Aurelia in real life? Emilia in real life? (US)

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you know anyone named [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f]? [name_f]Do[/name_f] they (or you) have trouble with misspelling and/or pronunciation?

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you know anyone named [name_f]Emilia[/name_f]? [name_f]Do[/name_f] they (or you) have trouble with misspelling and/or pronunciation?

Thanks for the input!


I dont know any [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] ’ s (btw gorgeous name) but i know an [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] . She is my classmate in school ( 16 yrs old ) , we called her [name_f]Mila[/name_f] or [name_f]Emmy[/name_f] and i love her name . As far as i know she hasnt got any spelling or pr. problems . [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] is imo an easy pronounced name unlike [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] .

I think on paper [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] is pretty, and nn [name_f]Aura[/name_f] is lovely. Verbally? I think of Araeola. No good.
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f], I pronounce as [name_f]Em[/name_f]-ee-lee-a. I think the spelling is straightforward, I wouldn’t expect people to have a problem with it. Much more usable in my mind than [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f].

I know one [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] who is almost 2. Pronunciation issues, yes. But it is beautiful. [name_f]Emilia[/name_f], I don’t see any issues.

When you say [name_f]Em[/name_f]-ee-lee-a does it come out like [name_f]Emily[/name_f]-ah or like E-meal-ee-ah?

I think you’ll be fine with an [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f]. I don’t see it getting big, but it looks as if it’s getting more popular and I think people will feel more comfortable with it as a young [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] ages. I don’t think the pronunciations you hear would be anything ridiculous. I think you might get ‘oh-[name_f]REE[/name_f]-lee-uh’ over ‘oh-[name_u]RAY[/name_u]-lee-uh’, but that’s really not a big correction. [name_f]Emilia[/name_f], I think you’re fine. Like, [name_m]Emilio[/name_m] Estevez, a little old school, but people know how to say that. And [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_m]Clark[/name_m] from Game of Thrones. [name_f]Emilia[/name_f]'s fine.

I have met an [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] in real life. She was Hispanic. I’m a substitute teacher. I knew how to pronounce her name, but I guess that doesn’t mean everyone would.

I have known two Emilias in real life, and they both pronounced it differently. [name_f]One[/name_f] was like [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] with an E sound at the beginning and the other was sort of like [name_f]Emma[/name_f]-[name_f]Leah[/name_f]. They both went by [name_f]Emmy[/name_f].

I adore both [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] and [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f]! I don’t know anyone with either name, but I would be absolutely tickled pink to meet one. You might want to check out these links–this site polls people who actually have the name, and what teasing/misspellings/other issues/etc. have been for each name. I think it’s a pretty great resource.

Emilia | Should You Name Your Baby Girl Emilia | Baby Names World
Aurelia | Should You Name Your Baby Girl Aurelia | Baby Names World

Good luck!

I have a dear friend named [name_f]Emilia[/name_f]. It’s pronounced slightly differently to [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] – EE-mee-lee-ah instead of [name_m]AH[/name_m]-mee-lyah. As far as I know, she never ran into pronunciation or spelling issues.

I love [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f], but I can see that causing pronunciation problems. People might stumble over it the first time, but there really aren’t that many possible ways to pronounce it.

I assumed [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] was pronounced like [name_m]Emilio[/name_m] but with an a (like lizgingermitch said). I know a few [name_f]Emilia[/name_f]'s in real life but they are older (like 30s, 40s, 50s). Two of them are from Cuban families. I think both are lovely names.

I met an [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] at summer camp. She said it aw-RELL-ee-uh. The counselors butchered her name at first, usually saying something like [name_f]Ariella[/name_f]. They did get it after she corrected it, though.
I love the name in theory, but since I grew up with a name that was drew so many pronunciation troubles, I personally wouldn’t use it.

I know two Aurelias. The first is my dear friend (nearly 21) but most of the time she doesn’t use this name, it’s just there as a part of her name. The second is around 16, if I’m not mistaken.

I don’t know any [name_f]Emilia[/name_f], but I know a handful of Amelias.

I know an [name_f]Aurelie[/name_f], and she’s had no problems with her name.

As for [name_f]Emilia[/name_f], I don’t know one personally, but I’m sure it will get mixed up with [name_f]Emily[/name_f] or [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] on more than one occasion.

I am an adult [name_f]Emilia[/name_f].

Growing up I got it said wrong many time: [name_f]Emily[/name_f]-a, [name_f]Em[/name_f]-eye-leah, [name_f]Em[/name_f]-eel-ya, Am-eel-ya. I say it as [name_f]Em[/name_f]-eel-ee-a (4 syllables).
As for spelling… [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] was most commonly used. Emmilia, Emmelia, [name_f]Amilia[/name_f], Emilea, [name_f]Emelia[/name_f] (pretty common), Emillia, Emellia… you get the idea. Basically replace the E with an A, the i with an e… double the m… and throw in a pot for a new weird way to spell it. [name_f]One[/name_f] set of grandparent would spell it wrong until I was at least 10.

Of course then there are the people who only remember it as [name_f]Emma[/name_f] or Emiliy.

My nn is [name_f]Emmy[/name_f]- which is often remembered as [name_f]Emily[/name_f]. I tell people “[name_f]Emmy[/name_f]: like the award” then they tend to remember it and spell it right.

I do like my name though and think more people get slightly different names now days. I’m from the era where every second girl was [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f] or [name_u]Lisa[/name_u].

[name_f]Love[/name_f] both names. I know an [name_f]Emilia[/name_f]. She has never had any problems with it. I can’t see why [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] would have issues - “aur” is easily understood, and “elia” is phonetic.

Because it’s Italian/[name_m]Roman[/name_m] in origin and doesn’t conform to English pronunciation :wink: [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] as ‘or-ell-ee-a’ wouldn’t be correct.

au = ow
relia = ray-lee-a/ray-lya

I know a little [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] who is almost 4. Everyone loves the name and there have never been any major pronunciation issues. She goes by [name_f]Rhea[/name_f] a lot too (pronounced [name_u]RAY[/name_u]-ah).

My mom and I rarely agree on names. I remember the first time I heard [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f], I was at a restaurant with my mom. We heard a mother call her daughter [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] and we immediately looked at each other and remarked about what a gorgeous name it was.

My teacher had a daughter named [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] and she was frustrated because one of the other teachers gave her a birthday card with her daughter’s name spelled EMMALEIGHA.

actually, I’m an Aurealia! However mine is spelled Arrealia. Spelling is always an issue, but I wouldn’t trade my name for anything else. It’s beautiful and original. Hopefully your little one will love it too!