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#1 whale-woman

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:08 PM

I was reading in the Age today odd baby names for 2012 and came across this (well Leeloo - like in 5th Element). I suggested it to DP as a joke really but it's apparently a top 10 name in France (Lilou) and DP who is French loves it. I've become strangely obsessed with it as a name.

Would you dare use it? Am I being stupid to consider it?
DD1 has a princessy long flowery name, so this is a total turnaround but I don't really care about 'matching'names.

Edited by whale-woman, 26 December 2012 - 01:24 PM.


#2 lizzzard

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:21 PM

Gosh I think it's gorgeous!

#3 Ritaroo

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:25 PM

Is it with a long e or long i vowel sound? I think it would work if your daughter takes your dp's surname if it French. And I don't think it's that odd, there are many more out there that are more odd.

#4 rainycat

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

How do you pronounce it?

#5 Dionysus

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

Nephew's best friend is Leelou. I hate that spelling, but quite like the sound of the name



#6 GreenEgg

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

I was  expecting someone that was going camping for Lilo suggestions ....NMS as a name

#7 whale-woman

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

Pronounced Lee-loo.

She'll have a hyphenated French-Anglo surname.

#8 Jenferal

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

I prefer Lila or Leila personally.
I also thought of Lilo's as mentioned above.

#9 whale-woman

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

QUOTE (**Mel** @ 26/12/2012, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nephew's best friend is Leelou. I hate that spelling, but quite like the sound of the name


Interesting. I've never seen it used before in Oz.

#10 skylark

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

I like Milou better.

#11 Gudrun

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

I think it's cute. However it gets really lost when pronounced like Leeloo in an English accent.  You might get people to get the Lil right (why shouldn't they?) but English speakers in general make a terrible fist of the French 'ou' which can be grating TBH.

#12 pinkcupcakes

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

wub.gif i think its gorgeous.

#13 steppy

Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

I don't mind the name, but if I had this name and then watched the Fifth Element, I'd hope like anything that she wasn't the inspiration.

#14 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:22 PM

Personally, it's a bit cutesy for my tastes.  If I really liked it, I'd probably go with something like Lillian Louisa or Lilliana Eloise and use Lilou as a nickname.

#15 Bam1

Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:53 PM

Its a lovely name but for me it would depend on if the english pronunciation would ruin it for you and your husband. I adore the name David when said the French way (Dah-vid) but would hate that it would always be Day-vid to everyone else.

#16 Propaganda

Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:48 PM

I think it sounds strange, but if it's a French name it's probably pronounced a lot nicer by a French tongue than it would be with an Australian one.

I like the way a lot of names are pronounced in French, but would never choose to name my children those names because Australians would slaughter it. Genevieve and Georgette, for example, come out so brilliantly on a French tongue... but it's Jenn-uh-veev and Jorg-ett from an Australian.

#17 Bellefin

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:08 PM

I like it however I'm a name nerd. I was/am in love with the name Marisol but couldn't do it in the end because the average English speaker just sees a-hole or aerosol or something equally horrible. In this case I just see the nickname of Lindsay Lohan which would make me pronounce it Lilo. If you can get past this association then it's a nice name.


#18 treefalls

Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:19 PM

Hey OP
Love it! The Fifth Element is actually my favourite movie, but I think the French connection is a much better excuse to use it wink.gif

QUOTE (steppy @ 26/12/2012, 05:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't mind the name, but if I had this name and then watched the Fifth Element, I'd hope like anything that she wasn't the inspiration.

... A supreme being and complete embodiment of love? Can't do better if you ask me yyes.gif

#19 antsy

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:45 AM

I love it, its the nickname we call my daughter by and I think it is so pretty!

#20 Kay1

Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:25 AM

My DS is Leo and his little friends calls him Lelo.

I can see why you like it OP but personally I wouldn't use it. I think its a bit cutesy/made up sounding.

#21 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

QUOTE (Kay1 @ 27/12/2012, 08:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My DS is Leo and his little friends calls him Lelo.

I can see why you like it OP but personally I wouldn't use it. I think its a bit cutesy/made up sounding.


My son is also a Leo (Leopold) and gets Lelo quite often original.gif

OP I actually love it! I know a little girl named Leeloo and she is gorgeous so I have a positive association with the name, but think it is very cute. Love the Lilou spelling too

#22 bryce's-mummy

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

I relate 'loo' to the toilet sorry. NMS. I would also pronounce it as "Lie- Loo" as opposed to 'Lee' if I saw it written. Or even 'Lil- oo".








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