That was fun to write, and it's even fun-ner to say! lol. Try saying to 5 times fast. Whew.
Anywhoooo's...I've had alot of people ask me about Emilia's name. Basically how to pronounce it.
It's Emilia. e-Meel-ya or EE-Meel-ya. Like the E sound in excellent or the E sound in evening. (And we are happily using the nicknames Mia or Emmie. Love them both so I'm not going to turn into a witch with a B if you call her either of those. lol. )
It's not to be confused with Amelia. Which is Ah-ME-lee-ya.
Amelia is like Amelia Bedilia. Amelia Earhart. Amelia is also the unfavorable medical term for a congenital absence of one or more limbs. Yuck. (see here: http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/amelia)
We chose a totally different name, not just a different spelling.
Emilia is like in William Shakespeare's play Othello.
So, I do realize that choosing a name that has minor pronunciation issues is kinda a PITA, but it's not THAT big a deal. I just had alot of people ask so I thought I would put it out there and show everyone where we got the name. (I'm a bit of a Shakespeare fan, in case the name Juliette didn't tip you off. :) ) It's not a popular name, although it is very old, so many don't know how to pronounce it.
Now ya do. :)
11 months ago