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Jemma or Emma

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CJ1505 Mon 18-Jan-16 15:13:46

Boy name sorted, now need girl names... Middle name Fern

Sophronia Mon 18-Jan-16 15:16:12

Emma Fern

bittapitta Mon 18-Jan-16 15:17:27

Emma. Jemma is a bit... lower ranking socially.

Kim82 Mon 18-Jan-16 15:17:30


CJ1505 Mon 18-Jan-16 15:18:21

Lower ranking socially? What does that mean?

EmmalinaC Mon 18-Jan-16 15:19:50

Emma, obviously wink

But if you're going for Jemma, I prefer Gemma.

pilates Mon 18-Jan-16 15:23:43


GingerNutRiskIt Mon 18-Jan-16 15:24:54


Botchit Mon 18-Jan-16 15:26:20

Not keen on either but Emma is much nicer than Jemma/Gemma.

Botchit Mon 18-Jan-16 15:27:30

Lower ranking socially means it sounds a bit common. Ridiculous but a lot of people make class judgements on names.

CasualJersey Mon 18-Jan-16 15:29:57

Not a huge fan of either. Both a bit plain and of my generation
(Mid 30's)but I would 100% pick Emma out of those two.

Clobbered Mon 18-Jan-16 15:31:43

Emma - it's a classic.

Jw35 Mon 18-Jan-16 15:39:27

Emma I agree with Jemma sounding common sorry

HerdOfRhino Mon 18-Jan-16 15:44:28

I prefer Jemma. I prefer it spelt as Gemma though.

There is a saint Gemma actually, which I was surprised about, as I did not realise it was such an old name.

You might also like the name Jenna, as an alternative.

Doilooklikeatourist Mon 18-Jan-16 15:45:15

Emma is the nicer ( my name . I'm over 50 )
I don't like Jemma , prefer Gemma

NHKX2 Mon 18-Jan-16 15:46:14

I also prefer Emma; otherwise much prefer Gemma to Jemma.

CJ1505 Mon 18-Jan-16 15:56:02

So, Jemma/Gemma is better for 16+? Thanks , I'll go with Emma

cocacola1006 Mon 18-Jan-16 16:04:23

I don't know how but Gemma fern made me think germaphobe which is random.
Emma fern is lovely

iciclewinter Mon 18-Jan-16 20:31:46

Gemma with a G. It's a lovely name and I don't know of any young Gemmas. Emma is nice but a bit duller in comparison. I think of Jemma as short for Jemima, which I don't like.

Thenightswatch Mon 18-Jan-16 20:35:07

Emma but I'm biased grin

Sadik Mon 18-Jan-16 20:38:09

Jemma - I know 9 women called Emma in my immediate social circle, and they're nearly all 40 or above.

To me Jemma/Gemma is a cool, arty teen/twentysomething, so I would go for that one.

PooDogMillionaire Mon 18-Jan-16 22:41:12

Jemma/Gemma a bit naff, sorry.

Emma is a very very popular name among women in their late 30's early 40's. I know about 5.

What about Jemima?

IMurderedStampyLongnose Mon 18-Jan-16 22:45:35

Emma,never Jemma.

Surf25 Mon 18-Jan-16 22:46:31

Emma. Lovely name.

IoraRua Mon 18-Jan-16 22:48:14

Gemma with a g is lovely. Never liked Jemma, always thought it looked ugly.
I don't like Emma much.

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