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What do you think of Leia?

(21 Posts)
HorribleMother Mon 25-Feb-13 10:19:57

Spell it Leah. Said same way but avoids 1970s princess connotations.
Only problem is I can't get the pronunciation straight (Lee-uh or Lay-uh, sorry, am pants); chronic problem with DD's friend Leah.

rose234567 Mon 25-Feb-13 07:08:18

Leia is at the top of my shortlist at the moment, I love it and don't mind the star wars connection at all but am slightly concerned about being judged by more fanatical friends and family of ours who might tease us for naming our child Leia! Thoughts? :S

nooka Sat 18-Feb-12 06:41:31

My niece is a Leia. We initially thought she was called Leah, as her dh has Jewish heritage, and then were a bit hmm because of Star Wars. However the connection soon wore off (she's 12) and I don't think it's caused her any issues. Leia did exist as a name pre Star Wars too.

EdithWeston Sat 18-Feb-12 00:53:32

There is a huge world of obsessive Star Wars geeks out there. If you only knew about Princess Leia after googling, then I take it you are oblivious to this. But please be warned, you really are taking on a lot if you use a name that only really came into being via this film.

misslinnet Sat 18-Feb-12 00:49:46

It's fine, so long as you don't mind everyone thinking Star Wars.

And she was one of the good characters anyway.

winkle2 Fri 17-Feb-12 14:07:42

I thought there are names out there like Naia, Maya, Kaia (Cindy Crawford's daughter) so why not Leia? Then I googled it and realised it was the name from Star Wars so I wanted some further opinions.

I like it. It's similar to Leila / Layla without actually being Leila / Layla.

And it's quite cute that the little girl could be called Princess Leia!

Positiveplus Fri 17-Feb-12 09:55:10

Dont like it, sorry. Pronounced 'Laya' its just another word not a name.

Prefer Leah or Layla.

SittingBull Fri 17-Feb-12 02:34:22

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Pornyissue Fri 17-Feb-12 01:37:37

Quite like it, and not to over used either.

PercyFilth Fri 17-Feb-12 00:39:24

Leah is not nice at all, it sounds the same as leer.

OneLieIn Thu 16-Feb-12 23:38:37

It's a lingerie shop

LizzieChickens Thu 16-Feb-12 23:36:03

Fab name!

mumnosbest Thu 16-Feb-12 22:46:27

My dd is lea pronounced laya so i love it. Never get starwars comments but often called leah. We have family in greece n italy and this is their spelling and pronunciation.

Kindling Thu 16-Feb-12 22:36:47

Star Wars immediately.

Go for Leah instead

manicinsomniac Thu 16-Feb-12 21:34:46

mmmm, I don't know, it's pretty but I've never even seen starwars and it's still all I can think of when I hear Leia.

PopcornBiscuit Thu 16-Feb-12 21:33:28

Laya sounds too much like layer - a good hen, or something you have cut into your hair.

How about Leah?

PercyFilth Thu 16-Feb-12 21:13:17

And that earphone hairstyle.

PestoPenguin Thu 16-Feb-12 21:12:46

I'm afraid a gold bikini is what jumps straight into my mind, sorry.

Kayzr Thu 16-Feb-12 20:07:39

I love it but will always think of Star Wars.

beachyhead Thu 16-Feb-12 20:07:20


winkle2 Thu 16-Feb-12 20:07:00

Pronounced Laya?

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