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Emma or Ella

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TwinkleStarX Fri 29-Jul-16 06:31:57

I had planned to name my little girl Emma, but am now considering Ella too. I love both names and am quite torn between the two. Any opinions? Thanks!

JoandMax Fri 29-Jul-16 06:35:01

Emma definitely - beautiful, classic name

Stevefromstevenage Fri 29-Jul-16 06:37:19

Emma from me too. They are both lovely names and funnily enough I only recently copped on how similar they are but I prefer Emma.

Ciarabean Fri 29-Jul-16 06:47:46

Emma! I agree with PP - it's a beautiful, timeless classic.

MoonlightMedicine Fri 29-Jul-16 06:50:33

Emma. Ella is lovely but Emma has the 'edge' for me!

LippyLiz Fri 29-Jul-16 07:03:10


FurryTurnip Fri 29-Jul-16 07:04:04

Emma. Ella is extremely popular at the moment.

BikeRunSki Fri 29-Jul-16 07:11:41

Definitely Emma. There's Ellas, and variations of Ellas, all over the place.

Emma is also a much nicer name.

TrappedNerve Fri 29-Jul-16 07:14:37

My dc have two cousins called Ella it gets very confusing!
There are also tons at school.

I love Emma smile

EllaHen Fri 29-Jul-16 07:16:12


Clutteredmess Fri 29-Jul-16 07:17:13

Emma - I may be biased as I have a 20 year old Emma

KERALA1 Fri 29-Jul-16 07:18:06

Emma there are loads of Ella's

Pipilangstrumpf Fri 29-Jul-16 07:18:22


Ella is SO overused and love likely to date badly.

Kukoo Fri 29-Jul-16 07:24:11

I'm going to go against the grain and say Ella.

I'm in my 30's and for women my age and older it's one of the most popular names I know, pipped to the post only by Sarah.

It just feels very bland to me for that reason.

Kukoo Fri 29-Jul-16 07:24:54

*Emma is one of the most popular names

Friolero Fri 29-Jul-16 07:27:59

I agree with the majority, Emma is a prettier name in my opinion and much less common for babies at the moment, whereas around me there seem to be so many Ellas.

RingUpRingRingDown Fri 29-Jul-16 07:29:27

Emma. Classic and lovely.

Not keen on Ella.

Reindeerlily Fri 29-Jul-16 07:52:35

Emma definitely.

Wigeon Fri 29-Jul-16 07:55:15

Ella is very popular. Emma less so, more classic.

megletthesecond Fri 29-Jul-16 07:57:31

Emma. I know loads of Ellas.

TheCricketWidow Fri 29-Jul-16 07:59:39

Ive got an ella, shes 12..we've never met or heard of another ella locally in all that time.

RiverTam Fri 29-Jul-16 08:08:36

Both lovely names and whilst Ella is more popular now I think Emma is creeping up (and it's been the #1 name in the US for a while now). MN hates Ella so you'll not get a balanced view when that name's in the mix!

WaitrosePigeon Fri 29-Jul-16 08:12:43

Emma is least boring out of the two.

StrumpersPlunkett Fri 29-Jul-16 08:14:20

In class she is likely to be known by you surname initial after Ella
But Emma will probably stand alone

Swearwolf Fri 29-Jul-16 08:18:38

I'm with kukoo here, Emma is a popular name from our generation so it seems odd on a baby to me, like that one girl I was at school with in the 90s called Barbara. Ellie is very popular but ella slightly less so I think.

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