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#1 Tarantara

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

If the new baby is a girl (pretty sure no lol) I'm going to keep campaigning for Emerald!

Please tell me now all the reasons why I would be dreadful to inflict such a name on my child etc

#2 lovepink

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

I actually quite like Emerald - Im also a fan of the nn Emme.

#3 Rainbow Brite

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

If you like the name and want to use it then do!

#4 Iris37

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

I hadn't really thought about Emerald as a name before but it is actually quite pretty and Em  or Emmie would be cute as a nickname too  original.gif

#5 la di dah

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

My favourite gemstone names are Emerald and Opal.

Emerald is nice because it has Emmy as a nickname if she wants to blend into the crowd but on its own it stands out.

I also like the Spanish form, Esmeralda, but it seems like Emerald is actually easier going, despite being used less often?

#6 baddmammajamma

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

I like Emerald. Eme or Emme as a nickname is adorable.

Ruby has become too popular for my liking, and Pearl is on the rise. Emerald is an undiscovered "gem."

Go for it!

#7 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:39 AM

I love Emerald - just gorgeous!

#8 little lion

Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

I'm no help, I love it! It was in my short list before we discovered we were having a boy. I love Em or Emmy as nicknames. The only slight hesitation I had with it was whether it was pronounced as two or three syllables, i.e. Em-rald or Em-er-ald.

#9 Funky Cold Ribena

Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

I think it's beautiful. Go for it!
What middle names did you have mind?

#10 kerilyntaryn

Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

sorry I'm not keen on it at all, sounds a bit harsh sounding

Ruby, Jade and Pearl are nice though


Edited by kerilyntaryn, 01 January 2013 - 10:29 AM.


#11 Gudrun

Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

Just do it!   Really good name. Cannot think of anything against it.   My niece who is 31 has a contemporary friend who is Emerald. Not shortened.  But NN are good too.  Such a nice change really.  You'll get 'copied' for sure!

#12 Poss and Soss

Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

Gorgeous name! So much nicer than Ruby IMO.

#13 Peridot

Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:24 AM

I like Emerald, and Esmeralda!

#14 tickledpink72

Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:24 AM

Love it!!

#15 bambiigrrl

Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

my niece was born last week with the middle name sapphire which i think is lovely. emerald is very nice too!

#16 Tarantara

Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

Glad to see that lots of people agree with me. Just have to convince him, and have a girl, and we're set wink.gif

I think that the middle name will be up to my partner, last time he chose our son's first name and I chose the middle name, so it only seems fair.

#17 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

I don't mind it. original.gif It's nice, I do prefer Esmeralda but Emerald is lovely too.

#18 Tarantara

Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

QUOTE (EHB @ 01/01/2013, 01:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd like to say I like it, but unfortunately it just reminds me too much of the Wizard of Oz, and that dreadful Emerald City.


So, her middle name won't be after my grandmother that's for sure (Dorothy) Tounge1.gif

#19 kerilyntaryn

Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

you could always use Thea instead or Dorothy or Dorinda or Isadora, Leadora, Medora, Pandora, Theodora, Teodora


or Midori - for a real green name - but still using part of the name dorothy

#20 Magnus

Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

I like it. It's much more interesting than other gemstone names.

#21 Leha

Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

It's nms but I think it is ok. I know an emerald irl and she gets called Emmy for short.

#22 Wolfsbane

Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:35 PM


I have an Emerald, she just turned 10 and really likes her name. She is often called Em, Emmy or Gems.
I really loved the spanish form, particularly as it is also the name of one of my favourite Terry Pratchett characters, but 'Esmerelda' was just too out there for Dh.

Go for it, Op! I also happen to love Midori, gorgeous name.

#23 4kidlets

Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE (EHB @ 01/01/2013, 01:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love Dorothy (Dot) actually. It would be right up there if I had a dd.



    PP wasnt saying anything against Dorothy itself, just that Emerald and Dorothy together would be way too Wizard of oz wink.gif

I think Emerald makes a lovely name - unusual whilst still recognisable and known to people, I didnt think of Wizard of Oz until PP mentioned it, just thought of the gemstone.


have never met anyone IRL called Emerald - funny how some gemstones like Ruby and Jade have become hugely popular names and others havent.

Another one I love and have only once met somebody called it is Sapphire

#24 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

QUOTE (Sassy Girl @ 01/01/2013, 01:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love the name Emerald. It's classic, traditional yet different  wub.gif



I don't know about classic or traditional. I have never heard of Emerald being used as a name before. I immediately thought of the town in Queensland. Not a fan of gemstone names - they all sound a bit old-ladyish to me.

#25 la di dah

Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

Emerald's a name I fell across in old Civil War (1860s) stuff. Esmeralda is more common though. I think Emerald fell out of use in the US about when Keziah did.

I've known one Topaz who was a gorgeous girl, a couple Sapphires, and a Ruby, and some Ambers. I like Amber despite it not really being in style or up-and-coming at all, I like -er names that aren't occupational, like Esther and Briar and so on.




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