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Would love some thoughts on this name...

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needsomeopinions Thu 25-May-17 12:43:02

Elma

I came across this name for our DD due soon and it might be pregnancy hormones but I really like the name. What do you think?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 25-May-17 12:46:10

I would think 'boy' because of Elmer Fudd.

catchyjem Thu 25-May-17 12:56:26

I think of Elmer the elephant, sorry.

muffinwaggon Thu 25-May-17 13:06:16

Elephant.

Sophronia Thu 25-May-17 13:07:38

I prefer Alma

BertrandRussell Thu 25-May-17 13:10:10

Sounds like a not very nice boy's name-sorry.

Thatextrainch Thu 25-May-17 14:23:29

I've only come across it with an old school friend who was originally from Bosnia. I like it.

MyNameIsNotYourName Thu 25-May-17 14:28:35

It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. It's your baby you you name her what you want. Plus I think it's a lovely name

DearMrDilkington Thu 25-May-17 14:31:52

What about Velma?

wildflowerfable Thu 25-May-17 14:37:20

It's nice, but does remind ne a little of Elmer the elephant. What matters though is if you like it, as they'll always be someone that doesn't like your choice of name.

wildflowerfable Thu 25-May-17 14:37:54

There will always*

PointlessUsername Thu 25-May-17 14:38:37

Makes me think of a old lady.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 25-May-17 14:40:31

The point of Baby Names topic is to get people's opinions on certain names isn't it?

There's no point to posters coming on and saying that "what matters is that you like it or "your baby your choice

Surely.

MamaHanji Thu 25-May-17 14:44:17

The elephant. But still a lovely name! Was a lovely elephant.

Scarydinosaurs Thu 25-May-17 14:45:30

I know a lovely Scottish Elma and therefore love the name.

watchingitallagain Thu 25-May-17 14:47:33

My great grandma was called Elva which I think is the coolest name ever. I wish I could use it but unfortunately my grandfather would have to die first. (Strangest family ever).

Shopkinsdoll Thu 25-May-17 14:55:12

Elma FUD! kids can be very cruel. I wouldn't

DoreenGray Thu 25-May-17 15:01:22

I have a very lovely Auntie Elma in Ireland. I love it!
However, this wasn't her birth name, more of a nickname that evolved when she was a toddler, as her younger sibling was learning to talk!

AnnieAnoniMouse Thu 25-May-17 15:05:58

I think your hormones are tricking you into thinking this is a good idea. Keep looking, you'll find something nice that you like.

thethoughtfox Thu 25-May-17 17:02:06

I'm afraid I also thought fud.

Catminion Thu 25-May-17 17:06:05

I would associate it with the elephant - while it is a nice elephant, I think it would set your DD up for teasing, sorry.

teabagsmummy Thu 25-May-17 17:10:03

It's my mums name well she's Elizabeth Mary shortened to elma

goldenrachita Thu 25-May-17 17:33:03

I much prefer Alma. Because it's the better known variation and it's quite pretty.

Elma is not terrible but she'll end up another Ellie/Elle and the world has plenty of them already.

SuperBeagle Thu 25-May-17 21:46:01

Elmer Fudd here too.

BuzzKillington Thu 25-May-17 21:47:37

Isn't it the anaesthetic cream?

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