Leon...?

(22 Posts)
aisatsana Fri 26-Aug-16 16:33:17

Any thoughts?

Pronouncenames says it's pronounced as Lee-ON, with the emphasis on the second syllable, but that's not right is it? It's LEE-on (or Lay-on, depending on the country I suppose), but definitely not Lee-ON, right?

Do you think it's a nice name?

Kannet Fri 26-Aug-16 16:35:31

Love it

roob314 Fri 26-Aug-16 16:37:54

like it but prefer Leo by far.

AtiaoftheJulii Fri 26-Aug-16 16:38:06

Love it.

CalebWomble Fri 26-Aug-16 16:39:12

Much prefer it to Leo.

Trying to say it to work out the emphasis - I think both syllables are fairly equal?

CharminglyGawky Fri 26-Aug-16 16:40:38

I love it, I think I agree with you on pronunciation but it seems a very subtle difference to me. I wouldn't say Lay-on except for the female version of Leonie which I love even more!

MrsGsnow18 Fri 26-Aug-16 16:42:10

Lee- on is how I would pronounce.
It's a nice enough name but I just associate it nowadays with the car (seat Leon)

woowoowoo Fri 26-Aug-16 16:42:39

I like it

PotatoBread Fri 26-Aug-16 19:37:56

I prefer Leo but I'd pronounce it Lee- on with the emphasis on the first syllable

Roomba Fri 26-Aug-16 20:21:31

Love it (I have a Leon!). I say LEE-on but I know many people from other European countries would pronounce it Lee-ON due to their accent (or even Lay-ON). LEE-on is the standard UK pronunciation though.

ButterflyOfFreedom Fri 26-Aug-16 20:40:45

Love it!

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Sat 27-Aug-16 20:35:03

Love it too! Would pronounce Lee-on unless told otherwise.

skankingpiglet Sat 27-Aug-16 22:24:59

I'd pronounce it LEE-on too. I really like it, and it would have been on my list of boy's names but it broke our rule of "no exes" sad The bloke in question was definitely not worth losing the choice of the name over!

Cami12 Mon 29-Aug-16 05:31:41

I love it. Very cool. Much prefer it to Leo.

roob314 Mon 29-Aug-16 08:03:35

I couldn't compare them.

Leo has a classic, centuries-old Papish solidity to it.

León is Spanish for Lion, it's trendier. More specific to an age group.

Funny how one little letter n can change so much.

monkeygone Thu 01-Sep-16 23:49:08

I like it a lot.

villainousbroodmare Fri 02-Sep-16 00:39:49

Love it.

user1471451684 Fri 02-Sep-16 00:41:29

It's nice reminds me of the film!......great filmsmile

CatyB Fri 02-Sep-16 07:38:46

Leo is a nice nickname and I bet everyone's going to call him that. I do think it's LEE-on, and I like it as a name very much.

Nonameyet1 Fri 02-Sep-16 09:00:06

I don't love it tbh but seems like the majority do. That's the joy of names, we all have such different opinions.

LaurieLemons Fri 02-Sep-16 09:04:51

Love it, would have been my DS's name but sadly my friends boyfriend is Leon so it would've been too weird. I've told her they can't ever break up now.

Also not too weird but not popular either.

isitseptemberyet Sat 03-Sep-16 13:49:35

i like Leon, but excluded it bcos pple kept saying it was a bit chav, sorry !

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