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The name Lilia..

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bethellex Tue 12-Aug-14 22:35:24

Hi everyone,
Me and OH have finally came to an agreement - the name Lilia!

I just wondered what everyone's thoughts on the name were and how everyone would pronounce it?

Also whether people prefer the spelling Lillia or Lilia?

The middle name we like is Poppy - paying tribute to his GM.

MerryMarigold Tue 12-Aug-14 22:37:57

I would pronounce it like Lily with an 'uh' on the end.

I think it's ok as a name. I prefer spelling with one 'l'. It does my eyes in with 2!

freyaW2014 Tue 12-Aug-14 22:40:24

Pronounce Lily-uh and spell Lillia I can't read it with one L in middle! It's pretty

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 12-Aug-14 22:41:30

I'd pronounce it lil-ee-ah.

I think Lilia is the usual spelling, I preferring it. Lillia looks like n has been missed off Lillian.

temporaryusername Tue 12-Aug-14 22:43:14

I love it! I am really not sure about which spelling is better though.

Sophronia Wed 13-Aug-14 01:08:45

Lilia is the usual spelling, and looks much better. I like the name and prefer it to Lily.

Coughle Wed 13-Aug-14 01:39:57

I prefer one l.

burgatroyd Wed 13-Aug-14 05:09:59

Its OK. I prefer one L.

florascotia Wed 13-Aug-14 09:53:10

It's Russian, and can also be spelled Liliya.

Both versions only one L.

There's a famous ballroom dancer with the same name, I think.

CallMeACab Sat 16-Aug-14 15:26:26

Your OH's grandmother is called Poppy?

storytopper Sat 16-Aug-14 15:40:21

There used to be a make of sanitary towels called Lilia - 1970s or so.

You may get a few comments from older people but that shouldn't worry you if you like the name.

There was a previous thread about it:

ChickenMe Sat 16-Aug-14 17:34:49

It's a nice name. A nod to the very popular "Lily" but more unusual. Think it is Russian? I would spell it with one L. It could be short for Liliana.
I remember the towels but I'm 38. I wouldn't have thought of the towels unless it'd been mentioned.

Jumblebee Sat 16-Aug-14 17:46:24


And I think it's beautiful, really unique smile

Fullpleatherjacket Sat 16-Aug-14 18:10:52

'Fraid my first thought was the towels but I am old enough to remember them well. I don't think many would make that association these days though.

I would pronounce it Lily-a.

florascotia Sat 16-Aug-14 18:21:49

It's not unique. It's uncommon, but there were literally dozens of babies with the name (various spelling) in 2013:
(Open girls names link and go to table 6.)

MrsWinnibago Sat 16-Aug-14 18:25:09

I like two Ls because one looks a bit like Lila.


Ferguson Sat 16-Aug-14 18:35:14

Yes, I wondered about the sanitary towels - and I'm a MAN!

And, Yes to the ballroom couple (saw them 'live' a few years ago:

(They were our favourite couple!)

Umbrellasandladders Sat 16-Aug-14 19:35:00

I've heard if a few lately but it's lovely.

bethellex Sat 16-Aug-14 23:29:30

She's called Pauline, her nickname is poppy smile

bethellex Sat 16-Aug-14 23:32:11

And thank you all for your comments, I have heard about the sanitary towel thing but doesn't really concern me smile

florascotia Sun 17-Aug-14 08:09:16

OP are you telling us that she's arrived? If so, congratulations!

I was at school with a really nice girl calld Pauline. For me, it's a name with good associations.

YellowStripe Sun 17-Aug-14 08:26:42

I think the OP means the grandmother is called Pauline!

florascotia Sun 17-Aug-14 09:12:46


ZeroTolerance Mon 18-Aug-14 10:45:27

Aren't you worried people will hear Lily or Lillian?

missmargot Mon 18-Aug-14 10:49:33

Lilia would have been DS's name if he had been a girl, inspired by my grandmother Lily and my great grandmother Lilian. I pronounce it Lily-uh.

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