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Emilia or Abigail?

(19 Posts)
manicinsomniac Wed 05-Dec-12 18:40:36

Abigail. Love it

It's my sister's name and I was always jealous of it!

Bakingtins Wed 05-Dec-12 14:06:58

Like both names but we are also over-run with Milly/Amelia/Mia/Emilia's. Had one swimming class where it was Milly, Billy, Tilly, Amelia (normally called Milly) and us... it was just a bit... silly. On that basis I prefer Abigail.

lilolilmanchester Wed 05-Dec-12 13:49:41

Both are pretty yet strong names, like them both.... my concern with Emilia would be about it constantly being spelled incorrectly e.g. as Amelia.

WhatWouldSantaDo Wed 05-Dec-12 13:47:05

Hazel, I was named after one of those geese! True story.

telsa Wed 05-Dec-12 12:15:31

Abigail for sure.

OkayHazel Wed 05-Dec-12 01:16:37


Alisvolatpropiis Tue 04-Dec-12 23:56:03

Emilia! Though I second the suggestion of Emmeline as a more unusual alternative.

I don't like Abigail. Though I do like Abi/Abby as a nickname.

BOFingSanta Tue 04-Dec-12 23:47:23

Abigail- pretty and not so overused.

WhatWouldSantaDo Tue 04-Dec-12 23:33:47

YD, it's my name and I've always understood it to mean Father's Joy. Which I guess you could translate to God the Father. Neither are relevant to me though.

YDdraigGoch Tue 04-Dec-12 22:47:04

I have an Abigail. Nn Abi. We chose it because of what it means - "beloved of God". You can't get much better than that!

omghelpmeplease Tue 04-Dec-12 22:39:47

personally prefer emilia

JingleBellaTheGymnast Tue 04-Dec-12 22:28:03

Love the look of Emilia, but it's quite popular isn't if? Much nicer name than Abigail though, which feels very 80s to me, even though it's not.

WhatWouldSantaDo Tue 04-Dec-12 22:24:08

P.S. Millie is at 32, Mia at 10, Mya at 100.

WhatWouldSantaDo Tue 04-Dec-12 22:21:07

Abigail Abigail Abigail! (Might be my name! smile)
Amelia and Emily were at numbers four and five respectively last year, add to that the Emilias (at 85) and Amelies (58) and it's very popular, if that bothers you. Abigail was at 47, Abbie at 98, so still quite popular.
I like Abi for the nickname, with that spelling. Why add letters that aren't in the full version?

ISeeSmallPeople Tue 04-Dec-12 21:42:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

sparkle12mar08 Tue 04-Dec-12 21:40:20

As a personal opinion I think they're okay but nothing particularly special. Emilia/Amelia/Amelie's are ten a penny round this way as are Millie/Milly/Mia's, so for that reason alone I wouldn't use it. Abigail is nicer but a bit dated for me.

LittlePickleHead Tue 04-Dec-12 21:33:59

I love Emilia! I would maybe shorten it to Mimi
I might steal this if bump is a girl...

FestiveFannyFarts Tue 04-Dec-12 21:10:54

Abigail is nicer imo smilehth

lurcherlover Tue 04-Dec-12 21:07:39

What do you think? We like either of these for dd due next year. Emilia would probably be shortened to Milly or Mia, and Abigail to Abby. Please let me know your preferred name (and nickname)!

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