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Girl name dilemma

We have a boy name picked out (Grady) but have just been tossing around girl's names.  DH likes Grace, Emma, and Charlotte, but I would like something a little bit different yet still old fashioned.  So I found Emmeline and proposed it to DH.  He isn't 100% sure but likes the idea of calling the baby Emma as a nn if it is a girl...here's the question: if we call her Emma, should we spell it Emmaline or Emmeline?  TIA!
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Re: Girl name dilemma

  • I would probably still use Emmeline since I think that is the more traditional spelling.  Both are nice though!
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  • How do you want the legal name pronounced?

    Emmaline is not pronounced the same way as Emmeline.

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  • I would pronounce it Emma-line (rhymes with fine).  What would the other pronunciation be, Emma-lynn?  Good call!
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  • I LOVE the name Emmaline!  I'm not a fan of nick names though and esp. not uber popular ones like Emma or it else it would be on the top of my list.  I am not sure how the other pronunciation sounds??  Would love to know.
  • I would also spell it the traditional way.  No need to change the spelling for the nn
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  • I love the name! I usually spell it Emeline, actually, though. I think it goes great as a sibling name for Lilah
  • image elyshaswedding:
    I would pronounce it Emma-line (rhymes with fine).  What would the other pronunciation be, Emma-lynn?  Good call!

    Emmaline - Em-ma - leen

    Emmeline -  Emm- eh - leen

    That's how I would pronounce thest two.

  • image tinideni:
    I would probably still use Emmeline since I think that is the more traditional spelling.  Both are nice though!

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  • My friend has a little girl named Emmeline pronounced Emma-line. I think Emmeline is the traditional spelling, but a lot of people mispronounce it.

    I like Grace, Emma or Charlotte a lot more.

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