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Isabella or Emilia
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Mammabear8886 · 03/03/2021 08:41

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 · 03/03/2021 09:15

Emilia with Isla I think

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giantbottom · 03/03/2021 09:16

Ayla sorry confused myself

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BallsToYouSue · 03/03/2021 09:20

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

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Worknoplay · 03/03/2021 09:22

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.

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partyatthepalace · 03/03/2021 12:54

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

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IamnotwhouthinkIam · 03/03/2021 13:27

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).

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ramidad123 · 03/03/2021 13:32

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

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Mammabear8886 · 03/03/2021 23:59

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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Chilldonaldchill · 04/03/2021 21:40

Emilia.

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Mammabear8886 · 07/03/2021 00:32

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 · 07/03/2021 07:15

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

Emilia Dilara B...

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daisypond · 07/03/2021 07:26

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.

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Mammabear8886 · 12/03/2021 12:42

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 · 13/03/2021 04:34

Isabella for sure

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