Jump to content

A new name thrown into the mix - is Layla too close to Amelia?


  • Please log in to reply
25 replies to this topic

#1 MumtoMilly

Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

Hi again,
I recently posted that DH and I couldn't decide between Ariana or Abigail for our second daughter due in 7 weeks' time. We got so much great feedback - thank you! - yet are still to make a decision huh.gif Today he threw a new name into the mix, Layla, which he had previously vetoed for DD#1 who we named Amelia Jane so I didn't bother bringing it up. Now he has decided that he loves it (?? rolleyes.gif ??) but I am wondering if it is too similar to Amelia? Would love to hear your thoughts, thanks so much original.gif

#2 HeartMyBoys

Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

I love love love Layla. I don't think it's too close to Amelia.

#3 TarneeW

Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

Not at all, it's a lovely choice original.gif

#4 domestically~challenged

Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

If you love it then go for it. I have twins one who is Layla and the other with a name that starts with A and rhymes with Amelia. It's just the style of name/s that we like and shouldn't not have them just becuase they both end in A original.gif

#5 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

Not.

#6 la di dah

Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

I don't know what the similarity is. Is it my accent?

Lay-la

ə-MEEL-yə

Amelia and Ariana seem much closer to me. Maybe I'm crazy. But Amelia and Layla isn't a problem that I can see? shrug.gif

Edited by la di dah, 06 January 2013 - 09:53 PM.


#7 kuhla

Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

I have an Amelia and Layla (and Arianna) are on my list too for DD#4 due in May!

You must have great taste wink.gif

(my other 2 are Maleika and Kiara)

So to answer your question, no I don't think they are too close

#8 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

I don't see how they're remotely similar. I like Layla. I think it's lovely.

#9 kerilyntaryn

Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:12 PM

not the same

I prefer Amelia and Abigail though

#10 Imaginary friend

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

I don't think Amelia and Layla are too alike at all

#11 Fastrunnydog

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:14 PM

I don't think they're too close at all, and both are gorgeous names!

#12 MooGuru

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

Possibly if you spelt it Leila it would look close but not too close at all.

#13 hopelessromantic

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

I haven't reads the previous replies.  But my niece is Layla and I have A friend who's daughter is Amelia.  I never confuse them. I don't think they are the same.  Just saying.

#14 Kikki-B

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:55 PM

I hheart.gif Layla!
Abigail isn't what I would call a pretty name but Amelia is so I think Amelia and Layla fit better - they are both gorgeous

#15 dimsim

Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:00 AM

I have a Layla and a Amelia. Never thought twice about it! original.gif

#16 MumtoMilly

Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:49 AM

Thanks so much for your responses original.gif We are 95% sure that we want to go with Layla - however there is one more hurdle we need to clear. Surname is W**** - change some of the letters and you have potential teasing factor... kids can be cruel! Would Layla W**** get made fun of or am I just way over thinking this? unsure.gif

Edited by MsJBO, 09 January 2013 - 11:42 PM.


#17 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

I think Layla is less similar to Amelia than Ariana is.

And unfortunately with a surname like that I think there may be some teasing regardless - but I can see how the name Layla might fan.the flames a little. In saying that, it's not like you're calling her Amanda, and quite often it's hard to tell who is going to get teased for what and what connections people might make to names.

I'd still use Layla, definitely prefer it to Abigail and slightly prefed it to Ariana.

#18 gemgirl

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:35 AM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 06/01/2013, 10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know what the similarity is. Is it my accent?

Lay-la

ə-MEEL-yə

Amelia and Ariana seem much closer to me. Maybe I'm crazy. But Amelia and Layla isn't a problem that I can see? shrug.gif


I was going to say this, minus the accent thing

#19 Gudrun

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

I would choose Ariana on all fronts.

#20 sophiasmum

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

I don't think it's too close.

#21 ~Peaches~

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:59 AM

I love Layla, it's beautiful.

#22 wishing wish

Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

I know of two family's with daughters named Amelia and Layla.
I think they are great together.

#23 Therese

Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

I really like Layla as a name and don't think it is too similar at all.

#24 Propaganda

Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

I assume it's because of the "ah" sound at the end? I don't think it's too much.

#25 Gudrun

Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

Ariana is nicer with the one-syllable surname.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

What not to say to a new mum

Some phrases just pop out before you really think about them, but there are some things you should try to not say to a new mum.

Why I'm glad to be an indulgent granny

The phone calls started a couple of weeks ago. At about 5.30 each evening - if I am lucky - I will be greeted by a sweet, excited voice declaring: "'Allo Annie".

Is this the worst relationship advice ever published?

You sometimes have to wonder whether relationship/sex advice from magazines is designed to help or humiliate.

How you talk to your baby now can impact social skills later

People used to think that social skills were something kids were born with, not taught.

Three truths about C-section mums

Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.

Scientists predict when you should start a family

Scientists have calculated at exactly what age you need to start trying to get pregnant to have the best chance of realising your dream. 

Differently abled child

When 'protecting' a child is really a cover for judgement

Why are people so concerned for this happy child and his mother?

When toddlers have strange obsessions

When it comes to two-year-olds and birthday cakes there are a few requests that are usually at the top of the list. But a cake featuring a local personal injury lawyer?

When Mama Bear strikes

When we become mums, our instinct to protect our children and keep them safe from harm is so strong we're often likened to a Mama Bear protecting her cubs.  

Immunity boosters for kids

There are no guaranteed ways to avoid the dreaded winter illnesses completely, but there are ways we can boost our children's immunity.

Mum shares portrait of her proudly breastfeeding three-year-old

Jade Beall usually chooses to breastfeed her son, now 3, in private. This week, however, she shared portraits of her breastfeeding her preschooler.

Dealing with a toddler's morning tantrums

Your schedule is not important to your two-year-old, and you cannot convince her otherwise. So what can you do?

Child in suitcase 'could have died eight years ago'

A child whose remains were dumped in a suitcase in the South Australian bush is believed to have been a girl aged between two-and-a-half to four.

MP breastfeeds baby during parliamentary session

An Argentinian mum and politician has caused a stir on social media after being filmed breastfeeding her baby.

My baby's first seizure

It was 1am on a cold winter's night when I woke suddenly to the screams of my 12-month-old son. Our lives were about to change forever.

Portable pools 'more dangerous than permanent ones'

Inflatable and portable children's pools may be required to be sold with compulsory fencing to prevent backyard drownings, with some experts even floating the idea of a ban.

Heartbreaking moment mum kisses her one-week-old goodbye

At 11.07am on April 2 this year, Sarah Marriott welcomed baby Sebastian into the world.

The amazing Tee Pee bed and kid-friendly Frankie Bunk bed

These kids' beds definitely fit the brief of providing personality and personal space for little people who are moving up in the world.

The funny things kids say when you're pregnant

Since becoming noticeably pregnant, my son has taken more of an interest in the sibling he'll soon have.

The real problem with having one child

In this age of political correctness, it seems the one subject still subject to discrimination is that of the Only Child.

Six-week-old baby found dead, believed stabbed

A neighbour heard a child screaming before a baby was found dead, believed to have been stabbed, in a house in Newcastle.

The fire hazard in more than 70,000 Australian homes

So far, 206 Samsung washing machines have caught fire and some have exploded. But many remain in people's homes.

How having a baby can bring on OCD

We all know that having a baby can turn your life upside down - and it can also bring a raft of new anxieties and worries.

IVF gender selection being considered for Australian parents

Couples using IVF may be able to choose the gender of their babies and women could be financially compensated for donating their eggs.

The best age to get married (according to the latest study)

Not too young, and not too old. That's reportedly the best age to get married. Not everyone agrees.

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Yes, you can get pregnant before your period returns post-baby

After giving birth, the last thing you want to think about is contraception. But you can get pregnant before your period comes back.

Fellow diner rewards mum after toddler's tantrum

Parents of toddlers everywhere know the feeling. After working up the courage to take your child out for lunch or dinner in public you are rewarded with a mid-meal meltdown. 

IKEA begins massive safety campaign after two toddler deaths

Two children were killed when pieces from their Malm furniture line tipped over.

Which beauty treatments are safe in pregnancy?

Is it safe to use fake tan, hair dye and nail varnish during pregnancy?

A dad's guide to hyperemesis

I am in no way qualified to advise women on how to cope with hyperemesis, but I've learnt some lessons that might be worth sharing with other partners.

The five ways I know my 'baby' is no longer a baby

The truth is, I can no longer deny that my walking, babbling, somewhat-independent little miss is no longer a bona fide 'baby'.

Woman adopts best friend's four daughters after cancer tragedy

Best friends share everything - and for these two life-long friends, that includes family.

Beaneasy: sweet nursery furniture with a twist

If you're looking to introduce an organic element into your baby's nursery but want to step away from natural timber, we have the perfect alternative.

Confirmed: men gain weight when they become dads

Men who become fathers experience weight gain and an increase in body mass index, a measurement of body fat based on height and weight, according to a new, large-scale study

Carer investigated over washing machine photo posted 'for a laugh'

She said the photo of a boy with Down syndrome in a washing machine was taken just for fun, but no one else was laughing.

The day my son started a fire

Would you know what to do in a fire emergency? How safe is your home and family?

Mum's premature labour nightmare after high tea salmonella outbreak

An opulent high tea at a luxury Melbourne hotel has left 44 people with salmonella poisoning - including a pregnant woman, who went into early labour.

The science of 'hangry': why some people get grumpy when hungry

Where does hanger come from? And why is it that only some people seem to get hangry?

What a baby with whooping cough sounds like

It's a heartbreaking video that anyone who has ever considered not vaccinating against whooping cough must see.

Couple's million dollar bill for premmie baby born on holiday

An Australian couple could face a medical expenses of more than $1 million after their baby boy was born three months prematurely while they were holidaying in Hawaii.

Coffee a day to keep disease at bay

Don't be surprised if your morning brew does more than wake you up. There's more to this magical elixir than you might think.

Why Prince George has 'two different looks'

Days out from Prince George's second birthday, his parents' tendency to dress him in classical style clothing has been revealed as a cunning ploy.

Husband films mum giving birth in moving car on freeway

An incredible birth video shows a mother delivering her own baby as her husband drives along a freeway in a vain attempt to reach hospital.

Breastfeeding while pregnant: is it safe?

Many women happily breastfeed well into pregnancy while others wean sooner; yet others continue to breastfeed both infants together. This is a personal choice.

Womb to world: transitioning your new baby

One minute they're contentedly snuggled in the sanctuary of their mum's tummy, and the next they arrive into an overwhelming reality of lights, cameras and action.

Gadgets

iSperm: the iPad home fertility test for men

A new gadget uses a tiny microscope and the camera on an iPad to calculate sperm count and motility.

The tiny twins who were strong from the start

I cried when a specialist told me at exactly 28 weeks that our twin boys would have to be born within 48 hours.

One day when I didn't know

Julia Watson, a mum of four young girls, was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in December 2013. She shares her latest blog piece with Essential Baby. 

 

FREE TICKET

See Pinky McKay live in Sydney

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.