Names like Emma. It’s a tricky one. From a Jane Austen novel to the set of Friends, she’s sweetly old-fashioned and yet terribly modern. She’s worn by young starlets, Stone, Roberts, and Watson, and yet for many of us, it may be the (slightly) older Emma Thompson who first shone a light on her beauty. She’s both sensible and feminine, a daddy’s little girl and a force in the boardroom. Here are a few names that come close, in different ways, to encapsulating Emma’s myriad likeable qualities. Please resist the urge to do Emma and Ella. If I had to pick just one name to be her heir, it would be Alice.
Siblings could lean more old-fashioned. I think if you already have an Emma, you can stand to really embrace her throwback style and go all out a second time:
Sisters: Frances, Harriet, Jane, Mary, Winifred
Brothers: Alistair, Clarence, Frederick, Hugh, Peter