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Iliana illiana or ileana?

(14 Posts)
diggerdigsdogs Fri 30-Jan-15 23:00:40

It's not the only name on our list but I wonder how you would spell it?

VerityWaves Fri 30-Jan-15 23:01:42


shakemysilliesout Sat 31-Jan-15 07:15:42

They all look ok to me! Nice name but with all them vowel sounds I would always ask how it's spelt and if I chose it i would prepare for it to be spelt incorrectly often.

GlitzAndGigglesx Sat 31-Jan-15 07:20:22

Ileana wouldn't be pronounced the same I don't think because of the e. I prefer Iliana/Ilyana

Thumbwitch Sat 31-Jan-15 07:22:07

Iliana or Ilyana, although I think I prefer the Iliana.
Or you could have Elliana instead.

Illiana - no because it has "ill" at the beginning
Ileana - too confusing for pronunciation purposes - why make it harder than it needs to be?

TurnOverTheTv Sat 31-Jan-15 07:32:25

My daughter is friends with an Eliana. Didn't even realise that may not be how it was supposed to be spelt!

SoftSheen Sat 31-Jan-15 07:39:02


MissWimpyDimple Sat 31-Jan-15 07:57:39

Dd also has an Eliana friend. Pronounced "illiana". Personally I think all the iiii and llll will be a tricky thing to spell. I had a friend with a surname like that and it was a nightmare!

pingoose Sat 31-Jan-15 08:34:08

Friend has a DD Iliana. Kind of hard to look at in some fonts!

Sophronia Sat 31-Jan-15 11:02:02


TeWiSavesTheDay Sat 31-Jan-15 11:08:34

I know an Ilana (I-la-nuh) not sure if that's the sane name you are trying to spell or not!

Where does the name Eliana cone from? The Illi sound is unusual.

AuntieStella Sat 31-Jan-15 11:11:51

Ilyana or Iliana.

(prefer Ilana, though)

MeggleVache Sat 31-Jan-15 12:51:51

First one- always go with the easiest.

diggerdigsdogs Sat 31-Jan-15 13:22:31

Thank you everyone!

It's supposedly Greek (meaning from Ilium or Troy) but now is more commonly known as the female version of Illiya (and the various regional spellings of that).

Dd1 has a long 3 syllable name that's both pretty and unusual. We're looking for something like that. I knew an Iliana at school though don't know how she spelled it and I always liked the sound!

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