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Emma or Roxie?


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#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 BobTony

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.




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