Lila prounanced 'Leela'

(44 Posts)
idalia Fri 03-May-13 18:08:23

Do you know any girls which name Lila is prounanced this way?

shelli135 Fri 03-May-13 18:11:59

Nope, I think it would get pretty irritating having to correct people all the time.

KobayashiMaru Fri 03-May-13 18:12:15

Wouldn't most people say Lie-la? Lion is not lee-on, like is not leek.....

BikeRunSki Fri 03-May-13 18:15:16

Ermm no, because the letters "Lila" do not make the sound "Leela" but "Lie-la".

starfishmummy Fri 03-May-13 18:21:39

No. She will spend a lifetime correcting people and wishing she was called Jane

ChewingOnLifesGristle Fri 03-May-13 18:25:53

No. Agree about the correcting likely to become wearing.

idalia Fri 03-May-13 18:27:03

How would you prounanced name Lisa?

Bowlersarm Fri 03-May-13 18:28:45

Ah good point OP. But then again how would you pronounce Liza?

CajaDeLaMemoria Fri 03-May-13 18:30:32

No. But I do know a Leela. Named after Futurama, I presume.

Bonsoir Fri 03-May-13 18:33:56

"Leela" is a horrible name.

Cloverer Fri 03-May-13 18:34:21

I think if you want Leela I would spell it Leela, Lela or Lelah.

Lila - L-ai-la

Leila - L-ay-la

MyNameIsSuz Sat 04-May-13 09:15:14

It's German for purple, and that's pronounced like leela. I guess anyone German would automatically pronounce it that way? That's not terribly helpful is it...

EuroShaggleton Sat 04-May-13 09:17:24

I like Leela. But I prefer Lila (pronounced Lye-la).

devonsmummy Sat 04-May-13 09:20:41

Only lila I know is Lie-la

andadietcoke Sat 04-May-13 09:21:43

I know a Leela - spelt like that.

AuntieStella Sat 04-May-13 09:24:42

Leela would be the way to spell it in UK (Doctor Who influence?)

Swanlike Sat 04-May-13 09:27:09

I have a Leila, which is pronounced Leela, in a similar way that Sheila is pronounced Sheela. It's a family name and has always been pronounced that way. People often think it's pronounced Layla as that's a more common name.

JohnSnowsTie Sat 04-May-13 09:29:58

I used to know a Leila who pronounced it Leela.

lljkk Sat 04-May-13 09:32:55

I would spell it Leela if I wanted it said Leela.

DeputyDeputyChiefOfStaff Sat 04-May-13 09:33:08

I knew someone at primary school whose name was pronounced Leela, but I can't remember how she spelt it. I always thought it was a pretty name.

magpieC Sat 04-May-13 09:33:45

I know a Lila pronounced Leela - her parents are Austrian and, as has been said, it's German for purple.

cantreachmytoes Sat 04-May-13 09:41:19

I know a Lila pronounced Leela. It didn't occur to me that you'd say it any other way - and she does not have big problems with it. The way to make the "I" sound "ih" would be to write it Lilla.
As its a name of Arabic origin, there isn't a correct English way of writing it anyway, so best keep it simple.

(I have a friend called Anna. Simple name, right? She has to often spell it so that there are two "Ns" and to make sure it ends with and "a" not an "e".)

Swanlike Sat 04-May-13 09:46:52

So would you all assume that Sheila should be pronounced Shayla? The name, pronunciation and spelling have been in my family for at least 4 generations.

galwaygirl Sat 04-May-13 09:48:18

It's also the Swedish for purple and pronounced Leela too.
I think it depends where you live, the the UK people would probably say Lie-la but elsewhere in Europe you might get Leela.

wigglesrock Sat 04-May-13 10:32:54

I know a Liela pronounced Leela. If I saw the name written down I'd ask how to pronounce it, I'd have 3 different ways. People usually only need telling once, I have a Sofia, she's almost 8 and we had a few what now pronunciations a few times but certainly not enough to piss either her or me off.

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