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#26 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

Probably Lilah.

#27 lactasticmama

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

I like it spelt Lila best.

#28 4kidlets

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:40 PM

Going against the grain here - I prefer Lyla -a) pronouciation is more obvious b) just like the look of it better

QUOTE (la di dah @ 05/12/2012, 11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.

Am exact opposite to this - I like the y versions of names in all but the silliest of cases ie prefer Maya to Maia, Bronwyn to Bronwen  etc - but wouldnt go as far as Jaymes tongue.gif

#29 Kiki_K

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:22 PM

I have a Lilah so that gets my vote. If anything we get "Layla" sometimes but I think that's people being lazy

#30 ~Peaches~

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

Our DD1 is Lila wub.gif
We were tossing up between Lila and Lilah, and it definitely seems Lila is the most common way to spell it original.gif People automatically spell it that way even without asking.

We have had it pronounced Lill-a and Lee-la as a PP mentioned, but after correcting them once it was fine. It does seem to have picked up in popularity a little over the last couple of years, so from our experience 99% of people say it correctly the first time.
I definitely wouldn't let a couple of people pronouncing it incorrectly turn you off it, it's a beautiful name happy.gif

#31 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:09 PM

I think my preference is Lilah, Lila (only because I can see it being pronounced lil-a) and then Lyla

#32 schnookaberg

Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

I have a Lilah and love this spelling.

#33 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:26 PM


#34 Kikki-B

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:40 PM

I like the way Lila looks but think people would pronounce it lee-la

Lyla spelt this way would be hard to get wrong but I think Lila looks prettier. (which is funny because I love the spelling Ayla over Aila)

Lilah just looks wrong to me - Sorry!

#35 PoshMosh

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:44 PM


#36 tres-chic

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:54 PM

Another vote for Lila

#37 jai*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:16 AM

My preference is Lila.

Love that name. But I have a niece Lily.

#38 pjemc

Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

Lilah, to me looks the nicest when spelt. Plus it would bug me people misprononcing my babies name.

#39 elle-M

Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

Unless it's a name like Rose (haha - my DD's) you are bound to get some mispronunciation with most names over a lifespan, so I would spell it the way you like the look of most. Even if you spell it in a way you think will make it idiot-proof, unfortunately there will still be people out there who don't know how to pronounce Lila. It's a beautiful name and I love the traditional spelling.

Edited by elle-M, 19 December 2012 - 04:41 PM.

#40 Carabosse

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

Lilah original.gif Gorgeous!

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