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#1 Lucygoosey1

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

I quite like the name Emilia.  Would it always be mistaken for Amelia?

#2 B.Nasty

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:32 PM

Yes.

#3 Peppery

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:32 PM

Yes

#4 brazen

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:32 PM

Emelia is much prettier than either wink.gif

#5 mandala

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

Yes, but I like Emilia anyway. Have you been watching Silent Witness? original.gif

#6 HRH Countrymel

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:38 PM

Yup.

I would also - if seeing it written - assume it was a typo and a handsome young Emilio was headed my way

#7 Mozzie1

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

We named our DD Emilia. I don't worry if people think it's Amelia, they always figure it out once they see it written.

They are pronounced differently, but most people dont pay close enough attention to notice.

It doesn't really bother me, but she's only a month old!


#8 MissingInAction

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

I have worked with one of each and I actually say them differently.  They/it is one name we can actually agree on for a girl.  


#9 niggles

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

Emilia is my preferred spelling. It's been in our family for the last 3 generations.

#10 StopTheGoats

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

I like that Emilia lends itself to the nickname Millie. I like both names but she might be mistaken for Amelia. It depends how important this is for you.

#11 Plaxy

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

I much prefer Emilia.

There's only small difference in the pronunciation though that a lot of people will not pick up. If you don't mind occasionally correcting people I'd go with Emilia.

#12 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:13 PM

yes

#13 TinyTeddys

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

LOVE Emilia  biggrin.gif

#14 Kemma

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

It's such a subtle difference but I much much much prefer Emilia. Or Emelia. Very attractive name.

#15 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

Yes, I think they'd be frequently mixed up. Either is beautiful though.

#16 Bel Rowley

Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:14 AM

Yes they'd probably be mixed up, but it's still a lovely name.

#17 Green Witch

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

Love Emilia! There is a pronunciation difference, and although she may get mistaken for Amelia occasionally once people have met her and been corrected or have seen the name written they should generally get it right. People mix all kind of names up. I have a friend called 'Erin' who gets mistaken for 'Karen' - so I think getting it wrong may more to do with selective deafness!

Also I agree with PP that Emilia lends itself more to the nickname Milly/Millie than Amelia. May also get 'Em' depending on her friends when she gets older.




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