Why was the Christ not named Emmanuel?

Isaiah prophesized that:

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel.”

Why, then, were Mary and Joseph instructed to name their son ‘Jesus’?

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