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Opinions on the name Lilah

(24 Posts)
Pitterpatter1 Thu 28-Jan-16 09:55:45

What do you think of this name honest opinions please.
Spelt Lila or Lilah.
Seems more unusual than Layla/Leila

HeyMacWey Thu 28-Jan-16 09:58:09

Would you pronounce it Lee-la or Lie-la?
This is dd's nickname. I like it.

EdYouKateShaun Thu 28-Jan-16 09:58:58

It's sweet. But not as nice as Delilah.

Pitterpatter1 Thu 28-Jan-16 10:00:52

Lie-la pronounced

MaryPoppinsPenguins Thu 28-Jan-16 10:01:21

I really like it.. But without the H.

MrsWhirling Thu 28-Jan-16 10:02:33

It's beautiful. It's Arabic. La-ila is also from the Koran.

Owllady Thu 28-Jan-16 10:03:33

The Danish pronounce Laila, lilah too

Adeleslostbeehive Thu 28-Jan-16 10:03:34

Lila, beautiful but don't like it with a H

LilaTheTiger Thu 28-Jan-16 10:03:50

I think it's ACE ☺

cheapandcheerful Thu 28-Jan-16 10:04:06

I would also go for the Lila spelling. I like it.

Sophronia Thu 28-Jan-16 14:12:42

I like Lila a lot but not with the h. I'm surprised Lila isn't more popular as it's very similar to names like Lily and Isla which are top 10.

SparklyTinselTits Thu 28-Jan-16 14:19:20

I like it smile
My friends little girl is called Lilah....really annoying when iPhones autocorrect it to "lilac" though hmm

Thenightswatch Thu 28-Jan-16 14:35:11

I loved this name but DH didn't, although I do prefer the spelling Lyla

Pitterpatter1 Thu 28-Jan-16 16:44:05

Nice to see lots of positive comments on it. Not so keen on the Lyla spelling tho!

thatstoast Thu 28-Jan-16 16:46:43

I prefer Lilah. It looks stronger to me.

MissAlabamaWhitman Fri 29-Jan-16 22:41:51

Lilah if you absolutely must.

Incidentally I rather like Lilac.

MamaLazarou Fri 29-Jan-16 22:43:29

It's pretty. I know a little baby Lilah.

Stephieee Fri 29-Jan-16 23:05:21

I love it! I'm seriously considering Delilah smile

BackforGood Fri 29-Jan-16 23:26:30

When I read it, I would have said "lill - ah" - don't know if people struggling to pronounce it would bother you ?

One of my many criteria for names is that when you read them people have to know how to say them, and when you say them, people have to know how to spell them and this doesn't pass either of those tests so I woldn't go for it, but up to you how much (if at all?) that would bother you.

TheMouseThatRoared Fri 29-Jan-16 23:27:58

It's lovely, Delilah is too.

NadiaWadia Sat 30-Jan-16 00:36:12

Lovely, with or without the 'h' on the end. Simple and yet (surprisingly) unusual as pp said. A bit less 'full on' than Delilah, as well (although that is nice).

Toughasoldboots Sat 30-Jan-16 00:46:31

It's lovely, very, very popular near me though (south east), don't know if that's the same everywhere or would be an issue for you. The ones that I know of are spelt Lila.

PooDogMillionaire Fri 05-Feb-16 19:28:44

We have a Lilah, I fell in love with the name instantly and am quite pleased it's never become too popular.

We decided to spell it 'Lilah' as 'Lila' was often pronounced Lill-a or Lee-la. It was also the only way I'd ever seen it spelt in the much older generation of Elderly Lilah's.

PooDogMillionaire Fri 05-Feb-16 19:31:56

It means dark or night in Hebrew and Arabic. An Israeli friend of mine tells me it's pronounced Ly-lach (as in loch) in Hebrew.

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