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Emmeline or Marnie

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Misslemon01 Sat 11-Nov-17 00:30:15

Emmeline and Marnie are currently our front runners. Emmeline relates to Pankhurst, and Marnie has a Hebrew origin (my husband’s family is Jewish). Which is better? I’m leaning towards Marnie, though slightly concerned it could sound too American :/

MyKingdomForBrie Sat 11-Nov-17 00:31:00

Marnie, very cute.

Oxcheeks Sat 11-Nov-17 00:36:32

Marine from me, not that I don't like Emmaline but Marnie is short, sweet and quirkie - yep deffo my vote 👍

DullAndOld Sat 11-Nov-17 00:37:12

love Marnie, wish i had chosen it.

ThaliaLuxurySpa Sat 11-Nov-17 01:12:23

Emmeline is very pretty, OP.

Marnie's quite nice, but am afraid Alfred Hitchcock spoiled it for me.
(Though I suppose, strictly speaking, the film character was "Margaret"!).

Pemba Sat 11-Nov-17 03:38:11

Does Marnie have a Hebrew origin? I thought it was just a diminutive for either Mary, Margaret or Marian/Marianne? Of course Mary and therefore Marian which derives from it are originally from the Bible, did you mean that? - I'm interested. I like Marnie, but it does sound like it should be short for something.

Emmeline is nice.

DramaAlpaca Sat 11-Nov-17 03:40:35

Emmeline for me, gorgeous name.

I do like Marnie, it's pretty, but it sounds like a nickname to me.

SuperBeagle Sat 11-Nov-17 03:53:47

Marnie's not Hebrew. It's a diminutive of Marina.

Much prefer Emmeline. It's beautiful.

CaptainWarbeck Sat 11-Nov-17 03:59:47

Oh I love Emmeline. A bit unusual and lots of lovely nicknames.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 11-Nov-17 06:38:16

Love love love Marnie.

Mumsiemummy1 Sat 11-Nov-17 06:51:30

Emmeline, such a lovely name. I'm afraid Geordie shore has tainted the name Marnie to something tacky imo.

17caterpillars1mouse Sat 11-Nov-17 07:22:24

I really like both

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Misslemon01 Sat 11-Nov-17 08:24:28

Thanks all!

Yes Marnie does come from Hebrew. As well as other languages, like all names. It means rejoice.

guestofclanmackenzie Sat 11-Nov-17 08:31:46

Ooooh I like both!

Marnie slightly more than Emmaline as Marnie would be difficult to shorten.

You could use the other as a middle name.. Emmaline Marnie or Marnie Emmaline? Slight mouthful but then middle names are rarely used on a daily basis.

SleepingInYourFlowerbed Sat 11-Nov-17 08:33:57

I'd probably choose Marnie to avoid the different pronunciations of Emmaline.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 11-Nov-17 09:15:07

Emmeline (Emmie).

BernardBlacksHangover Sat 11-Nov-17 09:20:21

Emmeline by about three million miles grin! It’s lovely. I don’t like Marnie at all (sorry).

DuggeeHugs Sat 11-Nov-17 09:26:14

Marnie! But I'm biased as it was my great- grandmother's name

therealreason Sat 11-Nov-17 09:28:06

Emmeline is lovely! Marnie unfortunately just makes me think of Geordie Shore blush

LadyKyliePonsonbyFarquhar Sat 11-Nov-17 09:29:47

Emmeline definitely.

wellyclad Sat 11-Nov-17 09:32:57

Emmeline is beautiful.
Like other posters, Marnie just makes me think of Geordie Shore..

Misslemon01 Sat 11-Nov-17 09:37:31

@Duggeehugs - I love hearing that Marnie is someone’s great grandmother’s name! I don’t watch Geordie Shore so that link is lost on me a bit, and I don’t mind the Hitchcock reference smile

With Emmeline, it represents something so wonderful (suffrage) but slight concern she will be saying ‘no, not Emily, it’s Emmeline’ her whole life...

LynetteScavo Sat 11-Nov-17 10:00:52

Marnie...by a mile.

daisypond Sat 11-Nov-17 10:03:39

Emmeline. I don't like Marnie at all.

TatianaLarina Sat 11-Nov-17 10:37:38

Marny by far (don’t like the ie). Emmeline is awful, sounds like a cow.

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