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Emma or Lilia

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TwinkleStarX Sun 14-Aug-16 17:10:01

I thought I had decided on a name for my little girl (due in 8 weeks) but I'm having second thoughts... I'm down to Emma or Lilia. What do you guys think?

ExtraHotLatteToGo Sun 14-Aug-16 17:11:47

Emma. It's a little bit 'safe' and unexciting, but also kind of timeless. I don't like Lilia. (Sorry)

GreenGoth89 Sun 14-Aug-16 17:31:38

Lilia pronounced - lil-e-a or lil-e-a

If lil-e-a then much prefer that to Emma. Emma is so very safe!

Summerbluues Sun 14-Aug-16 17:41:30

Since Emma is in my top 5.. I'd have to say Emma! I love timeless and classic. Also not too popular this days. Lilia is lovely but Lily is so so common at the moment. Although Emma is "safer" I actually think it'd stand out more.

BabooshkaKate Sun 14-Aug-16 17:43:09

I would go for Emma if you're living in Britain. I am from somewhere where Lilia is a common name and it is pronounced like 'Lee-lah' with both Ls sounding like the L in lollipop. In the UK I've only ever heard it pronounced 'Lily-ah' which is wrong and annoying.

... it's part of a long list of names butchered by poor pronunciation.

Womble75 Sun 14-Aug-16 17:49:01

I'm an Emma. I love my name. And I wouldn't describe myself as safe and unexciting lol. Never had another in my class or workplace, it's not as common as people think.. And it doesn't date. smile

lastqueenofscotland Sun 14-Aug-16 17:56:14

Emma, it is timeless, there aren't that many about (it's way down the lists these days). Won't date, and is quite pretty.

Fuckingmoles Sun 14-Aug-16 18:05:57

I have an Emma (20) - it's a timeless name IMO - I teach reception and have never taught an Emma and DD has never had another Emma in her class so not that common over the years (loads of Emilys). I am not that keen on Lilia and would pronounce it in the way that annoys Babooshka if I just saw it written down.

fabulousfun Sun 14-Aug-16 18:14:00

I have an Emma (9) and she is definitely not safe and unexciting! confused

MrsGsnow18 Sun 14-Aug-16 18:48:05

Emma, it's a classic and beautiful name.

I'm not really sure about how to pronounce the other, but personally doesn't apeal to me.

WaitrosePigeon Sun 14-Aug-16 18:52:27

Emma is boring, in my opinion.

Love Lillia. Lil-e-a

LippyLiz Sun 14-Aug-16 18:52:34


winewolfhowls Sun 14-Aug-16 18:53:17

Emma is lovely and sounds intelligent

spankhurst Sun 14-Aug-16 18:56:14

Emma is classy, feminine and timeless.
Lilia sounds (to me) made up.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Sun 14-Aug-16 18:57:01

Emma by a country mile for me. It's beautiful and timeless as pps have said. I find Lilia a bit too flowery for my taste.

DramaAlpaca Sun 14-Aug-16 19:02:42

Emma, definitely.

HoratioNightboy Sun 14-Aug-16 19:46:23

Lilia used to be a brand of sanitary towel so that would put me off. Pity, as I quite like it otherwise. But unless your name is Dr. White then it prbably doesn't matter. grin

KoalaDownUnder Mon 15-Aug-16 02:33:46


Emma is dull.

Wayfarersonbaby Mon 15-Aug-16 02:39:10

I like Lilia; it's beautiful and much more unusual than Emma!

Rainbowqueeen Mon 15-Aug-16 03:22:32


Alisvolatpropiis Thu 18-Aug-16 00:14:40

Emma, but only just!

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