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#1 Marley&Me

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:07 PM

Should we have a girl, we've had a name picked and have since fallen in love with another.

Layla
Saskia (prn Zahs-kee-ah)

WDYT? Which do you prefer? Any reason why?

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#2 FiveAus

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:09 PM

Layla.

Really pretty and sweet and would be a lovely name for a woman as well as a girl.


#3 feralstreak

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:11 PM

Saskia is my preference, it sounds beautiful and exotic.

#4 Z-girls rock

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:11 PM

Saskia - lovely

#5 chickenpants

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

I like them both, though I prefer Saskia.

Layla would be having her name crooned to her for eternity.. thanks to one Mr. Eric Clapton.

#6 Walkers

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

Saskia easily.
Looks beautiful, sounds beautiful.

#7 MyButterflyGirls

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:18 PM

I know a family with daughters Marli and Layla, with a cousin called Saskia!

I prefer Layla...

#8 BlueUnicorn

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

Neither are really my style but I do like Lola and Lila?  Saskia is interesting but I wouldn't pronounce it the way you do.



#9 ali27

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

Layla is just lovely

#10 ~sydblue~

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

I like Layla also spelt Leila.

#11 bestnot

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

Another vote for Saskia.

#12 Lambert

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE (~sydblue~ @ 07/02/2013, 04:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Layla also spelt Leila.


This. Not a fan of Saskia.

#13 Apageintime

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

Saskia.

#14 amesv

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

I prefer Layla, one of the characters on Packed to the Rafters this week was called Saskia I think,

#15 Gudrun

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

Saskia.  But it might be uphill insisting on that pronunciation in Oz.

#16 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

I like both but prefer Saskia - no particular reason though.

#17 Peppery

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

QUOTE (~sydblue~ @ 07/02/2013, 04:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Layla also spelt Leila.


Same.

I initially wouldn't pronouce Saskia the way you have suggested.

#18 emlis22

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

Saskia. Because Layla is boring and Saskia is wonderful.

#19 Carrie_zmatik

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

Layla. Easy to spell, easy to pronounce.

#20 Tippi-toes

Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

I vote for Saskia.  My hubby wont let me use it, but its a name I love, it has spunk while still being feminine.  Its the name of Rembrants wife and muse. And it has cute nn potential in the form of Saski, Sassy and Kia.

Layla is a bit more frilly and girly, but still nice.  My DD is Ayla so I certainly dont hate it, but Saskia is my prefurred choice.






#21 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:03 PM

Saskia.

But it Leila was spelt this way it would be hard to choose.

#22 claptrap

Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

Definitely Saskia.

#23 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

Saskia is just lovely.
Layla is nice too, but Saskia wins by a slim margin for me.

#24 vanessa71

Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

QUOTE (Sassy Girl @ 07/02/2013, 05:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Layla and Leila are two different names.


I am pretty sure I have said this before, no, they are not. They are pronounced the same way. Just like Leia is pronounced Laya.


I don't really have a preference, neither name does anything for me, but I do agree with Gudrun and think that you will have difficulty insisting on that pronunciation of Saskia.




#25 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

I like them both but would probably go Saskia because it's less common. I do love Layla though.




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