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Alternatives for Maya/Layla
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#1 TarneeW

Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

Layla Eve is my front runner at the moment if we have a girl, and Maya is off the list as it's too confusing with my other names. Only problem is Layla might be a bit close to home (deciding if I can use).

I love both these names and hoping someone might have some great suggestions that are a similar style. Eve will more than likely be the mn.

Can you help?

TIA original.gif

Edited by TarneeW, 09 January 2013 - 12:22 PM.


#2 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

Lila
Maia
Maisie
Mila
Lara
Amaya
Laura
Lana/Lani
Mia
Maeve
Louisa
Sadie
Ella
Heidi
Elsa
Stella
Gemma/Jemma
Marla

#3 TarneeW

Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

Thank you Fifi-Trixibelle, some lovely suggestions and definitely my style original.gif

I should have said I'm trying to avoid names starting with 'M'....

Thank you!

#4 emlis22

Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

I like Leila prn Leer-lah.

Louisa
Thalia
Thora
Lilah/Delilah
Thea
Amalia
Lilac
Freja
Lyla

#5 Gudrun

Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

Enya
Nika
Naya
Neva
Nala
Nyah
Rania
Lyra
Yola
Soraya
Amara
Ghia

#6 BlueEyedBeauties

Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

Michaela Eve?
Amelia Eve?

Is it the "A" ending that you actually like in the names?

If you like Layla, but cant, what about Leila (lee-lah) or Lilah (Lie-lah)

#7 Mrs Lannister

Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

Taia/Taya

#8 Magenta_

Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

Hi there,

Some ideas that come to mind are:

Luella Eve
Lois Eva
Allegra May
Alexa Grace

I really like the suggestion of Marla!

Good luck!
Magenta

#9 ~Peaches~

Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

I was going to suggest Lila, it's DD's name and one of my favorites wub.gif Fifi has some wonderful suggestions, the only others I can think of are -


Lucy
Bonnie
Scarlett
Juliet
Romy
Eliza
Elsie
Isla
Ruby
Violet





#10 TarneeW

Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

Thanks everyone for taking the time to reply and your suggestions, there are some lovely ideas!

QUOTE (emlis22 @ 09/01/2013, 02:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Leila prn Leer-lah.

Freja
Lyla


I thought Leila was another form of spelling for Layla (haven't heard If prn Leer-lah?!

How so you prn Freja? As spelt or like Fre-ya? I think this is pretty original.gif

Unfortunately Lyla is out sad.gif


QUOTE (BlueEyedBeauties @ 09/01/2013, 02:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Michaela Eve?
Amelia Eve?

Is it the "A" ending that you actually like in the names?

If you like Layla, but cant, what about Leila (lee-lah) or Lilah (Lie-lah)


My DD ends in 'A' so that maybe the case? I hadn't thought of that before....

I just instantly fell in love with Layla although Maya has been a name I regretted not using last time. For some reason I love them both - very pretty & feminine original.gif

QUOTE (me3922 @ 09/01/2013, 02:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Taia/Taya


For some reason I don't like as much as Maya but I don't know why?! Thank you anyway original.gif

QUOTE (Magenta_ @ 09/01/13, 02:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi there,

Some ideas that come to mind are:

Luella Eve
Lois Eva
Allegra May
Alexa Grace

I really like the suggestion of Marla!

Good luck!
Magenta


Luella is gorgeous and one to think about! I do like Allegra but DH doesn't! I have a Marley so Marla is definitely out....

#11 kuhla

Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 09/01/2013, 01:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Enya
Nika
Naya
Neva
Nala
Nyah
Rania
Lyra
Yola
Soraya
Amara
Ghia


I don't think I've heard of Soraya before.  I really like that.

#12 TarneeW

Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE (~Peaches~ @ 09/01/2013, 02:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was going to suggest Lila, it's DD's name and one of my favorites wub.gif Fifi has some wonderful suggestions, the only others I can think of are -


Lucy
Bonnie
Scarlett
Juliet
Romy
Eliza
Elsie
Isla
Ruby
Violet


Thank you Peaches! I love Ruby but IMO think it's just too common (even though my suggestions are fairly common too). I wonder how common it really is?!

I do like Isla too and thought it was a great alternative for Lila....


#13 Mel.Bell

Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

Can I just say it depends on your last name ... A friend of mine wanted to name their girl "Layla" until I pointed out that her last name is Write & Layla Write doesn't sound good original.gif

#14 ~char~

Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

I prefer the spelling Leila.

Also, I'm pretty sure the name Layla/Leila means night or something associated with night in Arabic (the name is of Arabic/Persian origin). I would check that before using Eve as the MN.








#15 TarneeW

Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 09/01/2013, 02:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Soraya
Amara
Ghia


QUOTE (kuhla @ 09/01/2013, 03:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think I've heard of Soraya before.  I really like that.


I heard it spelt Suraya for the first time the other day and instantly loved it (which is what I'm after, a name I instantly love).... DH wasn't a fan at all sad.gif


QUOTE (Mel.Bell @ 09/01/2013, 03:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can I just say it depends on your last name ... A friend of mine wanted to name their girl "Layla" until I pointed out that her last name is Write & Layla Write doesn't sound good original.gif


roll2.gif

That's my only concern with the name although our surname is perfectly fine!

#16 TarneeW

Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

QUOTE (~char~ @ 09/01/2013, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I prefer the spelling Leila.

Also, I'm pretty sure the name Layla/Leila means night or something associated with night in Arabic (the name is of Arabic/Persian origin). I would check that before using Eve as the MN.


Yes, you're right but this doesn't really bother me at all. I also like Aurora and had people suggest not to use it with Eve because it means Dawn lol! I had no idea, just loved the names original.gif

Edited by TarneeW, 09 January 2013 - 03:44 PM.


#17 emlis22

Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

QUOTE (TarneeW @ 09/01/2013, 03:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought Leila was another form of spelling for Layla (haven't heard If prn Leer-lah?!

How so you prn Freja? As spelt or like Fre-ya? I think this is pretty original.gif



Yeah I think it can be said Layla as well... but I know a Lee-lah. It's more a leer than a lee though, I didn't mean to confuse you!

Yep, Freja is the same as Freya, I just prefer the J original.gif

#18 Mel.Bell

Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

hahaha I suggested if they have another child, it could be called RYDER Write roll2.gif This was 4 years ago & we laugh about it now

#19 Gudrun

Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

Elaina
Jelena
Anaya
Janaya
Amadea
Dahlia
Eilidh
Jada
Lael
Leilani
Svea
Willa
Sadie
Viola
Yolane
Zalie

#20 nik_klinger

Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

QUOTE (TarneeW @ 09/01/2013, 01:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you Fifi-Trixibelle, some lovely suggestions and definitely my style original.gif

I should have said I'm trying to avoid names starting with 'M'....

Thank you!

That's a shame bc I was going to say I love Mila from the list. It's a beautiful name.

#21 la di dah

Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

Reina
Kayla/Kaila
Mara
Lila
Lilith
Lilac
Lillian/Liliana
May
Maeve
Iola
Kelila/Kelilah
Leikela
Leah
Maybelle/Mabel

#22 feralangel

Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

Have you considered

Leisle?

#23 Kikki-B

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

Have you thought of Ayla/Aila (pron Ay-la)?
Also I'm considering naming my DD2 Lila Carey (Lila means Night & Carey means Dark) so I wouldn't worry about Layla Eve have almost the same meaning.    Carey is a family name which I want to use and Lila seems to be the only name (that works with my surname) that I love at the moment. There aren't many people who care about the meaning behind a name - its just us on EB who are obsessing over finding the perfect name that seem to be very educated on the subject. It's nice to run names past everyone and have any potential name problems picked up!
I think Layla is a beautiful name and eve works really well with it.

#24 kerilyntaryn

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

what are the siblings names

Ava
Ada
Anna
Ayla
Eliana
Susannah
Keturah
Kezia
Tirzah
Tallulah
Adrianna
Arianna
Elisha
Alicia
Alayna
Alyssa
Amara
Amanda
Amelia
Anastasia
Angela
Anika
Anya
Audra
Bella
Bianca
Breanna
Camilla
Carissa
Cassandra
Tahlia
Kahlia
Danika
Delia
Eliza
Erika
Eva
Felicia
Fiona
Gabriella
Greta
Hannah
Helena
Jacinta
Jenaya
Gemma
Jenna
Jessica
Rebekah
Julia
Johanna
Juliana
Kara
Kayla
Kira
Lara
Lana
Larissa
Leona
Leticia
Leah
Lisa
Lucinda
Nadia
Nikita
Natasha
Natalia
Olivia
Nicola
Priscilla
Priya
Ramona
Reyna
Rosa
Roxanna
Sabrina
Saskia
Savannah
Shayla
Stella
Tabitha
Samara
Tamara
Tamika
Tayla
Tesla
Tessa
Tanya
Zana
Zara
Zola
Ella
Sonya
Sophia

#25 kerilyntaryn

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

double post

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 09 January 2013 - 07:56 PM.





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