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May 19th, 2013 12:52 AM #11
I think that Irmgard and Norbury summed up the english-language perspective nicely. I'd hit the "like" button multiple times with both if I could.
Last edited by lexiem; May 24th, 2013 at 04:32 PM.Expecting Our First.....
DH doesn't want to discuss names until
we know if it's a boy or girl. GRRRRR ARGH!
May 21st, 2013 05:49 PM #13
Emma, so people will either love it or hate it. This is a name that deserves to be used, however, and regardless of it being understood, or used in Europe, I would use it because you love it.
May 21st, 2013 07:26 PM #15
Personally, I absolutely adore Embla and along with Saga, it's my favourite female name from the Norse mythology. Here in Denmark, you can hardly say that Embla is particularly popular (sadly). However, its counterpart, Ask, is growing rapidly among the Danish hipsters, the chic Danes and other good people (hippies? I don't know what you call them ...). To the best of my knowledge, there is nothing Danish that makes the name sound weird or give bad associations to it, so I don't really know why it isn't (as) popular (as I think it should be). I do think it might all of a sudden get discovered and become a huge hit (much like what's happening with Saga right now). I'm stoked you like the name though, it's absolutely phenomenal IMOZelia • XXI • History student • Film and royalty enthusiastI blog at vesperlynds and everythingroyalty, and export names from Greenland and Inuit mythology
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May 23rd, 2013 04:51 PM #17Member
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It is popular in Sweden, it's in the top 200 (peaked in 2007, at 132nd place) and I see Emblas in birth announcement quite often. Definitely nothing wrong with it from a Swedish perspective, quite the opposite.
May 24th, 2013 12:21 AM #19Senior Member
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With Embla, the sound just isn't appealing at all. It doesn't really sound like a name to me, just the "blah" sound is really strong at the end. Like someone else said, it sounds like "em, blah blah" to me.Favourites at the moment ♥
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