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


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#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.




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