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  1. #1
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    Emsley

    Hey All!

    I met a little girl called Emsley (sp??) the other day. Apparently it means 'a gift from God'. I kind of like the sound of it, and I really like the meaning!

    What are your thoughts?

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    It's not a personal favorite-- it sounds a little Adams Family-ish to me. What about Emmalyn instead?

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    I think it would work better as a nn for Emma, Emily etc but it doesn't appeal to me as a full first name at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by davisellu View Post
    It's not a personal favorite-- it sounds a little Adams Family-ish to me. What about Emmalyn instead?
    I agree. To my ear it sounds like an attempt an finding an alternative to the incredibly popular Emily inspired by Pugsley from the Addams Family. I'm also really, really skeptical of the meaning - "ley" usually means "valley, clearing" or something along those lines. "A gift from God" sounds like a meaning that the parents liked that doesn't have any etymological substantiation.

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    I posted about Emsley for a boy a while ago. I like it on a boy
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