Thoughts on [name_f]Emily[/name_f]? Is it too boring/expected?

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it is expected, but it also has a darling sound and a horde of namesakes. i genuinely really love emily.


To me, [name_f]Emily[/name_f] is a timeless classic, not necessarily “expected”. Other names I’d consider similarly are [name_f]Anna[/name_f], [name_f]Grace[/name_f], and [name_f]Kate[/name_f].

“Expected” names to me are more along the lines of [name_f]Olivia[/name_f], [name_u]Harper[/name_u], and [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f]. All of these are lovely in their own regard, but I find them to be more popular/of the moment.


[name_f]Emily[/name_f] is warm, sweet and rugged and has the [name_f]Emily[/name_f] [name_f]Brontë[/name_f] connection:) I do like it but it is popular

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I find it too boring and overused. I like a lot of classic names like [name_f]Emily[/name_f] that others might consider boring, too, to be fair! But [name_f]Emily[/name_f] just doesn’t do it for me.


trying to view my own name as an outsider lol…

although it’s common, it gives me happy, warm, bouncy vibes while sounding intelligent at the same time. I think it’s more useable now for a less common name than it was about 20 years ago (when I was born) since its popularity has gone down to about #15 from #1.

I’d agree that names like [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] are more “expected” nowadays, also the likes of [name_f]Ava[/name_f], [name_f]Mia[/name_f], etc.

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LOVE [name_f]Emily[/name_f]!

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[name_f]My[/name_f] style is classic and that is what I’d consider [name_f]Emily[/name_f], but I find it a bit bland, expected, and somewhat dated.

[name_f]Emily[/name_f] is well loved for a reason - she’s versatile, classic, playful, etc. [name_f]Emily[/name_f] is a stunning choice.

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It’s very popular, and she certainly won’t be the only [name_f]Emily[/name_f], but right now, it’s not terribly expected compared to [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f], [name_f]Olivia[/name_f], [name_f]Emma[/name_f], [name_f]Amelia[/name_f], [name_f]Sophia[/name_f], etc. It’s #41, which means a child born around this time would likely be younger than most Emilys. Which I like, as a [name_u]Kelly[/name_u] who was born after [name_u]Kelly[/name_u] was out of style. :stuck_out_tongue: People assume I’m older than I am, even though I have a baby face, and I feel like I get along better with older people because they make assumptions on the type of person I am based on when my name was popular. Which is shallow, but there it is.

In addition, [name_f]Emily[/name_f] is a beautiful, classic name. It has a beautiful history, as it was borne by so many authors, poets, and other great people. [name_f]Emily[/name_f] [name_m]Dickinson[/name_m] is a favorite, in addition to the [name_f]Brontë[/name_f] sister, and then there’s Emily’s Runaway [name_f]Imagination[/name_f], [name_f]Emily[/name_f] of [name_u]New[/name_u] [name_f]Moon[/name_f], [name_f]Emily[/name_f] [name_u]Bennett[/name_u] (one of my favorites as a kid), etc. It can work well for a rugged tomboy, a laid-back down to earth farm girl, an [name_f]English[/name_f] debutante, a creative spirit … it’s so versatile!

Now, it’s not for everyone, but it’s such a beautiful name!


I honestly really love [name_f]Emily[/name_f]. It’s just too popular imo. Which is very unfortunate. Maybe in a couple years it’ll be less popular!

I love [name_f]Emily[/name_f].

[name_f]Emily[/name_f] is a wonderful name! It’s just so common that I know multiple but don’t let popularity get in the way of a name you truly adore. I like [name_f]Emily[/name_f] best in its traditional spelling and I think it is even better as a middle name since it is typically never in that spot.

Here are some similar alternatives to [name_f]Emily[/name_f] that might spike your interest!

I like [name_f]Emily[/name_f]. She’s got such a warm, lilting sound. [name_f]Emily[/name_f] was THE name of my generation and I grew up with about a million of them. It was so common that I stopped being able to actually hear the name, if that makes sense. Now that the popularity has waned a bit, I can see the appeal.

[name_f]Emmy[/name_f] feels very expected to me, but [name_f]Emily[/name_f] is lovely. I think she’d feel fresh paired with very classic/vintage names. Maybe something like [name_f]Emily[/name_f] [name_f]Violet[/name_f], sister to [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] and [name_u]Robert[/name_u].

I absolutely love [name_f]Emily[/name_f] ! If it wasn’t my neighbour’s name and my coworker my son would have been [name_f]Emily[/name_f] if he was a girl!

I don’t like it. It’s a perfectly fine name of course, I’m just not keen on the -ily sound, milly [name_f]Lily[/name_f] etc, with the exception of [name_f]Cecily[/name_f]. I find it frilly, probably because it rhymes. I defs unashamedly like plenty of names that would be considered boring, I wouldn’t let that put you off. Popularity would bother me though… it’s whether it bothers you.

Yea I’d have to agree, I personally wouldn’t use because it’s lost its originality.

I love it, it’s such a classic!

I think for me personally it is too expected and was so popular when I was a child that I think it will be a “mom” name soon if it isn’t already. It does have a nice sound but it’s just not my thing.

[name_f]Emily[/name_f] is so pretty and traditional, I don’t think it’s overused even though it’s common. It’s such a classic, that it’s always been fairly popular, but I don’t think extremely overused.