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Emilia or Ella

(16 Posts)
lilia2 Thu 07-Jul-11 22:36:21

Which name sounds better?

BBNElea Thu 07-Jul-11 22:49:27

Both are lovely, but Emilia feels slightly more substantial for me -- and I say this as a person whose nickname is Ella.

BBNElea Thu 07-Jul-11 22:50:11

There is also no reason why Ella couldn't be used as a nickname for Emilia. Best of both worlds.

Hope88 Fri 08-Jul-11 12:39:47

Depends on your surname too. If your surname long I would use Ella and visa versa.

I like both names.

SloganLogan Fri 08-Jul-11 12:54:40


pilates Fri 08-Jul-11 13:03:21


sparkle12mar08 Fri 08-Jul-11 14:46:00

Emilia by far.

PastyKensit Fri 08-Jul-11 14:53:00


MelinaM Fri 08-Jul-11 16:25:40

Emilia for me toosmile Ella is okay, but not a fan of nn Ellie.

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Fri 08-Jul-11 16:33:03

Don't call her Ella unless you're happy for her to be one of at least 20 others at school. Emilia is pretty.

Whelk Fri 08-Jul-11 17:13:45

Much prefer Ella- simple stylish. Emilia is too fussy and somehow whiny for me.

thepopsiclekat Sat 09-Jul-11 01:46:02

Emilia, definitely. Very elegant.

lovesicecream Sat 09-Jul-11 10:28:46

Loads of Amilia s where we are, love Ella

Rosemallow Sat 09-Jul-11 10:54:14

Lots of amelias/emilias where we live (7 at nursery). My DD is an Ella so I obviously love it and am biased but it isn't common here - she's the only one at her large city centre nursery.

BibiBelle Sat 09-Jul-11 13:10:27

We have an Ella (8yrs) and she is the only one we know - am fed up saying that though [bored]

Know LOADS of Emily/Emilia/Amelie's though.

I'm not a great believer in being put off a name due to it's popularity though - if you love it use it hmm

hulabula Sat 09-Jul-11 14:59:22

We know loads of Ellas/Ellies and equally many Emilias/Amelias/Amelies. Personally that would put me off (having been one of 3 in my class at school), but otherwise they're both fine names.

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