(Closed) Nickname for Ameilia?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 31
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Rockfield Manor - Bel Air, MD

One of my FI’s sister’s name is Amelia, and they call her Mel. Personally, I love the nickname Lia! I also love the suggestion of Mila. 

Post # 32
953 posts
Busy bee

My daughter’s name is Amelia. We called her Amy as an infant but when she started to talk she started calling herself Mimi. We didn’t know if she meant it as her name…or was saying me..me.

Anyhow her own self proclaimed nickname stuck. Barely anyone knows her real name is Amelia..lol. even when I call the school and say her name..I have to correct and say Mimi and they go..ooh Mimi!!! 

She’s 10…

Post # 35
558 posts
Busy bee

I love the name, love Ami, Mimi, Mila. But as a girl with an unusually spelled name, I have to put my two cents in on this one too. I really would go with the regular spelling. I love my name and its spelling (derived from one language, but happens to be phonetically the same as a related name in a different language) but even after 25+ years it’s still a little disheartening and frustrating when people spell it wrong, which is often.

Post # 36
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I have a name with an alternative (biblical) spelling.  It was a pain growing up, but as an adult, I have no lingering resentment.  As long as the nickname is easy to spell, you’re fine.  I think Mel is really cute.

Post # 38
8879 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

lalacoffee:  It’s a beautiful name and rolls easily off the tongue.

I wouldn’t worry about a nickname.

Post # 39
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I tutored a girl with a sister named Millie, but her full name was Amelia.

Post # 40
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We just named our daughter Emilia, and we call her Emmy, Ems, Melia, Monkey, and Monks. All this to say don’t worry about the nickname, you’ll find one after she arrives that you love and that fits her.

I have a name that no one can spell, and obvi we went for a different spelling on baby girl’s name. If you love it, stick with it! It rarely bothers me when people misspell my name (unless they are a close family member because come on), and now I make a fun game out of seeing if random stranger can spell it correctly on accident. 🙂

Post # 41
2455 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

As someone with a uniquely spelled name, I am not an ounce upset by it. In fact, it’s actually been a fun talking point and has been used as an ice breaker on more than one occasion.

Post # 42
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Lee Lee

Post # 43
2527 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Millie is a popular nickname for Amelia in the UK. 

Post # 44
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

lalacoffee:  I know you’ve said you’re solid on the spelling but they are actually two different names.


Post # 45
688 posts
Busy bee

MancBee:  She can still spell/pronounce whatever name however she wants. All that matters is what it means to her…

OP I like the name Ameilia, why does it need a nickname tho?

I immediately thought of “Millie” as others mentioned, which I generally think would be cute but it reminds me of that chick who vomits paint for a living. Ick 

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