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What can Em be short for?

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Summerbluues Sat 06-Aug-16 21:46:03

It may sound silly but I just love the nn Em.

I really like Emma but wanted some other options.
I like Emily as well but DH not so keen.

So what other names can Em be short for?

SecretMongoose Sat 06-Aug-16 21:46:56


OlafLovesAnna Sat 06-Aug-16 21:47:27


Augustwedding Sat 06-Aug-16 21:49:12


MrsJoeyMaynard Sat 06-Aug-16 21:49:50


228agreenend Sat 06-Aug-16 21:50:34

What about Gemma as an alternative?

ThinkPinkStink Sat 06-Aug-16 21:50:58

Emery / Emory / Emer

villainousbroodmare Sat 06-Aug-16 21:52:27

Anything beginning with M.

GinIsIn Sat 06-Aug-16 21:53:50

Emeris, Emilie, Emer, Emerald, Emmanuella, Emeline, Emilia

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sat 06-Aug-16 21:54:43



Anything beginning with an M

MrsJoeyMaynard Sat 06-Aug-16 22:01:53

The first E in Emer is pronounced with a long E, so eee-mer, rather than with an "em" sound at the beginning.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 06-Aug-16 22:55:56


CancellyMcChequeface Sat 06-Aug-16 23:55:04


imwithspud Sun 07-Aug-16 00:04:19


ErrolTheDragon Sun 07-Aug-16 00:12:44

Emmet? Fgs, that's surely not a girl's name, it's the Cornish derogatory term for a tourist, or an old word for an ant. grin

Luciferbox Sun 07-Aug-16 00:16:39

Emyr for a boy? A Welsh name.

MsVTired Sun 07-Aug-16 00:21:24

I don't know why you would name a baby to just call it 'Em'...

DeltaSunrise Sun 07-Aug-16 06:16:18

The Em I know is Ember but I love Emmeline

Summerbluues Sun 07-Aug-16 12:24:43

MsVTired in the same way Katherine gets Katie, Alexander gets Alex, Jonathan gets Jonny, Camilla gets Millie, Stephanie gets Steph.. ?
Personally I am a fan of nn's. I know many people aren't. A friend of mine chose names for her 3 that are deliberately very hard to shorten or make nn's out of but I like them and I like Em.

Thanks everyone. Emmeline is lovely. I think I still love Emma the most but will keep searching for now smile

EmmelineW Sun 07-Aug-16 12:30:12

Go with Emmeline grin

Notso Sun 07-Aug-16 12:34:35

If you love Emma and Em why try and shoehorn Em into another name?

NapQueen Sun 07-Aug-16 12:35:15


liquidrevolution Sun 07-Aug-16 12:45:01

I have an Emma. We call her... Emma. No need to shorten it!

maggiethemagpie Mon 08-Aug-16 21:14:31

I chose a long name for my son with the intention of always calling him by the shorter version. When he was born I announced it as 'Zac, Zachary for long'

Cagliostro Mon 08-Aug-16 21:17:38

I saw the name Emrys on here recently which I thought was pretty but quite strong too

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