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redhead78 Sat 22-Mar-14 19:34:30

Emilia or Caitlin?
Our surname begins with a hard C and also has a double LL in it and we can't decide if we like the double C beginning or not. Plus I'm scared that Caitlin would get shortened to Cate or Catie, whereas I wouldn't mind Emilia being shortened to Em.
We had been set on Caitlin until this morning and now we're all confused again!!!

Mumof3xx Sat 22-Mar-14 19:37:26


LizLemonOut Sat 22-Mar-14 19:38:11

Caitlin would definitely get shortened I think so if you don't like the NNs then maybe not that one. I personally prefer Emilia

HolidayCriminal Sat 22-Mar-14 19:38:13

Caitlin. Really don't like the other (sorry),

RiverTam Sat 22-Mar-14 19:38:27


Bowlersarm Sat 22-Mar-14 19:39:00


She may get Melie or Millie which you might want to consider.

Swifey Sat 22-Mar-14 19:39:51

Emilia is a very pretty name, and very smart too! Whereas Caitlin is quite hard. But it's totally up to you of course!! �� Comgrats by the way, are you due soon or have you got a while to make up your minds?

Mumof3xx Sat 22-Mar-14 19:39:53

I dislike Caitlin with a c prefer it with a K

But prefer emilia to both

HolidayCriminal Sat 22-Mar-14 19:39:54

Milly, Em, Emmie, Lia, no shortage of NNs on that one.
And lord knows you'll end up with people frequently thinking you said Amelia or Emily.
Don't use any name if you dislike the obvious nns.

Ilikepancakes Sat 22-Mar-14 19:58:57

I think with you last name I would go with Emilia. I like Caitlin just as much but not with your last name. I thin you'll find Emilia gets shortened to Emmy.

picnicbasketcase Sat 22-Mar-14 20:01:13

I prefer Emilia.

MiconiumHappens Sat 22-Mar-14 20:02:06


BikeRunSki Sat 22-Mar-14 20:03:07


missmargot Sat 22-Mar-14 20:11:44

I prefer Emilia, however Amelia is very popular at the moment and you may find people mishearing and assuming she is called Amelia. Would that both you?

peppapigmustdie Sat 22-Mar-14 20:15:53

I have a Caitlin (or had) from the age of 9 she called herself Cat. Never got called Caity or Cait.

peppapigmustdie Sat 22-Mar-14 20:16:43

She is now 14, not dead. Just realised how that read!

AmysTiara Sat 22-Mar-14 20:28:59


sandberry Sat 22-Mar-14 20:40:56

Emilia. I know it is acceptable to pronounce Caitlin like Katelyn now but I still think it is wrong.

woodrunner Sat 22-Mar-14 20:42:47


Mrsindecision Sat 22-Mar-14 21:51:01


NCFTTB Sat 22-Mar-14 21:53:08


HumTeach1012 Sat 22-Mar-14 22:11:20

I teach in a secondary school and all the Caitlin's that I know/remember don't have it shortened or a nick name. X

hunreeeal Sat 22-Mar-14 23:21:44


Mireio Sun 23-Mar-14 00:00:23


Tea1Sugar Sun 23-Mar-14 06:46:09

My dd2 is due in 3.5 weeks and is going to be Emilia. I love it!

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