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(19 Posts)
bowlingforsoup Thu 23-May-13 18:19:16

I love this name.

Are there any alternative spellings?

I'm pretty sure this will be DD2s name when she is born in a few weeks.

This is one we all seem to agree on (apart from DD1 who wants to call the baby rowan because her cousin is called rowan)

bettycoast Thu 23-May-13 18:20:55

DD1 has a friend who spells it Aillie, but I much prefer the traditional spelling.

BettyYeti Thu 23-May-13 18:22:48

i know one spelt Aylie

mrsyattering Thu 23-May-13 18:26:37

I know a Aillie

ThenWeTakeBerlin Thu 23-May-13 18:28:52

Is that how Expat's DD's name is spelt? Beautiful name smile

ClaraOswald Thu 23-May-13 18:41:02

Love the spelling Eilidh, that;s the traditional obe,

Expats DD's name spelt Aillidh. Have also seen Ailie.

forgetmenots Thu 23-May-13 18:41:43

Eilidh is by far the nicest spelling, and as evidenced by the long Irish names thread, people will remember how to pronounce it once they've been told. Lovely name, go for it smile

coco4242 Thu 23-May-13 18:41:59

How do you pronounce it?

bowlingforsoup Thu 23-May-13 18:42:07

I love the traditional spelling and it hasn't been too popular in recent years.

I was wondering about alternative spellings for ease of others spelling her name especially her dad who is dyslexic. I just didn't want to make it awkward for him smile

JollyOrangeGiant Thu 23-May-13 18:49:57

It's pronounced Ay-lay. It's lovely. Fairly popular in Scotland. My DSis has middle name Ailish which is also nice.

NettoSuperstar Thu 23-May-13 18:52:38

It's pronounced Aylee, and is a lovely name.
One of my best friends, my niece and my friend's DD have this name.

bowlingforsoup Thu 23-May-13 20:00:00

Almost everyone has said how lovely it is. I'm in Scotland and it was popular here in the 90s but nothing much recently.

It's lovely and I would never have thought of it until a friends wife mentioned it smile

Groovee Thu 23-May-13 20:02:41

I've seen Eilidh (which is my fav as my dd's name) Ailidh, Aileidh, Ailie, Aili, Ailee, Aillidh, in my line of work. But definitely prefer the traditional spelling. A wee stall in York's shambles had her name there.

preggersbycheggers Thu 23-May-13 20:04:04

I adore this name. It was my absolute favourite if we ever had a girl.

scoutfinch1 Thu 23-May-13 22:04:10

Lovley name. Keep the proper spelling particularly as you are in Scotland. It's not a popular name but there are enough out there so most Scots wouldn't have issue with the spelling - Ceilidh without the C. I would have though trying to make the spelling simpler will mean your daughter spends more time correcting the spelling to the people who spell it the traditional way then she would have teaching the people who don't know how to spell it. It's one of those names that in my opinion you would know if you didn't know how to spelling, ask, and that would be the end of it rather than altering the spelling and her getting Eilidh anyway.

Offcolour Sat 25-May-13 09:04:06

Lovely. Was going to use it dd but decided against because we are in England and spelling difficult. Then when pregnant with dc2 decided sod the spelling, lets use it! But dc2 turned out to be ds so never got to use it!

MrsBungle Sat 25-May-13 09:06:41

I live this name and I think, as you are in Scotland, keeping the traditional spelling should be no problem.

MrsBungle Sat 25-May-13 09:07:27

love this name, I don't live it! Bloody iPhone.

williaminajetfighter Sat 25-May-13 09:09:01

Neighbours called their DD Aili. Be careful though it is very popular esp in Scotland. I know loads.

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