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Leanbh2011 Fri 05-Aug-11 15:06:12

Trying to decide on a girls name (due in 5 weeks) Would appreciate honest opinions on the following

- Ella (too popular?)
- Leyla
- Sienna (too trendy?)

Thanks ladies!

birdofthenorth Fri 05-Aug-11 15:09:37

I like Ella best of your top three, I know it's v popular -but it's lovely!

BlueChampagne Fri 05-Aug-11 15:11:05

I like Leyla but would probably go for Layla spelling.

brodanbell Fri 05-Aug-11 15:11:15

me too, Ella is best. Not a fan of Leyla - never been a fan of it in any of its various spellings. Don't actually mind Sienna, I think it is quite pretty, but you might get others who don't warm to it.

brodanbell Fri 05-Aug-11 15:12:06

agree Bluechampagne - spelling it Leyla reminds me of British Leyland....weren't they a trucking company?

thisisyesterday Fri 05-Aug-11 15:13:20

Ella.... very, very popular. but still a lovely name!

Leyla... can you either spell it Leila or Layla? it's ok, not my fave, but don't have anything against it particularly

Sienna.... don't like. don't know why, i just don't

emsies Fri 05-Aug-11 15:18:30

Of the 3 I only like Ella.

Quenelle Fri 05-Aug-11 15:22:23

I like Leyla. I had it on my shortlist when I was pg.

Iamkenny Fri 05-Aug-11 16:21:39

Leyla (I prefer sp it Layla) but I might be biased on that one
Sienna is just, no don't like it
Ella is realy nice (it was on list for DD but we went with Layla but that is because of nn we wanted not about name)

InstantAtom Fri 05-Aug-11 17:01:00

From those three I like Ella best, although it's very popular.

How about a similar name such as Stella or Adela? Or Ella as a nickname for something longer (Mariella, Arabella, Estella, Gabriella?)

tiredchocoholic Sat 06-Aug-11 08:14:10

I have a DD called Ella and she is 7. It wasn't so popular then but even if I had my time again now I would choose it - so many people comment on what a great name it is....perfect for a gorgeous little girl but equally suits a grown-up and passes the 'CV test' (When thinking of a potential name for a DC I always imagine what it would look like if it were presented on a CV - would the name stand the test of time and suit an adult as much as a child?) Maybe that's me just being a bit sad, but it helped us in our decision-making!

exoticfruits Sat 06-Aug-11 08:28:15

The only one that I like is Ella but I would give her a lonnger name on the birth certificate like Gabriella or Eleanor.

exoticfruits Sat 06-Aug-11 08:28:54

sorry about the number of n's!

lchodge Sat 06-Aug-11 10:25:51

Leyla. Think I would spell it Layla though.
Ella just makes me want to sing rhianna! smile

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