What do you think of Ayla - or any other unusual names suggestions (girls!)

(17 Posts)
AlphaBeta2012 Wed 09-Jan-13 13:00:35

What do think of girls name Ayla (pronounced like Layla but without the 'L') - means Oak Tree.

I like unusual but simple names with a nice meaning (nature etc type thing) so welcome any other suggestions. for girls and boys (though we're more set that side of things I think!)

Outing myself completely but son is called Iden so it has to go with that.

Lilka Wed 09-Jan-13 13:05:29

I think Ayla is beautiful and goes really well with Iden smile

firawla Wed 09-Jan-13 13:05:43

I like it, but when I first saw it just misread it as Alya (like aaliyah, alia) until i looked again so you might get that a few times but i think it is nice

gingerchick Wed 09-Jan-13 13:10:42

If you can handle the association with Clan of the Cave Bear go for it, I actually think its a beautiful name

TigerFeet Wed 09-Jan-13 13:12:42

I like it, I didn't know its meaning which is lovely too. I'm afraid my first thought would be the Clan of the Cave Bear series though sad

AlphaBeta2012 Wed 09-Jan-13 13:13:28

clan of the cave bear? Never heard of it!?

chicaguapa Wed 09-Jan-13 13:15:54

I came across a Brady the other day and I thought it was a lovely name. Apparently it's Irish, well so she told me anyway. It helped that she was pretty.

tabulahrasa Wed 09-Jan-13 13:18:48

Clan of the cave bear

AlphaBeta2012 Wed 09-Jan-13 13:19:19

With Ayla (to be pronounced to sound like Layla) would you spell it as Ayla or Aila?

Doingfine Wed 09-Jan-13 13:20:50

Lovely. Have you seen Adayre (said Ada).

^Meanings and Origins of the Name Adayre.

Gaelic,Scottish Meanings of Adayre (Male)- Dweller by the oak tree.
Gaelic,Scottish Meanings of Adayre (Female)- Dweller by the oak tree.^

AlphaBeta2012 Wed 09-Jan-13 13:21:11

Ohh thanks - i actually like that association!
chicaguapa yes agree, brady is a nice name.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Wed 09-Jan-13 13:22:20

Like Ayla but much prefer the spelling Aela.

I like Ayla.
Also like Veda, Nuala, Aoife and Liv.

Manoodledo Wed 09-Jan-13 23:35:31

I know an Ayla, I think it's beautiful.

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Wed 09-Jan-13 23:39:12

I know an Ayla too and I think it's beautiful. She pronounces it 'Isla' though.

BusyBee86 Thu 10-Jan-13 17:23:10

I know a nyla....slightly different

MoppingMummy Thu 10-Jan-13 18:18:24

Lovely name.

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