Advanced search

Lila prounanced 'Leela'

(44 Posts)
idalia Fri 03-May-13 18:08:23

Do you know any girls which name Lila is prounanced this way?

wigglesrock Sat 04-May-13 10:34:17

or Lila even blush I can't use my phone - touch screen and fat fingers - the enemy of technology

Kittykatmacbill Sat 04-May-13 14:13:00

Leela makes me think of futrama! It's quite nice spelt like that.

I would assume that Lila would be pronounced like lilac - same root word I guess?

custardismyhamster Sat 04-May-13 14:21:55

Friend has just named her daughter Mila (nicknamed Smila, obviously that caught on but it's very sweet!) pronounced My-la, like Lila would be. However, because of Mila Kunis, everyone thinks it's Mee-La. oops.

MakingAnotherList Sat 04-May-13 14:30:21

I would pronounce it Leela.
I would do so because of Lilo and Stitch blush

raisah Mon 06-May-13 08:16:31

Leela is an Indian girls name and is spelt & pronounced as such. if you want people to pronounce it as Leela then spell it that way to avoid the constant mispronounciation. Leela is a name in its own right.

Coffee1Sugar Mon 06-May-13 11:40:04

I know a Leila who pronounces it as "leela"

SailorJupiter Mon 06-May-13 11:46:57

I know a lila pronounced lie-la and it's mispronounced more often than not, she gets leela, layla and lill-a all the time, rarely lie-la first time!

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 06-May-13 11:48:03

Also know a Leila (leela)

nonamenewname Fri 10-May-13 12:38:49

I wanted to have Lila (pronounced 'lie-la'), but I was fairly certain this would be "wrong": I know two Lilas (pronounced 'lee-la') - one Spanish, one Swiss. Clearly there's not one right way, and I agree with the pp who said that the pronunciation you like will prob be assumed everywhere but the UK!

(Btw, I didn't have Lila, but that's because I had a boy instead grin)

Littlehousesomewhere Fri 10-May-13 12:51:14

I think Lila would be pronounced Lilla.

I think Lyla is pronounced Lie-la.

I think Leila and Layla are pronounced Lay-la.

I think Leela would be pronounced Lee-la.

Saying that, people would eventually get use to the pronunciation. So calling Lila 'Lee-la' will be fine.

BackforGood Fri 10-May-13 13:00:17

I do think she would have to go through life correcting people on a daily basis, which isn't something I would wish upon any of my dc.

Cookethenook Fri 10-May-13 15:52:11

I don't know anyone in real life, but the pronunciation 'Leela' reminds me of Futurama. I think it's lovely though.

siluria Fri 10-May-13 16:29:55

I know a Leila pronounced Leela. She loves her name.

narmada Fri 10-May-13 22:33:29

I love Lila, pronounced lee-la, and know several. Go for it !

LiloLils Sat 11-May-13 07:43:10

My name is lyla, pronounced lie-la. I get all sorts of mispronounciations all the time but its kind of funny. I've got to the point where I no longer correct people. Then laugh my arse off when they finally realise their mistake after calling me Leela for months.

For the record I love my name as its unusual. It's Arabic for "beautiful night"

LiloLils Sat 11-May-13 07:47:21

Oh and in answer to your original post, personally I would go for the name that sounds most like the spelling. So Leela for Leela. There's no need to cause undue confusion on you LO's name...which will last a lifetime, I promise!

nooka Sat 11-May-13 17:21:43

In my family there is s small Lila pronounced Lie-la and a small Mila pronounced like Miller. I've not heard that either of them have any particular problems.

Leela to me is very Futerama now, although I loved the Dr Who character (and Louise Jamieson).

hurricanemum Sat 11-May-13 17:23:29

I taught a girl - pronounced as you want and spelt Leala

Wouldntyouliketoknow Sat 11-May-13 18:29:01

I always assumed Lila was pronounced Lee-la blush It's like Mila.

I'd go for it - Lila looks nicer than Leela and no matter how you spell it someone will always get it wrong IME!

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now