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Victoria Recaño Shares Emme's Birth Announcements

05/22/2009 at 03:00 PM ET

Meet Emme Burwell! The Insider correspondent Victoria Recaño and husband Tom Burwell welcomed their daughter three months ago and are now introducing Emme via her birth announcement. Designed with Jessie Preza, owner of Nesting Shoppe, Victoria chose to use lavender and chocolate brown, coordinating the announcement with Emme’s nursery colors. Attracted to the damask and toile patterns, Victoria picked a few favorite designs, which were then used as inspiration to create a custom birth announcement. “The design process simple and fun,” Victoria shares. “Nesting Shoppe created just what we wanted within a few short conversations. The announcements truly captured our style and personality.”

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Charlie and Brooke Sheen, Ryan and Trista Sutter and Scott and Kelley Wolf have also chosen Nesting Shoppe for their children’s birth announcements. Check them out yourself — Nesting Shoppe is offering CBB readers 15% off! Just enter code CELEB15 at checkout.

See the rest of Emme’s announcement below!

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lily madeline on

Maximilienne is the girl version of the boy name Maximilian wow. She’s a beautiful baby girl. Elisabeth is a lovely name.

Amanda on

That is a really sweet announcement!

Lis on

Like the announcement, but again – I hate how they are calling her “Emme”, which in my opinion doesn’t even resemble her real first name OR middle name…

I’m sorry, but I just think it’s so silly…

Lorelei on

IMO they can call her by whatever name they choose. Emme is their child’s first and middle initial. No different to me from JT for John Thomas. She is such a beautiful baby. I love sleeping babies!

Eliza on

I agree, Lis – even though I love the names Emme, it doesn’t really seem to be particularly related to either her first or middle name.

A beautiful announcement, though.

fergette on

Lis: Thanks for pointing out that ME are her first and middle initials. Somehow I hadn’t noticed that. That makes me like her name a lot more now.

kait on

I believe it’s from MaxEMillienne, if that’s how they’re choosing to pronounce it that’s where Emme would most likely come from. I think that’s actually a very cute name, I’ve never thought of femming up Maximillian. She looks like a bundle of pure bliss.

sophia on

Emme is their child’s first and middle initial. No different to me from JT for John Thomas. Good point NOT her full name is Maximilienne Elisabeth. I don’t understand how the name emme come from those two names wouldn’t be maxi or lizzy. Maximilienne is one long name.

eva on

I love the baby’s first name,very regal and unique at the same time.

lola on

i figured it out that Emme was really “M.E.” M for Maximilienne and E for elisabeth. that is a formal name which is pretty too. it’s also a creative nickname, but why give her such a big/long name if she will go by Emme? why not just name her Emme instead as her official name?
doesn’t make sense to me.
she is a cute baby.

Mia on

The baby is so beautiful, look at those lips! However, although Emme is a cute name, it still seems like she just used both of Jennifer Lopez’s twins name, and put them together, but to each their own.

natasha on

Beautiful name, beautiful baby, beautiful announcement. Congrats!

Aya on

The baby is adorable, I can’t help but think the names sound familiar…

Oh hang on, aren’t Max and Emme the name of Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony’s twins ? I can’t remember.

lily madeline on

Yeah Aya Max/Maximilian and Emme are Jennifer twins name.

CelebBabyLover on

lola- I’m guessing they wanted to give her a more formal name to fall back on as an adult if she doesn’t like Emme. I mean, let’s face it, Emme IS more of a little girl’s name than a grown woman’s!

Mia- It’s probably just conciendence, just as one of J-Lo’s twins, Max, has the same name as Trista and Ryan Sutter’s son, and his nickname is the same as Christina Aguilera’s son. There are actually a lot of celeb children out there with the same name. For example, there are a lot of Avas in Hollywood!

Chris Rock’s daughter is named Zahra, which is just one letter away from Zahara, which is Angelina and Brad’s oldest daughter’s name. Lisa Marie Presley and Angie Harmon both have daughters named Finley…and the list goes on.

Anyway, to me, Victoria and Tom calling their baby “Emme” is no different from using Dick as a nickname for Richard or Bill as a nickname for William.

Lily on

Isn’t Emme pronounced like the letter M? Emmie would be pronounced EM-mee. I thought they called her Emme because her first name starts with an M. Yes, it’s possible that they pronounce it EM-mee and that it comes from her initials M.E.

I doubt that it comes from Maximilienne as there is no Emme sound in the name itself. Unless they’re mispronouncing it.

It makes no sense to me as well. Sure there are guys named J.T. around (for James Thomas or whatever) but they usually don’t spell it Jaytee, and usually it’s name they get by friends to sound cool and it’s not something their parents would choose.

Why give her a long name like Maximilienne if they are never going to use it? Emma or Emily nn Em or Emmy would have made more sense.

I think they wanted to name her Emme, but didn’t want to imitate Lopez, so they come up with this weird idea.

kait on

Lily, I’ve heard people who pronounce it both Em (as in the letter M) or Emmy, so I believe it could be either way.

SouthernBelle on

Lily, everyone I’ve ever heard of/known who named a child “Emme” pronounces it EM-mee (two syllables like Emmie or Emmy). I reread the announcement several times before I understood that they were, indeed, referring to the same child because I just did NOT put the formal name and the nickname together immediately! (I also noticed that she has Jennifer Lopez’s children’s names, as well!) I think the most logical explanation for calling her “Emme” is what one of the previous comments states: Her first two initials are “M” and “E” and they phonetically wrote the letters out as Emm (M) and e (E) to create the nickname. Maybe they thought it was cute or unique and shortened the very long (albeit beautiful) name they gave her. It would not have been my choice to do that, but I guess it made sense and was pleasing to them. The one good thing about her names is that, when she grows up, she does have quite a few options if she chooses to go by one of her other names or another nickname…there would be quite a few to choose from! LOL!

SouthernBelle on

Oh, and on another note…she’s an absolutely gorgeous baby. Those lips! Beautiful! And I LOVE the announcement style…totally something I would have chosen.

christy on

what a gorgeous baby. she is absolutely adorable. any of those names they decide to call her are great. oh, and i love the baby announcements, too, southernbelle.

Stephany on

Not only does little “Emme” have the same names of Jennifer Lopez’s twins – they have the same birthdate, J.Lo’s being born a year earlier. Quite an interesting coincidence, eh?

Anyway, I too do not understand why give such a big name when you’re just going to call her Emme. Emme is a beautiful name on it’s own.

Cherilyn on

My daughter’s name is Emmy. Not short for anything, just Emmy. When I named her it wasn’t a popular name. Now everyone in Hollywood is choosing Emmy with various spellings. And my daughter will be a fabulous, sophisticated, well respected “grown woman” with the name Emmy. It’s a beautiful name.

Lauren on

Now THAT is a stunning baby. Looks like a little doll. Maximilliene isn’t a name I would have thought of on my own, but I think it’s a strong, slightly masculine name with feminine overtones. I like it. Emme is cute for while she’s young, but by the time she’s a teen if not sooner I think it’ll be too cutesy. She can always go by Maxine or Millie by then.

Sheila on

I think they should have nicknamed her Milli…My daughter’s name is Emily and we call her Emmy so I like that nickname too I just think Milli fits better.

Lorena on

How funny. Victoria Recano’s little girl is named ‘Emme’ like J.Lo’s twin daughter and they both share the same birthday–FEBRUARY 22nd. J.Lo had her twins on February 22nd of last year. Is that a coincidence also?

joanne on

What a precious baby girl! Such a lovely little family. All the best.

Sarah on

Yeah, I don’t really understand why the nickname isn’t the real name, but anyone can choose what they want. Back in 1942 when my mother was born, her parents named her Georgia Lea, but called her Micki from birth and always (and still does) go by the nickname. Go figure…

Jenny on

The photos are just beautiful and capture such special moments! Go Joy Harmon Prouty @ wildflowersphotography.com!!!

FC on

My goodness! She’s a little beauty, and has the cutest pouty lips. Shiloh’s got some competition! ;)

Sam & Freya's Mum on

What a beautiful baby girl! Don’t mind the name, although a bit of a mouthful. Emmy’s cute, actually like it more than Angie Harmon’s ‘Emery’, but it always reminds me of the Emmy Awards!, sounds a bit youngish for when she’s older IMO, too ‘nickname-ish’, but perhaps she’ll go by her full name or a new version of it if she wants?!

Sam & Freya's Mum on

What a beautiful baby girl! Don’t mind the name, although a bit of a mouthful. Emmy’s cute, actually like it more than Angie Harmon’s ‘Emery’, but it always reminds me of the Emmy Awards!, sounds a bit youngish for when she’s older IMO, too ‘nickname-ish’, but perhaps she’ll go by her full name or a new version of it if she wants?!

Sam & Freya's Mum on

What a beautiful baby girl! Don’t mind the name, although a bit of a mouthful. Emmy’s cute, actually like it more than Angie Harmon’s ‘Emery’, but it always reminds me of the Emmy Awards!, sounds a bit youngish for when she’s older IMO, too ‘nickname-ish’, but perhaps she’ll go by her full name or a new version of it if she wants?!

Sam & Freya's Mum on

What a beautiful baby girl! Don’t mind the name, although a bit of a mouthful. Emmy’s cute, actually like it more than Angie Harmon’s ‘Emery’, but it always reminds me of the Emmy Awards!, sounds a bit youngish for when she’s older IMO, too ‘nickname-ish’, but perhaps she’ll go by her full name or a new version of it if she wants?!

Sam & Freya's Mum on

What a beautiful baby girl! Don’t mind the name, although a bit of a mouthful. Emmy’s cute, actually like it more than Angie Harmon’s ‘Emery’, but it always reminds me of the Emmy Awards!, sounds a bit youngish for when she’s older IMO, too ‘nickname-ish’, but perhaps she’ll go by her full name or a new version of it if she wants?!

Ali on

I don’t know if other people are just slow or what….Some of the “reasons” being put forth are rather ridiculous….

How is everyone else pronouncing this name? When I say it I hear max-EM-il-ee-en. Making some version of Max, Em or Milly all perfectly logical. I think Maximilienne is a beautiful name, but a mouthful to say all the time. Max sounds boyish and Milly sounds grandma-ish, so to me Em or Emme are beautiful options for a nickname.

Lastly, wouldn’t the most logical reason for the use of Maximilienne and Emme be that they LIKED both names and wanted to use both? Not some weird J.Lo conspiracy….

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