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Emily - dull and overly popular or classic and timeless?

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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


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

Obviously all those with dd's called Emily will love this. For me I've always found it boring and plain. Sorry.

What about Charlotte, Mary, Annabel, Eliza, Kitty, Rose, Violet, Harriet, Daisy or Juliet?

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?

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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