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(31 Posts)
nihatsgirl Thu 22-Jan-15 19:44:52

What do you think.
Can be Leyna or Aly.

What is your immediate thoughts on this

scarletforya Thu 22-Jan-15 19:46:36

Does it sound like Elena ?

invisiblecrown Thu 22-Jan-15 19:47:03

Elena. Your child will thank you.

AnotherNewt Thu 22-Jan-15 19:49:17

I think I'd wonder if her father went to Dulwich (or if she was conceived on College grounds grin )

shakemysilliesout Thu 22-Jan-15 19:51:37

I prefer elena but I guess that shortens to Ellie rather than ally? And I like the nickname ally.

Aleyna is nice.

nihatsgirl Thu 22-Jan-15 19:54:51

Sounds like Elena, yes smile

nihatsgirl Thu 22-Jan-15 19:56:26

I love Ally. I know too many Elly's. My preference is Arabella but I can't get agreement on this sad. 3 girls and I have not been able to use this name.

shakemysilliesout Thu 22-Jan-15 19:58:25

Why not use elena?

I get it if u love aly as a nn btw. I loved alley mcbeal. But not mad keen on Alison.

'I've been searching my soul tonight...'

shakemysilliesout Thu 22-Jan-15 19:59:45

Cross post.

I like arabella too. Ally is a cool name.

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Thu 22-Jan-15 19:59:48

Looks made up.

shakemysilliesout Thu 22-Jan-15 20:02:31

Do u like Alison??

nihatsgirl Thu 22-Jan-15 20:04:57

lol @ newt. None of those Applies

nihatsgirl Thu 22-Jan-15 20:07:59

Don't like Alison. It's not made up. I prefer unusual rather than traditional names

scarletforya Thu 22-Jan-15 20:08:44

I'd just spell it the regular way, it looks less awkward!

Sparklingbrook Thu 22-Jan-15 20:09:27

If you are prepared for it to be spelt incorrectly the whole time, and her having to spell it out every time.

I agree it looks made up too.

scarletforya Thu 22-Jan-15 20:10:27

To me the 'y' is ugly looking. A bit 'yooneek'....!

RiverTam Thu 22-Jan-15 20:15:26

It really does look like it's made up, sorry, like an 'entertaining' spelling of Elena.

nihatsgirl Thu 22-Jan-15 20:42:44

I don't mind that it looks made up. My name and that of older girls are all made up although spelt phonetically correct

Only1scoop Thu 22-Jan-15 20:44:14

I know an Allina it doesn't seem to get shortened though.

Letmeeatcakecakecake Thu 22-Jan-15 20:54:32

It's a town in France isn't it? I know someone called Alenya... Everyone calls her... Alenya!

It's a very pretty name!

thanksamillion Thu 22-Jan-15 20:54:52

It's a really popular Romanian name but usually spelt Alina. My dd is Adelina which is a slight variation on it.

Letmeeatcakecakecake Thu 22-Jan-15 20:55:31

Oh fuck it ignore me I didn't read your name properly! Was wondering why everyone was suggesting Elena!

woffington Fri 23-Jan-15 10:44:32



squoosh Fri 23-Jan-15 11:05:45

Elena is a lovely name with a beautiful spelling.

Aleyna will be an unnecessary headache.

SunshineAndShadows Fri 23-Jan-15 16:42:57

Surely Elena is pronounced quite differently though
Isn't Aleyna pronounced like Alaina?
I know the name
Not made up

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