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  1. #1
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    Emiliana

    Is Emiliana usable for a non-Italian girl? I have long loved the name but I don't know if it would work for a girl of most likely English and Scottish heritage in Australia.

    Also no my name is not Emiliana it's Ebony
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    Are you pronouncing it uh-mee-lee-ah-nah or uh-mee-lee-ann-ah (or a totally different way)? BTW I would say the first syllable of Emily or Emma as "em", like "hem" without the H, but the beginning of Emiliana like the beginning of Amelia.

    The "...ann-ah" pronunciation sounds less Italian. Emiliana looks like a smoosh of Emily and Anne/Anna, which are such established names in English that it feels totally usable in English-speaking countries.

    Are you considering changing your name to Emiliana, or just curious what others think?
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    Emm-eel-ee-arn-ah was how my Italian teacher pronounced it

    And I've just started liking the name as a name for a future child rather then just a screen name. I would never change my name I have nothing against Ebony, I just prefer the nickname Ebs. I mentioned that it wasn't my name because it is my screen name
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    "arn-ah"? Mmm, maybe it's the Aussie accent... there's no R in there the way I say it, or in the name at all. You take Italian lessons? It's such a melodic language (with beautiful music) and I'd love to learn it someday, but I figure I'd probably get it confused with French which I sort-of speak but not fluently.

    I feel like that about Azalea too- even though it's my name on Facebook and here (kinda, I get both Azalea and Lauren), I can more imagine it on a future daughter than myself. If I ever have a daughter.

    Just curious, do your teachers and other adults call you Ebony or Ebs?

    (Sorry for derailing the thread )
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    I did Italian in Primary school. My friend who's Italian just looked over my shoulder and pronounced it the way I did.
    My mum has called me Ebs ever since I could remember but adults and teachers call me Eb which I hate but most people call me just Ebony some people who know I don't like Eb think I don't have a nickname so I don't push Ebs its more a family nickname like my sister is Dele Bele at home some of the time but exclusively Adele everywhere else.
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