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Emilia or Amelia?

(42 Posts)
Tea1Sugar Fri 14-Mar-14 16:16:22

Just that!

NickNacks Fri 14-Mar-14 16:17:23


Lulabellarama Fri 14-Mar-14 16:19:20

Neither or either. It's so ubiquitous that I cannot remember which of the ones I know are which.

pilates Fri 14-Mar-14 16:35:11


AuntieMaggie Fri 14-Mar-14 16:45:58

Emilia here (its on my shortlist)

Tea1Sugar Fri 14-Mar-14 16:49:36

We've already chosen and settled on Emilia tbh. I just wanted to see what the Mumsnet jury thinks.

FrankUnderwood Fri 14-Mar-14 17:04:18

I prefer Amelia but both are nice.

AnythingNotEverything Fri 14-Mar-14 17:15:26

Depends if you would pronounce Emilia as eeeee-melia or em-elia. I prefer the former overall, but if the latter than it's basically the same name as Amelia to me.

NadiaWadia Fri 14-Mar-14 17:37:18

How do you pronounce Emilia? I am never sure. Is it basically the same as Amelia? (uh-meel-eee-uh)? I would want to say eh-mill-ee-uh for Emilia (like you are beginning to say 'Emily' but with different ending. But I could be completely wrong.

NadiaWadia Fri 14-Mar-14 17:57:56

I would choose Amelia of the two, just because I know how to say it! Emilia is more unusual, though.

BananaHammocks Fri 14-Mar-14 18:33:56

I'd pronounce them both uh-melia, maybe I'm just lazy, it's the same name with a different spelling so I'd go with the more common spelling. Except I wouldn't as it's THE most popular name at the mo. Yawn.

mrsjrob Fri 14-Mar-14 18:40:18

Emilia because it's my dds name grin

AnythingNotEverything Fri 14-Mar-14 19:42:09

I know an Emilia who is very definitely an eeee-meee-lee-ya

Jojay Fri 14-Mar-14 19:43:17


Dixy30 Fri 14-Mar-14 19:43:38

Lol was at a Playgroup with about 6 18m-2y old girls today and 4 were called this name !

Reminds me of Emma Gemma Becky when I was at school

BlackberryandNettle Fri 14-Mar-14 21:15:29

I much prefer Emilia, not keen on the Eely sound in Amelia, it sounds kind of whiney in my opinion.

Ludways Fri 14-Mar-14 21:17:22

Amelie, slightly different but I love it.

alita7 Fri 14-Mar-14 22:05:35

Emilia smile

popterryvent Fri 14-Mar-14 22:40:44

Emilia definitely. Amelia is an awful name and it sounds very whiney.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 14-Mar-14 23:54:39


Tea1Sugar Sat 15-Mar-14 01:03:53

Yay! Glad the majority think we've made the right decision :D

Minionionionion Sat 15-Mar-14 01:09:54

Emilia smile Dd's name and with a few corrections everyone catches on to the pronunciation and there are no issues - plus at 2.5 she is soon to correct people if they say it the Amelia way smile

Mireio Sat 15-Mar-14 01:15:26

Definitely Emilia. I really dislike Amelia.

DailyBread Sat 15-Mar-14 04:46:07

Aren't they pronounced almost identically bar the slight difference at the start?

Those saying Amelia sounds whiny, how is it different?

I know an Emilia, nn Emmy. Her parents are so fed up with her being called Amelia they are thinking of changing her name to Emily.

Tea1Sugar Sat 15-Mar-14 06:43:38

Those with daughters called Emilia, how do you pronounce it? Just want to triple check we'll be saying our baby's name right! In the same way as Emilia Fox and Emilia Clarke, we'll be pronouncing it em-ee-lee-ya.

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