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Evie or Laila?

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EllaJayne123 Sat 12-Apr-14 12:02:33

Having my first baby in the summer and it's a girl - so what do you think?
I wanted her to have my family name of Jayne as a middle name so Laila Jayne? But then not with Evie maybe Evie Alexandra? Or any suggestions? I don't know any one with babies so don't know how common/uncommon these names are please help!!

HyvaPaiva Sat 12-Apr-14 12:06:45

For me, Laila is by far the better choice. It's beautiful and classic. Laila Jayne is lovely.

Evie is too 'cutesy' for my liking (although a more serious alternative like Eve with Evie as a nickname would be nice enough, still prefer Laila!)

tallulah Sat 12-Apr-14 12:31:59

Evie was the 11th most popular name in 2012, and Laila is at 118, so if you wanted not popular then I wouldn't pick either.

Evie has been hugely popular since 2007 and I can think of 3 we know without much effort.

tallulah Sat 12-Apr-14 12:33:00

Look here for chart

EllaJayne123 Sat 12-Apr-14 15:41:20

Thanks the chart was really helpful! And yeah I think I prefer Laila as well, just got to convince dp!

NicksWife Sat 12-Apr-14 16:55:24

DD1 is Laila Jane, it's a lovely name! We chose it because it's feminine but not too girlie. So glad we chose it for her. Good luck!

CPtart Sat 12-Apr-14 17:09:33

I know several Evie's, Eva's, Ava's, Ellie's, Ella's, etc. Very very common round here. Laila is nicer. Laila Jayne is ok, actually prefer Laila Alexandra.

squoosh Sat 12-Apr-14 17:17:25

I much prefer Laila.

Bowlersarm Sat 12-Apr-14 17:18:47

Laila for me too.

Ludways Sat 12-Apr-14 17:28:03

Laila is nicest, I like Evie but I know 3 the same age as my dd who is 8, if you then include Eva or Eve, I know about 5.

Superworm Sat 12-Apr-14 17:29:01

Laila is a beautiful name...

3DcAndMe Sat 12-Apr-14 17:29:43

I prefer Laila to Evie

But I prefer Leila to Laila!

EscapeTermunus Sat 12-Apr-14 19:22:22

Laila imo is much nicer

ShutTheFuckUpBarbara Sat 12-Apr-14 19:26:34

I too would second the spelling "Leila". More elegant!

AugustRose Sat 12-Apr-14 19:28:05

I prefer Laila too, I know too many Evie's, Eve's and Ava's.

MamaLazarou Sat 12-Apr-14 19:29:34

Leila Jayne is lovely. Evie is cutesy and faddy, IMO.

Harrin Sat 12-Apr-14 23:39:36

Laila is nicer

CointreauVersial Sat 12-Apr-14 23:40:56

Leila is a much nicer spelling. Evie too cutesy.

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mathanxiety Mon 14-Apr-14 04:25:05

Laila Jayne. Leila will be pronounced Lee-la.

I love the Jayne spelling.

morningisbroken Mon 14-Apr-14 06:50:25

Laila. But the most common spelling is Layla I think, and I think that looks nicer with Jayne too.

pilates Mon 14-Apr-14 09:33:11

I prefer Evie

UriGeller Mon 14-Apr-14 09:36:10

I really dislike Leila, but Evie is too cutesy. Eva or Ever or even Vivienne shortened to Vivi is better.

Alexandra Jane is beautiful though.

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