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  1. #1
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    Jul 2009

    Cailin or Emmalyn and what spelling?

    I have a main character who is the love interest of the narrator. I want to name her either Cailin or Emmalyn (that pronunciation, not LINE or LEEN). My feeling for her name was something fresh and feminine, underused but not unfamiliar, and I feel like either of these names fit the bill.

    I'm leaning toward Cailin, but I don't know that I love that spelling because the pronunciation may not be intuitive for every reader. I also worry it would be confused for CAITlin if it was spelled as-is.

    Which name would you choose and what spelling would you think is the clearest? Thanks for your opinions.

  2. #3
    Personally, I love Cailin! I know three of them, but they all spell it differently: Kaylyn, Kalen, and Caylinde. The last one gets mispronounced a lot, but it's really pretty. Emmalyn justs sounds... clunky. It also kind of sounds like you're trying too hard at being original. I'd go with Cailin.(However you'd spell it)


  3. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Pacific Northwest
    I like Cailin but at first glance I definately thought it was Caitlin. Maybe Kailin? Good luck!
    Boys: Maxwell, Bennett, Oliver, Elliott and Archer.

    Girls: Rose, Juliet, Aria, Cora and Scarlett

    Sorry for any random spellings. I'm probably on my nook!

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Great Lakes State
    Caylan? Definitely some form of Cailin. I prefer C over K.

  5. #9
    renrose Guest
    Ceilin? A bit like the Scots Gaelic word Ceilidh (Kayleigh). Caylin? Caelin?

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