View Poll Results: Does Emelia sound like a made up spelling for the name Amelia?
Yes it does sound made up. Amelia is the only correct spelling of that name. 60 61.86%
Yes it does sound made up, Emilia is a better choice. 2 2.06%
No, it sounds like a lovely variant of the traditional Amelia. 29 29.90%
Other. 6 6.19%
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:14 PM   #21
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Re: Does this sound like a made up spelling?

I thought right away of a little girl I know named Emilia. If you spell it with an "i" like that it is a traditional spelling. The little girl I know is named after Emilia Wojtyla who was the mother of John Paul II.

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I voted other because I would pronounce it differently from Amelia.
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It is like the boys spelling for Emil, just in a girl form.
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(pronounced Eh-melia)
Nope, not made up That's how I'd pronounce it, basically a hard "a" sound (like 'a' in ape).
Amelia is the longer "ah" sound.
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Re: Does this sound like a made up spelling?

Sounds made up to me. I would do the traditional spelling. Granted, I teach in an urban area where most kids have UNEEEK names. My favorite right now is Sir-Izic.
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Re: Does this sound like a made up spelling?

I think it could create some confusion spelling-wise. I say if you want people to pronounce it Uh-melia spell it Amelia and if you want Eh-mee-lya, spell it Emilia. . . I think Emmy is the cutest nickname.
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I know an Emelia too. Pretty name.
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Re: Does this sound like a made up spelling?

I prefer that spelling, actually. Doesn't sound made up to me.
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It shows up on babynames.com as

Origin: Latin
Meaning: rival, emulate.

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I think some people would first read it as "Emm a lee ah"

But, I do like it better than Amelia...so, i'd choose that spelling over the traditional way.
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