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Emily - dull and overly popular or classic and timeless?

(42 Posts)
browneyedlou Mon 17-Aug-09 16:50:40

What is the mn verdict?

QOD Mon 17-Aug-09 16:51:43

the first - lovely name but 3 in my 10 yr old dd's class
It seems like an odd name for an adult to me (sorry to any adult ones) because I only know littlies with the name!

seeker Mon 17-Aug-09 16:52:27

Classic and timeless. Have you considered Emma, as well - there seem to be fewer little Emmas about.

Mamulik Mon 17-Aug-09 16:53:38

my DD2 name is Emma, so I love Emily - nice name!

MaggieBeauLeo Mon 17-Aug-09 16:56:57

A very pretty sound, but too popular.

I like Emma too, and Gemma.

I like Amelia and Amelie and Emilia less than Emily, so if you like it, just stick with Emily itself, it's the nicest of the Emily names 9as I think of them)

browneyedlou Mon 17-Aug-09 16:57:19

QOD, I know what you mean, but I can think of a few slebs - Emily Blunt, Emily the blonde newsnight woman, Emily Watson.

tummytickler Mon 17-Aug-09 17:00:37

timeless, classic but sooooo dull there are so many prettier, classier etc names.

MaybeAfterBreakfast Mon 17-Aug-09 17:02:00

Lovely

MamaLazarou Mon 17-Aug-09 17:09:48

Nice name, but I can think of 53729563729 nicer ones.

TsarChasm Mon 17-Aug-09 17:13:28

There are an awful lot about. Dc have more than one in all their classes.

QOD Mon 17-Aug-09 20:02:40

Emiline and Emene (Em en aye) are nice varients - when spelt correctly! I can't recall if I have them right

whereelseAndDontPrintThis Mon 17-Aug-09 20:06:42

Still love it, it was my #2.

everlong Mon 17-Aug-09 20:18:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsMattie Mon 17-Aug-09 21:47:28

Like it very much, so I'll plump for 'classic and timeless'.
I also like Emmeline.

emkana Mon 17-Aug-09 21:50:15

Love it.

TheWorstWitch Mon 17-Aug-09 21:52:12

Dull and popular

isittooearlyforgin Mon 17-Aug-09 21:53:22

sorry - find it quite dull

malung Mon 17-Aug-09 22:24:48

Classic but very popular. Lots more to choose from. How about Allegra, Anastasia or Leonora.

piscesmoon Mon 17-Aug-09 22:26:23

Classic, timeless and beautiful.

hashim Mon 17-Aug-09 22:30:54

Crikey!! I'm a 30 year old Emily. I never realised people think it's dull and boring.

lowrib Mon 17-Aug-09 22:35:18

It's popular but it's a really nice name, I reckon go for it!

Or if you want more unusual how about Elodie?

OnlyWantsOneDoesntLikeDM Mon 17-Aug-09 22:36:25

oi thats my name <<walks off in a netmums style huff>>

cbmum Mon 17-Aug-09 22:40:59

Does it matter if others think it's dull? So long as you like it that's what matters.

Thunderduck Mon 17-Aug-09 23:47:22

I love it. It's one of my favourite names.

jellybeans Tue 18-Aug-09 00:06:51

Dull and popular

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