View Poll Results: Which Spelling for the Pronunciation "Emma-lyn"
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December 7th, 2011 04:03 AM #1
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December 7th, 2011 10:06 AM #3
I didn't vote because I would have voted for other. Frankly, I don't know what spelling I would have gone for... When people ask about Emmeline's pronunciation on name boards, it's usually half-and-half between Emma-leen and Emma-line. Rarely is there someone who says they say it like "Emmalyn". So yeah, outside of your area, I think you'd have quite a bit of trouble with it, actually, if they actually say it like Emma-lyn there!
From hints at information and such, it sounds like Emma-leen is more used in the UK, and Emma-line is the more common American pronunciation, but a lot of Americans say Emma-leen, too.
Haha, I have a friend on another name board who meet an Emmeline and said it like "Emma-leen" and her mom totally attacked her, basically calling my friend a dumb person for not realizing it was Emma-lyn, and when she posted about it on a thread on the site, everyone started attacking the lady. haha. Most people don't say it like you want it to be said, lol. I don't really like any of your spellings, to be honest... Emmelyn is probably my favorite, but I don't love it... Once I wrote a story about a girl named Emilyn, nn Emmy... I know it's extraordinarily trendy, bahaha, but I think it looks softer and more clean-cut than your spellings (except for Emmeline, which doesn't have the pronunciation you want...).
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December 7th, 2011 10:13 AM #5Senior Member
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I voted for Emmelyn, not because I particularly like the spelling but because if I read the name Emmeline I would think to pronounce it Emma-leen first or maybe Emma-line (I am Australian so kind of sway more towards british pronounciation). Emmelyn makes it obvious that it is meant to be pronounced the way you want it, Emme-lyn rhyming with Evelyn.
December 7th, 2011 10:13 AM #7
For the pronunciation you want, I would go with Emmalyn.All the best,
December 7th, 2011 05:55 PM #9Member
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