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Emmanuelle first impressions?

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Chloris33 Wed 19-Apr-17 21:51:27

First impressions on Emmanuelle? It's the only girl's name so far that DH & I both like, but the few Emmanuelle's we've known have been French and I'm not confident it works outside French culture? We don't have French heritage btw. Nickname probably Emmy.

NapQueen Wed 19-Apr-17 21:52:53

My school was called Emmanuel. So it'd be a no from me.

It also sounds a little like Manuel, and I fear I'd channel Basil Fawlty a little too often.

gingerchick Wed 19-Apr-17 21:54:27

The erotic film series Emanuelle so I definitely wouldn't

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Wed 19-Apr-17 21:54:34

I love it! But then again, I actually come from a country where French is a national language, so, I'm probably not the best person to judge whether this would work in a country with English, presumably?, as the only national language...

NapQueen Wed 19-Apr-17 21:55:16

Ive a friend who is called Fabienne which I think is a beautiful name.

justdontevenfuckingstart Wed 19-Apr-17 21:55:28

No one will call her that, it will be Em or Emmy. It is a lovely name .

iklboo Wed 19-Apr-17 21:55:31

It was a series of soft porn films in the 70s but most people younger than, say, mid to late 40s probably won't make that connection

DebiNewberry Wed 19-Apr-17 21:55:52

If you like Emmy as a nn what about Emmeline?

Ceto Wed 19-Apr-17 21:56:17

My first thought was the soft porn book and film, so that would be a definite no for me.

Kazzawazza69 Wed 19-Apr-17 21:56:19

First impression for me is that it's a religious name.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Wed 19-Apr-17 21:56:22


Natsku Wed 19-Apr-17 21:56:32

Makes me think of churches (church in my home town called Emmanuel - not going to hear the difference when spoken) and religion in general. But I guess I'd like the 'old' sound of the name so not really a negative impression for me.

WowserBowser Wed 19-Apr-17 21:56:59

Soft porn for me too

AntigoneJones Wed 19-Apr-17 21:57:11

sorry , porn star, showing my age,,,

ByeByeBadman Wed 19-Apr-17 21:57:15

That its v religious

AdaColeman Wed 19-Apr-17 21:58:06

Fine if you're hoping she will have a career as a burlesque dancer.

number1wang Wed 19-Apr-17 21:58:55

Sorry no. I'm another that remembers the 1970s soft porn films. Beautiful name but I could never have used it.

SuperBeagle Wed 19-Apr-17 21:59:16

Far too religious for my liking.

Second Emmeline or Emilia if you like Emmy. I have a DD named Emilia who gets Emmy for short.

Andcake Wed 19-Apr-17 22:00:24

Soft porn

ineedmoreLemonPledge Wed 19-Apr-17 22:00:34

Yes another one that remembers the porn connection sorry.

What about Dominique?

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Wed 19-Apr-17 22:00:46

Btw, what about Gabrielle? (It's, at least imo, a similar name....)

ClashCityRocker Wed 19-Apr-17 22:02:00

Soft porn for me too and I'm under thirty.

HamletsSister Wed 19-Apr-17 22:02:14


Also Cambridge College.

Why not Emma?

PetalMettle Wed 19-Apr-17 22:03:22

I'm mid 30s and thought of the porn films (c5 went through a phase of showing them a few years back). Emmeline is pretty

BarneyRumbleton Wed 19-Apr-17 22:04:23

Also thought of porn films. I'm 40.

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