Now we have 2 questions tagged with .emacs.
Instead of retagging the questions I figured we should suggest this as a synonym of init-file. I can’t do that because I don’t have enough points on the tag.
The synonym system doesn't work the best for small sites. However, once there are moderators installed, they will be able to create synonyms. Talking it out on meta, as you did here, is a good way to go.