Did I name my daughter wrong?
I posted here when I was expecting my twin girls and got lots of good feedback, so I've come to you for reassurance about one of my choices. I am concerned that we are using a nonstandard, or at least unusual, pronounciation for Emmeline (Emma-LINE, not -LEEN). Nobody ever, ever gets it right-- most say Emma-LEEN, a few Emma-LYN. I knew there would be some confusion but am surprised that there seems to be so much consensus on the French pronounciation, especially since names like Adeline and Madeline are widely popular. I even saw a posting from a British woman who said Emma-LINE would be considered a mispronounciation in the UK, which was heartbreaking for this Anglophile to read! So, did I get it wrong? I can't see changing the pronounciation because Emmeline is already two and I don't really care for Emma-LEEN, but I need to know!
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 9:41am