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misamisa Tue 22-Nov-16 16:20:06

Ok so my sister is supposed to be naming her daughter EE-la, not eye-la, and is getting very angsty with me for being utterly confused about how to spell it.

So, my question is how would you spell a name pronounced ee-la?

I'll let you know how she's spelling it after.

Vixxfacee Tue 22-Nov-16 16:21:14


PotteringAlong Tue 22-Nov-16 16:21:17


TeaBelle Tue 22-Nov-16 16:21:22


PotteringAlong Tue 22-Nov-16 16:21:47

Noooo! Real was an auto correct grin

I'd spell it Eela

UntilTheCowsComeHome Tue 22-Nov-16 16:23:02


PurpleDaisies Tue 22-Nov-16 16:23:23

Isla (although I'd normally pronounce that eye-la).

IncidentalAnarchist Tue 22-Nov-16 16:24:36


ifigoup Tue 22-Nov-16 16:24:59


Twoevils Tue 22-Nov-16 16:25:23

I'm guessing it's going to be Isla, though I would usually pronounce that Eye-la.

To get an Ee-la pronunciation I can only imagine Eela, Elah, Ela, Ilah??

IHeartKingThistle Tue 22-Nov-16 16:26:25

My great aunt Ee-la was spelt Elia. But that's the West Country for you.

KlingybunFistelvase Tue 22-Nov-16 16:31:06

Ila or maybe aoila

VixenLupin Tue 22-Nov-16 16:31:29


FockerFun Tue 22-Nov-16 16:32:54


Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 22-Nov-16 16:34:53

Eila (Like Sheila but without the SH)

QuimReaper Tue 22-Nov-16 16:36:58

...why don't you just ask your sister how she intends to spell it?! confused

PurpleDaisies Tue 22-Nov-16 16:38:02

The op knows quim-she wants to she how we'd spell it then she'll tell us the answer afterwards.

peachypips Tue 22-Nov-16 16:41:09

Sounds like a tellytubby!!

QuimReaper Tue 22-Nov-16 16:51:36

Purple blush

I get so irritated with people who don't read the OP properly and then make a totally boneheaded reply right under it.

Sorry OP blush

BroomstickOfLove Tue 22-Nov-16 16:56:01


I'd pronounce it Eye-la the first time I saw it written down, but Ee-la after that. It's no more confusing than Caitlin or Francesca or Claudia which can also be pronounced in various ways.

Veterinari Tue 22-Nov-16 17:00:24

Is we-la even a valid pronounciation? Isla is a tradional name with a well known pronounciation
I'' not aware of an EE-la variant?

ParisGellar Tue 22-Nov-16 17:00:32


Spam88 Tue 22-Nov-16 17:02:11

I'm now intrigued as to what other pronunciation there is of Caitlin and Francesca...

Unicornsarelovely Tue 22-Nov-16 17:08:13

I'd pronounce it 'eel-a' and Isla 'eye-la'

misamisa Tue 22-Nov-16 17:09:00

Spam88 - bit ironic but said sister's name is Francesca pr Fran-ches-ca, but often at the dentist and suchlike it is pronounced fran-sess-ca or Fran-kes-ca... not that I've ever heard of them being "proper" pronunciations.

As for Caitlin, it's either Kate-lynn or Kat-lynn with Kat-lynn being the traditional one.

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