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How would you pronounce Leia?

(47 Posts)
Mummyk1982 Mon 10-Mar-14 19:40:59

Hi all

I thought we had 2 names picked out- Olivia and Madeleine. I still love both of these. Hubby likes, but doesn't love them. He loves Leia. Now I'm not totally against, but prefer the other names we had picked. One of my major concerns about Leia is how people would pronounce it- so, please can you tell me how you'd pronounce it? It may make a middle name, I'm not sue about a first name- what do you all think of it?

Thanks in advance! :-)

dancemom Mon 10-Mar-14 19:42:07

Id guess Lee-ah

Or Lay-ah

TheSydenhamSet Mon 10-Mar-14 19:42:31


magpieC Mon 10-Mar-14 19:43:01


meditrina Mon 10-Mar-14 19:43:03


As in Star Wars

PissesGlitter Mon 10-Mar-14 19:43:10

Lee ah

Luciferbox Mon 10-Mar-14 19:43:29

Lee ah

NewtRipley Mon 10-Mar-14 19:44:29


vichill Mon 10-Mar-14 19:44:35


LegoCaltrops Mon 10-Mar-14 19:44:57


CookieLady Mon 10-Mar-14 19:45:18


NewtRipley Mon 10-Mar-14 19:45:25

I like these L names better:

Leah (that is pronounced Lee-ah)

bronya Mon 10-Mar-14 19:45:43

Lay-a like in Star Wars!

Hassled Mon 10-Mar-14 19:46:15


jumblebee Mon 10-Mar-14 19:47:10


I love it smile

puddock Mon 10-Mar-14 19:47:20

I'd say LAY-a. Fun pronunciation fact: it's not consistently pronounced the same way in the original Star Wars films. Mostly LAY-a, but there's a couple of instances of LEE-a in there too.

HolidayCriminal Mon 10-Mar-14 19:47:31

I know a Leah (lee-uh)

youbethemummylion Mon 10-Mar-14 19:51:36

Lay-ah as in Princess Leia but people will pronounce it leah I know a Leia and they constantly have to correct people

Orangeisthenewbanana Mon 10-Mar-14 19:54:52

Lay-ah with the Leia spelling.

Lee-ah to me would be Leah.

alita7 Mon 10-Mar-14 20:04:49

Lay uh like in star wars- how would you want it said?

scottishmummy Mon 10-Mar-14 20:06:35


Iggi101 Mon 10-Mar-14 20:09:18

I was keen on having Luke and Leah (so the Star Wars ref wouldn't be quite so obvious!). But twins did not materialise!

RosaParksIsBack Mon 10-Mar-14 20:11:10

lay-uhh like star wars

HuglessDouglas Mon 10-Mar-14 20:15:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Mummyk1982 Mon 10-Mar-14 20:18:44

Yeah, hubby is huge Star Wars fan so it's after Leia in Star Wars- so would want it pronounced as such (Lay-a). I just think we'd constantly be correcting people who mistakenly think it's Leah.....

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