Both Popular I know but which one do you prefer and why.
Rainbowfruitpunch · 28/07/2023 08:44
Sophia because I think it’ll date better. Amelia is marginally more popular and consists of all the elements which date the name to the 2010s-2020s - begins with a vowel, liquid sounds, consonants being M or L. And it’s already slipping down the charts. Congrats :)
watermeloncougar · 28/07/2023 09:25
@wallflower1 is the meaning of a name important to you? It is to me - we chose names which we loved and also have beautiful meanings. There are some names out there which might sound pretty but have awful, really negative meanings!
Sophia means 'wisdom'. Amelia apparently comes from the root word amal meaning 'work', so the given meaning is 'hard working.' I think both names sound lovely; both have positive meanings but 'wisdom' wins!
Also, Sophia is probably less likely to be abbreviated. She might get called Soph in conversation but it's less likely to be abbreviated in writing I think. Whereas I know a couple of Amelias who are never known by their actual name, they become Millie all the time which I don't particularly like.
So, for these reasons although both names are great, I'd go with Sophia.
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