Ok already have another thread debating pronunciation of Emilia. If we use it for possible DD it would be pronounced eMILLYa even though I gather from everyone here that is not the 'norm'. (We'll emphasise the pronunciation to everyone but lump it if people say Amelia).
Bearing in mind our pronunciation would you shorten this name to: *Emmie *Milly *Something else?
Ideally I wouldn't shorten it at all but it's inevitable that some nickname will emerge...
Wait and see when she arrives. There are so many Amelia/Amelie/Emily/Millie/Emilia etc when she starts school she'll probably be Emilia first initial or Emilia with the glasses/red shoes/blonde hair! -
Just to reassure the original poster, I'm a teacher in a school with 3,000 children ( secondary with primary and nursery attached) and there isn't one Emilia. Maybe we should all just call our daughters Gertrude or Beryl to avoid giving them popular names?
I think if you want to have the name said E-Milly-a with the emphasis on the Milly then you'd be sensible using Milly as the nick name to influence the easy the fill name is said (I think you'll have to teach people how you want it said lots to start with)