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Emelia or Emilia

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MummySparkle Thu 01-May-14 18:15:58

I love the name, but I'm not sure what people think the 'most common' spelling is?

Our surname is unusual and hard to spell, so I don't want little miss to have an uncommon variant of the name.

I know which version I prefer, but I'd like to gather other opinions please

Thank you thanks

JonathanGirl Thu 01-May-14 18:18:29

I would think Emilia with an "i" is most common (but Amelia if it starts with an a)

flavourflave Thu 01-May-14 18:20:35

Agree with above poster

Blueberrybaby Thu 01-May-14 18:22:01

Emilia is the most common spelling - or at least I think so. I'm pretty sure if you check the ONS stats there will be more Emilia's than Emelia 's.

florascotia Thu 01-May-14 18:25:26

The correct spelling of Emilia is Emilia.

Emelia is an incorrect spelling (or, to be more polite - I really, really don't mean to be rude - a personal version) of Amelia.

Surprisingly, although they sound so similar, Amelia (and Amelie and Amalia) and Emilia (and Emily) have completely different origins.

Emilia (and Emily) originate from a family name in ancient Rome.

Amelia (and Amelie and Amalia - this last is the earliest version of the name) originate from an old German word that means 'work'.

SlinkyB Thu 01-May-14 18:25:38

I prefer Emelia tbh.

thatstoast Thu 01-May-14 18:25:52

Amelia is the number one girls name at the moment so I would consider both Emelia and Emilia to be uncommon (or less popular) variations of a popular name. I think Emilia is better than Emelia though.

maggiethemagpie Thu 01-May-14 21:21:44

Love Emilia. Please don't spell it Emelia

BigfootFiles Thu 01-May-14 21:24:54

Emilia, assuming you want "Em-eel-ee-ah". I would think Emelia was pronounced "Eh-mell-ee-ah".

MummySparkle Thu 01-May-14 21:36:26

Phew! I love Emilia, I was hoping you would all agree!

I think it's the way to go, my phone autocorrects Emelia to 'Merlin'!! LOL

Tea1Sugar Fri 02-May-14 16:39:09

My newborn two week old dd is Emilia so I'm biased. Love love the name smile

badtime Sat 03-May-14 15:10:19

I think you should go with Merlin grin

HandragsNGladbags Sat 03-May-14 16:32:29

I know a Merlin!!

Agree with PP's Emelia would be pronounced E-mel-e-ah, and imo look like you were trying to be different.

Either Amelia or Emilia.

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