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Thread: Which Spelling?
December 28th, 2013 09:10 PM #1
Which Spelling?Just another teenberry and writer, a lover of names
Current Favorites:| Zoe | Selene | Thalia | Persephone | Ariadne | Lilia | Natalia | Nicoletta | Jane | Alice |
| Dimitri | Augustus | Jude | Nico | Tobias | Samuel | Orion | Leo | James | Jason |
| Artemis | Cassandra | Cleo | Elizabeth | Miriam | Susannah | Sylvia | Thaddeus |
| Thisbe | Cassiopeia | Briseis | Mercy | Lachlan | Emerson | Callum | Owen |
Have a fabulous day!
December 28th, 2013 09:12 PM #3
Emilia, Emilia, Emilia! I've grown to the place where I can accept Amelia, but I LOVE Emilia--find it so much more streamlined and timeless and sweet. Amelia has always been musty and icky for me. Amelia's a family name, but if I ever honor her, it'll be with the Emilia spelling. I adore it to pieces.
December 28th, 2013 09:14 PM #5~Emily
Annabel, Carlotta, Tamar, Jubilee, Lorelei, Lola, Josie, Alice, Indira, Claire, Liliosa, Vivienne, Ella, Abigail, Ivy
Jameson, Samuel, Archer, Dominic, Barnaby, Paul, Henry, Oliver, Jadon, Isaac, Harrison, Lawson, Ezra, Rhys
"The most beautiful voice in the world is that of an educated Southern woman."
(Stolen from @tabby)
December 28th, 2013 09:17 PM #7Senior Member
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Your choice depends partly upon pronunciation and partly upon whether you wish to consider the names' origins.
Amelia is prn ah-MEE-lee-ə. Origin: An English variant of the Germanic Amalia, which is derived from amal (work). Alternatively, it may be a variant of Emilia (rival).
Emilia is prn eh-MEE-lee-ə. Origin: Feminine form of Emil, derived from the Latin Aemilius, an old Roman family name probably derived from aemulus (rival, trying to equal or excel, emulating) There are some who thing Emilio is of Germanic origin and derive it from the element amal (work).
I personally prefer Emilia, but that's just me.
December 28th, 2013 10:32 PM #9