Post # 1
And I’m guttered I can’t use it :(((( it’s Emilia
i think its so pretty!
The reason I can’t is because my names amelia , which is strange since iv never been a huge fan of my own name but they are so similar lol!
Oh well another one bites the dust
Post # 3
I don’t think thats a deal breaker, but that’s just me!
Post # 4
I kind of pronounce them the same way, so I wouldn’t do it.
Post # 5
@nearlymarriedlass: Fathers often give their sons their own name (especially in the USA it seems), so why can’t a mother give her daughter her own name?
That said, I wouldn’t do it. Too many practical difficulties when they are that similar.
Post # 6
Wait how is “Emilia” pronounced? I pronounce them the same way. unles it’s Em-il-EE-uh?
Post # 7
@nearlymarriedlass: Aww I think it’s precious!
But I wouldn’t recommend it as a first name, maybe a middle. I think giving your child such a similar name could become really confusing!
I have a friend who has the same first name as her mother, but her family always called her by her middle name to distinguish between them, and now she still goes by her middle name.
But if you really love it, go for it! But maybe also find a middle name you love that they could possibly use instead 🙂
Post # 8
@nearlymarriedlass: Where I’m from, the two are pronounced exactly the same, so I wouldn’t do it. A PP mentioned how guys do it all the time, but I’m also not a fan of that, either, so it’s a no for me.
Post # 9
I have the same name as my mother, and love it.
We never had any problems…my friends called me by my name, my mother by mrs. Lastname, cousins called my mother aunt, and adult friends/relatives could easily distinguish who was being talked about. I think it’s beautiful, and really lovely that it is so similar to your own name
Post # 10
@nearlymarriedlass: I’m confused as to what the difference in the pronunciation is.
My best friend growing up, whom I was inseperable from, had the same first AND middle name as me (I shit you not, the only different was that my name is Katie Lynn, and hers is Katie Lyn), and it never caused any issues for us. We could always distinguish who was being talked about based on context etc.. We did have nicknames (mine is Colsies, & hers in Bahmerback) but we usually just went by our first name.
I would go with the name if you love it, and the rest will work itself out.
Post # 11
You could name her Emilia with a cute middle name and call her Emilia+middle name while she’s young…and when she’s older she can either keep the middle name or drop it if she doesn’t want people calling her that.
I don’t think it’s a big deal. My dad and my grandpa had exactly the same name and they dealt with it the way I suggested above, and my dad just stopped telling people his middle name when he got older. Sure, a lot of the older people still called him by both names but it really, really was not a big deal.
I also know a guy named Eric and he named his son Arrick. Never had any problems except people would assume that they spelled their name the same way…but I mean, come on, how many people spell Eric “Arrick”? LOL
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Is there any substantial pronunciation difference? This just seems like an alternate spelling of the same name.
Post # 13
My grandmother named her first daughter after her (first and middle names) and my mom named her first daughter after her. I think it is such a cool thing to pass on.
Post # 14
They’re not pronounced the same, are they? I pronounce Amelia “Ah-meelia” whereas Emilia would be “Eh-mili-a”
Post # 15
Is Game of Thrones big in New Zealand? Because the actress Emilia Clark was the first thing I thought of, not sure if you’re cool with that association….
Post # 16
I love it. And I don’t think it matters that it’s close. I’ve considered wanting to use this name someday because it’s so pretty and my sister’s name is Emily, so I feel like it is close enough to be sort of a name tribute. Go for it!