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Are Lily and Emily too similar?

(13 Posts)
Brindler Sun 11-Oct-15 14:43:39

Have a Lily and thinking about Emily (which is actually DDs suggestion!). Are they too close though? Too much 'ily' going on??

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Sun 11-Oct-15 14:45:11

Both lovely names but a bit too similar for me.

Floppy5885 Sun 11-Oct-15 14:45:57

What about Emmeline

TillITookAnArrowToTheKnee Sun 11-Oct-15 14:48:59

My friend is called Emma and one of her DSis is called Lily.

DramaAlpaca Sun 11-Oct-15 14:59:41

Yes, I think they are too similar. As a pp said, Emmeline would be a good alternative, or how about Emilia?

Sophronia Sun 11-Oct-15 15:31:41

Yes, a bit too similar. How about Emma or Emilia instead?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 11-Oct-15 15:39:31

I can't see the resemblance between the names Lily and Emily, be different if it were Milly and Emily as they would both have Milly in their names.

nicknamenoname Sun 11-Oct-15 18:02:01

I think they are too similar but like the suggestion of Emma instead.

I know two Emilys who actually go by Milly. So you could end up with DDs knows as Lily and Milly.

nicknamenoname Sun 11-Oct-15 18:02:45

knows = known. Sorry.

Rosa Sun 11-Oct-15 18:08:13

too similar for me

juicynectarines Sun 11-Oct-15 18:29:15

Don't think they're similar at all. Lily is often short for Elizabeth which is v different to Emily!

Brindler Sun 11-Oct-15 18:34:41

Thanks for the replies. I think the Lily and milly suggestion has put the final nail in that coffin ha ha! Shall add the other suggestions to the list though!

nooka Sun 11-Oct-15 18:35:31

I don't know any Lilys who are short for Elizabeth. Lilian is though to be a derivative of Elizabeth, and Lily can be a short form of Lilian, but Lily on it's own is usually after the flower. In any case why is that relevant? The OP's dd is called Lily, not Elizabeth.

I agree with others that think they are a bit too similar. I'd look for a name that doesn't end 'ily'. Emma being the most obvious.

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