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A middle name for Lila

(19 Posts)
hazelnutlatte Sun 24-Jul-11 20:13:18

I have (almost) convinced DP on Lila if we have a girl but am struggling with middle names. He likes Amelia and Isabel which are both nice names, but I think they sound a bit odd with Lila - the way the names would run together you would pronounce an 'r' sound between them if you see what I mean?
Or are they fine really and I am overthinking this?
I really want DP to pick the middle name as I have sort of pushed him into choosing Lila for the first name! Any other suggestions for similar sounding names which he might like?

androbbob Sun 24-Jul-11 20:26:25

Rose sounds nice with Lila.

I think Isabel sounds ok.

You do not often pronounce the whole full name as one, more written, so I dont think you need to worry about it too much!

prudaloo Sun 24-Jul-11 20:41:17

Lila Grace

Lila Florence

The thing is to avoid names starting with a vowel, really!

PaperBank Sun 24-Jul-11 21:14:59

Kate Moss has a daughter called Lila Grace. I was thinking Lila Florence was nice too prudaloo.

I agree with you OP that a middle name starting with a vowel would "run together" with the first name. Also a middle name starting with C would give you a "lilac" sound.

How about

Lila Marianne
Lila Bethany
Lila Victoria
Lila Harriet
Lila May
Lila Jasmine
Lila Serena
Lila Rebecca
Lila Xanthe
Lila Miranda
Lila Felicity
Lila Josephine
Lila Jennifer

hazelnutlatte Sun 24-Jul-11 22:03:17

I like some of the names on your list paperbank, will show it to DP and see what he thinks.
As I am typing this he has just made the comment that Lila is 'a bit american' so thinking about middle names might be pointless anyway! I thought I had brought him round but it appears not.

Darnsarfupnorf Sun 24-Jul-11 22:34:30

marie? or is that to 'waltons'?

pixiestix Sun 24-Jul-11 23:13:01

Lila is lovely!

I was thinking a one syllable name like Jane or Grace but some of Papers three syllable names are lovely - Josephine, Rebecca, Florence are all great.

pixiestix Sun 24-Jul-11 23:13:21

Florence isn't three syllables... <facepalm>

lilaloves Mon 25-Jul-11 09:01:11

Lila Eve
Lila Kate
Lila Francesca
Lila Grace is quite popular due to the kate Moss link I think.

hazelnutlatte Mon 25-Jul-11 12:30:58

DP likes Lila Bethany so we may have a winner!
He is still wavering over Lila though but has not really come up with much else - is it mean of me to push this name on him? He is agreeing to the name but only because he prefers it to the other names I chose. Not really sure what to do now, except hope for a boy!

festiemum Mon 25-Jul-11 12:32:40

My DD1's middle name is Lila! Great choice! smile

pilates Mon 25-Jul-11 20:33:16

Agree with you, I think a longer middle name

Lila Elizabeth
Lila Evangeline
Lila Emmeline
Lila Constance
Lila Madeline

lolalotta Mon 25-Jul-11 20:54:52

My little girl is called Lyla smile we love it!

iceandsliceplease Sat 30-Jul-11 01:27:29

DD is Delilah, but we sometimes call her Lila! I think a longer middle name would balance it out - Bethany is very nice.

DP was crap when it came to names too. I listed about 400 every day for both kids and he was negative about almost all of them. When he said 'it's ok, I suppose...' I knew we had a winner. I'm still peeved that he wouldn't allow Serena in any way for DD.

VikingLady Mon 01-Aug-11 15:44:40

How about Lila Jane?

OohThatsMyTractor Mon 01-Aug-11 15:46:29

My first thought was Rose sounds lovely with Lila, ie Lila Rose, and I see I am not the only one who thinks it sounds lovely together!

toothlessthenightfury Mon 01-Aug-11 17:38:44

Lila Rose is my dd's name...and its gorgeous!! ;)

iceandsliceplease Mon 01-Aug-11 20:58:40

My Delilah is Delilah Rose too grin. Clearly our taste is exceptional!

MelinaM Mon 01-Aug-11 23:38:19

Lila Alessandra
Lila Alexandra
Lila Beatrice
Lila Faye
Lila Josephine
Lila Mathilde
Lila Olive
Lila Pearl
Lila Quinn
Lila Renee

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