Jump to content

Which would you choose?
Emma or Roxie?


  • Please log in to reply
65 replies to this topic

#1 chloe69

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:52 AM

We have the final 2 names.....Emma (everyone loves this but it is common)....or Roxie.
What are the issues with having Emma? The last name is Matheison....so will she always be referred to as Emma M ( to differentiate her from the other Emma's around? )....would that be annoying /confusing? I have a unique name so I never had this issue arise.....
Thanks


#2 Silly Sausages

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

I think Emma goes better with your surname.

#3 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

Emma.

#4 Dresden

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

Roxie!

#5 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

I prefer Roxie - if nothing else than if I were constantly known as Emma M at school it would drive me nuts.

Roxie is quite cute and underused, whereas Emma is everywhere.

#6 dirtgirl

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

I don't dislike the name Emma, but I hate the way people always shorten it to 'Em'...drives me around the twist. For this reason, I'd go with Roxie (or Roxy)...its got spunk! There's a Roxy in my daughter's Grade 1 class, and she's gorgeous!!

#7 Gudrun

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

I would choose Emma.   I don't think it is too popular for contemporary babies.

I'm not a fan of Roxie as a full name. I would consider Roxine or Roxana with the surname.

#8 elizabethany

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:02 PM

Emma all the way.  Roxie reminds me of a theatre in San Francisco.

#9 ~shannon~

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

Not a fan of either name. Emma is just so common now, but Roxie is worse to me (for some reason it made me think of a strip club!) Sorry!

#10 Plaxy

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

Unless Roxie was short for Roxana, I would choose Emma.

#11 raindotdot

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

Prefer Emma M by a mile!

#12 miinii

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

Emma by a long shot. I think Roxie has become more of a puppy name than a humans name.

#13 ComradeBob

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE (elizabethany @ 02/02/2013, 01:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Emma all the way.  Roxie reminds me of a theatre in San Francisco.

It reminds me of a chip shop in Swords, Co Dublin, affectionately referred to as the Poxy.

And the inevitable nn Poxy would put me ff Roxie as a name. Yes, I know kids will always find something they can use to tease other kids, but you don't have to make it easy for them.

#14 Peppery

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:26 PM

Emma

#15 José

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

Definitely emma. I dont see why she would HAVE to be known as emma m. Whats the middle initial? She could be known as e insert middle initial here.  Or maybe emmy? Or any number of other things.

#16 chickendrumstick

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

I would choose Emma -I don't think Emma is THAT popular anymore and even if she had to be Emma M, it would only be while she is at school. Her name will last her her whole life and I think Emma is a nicer, more sensible option that Roxie. I really don't see someone named Roxie being the CEO of a bank or the principal of a school or something professional - just my opinion.

#17 cinnabubble

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

Emma. Roxie comes with a pole.

#18 Bel Rowley

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

I would go for Emma, although I quite like Roxie as a nickname, it's one of those names that I think takes a certain kind of personality to pull of, and not every girl/woman will have it.

#19 SMforshort

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

Emma.  No doubt.

Is it really that common?  At my children's school there are 200+ kids and not one Emma.  I don't know anyone under 30 named Emma either.

#20 tres-chic

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

Emma by about a million miles. Beautiful.

I really don't like Roxie.  nno2.gif

#21 bakesgirls

Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

Definitely Emma.

#22 jellybean icecream

Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

Emma...classic, timeless, elegant.  Roxie sounds fine for a three year old, but odd for a grown or older woman.

#23 la di dah

Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

I absolutely hate the name Emma. So while I'd prefer Roxie as a nickname (Roxana, Roxelana, Raquela, Raquel...) I'd still take Roxie over Emma.

Emma is also in the top ten I think so I don't get "not too popular for contemporary babies..."?

Emily would probably win over Roxie as a full name though (I'm not a big NN-as-full-name person but that's just my own taste) Emily is quite popular as well, though, and Emily M is still not ideal.

Emma M is also extremely reminiscent to me of a white rapper from Detroit.

#24 little lion

Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:13 PM

I'd go with Emma and pick a snappy middle name so instead of Emma M, she could be called Emma Jean or something.

#25 Magnus

Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

I like Emma better. I agree that Roxie comes with a lot of baggage.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Why we tend to hold our babies on our left side

On which side of your body do you carry or cradle your baby? If you answered "left" then you're not alone.

Taking fish oil in pregnancy may prevent childhood asthma

Women who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish oil supplements) in pregnancy reduced the risk of their children developing asthma by almost one third.

Mum, dad and son all share a birthday

Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday.

Mum shares the bittersweet truth about pregnancy after miscarriage

A mother's candid and heartfelt reflections about pregnancy after miscarriage are providing comfort to other women.

16 simple ways to make your baby smarter

What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.

Your blood pressure could predict baby's sex even before conception

The average blood pressure of mother could suggest a baby's sex before it even exists, a study has found.

The breastfeeding photo that says it all

Ashley Rockill was lucky enough to have her birth photographer on hand to capture a precious moment.

13 pregnancy superstitions from across the globe

In honour of Black Friday, let's explore 13 of the strangest pregnancy superstitions from across the globe.

I'm a stay-at-home mum, and I'm sending my son to daycare

When you become a mum you give birth to a beautiful baby, but you also give birth to guilt.

Mum gives birth to 'Incredible Hulk' 6.4kg baby

An American mother was shocked when she gave to a 6.4kg (14lb 1oz) baby last month.

Mum demands $530 for daughter's shoes after playdate

A mum has made a pretty bold move by demanding $532 for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house. 

A toddler's guide to helping around the house

If a toddler was to write a guide to 'help' you with the household chores, it would go something like this.

The breast pump you can use on the go

The game-changing breast pump promises to make life easier all round.

'Mum, don't be mad but I've just had a baby'

A teen mum has shared her birth story – and her shock at not knowing she was pregnant until her baby's head emerged.

No, Senator, childcare workers don't just wipe noses and stop fights

The only thing childcare workers spend their time doing is "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other"? Not quite.

'I wanted to be the birth mum so much'

When people say "aren't you lucky that there are two of you, that you can switch?" I give them a tight smile.

6 myths about breastfeeding toddlers

Although breastfeeding a toddler isn't for everybody, if you choose to nurse beyond babyhood you can expect some strong reactions.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.