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ChorusLine69 Thu 14-Jul-16 14:38:03

Dh and I are struggling to come up with names we both like ( I'm 38 weeks) He likes Elizabeth and Emily but I want something a bit more unusual as our DS has a very traditional top 10 name.

I was thinking of Emmeline as not dissimilar to Emily but more unusual - what do people think of this as a name?

I also like Isla but I've met about 6 recently.

I'm finding it so hard as so many lovely girls names that I like but nothing that's really standing out

Any ideas appreciated!

Raines100 Thu 14-Jul-16 15:00:41

Emmeline is fabulous

akorda Thu 14-Jul-16 17:28:49

What about Emma?

Lovely name and not often heard these days

caju Thu 14-Jul-16 17:43:42


ThinkPinkStink Thu 14-Jul-16 17:52:48

Emmeline was on our medium-list - we discounted it as it doesn't go well with our surname, and I wasn't super keen on the nn of 'Emmy'.

We would have chosen Eleanor (good strong girl's name, like Roosevelt and 'of Aquitaine) if we didn't have a close family member with that name.

If it helps, our current shortlist is: Elizabeth, Alice, Rosa and Clara.

We don't think any of those are quite right, but we like all of them (and hope we'll know what her name should be when we meet her).

blinkowl Thu 14-Jul-16 17:57:29

Love Emmeline smile

Also how about


Heatherbell1978 Thu 14-Jul-16 17:59:24

Or Evangeline?

I'm also loving Rosalie at the moment. Or Madeleine?

MissSunshine123 Thu 14-Jul-16 18:01:19

I think

Ella or Elle

Artandco Thu 14-Jul-16 18:03:38


2kids2dogsnosense Thu 14-Jul-16 18:30:43


MrsGsnow18 Thu 14-Jul-16 18:45:51

Emmeline is lovely. Also think Emma is nice and not used much these days.
I like Isla too but I know of 4 who have been born in the last 3 years so think it is becoming more popular.

Sophronia Thu 14-Jul-16 18:48:58

Love Emmeline.

ChipAndDale Thu 14-Jul-16 19:44:04

I like Emmeline smile

ChorusLine69 Thu 14-Jul-16 20:05:16

Thank you all so much. Emmeline seems to be well liked, just got to convince DH! And love some of your other suggestions too- some more thinking and short listing to be done I reckonsmile

Florrie21 Sat 16-Jul-16 23:40:55

Emmeline is beautiful.

SunglassesPink Sun 17-Jul-16 04:29:25

I think Emma would be perfect! Not top 10, but a lovely, simple classic.

shalalala Sun 17-Jul-16 05:12:30


Rosaaa Sun 17-Jul-16 13:34:39

I like Emmeline but prefer Emily.
How about Mills or Evelyn? Elise?

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Sun 17-Jul-16 13:48:21

I really like Emmeline too. I also love Emma, though it could be a nn for Emmeline. I guess the only thing with Emmeline is that people might mistake it for Emily? It's not exactly a problem, but it just might be a wee bit annoying having to correct people. I guess you would just make sure you/she really pronounce the n when introducing her/self.

CourtJester Mon 18-Jul-16 13:12:02

I love Emmeline! One of my favourites!

Also like Emmy, Erin, Elise and Eliza smile

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