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Emmy and Immy - ridiculous?!

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Babbu1 Wed 07-Feb-18 02:59:55

Dd1 has the nickname Immy. We love a name for Dd2 due in 2 weeks that would only have the nickname Emmy. There's no other name we like, but do the two together sound ridiculous?! Hoping you say otherwise but I don't think you will!

LolitaLempicka Wed 07-Feb-18 03:01:52


MushroomSoup Wed 07-Feb-18 03:02:34

My kids have ended up with rhyming nicknames - think Oz and Loz - and it’s ridiculous!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 07-Feb-18 03:06:09


Pommes Wed 07-Feb-18 03:12:19

How do you use the nickname, OP? Is it a known-name, or an affectionate short version used only by parents and family?

MakeItStopNeville Wed 07-Feb-18 03:24:42

I know 3 separate families with an Emmy and an Immy. All are late teens, early twenties.

Emily and Imogen
Emilia and Imogen
Emma and Isobella

SuperBeagle Wed 07-Feb-18 04:30:15


I have an Emilia nn Emmy and Imogen was on the list for DD2, but we realised the Immy potential (likelihood!), so crossed it off.

I couldn't have an Emmy and Immy. It's just too naff.

GirlcalledJames Wed 07-Feb-18 05:03:43

You don't say which name it is but coukd the NN be Em?

nNina22 Wed 07-Feb-18 05:45:31

But they’re nicknames so who cares! If you like the full names but don’t like the potential nickname, introduce another one early on and make it stick. I don’t think Immy and Emmy sound ridiculous anyway

HuskyMcClusky Wed 07-Feb-18 05:50:10

Yes. Sounds unimaginative and confusing.

NotAgainYoda Wed 07-Feb-18 05:52:54


Sleephead1 Wed 07-Feb-18 06:04:40

my name's Emily and I get em so if it's similar name it may get shortened to that ?

hahahaIdontgetit Wed 07-Feb-18 06:31:15

No it's fine, they will grow up and not live with each other.
Me and my sibling have rhyming nicknames and it was never mentioned. Think Hil and Phil.

CharlotteC77 Wed 07-Feb-18 06:40:24

I think it's fine!

Babbu1 Wed 07-Feb-18 07:49:13

Thanks all! Yes Dd1 known by everyone as Immy and Dd2 would be too much of a mouthful to use full name and that's the only nickname I like. Interesting that there's a few posters who think it'd be ok though!

mammmamia Wed 07-Feb-18 07:55:32

It's fine OP. They are not going to be together in life all the time and you're actually giving them actual names as well. Just go for it and don't worry.

ladybirdsaredotty Wed 07-Feb-18 08:40:51

I know a family where the 2 siblings' names rhyme (their full names though, so maybe a bit different). To be honest I do think it's a bit odd. My DP can never remember which is which!

ladybirdsaredotty Wed 07-Feb-18 08:41:18

(Both are girls)

QueenOfTheAndals Wed 07-Feb-18 08:41:57

Should be fine as long as you don't move to New Zealand!

HuskyMcClusky Wed 07-Feb-18 08:43:49

They’re going to live together for many years as children. And the OP’s going to be the one stuck calling ‘immmmmyyy’ ‘emmmmmy’, and getting answered by the wrong child.

BoilYerHeid Wed 07-Feb-18 09:54:09

I know a family where both sisters names are shortened to exactly the same thing! (Mel)

It's a bit weird but it does seem to happen. Is there no other nickname the Emmie name? So Emmaline become Lina or something?

Sunshinesaz86 Wed 07-Feb-18 09:55:10

A friend of mine has two daughters with very similar names think Millie and Tilly (slightly different)!

Once the name is out there no one cares then x

Thisusernamethingistricky Wed 07-Feb-18 09:55:25

Yes. Please don't do this.

MammieBear Wed 07-Feb-18 10:01:39

If it's the only name you love go for it, they are not ridiculous together in my opinion they are individuals who will rarely say their name's together, it will only be you two as parents and even then you'll probably say their given names. Go for it. It's hard enough finding names you both agree and love without the added stress.

halcyondays Wed 07-Feb-18 10:01:50

She might just get Em, not Emmy. I don't think it's that big a deal. I do know siblings with rhyming short forms of their names.

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