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I like Emmalynn more. When i read the other i want to say line at the end.
Or are you pronouncing it with line at the end?
Danica 10.22.10 | Milo 12.23.12
ChristyML:Would Millie be too much of a reach for a nickname for Emmeline? Also, does anyone on this board actually have an Emmeline/Emmalynn that is under age 5?
We know a little girl named EmmeLINE -- she goes by Emmy.
We are using Emmeline/lyn for LO's MN. DH likes the -lyn pronounciation and I like the -line spelling. We will see which we use.
I think Emmalynn is too much of a mouthful and sounds like you're saying M&Ms.
That said, I think Millie is fine.
LemonBlush:I think it's too much of a stretch.
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Emmalynn looks trendy and like it won't age as well. I'd spell it Emmeline/Emmaline.
I don't think Millie is that far off. I wouldn't be able to guess her full name from it, but it's a nickname-so whatever works for your family.
mikaelaandmichael:I like Emmalynn more. When i read the other i want to say line at the end.Or are you pronouncing it with line at the end?
It's like Lynn, although I've heard the "correct" spelling is Emmeline.
Yep! My DD is named Emmeline (ending pronounced line) and I have an acquaintance with a pre-school aged Emmalyn. To me, Milllie doesn't seem like a stretch for Emmeline, but it does a bit for Emmalynn. Maybe it's because Millie and Emmeline seem more old-fashioned to me, and Emmalyn doesn't. Either way, it's a good name with a good nickname, no matter how you pronounce it :)
I don't think the connection matters terribly. If you call your child by a nickname, that's what you call them. Johns go by Jack all the time, Richards used to go by *** etc etc Unless you are trying to avoid the nickname, in which case I think more people would call the girl Em/Emmy/Emma etc.
I do think that Emmeline will be pronounced with the long i sound and Emmalynn (as if Emma is the first name and Lynn is the middle name) will be pronounced with the short i sound, so I'd go based on which you prefer there.
Also I don't know any little girls named Emmeline, but it is at the top of my list. Just trying to decide since Emma is so popular.
Also you could get Millie from Melanie or Melody.