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TwinkleStarX Tue 07-Jun-16 11:00:37

I'm finding it really hard to choose a name for my little girl. I've always loved the name Emma - my husband likes it too but says its "not very exciting". The trouble is, every time I come up with something "exciting" he vetoes it! What do you guys think of Emma? Any other suggestions we might like? Thanks!

EarthboundMisfit Tue 07-Jun-16 11:03:10

I love it.

NeedACleverNN Tue 07-Jun-16 11:03:23

I like Emma. It's not most exciting but it's probably pretty rare now days aswell compared to lily-mae wink

It's lovely

CremeEggThief Tue 07-Jun-16 11:04:18

It's a classic name you can't go wrong with.

swancourt Tue 07-Jun-16 11:12:04

I think Emma is so pretty - hardly anybody uses it but it's simple, classy, pretty and strong. I love it. My DH won't have it, and also one of my best friends is called Emma so it would be weird.

swancourt Tue 07-Jun-16 11:12:55

Maybe go for an 'exciting' middle name to liven it up for your DH!

blueskyinmarch Tue 07-Jun-16 11:14:54

I love the name Emma. All the Emma’s i know are really lovely. Does a name have to be exciting? I think simple, strong and easy to spell is good.

DubiousCredentials Tue 07-Jun-16 11:19:47

I like it. Timeless.

AliciaMayEmory Tue 07-Jun-16 11:21:15

As one of the many, many Emmas who were born in the 1970s I didn't like my name growing up as I was one of so many. Now I feel that I have grown into it. It's not very exciting, no, but it's pretty classic in that it doesn't really date, it works at most ages and I like the nn I get - Em/Ems (sometimes even Emmie!). I would have changed it in a heartbeat when I was 15, but not any more as I'm really rather fond of it!

20thcenturybitch Tue 07-Jun-16 11:23:34

Love it. Was on our girl shortlist, but had a boy! Like others have said, classic, pretty, easy to spell, not overused. What's not to like?

CodyKing Tue 07-Jun-16 11:23:39

I know 5 little Emma's - more common than you think

What about Tara or Zoey ?

dementedpixie Tue 07-Jun-16 11:25:23

I have a an Emma but it seems to be a fairly common name for her age group (she says there are 4 in one of her classes!)

TwinkleStarX Tue 07-Jun-16 11:31:43

Thanks for all your comments so far - I really love the name and don't know any little Emmas myself (lots my age but children I know are mainly called Amelia, Ava, Evie and Ella!). I had heard Emma was really popular in the US which concerned me a little, because I don't want her to be one of four in a class! Our surname is complicated so I thought a nice, simple and traditional first name would help.

dementedpixie Tue 07-Jun-16 11:33:09

How about Gemma? Emily? Mine has Elizabeth as a middle name btw

CodyKing Tue 07-Jun-16 11:39:59

Jenna or Jemma is a nice alternative

Sophronia Tue 07-Jun-16 12:57:22

I like it

LadyAntonella Tue 07-Jun-16 13:18:53

I love it! It's very classic and underused (in Home Counties at least - there seem to be far more Ellas, Emilys and Amelias).

How about Emmeline, shortened to Emma?

BlueDove Tue 07-Jun-16 13:22:36

It's nice - but is a bit boring, but that can be a good thing. I love the NNs Emme and Emmie smile

CoodleMoodle Tue 07-Jun-16 13:26:54

I'm an Emma as well. I was a child in the 90s and a teenager in the 2000s and there were a lot of us! I didn't like it then but it's not as common now and I quite like it.

queenofthemountains Tue 07-Jun-16 15:10:32

I have an Emma, it's a beautiful name. She has many nicknames Emsie is our favourite at the moment.

soundsystem Tue 07-Jun-16 15:48:09

It's not very exciting but it's nice, and classic. And no-one will misspell or mispronounce it! I met someone recently with a 2-year-old Emma and was a bit surprised when she told me the name as it's so unusual now!

DramaAlpaca Tue 07-Jun-16 15:50:55

I love it. If I'd had a girl her name would've been Emma. Had boys instead so couldn't use it!

Janicejohn Tue 07-Jun-16 15:56:31

It's lovely.

AngharadTheSplendid Tue 07-Jun-16 16:24:31

I'm not usually one for 'simple' 'traditional' names but I think Emma is quite lovely. Maybe because I have a pretty and lovely friend (aged 33) called Emma. Friends in the US have a one year old Emma but don't know any others. Reminds me of Ross and Rachel's baby in friends!

CPtart Tue 07-Jun-16 16:44:48

Emma is nice but rather dull.
How about Erica, Louisa, Faye?

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