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#1 Betty_D

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:27 AM

I'm loving the name Lilah / Lila / Lyla but I'm confused as to the best spelling.

Lila seems to be the straightforward choice, but may cause people to mispronounce it.

What is the EB verdict?

#2 Guest_- Poppy -_*

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:29 AM

I think its about personal preferance.

I like like Lila the best and Lilah is ok but I dislike Lyla

#3 la di dah

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

I like Lila best,  Lilah is okay.

I have some sort of unlovable personal vendetta against all but the most traditional y's in the middle of names. Lyla does not get a pass.

#4 Kwyjibo

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

I prefer Lila.

But if people mispronouncing it will bother you I would go with Lyla.

#5 Kitty Fantastico

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:48 AM

My preference is Lilah

#6 whisk_

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:59 AM

I like Lilah.  

I went to school with a Lila and it was pronounced "Lilla".  From your other options I presume this is not how you intend it to be pronounced.

Lyla reminds me of Lyle and I'm not a fan of that name, but that's just me.

#7 Gudrun

Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:11 PM

Lila but either of the others would be fine too.  Lilah should be failsafe (like short for Delilah) as would Lyla.

Edited by Gudrun, 05 December 2012 - 03:22 PM.

#8 lclb

Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:37 PM

I prefer Lila over the other spellings

#9 BabyBumbleBee

Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:50 PM


#10 Jekaho

Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:56 PM

Lila I'd be more likely to say "lil-a". Lilah and Lyla would be "lie-la".

I prefer Lilah.

#11 ~Girk~

Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

Lilah I would say "Lila-ah"  and really dislike the added h.

So my vote is for Lila.

#12 ms flib

Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

What about Lillah?

#13 blenheim

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:18 PM


#14 TinyTeddys

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:24 PM


#15 kyrrie

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

I prefer Lilah.

Even though I don't usually like extra letters in a name, to me Lilah is pronounced only one way, however, it would not surprise me at all to be corrected on my pronounciation of Lila.

#16 Eeyolet

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:37 PM

I like Lilah, as in Delilah.

#17 Iris37

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:37 PM

I like Lilah the best  original.gif

#18 LottieCait

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

Definitely prefer Lila.

A friends mum who was born in the 50's got so sick of people mispronouncing her name that she now uses Lyla.  Now days Lila is more widely used and I guess it's really a personal preference.

#19 dogsneaker

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:48 PM


Short and simple and also a very lovely name.

#20 ~polly~

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:51 PM

QUOTE (Jekaho @ 05/12/2012, 02:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lila I'd be more likely to say "lil-a". Lilah and Lyla would be "lie-la".

I prefer Lilah.

This is exactly what I was thinking.  My vote is for Lilah.

#21 biscotty

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:57 PM

I have a Lila and have had a few people cal her Lil-a or Lee-la when they see it written, so I guess you need to decide if that would bother you. It's easy enough to correct people.

#22 Plaxy

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

Lila or Lilah.

#23 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

Lila by a long long long long long way.

#24 gemgirl

Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:37 PM

I like Lilah. I always want to say Lilla for Lila

#25 Astrocyte

Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:40 PM

Lilah is my favourite spelling. Lila is okay also. Dont like the spelling Lyla at all.

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