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Layla - opinions?

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LightTurquoise Wed 23-Mar-16 22:13:57

Do you prefer the original "Leila"?

Loula117 Wed 23-Mar-16 22:15:29

I prefer Leila yes, it's pretty though.

CoteDAzur Wed 23-Mar-16 22:16:20

I believe the original is ليلى‎

SaveSomeSpendSome Wed 23-Mar-16 22:16:44

I really like this name but prefer the spelling Layla rather than Leila which to me doesnt look like it is pronounced Layla

ermmm Wed 23-Mar-16 22:21:45

Layla reads as it's pronounced. So Layla is preferred plus I know three Layla's.

voodoolooloo Wed 23-Mar-16 22:25:35

I know two Leila's. Both pronounced Lee-la. I'd say Layla Lay-la. Both pretty.

MrsBungle Wed 23-Mar-16 22:27:11

I like Layla and that spelling.

lljkk Wed 23-Mar-16 22:27:57

It's fluffy, sorry. I like stronger consonants.

Sophronia Wed 23-Mar-16 22:32:43

I prefer the Leila spelling

boobybum Wed 23-Mar-16 22:39:00

Layla is nicer.
Leila is often pronounced lie-la.

ChimpyChops Wed 23-Mar-16 22:53:17

I prefer Layla. Beautiful name but sadly one we cannot use here :/

MamaLazarou Wed 23-Mar-16 22:58:44

Leila is much nicer, IMO. Layla strikes me as a bit 'dumbed down'.

mrsschu Wed 23-Mar-16 23:35:45

I have a cousin called Leyla, just to throw another spelling into the mix. My uncle is Moroccan so I assume it's an authentic spelling?! Although they live in the US so maybe it's been American-ised! It's nice enough as a name I suppose.

RainIsAGoodThing Wed 23-Mar-16 23:38:03

I knew a gorgeous, lovely, beautiful Layla. Her name suited her perfectly smile

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 24-Mar-16 01:59:24

If I saw Leila written down. I would assume it was pronounced Leela, I mean where's the "Ai" sound in the Leila spelling.
Layla, Laila or, Laela are the best spellings. IMO.

joyfulworld Thu 24-Mar-16 08:15:47

Yes, I prefer Leila.

AuntieStella Thu 24-Mar-16 08:23:05

I think it's a lovely name, and like both spellings.

But depending on the level of diversity in your area, you might want to think about your DC's likely appearance as the meaning 'night, dark beauty' can be well known.

Burgatroyd Thu 24-Mar-16 08:23:38

However you spell it people will call her, Leila, Lyela, etc. I know one and her mum moans about this.

IoraRua Thu 24-Mar-16 14:44:52

I prefer Leila. I also quite like Lelia, if that appeals!

centigrade451 Thu 24-Mar-16 15:08:33

It is a predominantly Muslim/Middle Eastern name. I personally think it is very ubiquitous name in areas with higher concentration of Muslims. It depends where you live.

UterusUterusGhali Sat 26-Mar-16 20:51:48

Where's the "ai" sound, ilive?

Ei. Like at the beginning of eight. Or in weight. Or do you say "weeeght"?

Tariqa Sun 27-Mar-16 13:20:45

It sounds like a nickname to me

MalbecAndLindt Mon 28-Mar-16 16:32:15

Love it with the spelling Leila.

shez29 Tue 29-Mar-16 13:39:57

My daughter is a Layla. X

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