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Naomi or Leah?

(41 Posts)
Boysclothes Sun 13-Sep-15 20:59:21

I like both. However I am concerned about people pronouncing Naomi NYE-ohmi when I prefer Neigh-omi. Any preferences?

Pandora978 Sun 13-Sep-15 21:02:02

Naomi is lovely. Leah is nice but a bit plain I think.

TiredAssShowgirl Sun 13-Sep-15 21:04:46

Naomi is great. You only need to say it once for people to get how you want it said. Leah is nice but not a patch on Naomi.

SmugairleRoin Sun 13-Sep-15 21:05:01

Both are lovely.
I think Leanna/Liana is nicer than just Leah though.

Pinkandwhite Sun 13-Sep-15 21:05:13

Naomi is a gorgeous name. That would be my choice.

Cookingongas Sun 13-Sep-15 21:05:54

I prefer Leah- it sounds beautiful and is classic. ( plus I say Naomi the wrong way)

The Naomi in our school got a lot of the old ' I moan backwards' jokes too.
But they're both lovely

triathlon Sun 13-Sep-15 21:06:28

I like both! But as you say, pronunciation could be a problem with Naomi.

KanyesVest Sun 13-Sep-15 21:07:00

I was in school with a Naomi and a Leah, they were best friends from the time they were about 3 and still are. Both really lovely people. I love the names.

FunkyPeacock Sun 13-Sep-15 21:07:03

I much prefer Naomi to Leah

ashesandfire Sun 13-Sep-15 22:02:14

I love both. Naomi pips it though

Comingroundthemountain Sun 13-Sep-15 22:27:13

I love both of these. Leah is gorgeous. I would also say nye-o-mee

steppemum Sun 13-Sep-15 22:34:41

I love Naomi.

I think Leah sounds like leer which isn't great.

AssembleTheMinions Sun 13-Sep-15 22:45:24

I think Leah is lovely, classic and beautiful. Naomi is nice enough as well. Leah wins here though.

Sophronia Sun 13-Sep-15 22:56:03

I prefer Naomi.

DramaAlpaca Sun 13-Sep-15 23:02:17

I much prefer Naomi.

Bogburglar99 Sun 13-Sep-15 23:04:40

I love Naomi but am damned if I know how to pronounce it - so I just follow the person/ parents lead.

If it helps I also never know quite where I am with Leah - whether it's a one syllable Leer or two syllable Le-ur. So you might as well pick the name you like best! I think both are lovely myself.

Devora Sun 13-Sep-15 23:11:46

I really like both. I think I prefer Leah but it's a close-run thing.

Saltedcaramel4 Sun 13-Sep-15 23:14:48

Naomi easily.

CakeRattleandRoll Mon 14-Sep-15 06:10:23

Another vote for Naomi.

SolsburyHell Mon 14-Sep-15 06:22:41

Both really lovely names, I would probably choose Leah over Naomi. Either are a nice middle name for the other.

Boysclothes Mon 14-Sep-15 08:13:52

Thanks guys sounds like I can't go too wrong with either!

mrsschu Mon 14-Sep-15 09:49:31

Naomi (either pronounciation) definitely! Leah is a bit 90's IMO. Or maybe that's just because most of the Leah's I know we're at secondary school with me in the 90's.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 14-Sep-15 20:26:23

Oh hard choice as they're both lovely. Think I'd go for Naomi,

Saltedcaramel4 Mon 14-Sep-15 20:30:27

Leah is very 1990's I agree.

AssembleTheMinions Mon 14-Sep-15 20:34:50

I don't think Leah is 90's at all. Its a Hebrew name and I know several, ranging from a lovely 82 year old all the way down to a 3 year old.

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