Isabella or Emilia

(15 Posts)
Mammabear8886 Wed 03-Mar-21 08:41:18

Hi ladies.. we’re expecting our second daughter this summer, but can’t really decide between Isabella or Emilia!
Surname is one syllabus and begins with B.
My first daughter called Ayla (pronounced Eye-luh) where we live in the U.K.

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giantbottom Wed 03-Mar-21 09:15:39

Emilia with Isla I think

giantbottom Wed 03-Mar-21 09:16:08

Ayla sorry confused myself

BallsToYouSue Wed 03-Mar-21 09:20:48

I wouldn't go with an I name, as I'd wonder if someone might mistake Ayla for Isla and write to Miss I. B... and she'd get the wrong post!

So, I'd vote Emilia smile

Worknoplay Wed 03-Mar-21 09:22:54

Isabella, she will might called Bella as a nickname, are you ok with that?

Emilia, she will have to repeat it all the time and spell it, as people will assume it's Amelia.

I prefer Isabella personally, and love Bella.

partyatthepalace Wed 03-Mar-21 12:54:26

I think Ayla and Isabella are too similar, even if you intended Bella as a nn, it may well turn into Issy/Izzie at school.

I think Emilia is now more popular than Amelia so I don’t think you need to worry about people mistaking it - so I’d go for that

IamnotwhouthinkIam Wed 03-Mar-21 13:27:19

I like both names but I'm the opposite of pp, sorry - I think the Amelia/Emilia confusion could be really annoying (and Amelia is still much more popular in most areas, so that will be the default).

I'd choose Isabella - everyone knows how to spell it and Izzy or Belle works well with Ayla (Bella is a bit samey, but not the end of the world).

ramidad123 Wed 03-Mar-21 13:32:26

I think Emilia is the one to go for because of the unusual spelling like Ayla. So they have that in common aha

Mammabear8886 Wed 03-Mar-21 23:59:31

Thanks for all your responds. They’ve been a great help ❤️ I think we go for Emilia then!!
Just FYI- Ayla is completely a different name to Isla, and it’s not just an alternative spelling of it. It’s a Turkish name, and has a different meaning to Isla. It is spelled that way in Turkish and number of European countries, but It’s pronounced like Isla.
So yes , totally agree with the last commenter. it’s less common, so is Emilia compared to Isabella/Amelia!
Thanks everyone ❤️

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Mammabear8886 Sun 07-Mar-21 00:32:56

Thanks guys!! Any nice middle name for Emilia?
I was thinking of Grace , but not sure if it’s go well with the one syllabus surname that we’ve got

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BallsToYouSue Sun 07-Mar-21 07:15:45

How about another Turkish name? I know a fantastic Dilara who is Turkish.

Emilia Dilara B...

daisypond Sun 07-Mar-21 07:26:58

Grace gets overlooked as a middle name, though it’s lovely as a first name. Don’t you want a Turkish middle name? I assume you have Turkish links.

Mammabear8886 Fri 12-Mar-21 12:42:54

Its nice, thank you. But no we don’t have Turkish link, just British.
What other middle names goes well with Emilia ? apart from Grace, Rae, Mae and Rose.

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danascully96 Sat 13-Mar-21 04:34:55

Isabella for sure

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