Weird naming daughters Mia and Amelia??

(42 Posts)
BlessedMummyx2 Mon 06-May-13 18:58:00

Hi There,

I have a little girl named Mia, and we love her name. I am pregnant with our second daughter and even before we found out we were having another girl I loved the name Amelia and always thought I'd name my daughter Amelia if I had another one. However, I have now found out that the name 'Mia' is often used as a nickname for 'Amelia'... Would it be weird if I have two daughters named Mia and Amelia? Will it be like giving them the same name? I really love both names. Would love to hear your thoughts! Thanks :-D

BreasticlesNTesticles Mon 06-May-13 19:01:24

I have an Amelia, and think it is too close to Mia, sorry.

I have a Claudia too if that helps grin as it's along the same vein?

Or Celia, Cordelia, Sylvia, Lavinia, Olivia?

Sleepyfergus Mon 06-May-13 19:01:47

Hmmm, I think they are too similar.

How about Amelie? Similar to Amelia but different sounding and might work alongside Mia!

Good luck! I have two dds too, just lovely! smile

Sleepyfergus Mon 06-May-13 19:02:52

Ah Breasticles, what good taste you have. One of my dds is a Claudia too

BreasticlesNTesticles Mon 06-May-13 19:04:46

We do indeed Sleepy grin

Could I ask what your other dd is called? I am on the look out for dc3. Like Josephine at the moment.

Sleepyfergus Mon 06-May-13 19:13:05

My eldest is Isabella but she's known as Izzie. We call Claudia Clo for short!

I liked Gabriella too (for dd1) by DH not so keen. Also liked Amelia (for dd2) but friends had just had an Amelia.

It's hard though isn't it!

Sleepyfergus Mon 06-May-13 19:13:58

Oh, meant to say I liked Josephine too. Was on my very long list.

BreasticlesNTesticles Mon 06-May-13 19:28:48

Ah we have a Claudi or a Coco depending on how lovely she's being smile

Love Isabella but dfriend has a dd called that already dammit

miffybun73 Mon 06-May-13 19:32:42

Bit too similar I think, but then again I know a brother and sister called Charlie and Charlotte, I kid you not grin

Chottie Mon 06-May-13 19:40:07

I know of a brother and sister called Jan and Jane.......

Sleepyfergus Mon 06-May-13 19:43:21

Love COco, don't know why we never thought of that!

2kidsintow Mon 06-May-13 19:47:30

I know of a family who named their son Alex and their daughter Alice. Far too close for my liking.

Xmasbaby11 Mon 06-May-13 19:48:04

Too similar! I love both names though.

Jenny0505 Mon 06-May-13 19:49:19

That wouldn't seem very well thought out imvho, sorry!

Mia and Zoe

wigglesrock Mon 06-May-13 19:51:58

I think they're a bit similar and I speak as someone who has 3 daughters whose names end in the same letter, don't worry I've already been told off by those that matter smile

They are lovely names but I'm just not sure.

50shadesofvomit Mon 06-May-13 20:32:29

I know a family with a Mia and Emilia.

Until I read your thread it hadn't occurred to me that they are very similar but when I imagine the mum calling out one of their names I can imagine both girls responding.

sleepingbeautiful Mon 06-May-13 20:43:45

Too similar. Sleppyfergus' suggestion of Amelie works a bit better.
Suggestions: Annabel/Annabelle, Julia/Juliet

DribbleWiper Mon 06-May-13 20:53:12

Why would Mia be a nn for Amelia?

They're both very commonplace... Amelie's even more popular. Juliet's nice.

OneLittleToddleTerror Tue 07-May-13 16:39:32

I thought Mia is a common nn for Amelia. Just is. Don't have to have a reason, does it?

PregnantPain Tue 07-May-13 16:47:24

I have an Amelia and her nn is Millie, it was going to be that or Mia. (as a nn)

Never thought of Mia as a nickname of Amelia. Good friend at school and cousin were both called Amelia and it was always Millie. Really like both

BlessedMummyx2 Tue 07-May-13 17:26:04

Thanks for everyone's replies! I think I just have to face the fact that the two names are too similar :-(

However, I've now taken a liking to Abigail (Abi for short) but am struggling to find a middle name that goes well with it. Everything I try sounds very 'clumsy'... Any suggestions? :-)

BlessedMummyx2 Tue 07-May-13 17:27:34

BTW, I was thinking of using Millie as a nn for Amelia before.

OneLittleToddleTerror Tue 07-May-13 17:27:55

Just want to say I love Abi. Can't help you with a middle name though.

Exhaustipated Tue 07-May-13 18:29:59

Agree too close. Abigail is nice.

How about

Abigail Pearl
Abigail Joy
Abigail Fern
Abigail Jane
Abigail Iris
Abigail Hope

sleepingbeautiful Wed 08-May-13 00:50:28

If you aren't bothered about being different then there are a couple of 'staples' that sound nice:
Abigail Grace
Abigail Rose

Or what about:
Abigail Jeanne
Abigail Zara (A to Z :D )
Abigail Aster
Abigail Eve

BlessedMummyx2 Wed 08-May-13 09:12:11

I really like Abigail Grace, but my DH isn't to keen on it. Think we've kind of settled on Abigail Lynnae, but there are so many different spellings for Lynnae; trying to figure out which one will work best. :-)

Eskino Wed 08-May-13 09:18:15

Sorry, Abigail is a ladies servant, refernced in Pepys among otheres.
I know there is a Hebrew definition which means something lovely but to me it just describes a servant, an abigail.

Mia and Amelia both sound great together smile

Eskino Wed 08-May-13 09:19:39

[aghast] at my poor typing. Of course I mean referenced and others

OneLittleToddleTerror Wed 08-May-13 09:24:30

But if it's herbew, wouldn't we be all servants of God? (I'm not religious and even that won't put me off).

For what it's worth, Amelia means without one or more limb. It's the name of a medical birth defect and that meaning is of Greek origin.

OneLittleToddleTerror Wed 08-May-13 09:24:54
BlessedMummyx2 Wed 08-May-13 09:50:39

I also read that Amelia is a medical term for a birth defect meaning 'without limbs'. It also means 'hard working or industrious'. To be honest the meaning didn't really put me off the name, if people asked me what it meant I'd just tell the 'hard working' hehe

I came across Abigail in the Bible and after reading her story and how courageous, beautiful and wise she was I just thought it would be the perfect name for our little girl. It also means 'a father's joy' in Hebrew.

I think Mia and Abi goes nicely together!

OneLittleToddleTerror Wed 08-May-13 09:54:32

Blessed I'm not bothered by the meaning either. All of these are common names, and no one would associate them with those meanings. It's not like you name your child as Parkinsons or Measles, is it?

tigrou Wed 08-May-13 13:38:02

I was told in the maternity ward that Abigail means peace-maker. She was the wife of King David and talked him out of a huge bloodbath. If meanings are important to you, adopt that one. Can't have too many peace-makers. My Abigail is very proud of this meaning.

Dillydollydaydream Wed 08-May-13 16:44:19

It is fairly similar but I know of a schoolmum who has a William and a Liam! I also know of someone with a Kia and a Kai, I was a lot bit hmm I must admit!

Amelia has the nn Amy which would lead to Amy and Mia. Almost palindromes!

LentilAsAnything Wed 08-May-13 21:41:05

Ooh, choose Abigail - that's my name! My middle name is Alice. Abigail Alice - I think they go together well!

Or how about Aurelia, instead of Amelia?

WhiteHairReally Wed 08-May-13 21:58:44

Had to share the brother combo of Henry and Harry.

BlessedMummyx2 Thu 09-May-13 11:16:08

We've now settled on Abigail Lynae. We wanted to choose a name with a special meaning so Abigail is perfect (after Abigail in the Bible, King David's 3rd and wisest wife). Lynae comes from the Linnaea flower which I think is very pretty. Soooo happy with the names! Thanks for everyone's comments! thanks

JennyMakkers Thu 09-May-13 12:52:33

oh that's lovely and the two names both have their own separate feel, but work well together.

JennyMakkers Thu 09-May-13 12:53:27

henry and harry shock no?! seriously?! omg, that'd be funny if it was a big litter of kittens and you got to the end and couldn't think of any more names!!!

I have an Amalia, Mia would be too close.

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