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Lila or Mia?

(25 Posts)
biscuitbrown Thu 14-Jul-11 12:39:25

My DH & I can't agree on a name and we don't have much time left now!

Mia Rose Elodie
Lila Rose Elodie

I absolutely love Mia but I noticed it is no.11 in the charts for 2010 - and I don't want every other kid to have the same name as mine. Is it becoming ubiquitous?

WaitingForBabyD Thu 14-Jul-11 13:41:29

I love Lila, definitely my favourite, and I definitely know of more baby Mias.

brodanbell Thu 14-Jul-11 16:20:08

Mia - like Mimi for a nickname. Also think that whether you use Mia or Lila, that switching the Rose and Elodie around, trips off the tongue better.

PaperBank Thu 14-Jul-11 16:46:34


plonker Thu 14-Jul-11 16:51:29


I also agree that Elodie Rose sounds better.

Mia Elodie Rose. Beautiful.

biscuitbrown Thu 14-Jul-11 19:48:29

Ooh I LIKE that - thank you very much. Elodie Rose does work better grin

MsChanandlerBong Thu 14-Jul-11 20:04:07

I like Elodie Rose as a name in its own right (ie without the Mia or Lila!). Is there any reason you've decided not to go with Elodie as the first name?

biscuitbrown Thu 14-Jul-11 20:12:54

No reason, other than we have no French connections, but I don't think that probably matters. Hmmm, haven't narrowed it down, now have three to choose from! Thank you though for positive feedback.

ahshutupayourface Thu 14-Jul-11 20:16:35

I know loads of Mias, I do like it but there are lots of under tens called Mia.
How about Eva, or Elodie Buttercup? Elodie Fae, Eva Butterfly, Iam xx

mo3d Thu 14-Jul-11 20:20:09

How about taking the M from Mia and putting it infront of elodie.
Melodie Rose. I think that's beautiful! smile
Sorry for chopping up your names wink

chocolateshoes Thu 14-Jul-11 20:26:12

Lila Mae was our choice for a girl - we had DS though! I know loads of Mias but no Lilas. Elodie is lovely too.

Noleen Fri 15-Jul-11 08:40:09

Whatabout Lia? If not, then I prefer Lila.

biscuitbrown Fri 15-Jul-11 13:09:09

Thank you all - am being hopeless at making up my mind, keep thinking whatever I choose I'll end wishing I'd chosen something else! I think the problem is I wanted an Emilia Rose ever since I was a little girl & some close friends called their daughter exactly that last year! (Unintentionally) So nothing will match up!

MamaMia100 Fri 15-Jul-11 13:36:15

I think Mia is a much nicer name, although probably more popular. Surely choosing a name you love is more important than popularity though?

biscuitbrown Fri 15-Jul-11 13:53:28

It is more important you are right, but I grew up with an unusual name & was always secretly pleased as a child to be the only one in my school, so I don't want to pick a name if there are going to be 5 others in the same class.

MummyCubed Tue 19-Jul-11 17:15:15

I'd go with Mia, personally.

mathanxiety Tue 19-Jul-11 17:49:00


I find Mia a little insipid.

Ephiny Tue 19-Jul-11 17:57:32

I like Lila better (Leila is even nicer in my opinion) - I think both are fairly popular at the moment though.

Wafflenose Tue 19-Jul-11 19:53:08

Lila Elodie Rose? It sounds great and is a bit different. Also love Elodie for an unusual first name. Not so keen on Mia.

SheCutOffTheirTails Tue 19-Jul-11 19:59:19

Lila over Mia

Mumbrane Tue 19-Jul-11 21:11:35

Mia. Lila is a bit of a 'fashiony' name imho.

Leila is better.

TheSecondComing Tue 19-Jul-11 21:31:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SheCutOffTheirTails Wed 20-Jul-11 00:34:41


zenoushka Wed 20-Jul-11 10:44:42

I prefer Lila over Mia. Have also come across ALOT of Mia's under the age of 10. Lila is lovely.

Mollydoggerson Wed 20-Jul-11 23:15:53


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