Poll: Emily or Emilie?

See the results of this poll: Which spelling?

Respondents: 28 (This poll is closed)

  • Emilie : 10 (36%)
  • Emily: 18 (64%)

I’ve been struggling with this same question (though I’m not imminently facing a birth certificate decision) because [name_f]Emilie[/name_f] is a family name on my list. Ultimately, I voted for this spelling because I don’t think it’s too unheard of or outlandish. It’s the [name_m]German[/name_m] spelling, I believe? So it has history and precedence. It shouldn’t be mispronounced, an issue with some alternately spelled names, and “[name_f]Emily[/name_f] with an i-e” would be a quick shortcut for telling others how to spell it. Still, I’m guessing you’ll get some questions/confusion along the way…