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Sadie or Lila?

(27 Posts)
Estherf Thu 27-Sep-12 17:39:56


It's my due date today and we are trying to choose between Sadie and Lila as names for our baby girl. Any thoughts? Middle name suggestions also welcomed please!

delilah88 Thu 27-Sep-12 18:19:37

Those are both really nice, and kind of give off the same impression too. It depends what your surname is. You can't go wrong!

MacMac123 Thu 27-Sep-12 19:53:28

Sadie. It's cooler!

birdofthenorth Thu 27-Sep-12 20:09:33

Sadie. It's been known but under-used for years. Lila is nice but more fashionable (thanks to Kate Moss?) so may date a bit.

MJandherdog Thu 27-Sep-12 20:15:16

Sadie! I absolutely adore this name! It's both classy and sassy!

IWantToGoToThere Thu 27-Sep-12 20:31:56

I know Sadie Rose. Think it's a lovely name

SugarMeFingers Thu 27-Sep-12 20:40:56

I think Sadie, hope she arrives soon!

MrsJohnDeere Thu 27-Sep-12 21:02:15

Sadie. Lovely!

Badgerina Thu 27-Sep-12 23:01:51

Sorry, I loathe Sadie. It sounds seedy and a bit tacky to me sad

MadBusLady Fri 28-Sep-12 07:39:55

Both really lovely names. Sadie is perhaps the slightly less used of the two? Not looked it up, just my impression. It's quite ageless whereas Lila is very now.

Sadie sounds slightly more like she drinks pints than Lila but that's not a bad thing in my book!

SomersetONeil Fri 28-Sep-12 09:55:43

Sadie by a mile.

Less dateable; more timeless. Lila's a bit 80s.

SomersetONeil Fri 28-Sep-12 09:58:14

Oh, see I think Lily is very now. But Lila is very American, Saved By The Bell, Sweey Valley High, cheesy 80s-tastic.

MadBusLady Fri 28-Sep-12 10:08:16

Not seen them (though I first heard the name in a 1940s film so that's what date it is to me if anything). I was thinking Kate Moss's daughter, and there have definitely been threads about Lila here before, though it's true often as part of a whole Lily/Layla/Lyra type discussion.

AvonCallingBarksdale Fri 28-Sep-12 10:11:33

Sadie, definitely. Lovely name.

delilah88 Fri 28-Sep-12 10:16:43

I have always liked this song by Morphine called 'Lila':

delilah88 Fri 28-Sep-12 10:17:02

Sorry, called The Night, but about someone called Lila!

delilah88 Fri 28-Sep-12 10:18:08

Alternatively, the Beatles Sexy Sadie!

megandraper Fri 28-Sep-12 10:30:31

Both lovely names. But that film Lila 4 Ever does colour my impression of Lila - so tragic and so awful what happens to her (good film though).

MadBusLady Fri 28-Sep-12 10:43:24

It was Lilja/Lilya 4 Ever. Which yes, would put me off "Lilya", but it sounds different enough to Lila I think.

mrsnec Fri 28-Sep-12 11:00:52

An ex boss of mine is called Sadie. She's one of the nicest people I've ever worked for.

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megandraper Fri 28-Sep-12 13:29:53

Oh, MadBus you are right, mymistake.

MadBusLady Fri 28-Sep-12 14:09:00

I'm glad I saw that film but I don't think I could watch it again. sad

megandraper Fri 28-Sep-12 14:16:17

No, I saw it pre-DCs, would be even more traumatic now.

Sylphid Fri 28-Sep-12 22:23:48

Lila - pron Lee-la

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