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    Emmaus

    What do you think of Emmaus?

    It's a Biblical place name pronounced em-may-us. Do you think it would consistently be pronounced wrong (em-mouse or something)?

    I know it's unusual and probably sounds like a made up version of Emma, but I like the symbolism of it and think it's very pretty.

    What would you think if you met a little girl named Emmaus?
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    I would think her parents are very religious since it's a Biblical name. I am not a fan of Emma but Emmaus is cute.

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    It sounds like a boy name to me. Not sure why, exactly, since it's a place name. Maybe because the whole Biblical story about Emmaus is about guys talking.

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    I really like Emmaus in the biblical sense! It struck me as more masculine than feminine, but reading this, I can really see it on a girl. My only hang up is that there is an Emmaus , PA, too, which isn't as quaint and sweet as the Biblical one. Its not a bad place, but since I grew up not far from there, it strikes me as more a place than a name.
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    Emmaus looks like a masculine name to me, probably because it looks like a masculine version of Emma and has the -aus ending a lot of male names have. I do think it will get mispronounced a lot, similar to Klaus and Nicolaus.

    There are so many great biblical people names that I'd probably try to look for something that was used on a person.

    What about Amice or Annis?
    Last edited by scarletrune; June 13th, 2013 at 03:48 PM.
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