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#1 mummyblossom

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

DH and I are having the hardest time ever finding a name for our 4th girl.
We've gone off Ivy as we are surrounded by baby Ivys and have been swinging between Willow and Willa.
I just love the name Mila, pronounced Mee-lah but not Mil-lah as much as we have a good friend with a baby boy Miller... it would seem a bit weird and I just prefer Meela anyway.
We would pronounce it Meela but wouldn't want to be corrcting everyone for the rest of her life.
How do you pronounce Mila?

#2 Gudrun

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

MEE-la which is the 'correct' way.

#3 greenrainbow

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

I would pronounce it Mil-lah

#4 Fossy

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

My-la, like Milo with an a

For ds our girls name was Milla, pronounced Mill-a

Eta can you just use Meela if that gets your desired pronunciation?

Edited by Fossy, 04 February 2013 - 12:36 PM.


#5 PrincessPeach

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:35 PM

Me la - however I was taught the pronunciation by a Russian friend.

#6 TinyTeddys

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

I always thought it was My-la...

#7 Zanbam

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

Mill la - if you want it pronounced Meela then you might have to spell it differently as I think Mila is becoming quite popular and I think most people pronounce it the way I do (I take my pronounciation from the actress Mila Jovovich).


ETA oh, looking at the other responses, clearly I was wrong in my assumption of it's prounciation! Oh well, it won't be the last time...

Edited by Zanbam, 04 February 2013 - 12:41 PM.


#8 TotesFeral

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

Mill la

#9 ali-song

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

I agree that Mee-la is correct, but you'll probably get a lot of Mill-ah. A friend with a Mila tells people it rhymes with tequila to get the desired pronounciation.

#10 Perpetual

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

Mee-la here.

#11 emlis22

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

Almost half way between Mee-lah and Mil-lah. More like Meal-ah.

#12 DomesticDivinity

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

I pronounce Mill-ahh too.

#13 tres-chic

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:42 PM

I pronounce it Mee-la, but DS2 has a Mila in his class and it's pronounced Mill-a.

#14 mummyblossom

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

QUOTE (ali-song @ 04/02/2013, 01:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I agree that Mee-la is correct, but you'll probably get a lot of Mill-ah. A friend with a Mila tells people it rhymes with tequila to get the desired pronounciation.


Yes, it rhymes with tequila hehehe!
We have a firend with a Mila and she doesn't care about pronounciation so doesn't notice when it's wrong....she is absolutely fine with us calling our LO Mila as they have recently moved interstate, we don't see them much and she knew I loved the name before they used it...she got the idea from me. cheeky.
MILLA Jovovich is a different name all together.
If it was to be pronounced Myla that would be REALLY confusing as we have a Lyla. THat's a whole other problem! Oh dear.....

#15 The Awesome One

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

Me-La

#16 pippityroo

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

We pronounce it Me-la/mee-lah, and have never had to correct anyone.

Great choice for a name wink.gif

#17 mummyblossom

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

QUOTE (emlis22 @ 04/02/2013, 01:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Almost half way between Mee-lah and Mil-lah. More like Meal-ah.


Yes, like this!! Thankyou

#18 kpingitquiet

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

QUOTE (Zanbam @ 04/02/2013, 01:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mill la - if you want it pronounced Meela then you might have to spell it differently as I think Mila is becoming quite popular and I think most people pronounce it the way I do (I take my pronounciation from the actress Mila Jovovich).

ETA oh, looking at the other responses, clearly I was wrong in my assumption of it's prounciation! Oh well, it won't be the last time...

Hehe... yeah Milla (two Ls, born Milica) Jovovich is actually pronounced MEE-la. She's Ukrainian. Same goes for Mila (one L, born Milena) Kunis, also MEE-la, also Ukrainian.

I'd spell it Mila and pronounce it MEE-la, OP.

#19 mummyblossom

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

QUOTE (PippityRoo @ 04/02/2013, 01:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We pronounce it Me-la/mee-lah, and have never had to correct anyone.

Great choice for a name wink.gif


You wrote on my Willa thread original.gif
I had a candid chat to my friend with a Mila and she laughed and said FGS use it, I pinched it from you hehehe. So it might well be a contender again

#20 pippityroo

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

QUOTE (mummyblossom @ 04/02/2013, 01:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
MILLA Jovovich is a different name all together.


Nah, she pronounces her name mee-lah as well. So does Mila Kunis original.gif

ETA Snap kpingitquiet!


Edited by PippityRoo, 04 February 2013 - 12:53 PM.


#21 Alina0210

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

Mee-la here....

#22 Justaduck

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

Mila - I would pronounce Miller
Meila - Meal-ah

#23 FableBee

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

Mee-lah, like Mila Kunis *sigh* wub.gif

#24 Sancti-claws

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

I love Mila - pronounced Me la - and it is a gorgeous Eastern European name.

Edited to add - I also love Mira - Mee ra (there is almost a trill on the r)

Edited by suziej, 04 February 2013 - 01:05 PM.


#25 mummyblossom

Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE (PippityRoo @ 04/02/2013, 01:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nah, she pronounces her name mee-lah as well. So does Mila Kunis original.gif

ETA Snap kpingitquiet!


Wow! That's cool. She must have her name pronounced wrong all the time. I've always heard her name said Millah, poor girl.

I'm stressing now that Lila and Mila are way too close to be siblings. My pregnant brain is not helping the naming process. You'd think I could find a name outside the square but I seem stuck on one track.




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