glittery7 Thu 20-Feb-14 23:43:52

Maisie is ok.

NotBrittaPieHonest Thu 20-Feb-14 23:47:42

Another parent of an Emmeline with a nn of Emmy over here grin

She gets called Emily ALL THE TIME. People get over it, though.

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