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, 04:10 PM   #11
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My husband's grandmother was Emelia, although she went by Amy most of the time. So its not a made up spelling (or it was made about 90 years ago )
I love names from that era and it totally makes me smile to hear that was your grandma's name. My dd's name is Anna and I've had multiple people tell me that was their grandma or great-grandmas name. Our boys all have similarly old fashioned names.

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Old 02-15-2013, 04:18 PM   #12
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Re: Does this sound like a made up spelling?

its a totally different name its a twist on Emilia, not Amelia, i dont say them the same way
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I actually know and Emelia and it's pronounced like Amelia.
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Re: Does this sound like a made up spelling?

We have a friend with an Emelia, like em-eel-ya and they call her Emmi for short
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:36 PM   #15
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Re: Does this sound like a made up spelling?

I have a niece named Emilia, though she's always gone by Emi (or Emmie? terrible aunt alert!) I'm sure if she went by her full name, others would spell it "Amelia" or ask for the spelling.
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I voted other because I think it's a totally different name and I find myself wanting to pronounce it with a long E sound instead of the 'uh' sound of the A in Amelia.
except I didn't vote 'other'
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I'd say its legit.
http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Emelia
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Re: Does this sound like a made up spelling?

Two different names .
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #19
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Ok so I think DH wins then. I thought it sounded made up even though I love any of the variations I mentioned. I don't mind an "E" sound at the beginning as I don't think it makes it that much of a change in the name. DH said it counts as a name as long as it has an established history and isn't some random mispelling trying to look unique.

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I also know an Emelia- called Emi. Very cute name.

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