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Which is more upmarket and timeless?

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GirlBabs Mon 10-Oct-11 00:06:47

Lay-la or Lie-la? And how would you spell it??

cheekster Mon 10-Oct-11 00:08:26

Ummmm, I dont think any are upmarket or timeless. Sorry

ChippingIn Mon 10-Oct-11 00:10:19

I don't think either one is upmarket or timeless. If I was going to use that name I'd spell it Leila.

MelinaM Mon 10-Oct-11 00:14:36

They're not 'upmarket', but Leila (Lee-la) is more timeless I'd say but still a tad trendy.

lurkinginthebackground Mon 10-Oct-11 00:18:47

Agree it isn't upmarket (strange way of chosing a name) or timeless.

PigletJohn Mon 10-Oct-11 00:35:28

Leila was in Doctor Who. Does that make it upmarket?

TheSecondComing Mon 10-Oct-11 00:38:23

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NotAnotherNewNappy Mon 10-Oct-11 11:04:37

I depends what you mean by upmarket? If you mean try hardobviously posh (e.g. Felicity, Arabella, Portia, Octavia) then, no it's not that sort of name - but it's not downmarket either. It's a nice feminine name, good alternative to the more popular Lola or Lily. I would google spellings and go with the one with more traditional roots/meaning.

CaptainNancy Mon 10-Oct-11 11:07:38

Are you naming a child or a car?
'Upmarket and timeless, the new Toyota Leila'

poppydaisy Mon 10-Oct-11 11:09:11

What is this obsession with 'labelling' names according to class - it is such a weird British obsession.

Choose a name YOU love, that works with your surname and that ideally isn't already used by lots of others (as the purpose of a name is to identify a person).

shoobidoo Mon 10-Oct-11 11:21:25

I don't like either, sorry.

Ephiny Mon 10-Oct-11 13:29:55

I think Leila is the most classic spelling, would pronounce it 'Lay-la'.

Not sure what you mean by 'upmarket', that seems an odd expression to use about a child's name hmm.

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