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TrainWrecka Wed 14-Sep-16 20:06:10

Girls and boys names...what are your favourites?

And thoughts on:
Leila
Lila (pronounced Lie-la or Lee-la, though?)
Livia

Thanks in advance grin

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 14-Sep-16 20:19:17

Leila is nice, but I prefer Laila.
I'm not sure either on the Lila pronunciation., But don't like it either way.
Livia is pretty but with Olivia on her BC.
Other L name suggestions
Lavinia
Lacy
Larna
Laura
Lena
Lenna
Lindy
Louisa
Lindsey

Jooni Thu 15-Sep-16 06:40:41

My faves for each are:

Luna
Lyra
Liv
Louisa

Louis
Lupin
Luka
Leo

Livia s my favourite from your list, but I much prefer just Liv. Lila and Leila feel very "now".

Shosha1 Thu 15-Sep-16 06:50:49

Lee
Leo
Lawrence

Leoni
Leani
Laura

Caldini22 Thu 15-Sep-16 06:53:45

Lucy
Lydia
Leonora

Leo
Lewis
Lachlan

Mar15mite Thu 15-Sep-16 06:57:24

I love Logan smile

Pemba Thu 15-Sep-16 07:02:05

Leila is very nice.
Lila is gorgeous and I would pronounce it 'lie-la'. You can also spell it Lilah.
I like the sound of Livia, but there was a famous Roman poisoner called this, and that's my main association. (Ever seen 'I Claudius'?) So because of that I'd go for Olivia or maybe Lydia.
There's also
Lucia or Lucy
Louisa/Luisa or Louise
Leonie or Leonora
Lily or similar, like Liliana
Lara or Laura
Lana
Liza or Lisa

Lots of lovely names!

Pemba Thu 15-Sep-16 07:07:02

Ooh yes and for a boy

Louis (pronounced loo-ie, no 's' sound!)
or Luke maybe
or Lysander (if you don't mind being a bit out there)

KoalaDownUnder Thu 15-Sep-16 07:09:06

I know a little girl called Levani. Fijian name - I think it's beautiful!

Also:

Lola
Lucia
Lysandra
Lilla

Dakota1 Thu 15-Sep-16 07:26:18

Lindsay, Lily, Liv, Lisa, Layla, Lucy Lena

Leonard, Luke, Logan, Luka

Lightbulbon Thu 15-Sep-16 07:29:05

Lara is very rare and I don't know why-it's traditional and easy to spell.

Lana is also good.

I prefer lilah win the h.

Leica

Laurel

Larissa

Lexi

Leia

Liesel

Lucia

Lucinda

Leah

Lelaina

Lola

Lottie

Lennox

Lori

Latoya

Leyton

Lorna

KoalaDownUnder Thu 15-Sep-16 07:55:24

Lara is very rare and I don't know why-it's traditional and easy to spell.

It's probably different in the UK, but Lara was popular here (Aus) in the 1970s and '80s; I'm 43 and went to school with quite a few Laras.

I think of it as pretty but very dated, in a Melissa/Karen/Lisa kind of way.

whattaway Thu 15-Sep-16 08:00:50

No way is Lara dated like Karen, Melissa, Lisa etc! I'm Australian and don't know one Lara.

merlottime Thu 15-Sep-16 08:02:18

Lottie
Luisa
Leia

Leon
Lachlan

Ffswtf Thu 15-Sep-16 08:10:33

Lauren (my favourite)
Laurel
Lottie
Lana
Lexie

Luka
Leo
Leon

geeup Thu 15-Sep-16 08:13:37

Loralie/Lorelie (said lora-lie)
Laurel
Lex (short for Alexia)

iknowimcoming Thu 15-Sep-16 08:16:45

Libby

Lucas

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Thu 15-Sep-16 08:18:44

Favourite girls:

Leonora
Leonie
Laura
Lorelei

Favourite boys:

Lawrence
Leo
Leon

KoalaDownUnder Thu 15-Sep-16 09:08:12

No way is Lara dated like Karen, Melissa, Lisa etc! I'm Australian and don't know one Lara.

Really?! I know loads. There were three just in my year at highschool (at a v small private school)!

katemess12 Thu 15-Sep-16 09:58:54

Lila is LIE-la, as far as I'm concerned. Although I deal with a Lila at work who insists that she's LEE-la. Everyone else agrees that it's LIE-la.

I like Lila, and Leila, but prefer the spelling Layla because of the song.

No interest in Livia. It's just too Ancient Rome.

I like:
- Leah
- Lily
- Lillian
- Lola
- Lucy
- Luna
- Leonore / Leonora
- Liv (just Liv, not Olivia)
- Lottie

- Levi
- Leo
- Lucas

Also, agree with PP that Lara is outdated here. Might be a regional thing in Australia, because I know three (adults).

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 15-Sep-16 10:25:39

Levison
Lairs
Leonard
Luther

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 15-Sep-16 10:26:12

Ha ha, Laith, not Lairs.

smartyclogs Thu 15-Sep-16 11:02:53

I know many say it's dated but I like Lisa.

isthatcoffee Thu 15-Sep-16 11:10:21

My personal fave is Lois.

Friolero Thu 15-Sep-16 11:14:44

Boys:
Leo
Luca

Girls:
Lottie
Lilja
Liv

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