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?

wigglesrock Sat 04-May-13 10:34:17

or Lila even blush I can't use my phone - touch screen and fat fingers - the enemy of technology

Kittykatmacbill Sat 04-May-13 14:13:00

Leela makes me think of futrama! It's quite nice spelt like that.

I would assume that Lila would be pronounced like lilac - same root word I guess?

Friend has just named her daughter Mila (nicknamed Smila, obviously that caught on but it's very sweet!) pronounced My-la, like Lila would be. However, because of Mila Kunis, everyone thinks it's Mee-La. oops.

MakingAnotherList Sat 04-May-13 14:30:21

I would pronounce it Leela.
I would do so because of Lilo and Stitch blush

raisah Mon 06-May-13 08:16:31

Leela is an Indian girls name and is spelt & pronounced as such. if you want people to pronounce it as Leela then spell it that way to avoid the constant mispronounciation. Leela is a name in its own right.

Coffee1Sugar Mon 06-May-13 11:40:04

I know a Leila who pronounces it as "leela"

SailorJupiter Mon 06-May-13 11:46:57

I know a lila pronounced lie-la and it's mispronounced more often than not, she gets leela, layla and lill-a all the time, rarely lie-la first time!

Also know a Leila (leela)

nonamenewname Fri 10-May-13 12:38:49

I wanted to have Lila (pronounced 'lie-la'), but I was fairly certain this would be "wrong": I know two Lilas (pronounced 'lee-la') - one Spanish, one Swiss. Clearly there's not one right way, and I agree with the pp who said that the pronunciation you like will prob be assumed everywhere but the UK!

(Btw, I didn't have Lila, but that's because I had a boy instead grin)

Littlehousesomewhere Fri 10-May-13 12:51:14

I think Lila would be pronounced Lilla.

I think Lyla is pronounced Lie-la.

I think Leila and Layla are pronounced Lay-la.

I think Leela would be pronounced Lee-la.

Saying that, people would eventually get use to the pronunciation. So calling Lila 'Lee-la' will be fine.

BackforGood Fri 10-May-13 13:00:17

I do think she would have to go through life correcting people on a daily basis, which isn't something I would wish upon any of my dc.

Cookethenook Fri 10-May-13 15:52:11

I don't know anyone in real life, but the pronunciation 'Leela' reminds me of Futurama. I think it's lovely though.

siluria Fri 10-May-13 16:29:55

I know a Leila pronounced Leela. She loves her name.

narmada Fri 10-May-13 22:33:29

I love Lila, pronounced lee-la, and know several. Go for it !

LiloLils Sat 11-May-13 07:43:10

My name is lyla, pronounced lie-la. I get all sorts of mispronounciations all the time but its kind of funny. I've got to the point where I no longer correct people. Then laugh my arse off when they finally realise their mistake after calling me Leela for months.

For the record I love my name as its unusual. It's Arabic for "beautiful night"

LiloLils Sat 11-May-13 07:47:21

Oh and in answer to your original post, personally I would go for the name that sounds most like the spelling. So Leela for Leela. There's no need to cause undue confusion on you LO's name...which will last a lifetime, I promise!

nooka Sat 11-May-13 17:21:43

In my family there is s small Lila pronounced Lie-la and a small Mila pronounced like Miller. I've not heard that either of them have any particular problems.

Leela to me is very Futerama now, although I loved the Dr Who character (and Louise Jamieson).

hurricanemum Sat 11-May-13 17:23:29

I taught a girl - pronounced as you want and spelt Leala

Wouldntyouliketoknow Sat 11-May-13 18:29:01

I always assumed Lila was pronounced Lee-la blush It's like Mila.

I'd go for it - Lila looks nicer than Leela and no matter how you spell it someone will always get it wrong IME!

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