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Leonie and Kylie

(33 Posts)
lawrencecostin Fri 06-Jan-17 12:54:49

These seem to be regarded as "stereotypical" Australian names. In fact, I would have been named Kylie had Mum had a girl.

Thoughts on Leonie and Kylie as names?

Dolwar Fri 06-Jan-17 14:12:43

Kylie sounds very 1990s. Leonie is much classier

lovelearning Fri 06-Jan-17 14:16:26

Leonie is a lovely name

SpartacusWoman Fri 06-Jan-17 14:21:09

I love Leonie, I'm biased though as its my DDs name smile It doesn't have the e on the end though. I chose it because of the reference to Lioness being the hunter and strong etc,

Dd is the only Leoni in her year group of 200 odd kids, but it seems to be getting more popular and there's two in my nieces reception class of 30.

WaitrosePigeon Fri 06-Jan-17 15:25:49

Leonie is cute. Kylie is umm, not so good.

PointlessUsername Fri 06-Jan-17 15:26:41

I think they sound nice together.

MissCalamity Fri 06-Jan-17 16:47:27

I was leaning towards Leonie with my second pregnancy. DP wasn't keen at all.
Never knew it was a stereotypical Australian name! You learn something new every day smile

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 06-Jan-17 16:58:14

I prefer Leonie to Kylie, always have, but like both. I knew someone who was very keen on the name Kylie but at the last minute went with Michaela instead, (utterly irrelevant, sorry!).
What does your DP reckon?

AuntieStella Fri 06-Jan-17 17:00:43

I prefer Léonie because Devil's Cub is one of my favourite books.

It has zero Aussie associations for me.

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Fri 06-Jan-17 17:04:05

Kylie sounds more Australian to me. The only people I know called Leonie are Dutch/German, apparently it's quite a popular name in those countries. I think it is a lovely!

MollyHuaCha Fri 06-Jan-17 17:05:56

Leonie is nicer than Kylie

eyebrowsonfleek Fri 06-Jan-17 17:11:09

Leonie is much better and very popular in Germany where I used to live.
I think that Kylie Jenner has spoiled the name for future Kylies. To someone my age in the UK it sounds very dated as it makes us think of Kylie Minogue (1980s/1990s). By dated, I mean names that were popular at that time but not popular now so Nicola, Gemma, Tracey, Joanna.

Jooni Fri 06-Jan-17 17:59:37

Don't like Kylie at all. Leonie is lovely though!

AvaBird Fri 06-Jan-17 18:46:17

Leonie is very common in the North West where I know many teenaged Leonie's and Leoni's. I still like it as a name though. Kylie's awful

KoalaDownUnder Fri 06-Jan-17 23:54:49

Kylie is bloody awful. I cannot imagine it making a comeback here in Aus anytime soon. (Will probably be top baby name in 2072 wink)

I don't think of Leonie as particularly Australian at all. I also think it's way nicer than Kylie!

TheTrollinator Fri 06-Jan-17 23:57:59

Leonie is nice but I find Kylie very dated and not in a good way.

pieceofpurplesky Sat 07-Jan-17 00:01:15

I love the name Leoni(e). Not so much Kylie.

Uiscebeatha85 Sat 07-Jan-17 00:06:26

Leonie is a magnificent, beautiful, amazing name! My name is Leonie wink

Kylie... meh.

Mrsjudelaw66 Sat 07-Jan-17 00:07:29

Leoni is great. Kylie, not so great.

Pluto30 Sat 07-Jan-17 05:46:29

Very 70s/80s Australian.

I can't see any Australian thinking Leonie is a lovely name now. grin It's just so common among that age group, and isn't particularly associated with class.

Kylie is straight up awful.

MrsMeeseeks Sat 07-Jan-17 16:05:44

I like Leonie as all the (Aussie) Leonies I have met have been lovely! I don't think it's used much over here.

I really dislike Kylie, sorry.

1horatio Sat 07-Jan-17 16:28:04

I really like Leonie. The name was extremely common in Switzerland in the 80ies/90ies.

There are admittedly other L-names I prefer. Leandra, Leontine, Lyra, Laila, Lydia.... (not that you asked, oops... blush) but Leonie is really lovely smile!

TaggieRR Sat 07-Jan-17 16:29:43

Out if interest is it pronounced Lee- oh-nee or Lay-oh-nee? I like the name.

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Sat 07-Jan-17 16:33:21

Leonie doesn't have any Australian associations for me. Nice enough name.

Any recovery Kylie was making from its 1980s naffness has been dealt a body blow by the Kardashian sister. The Washington correspondent on the Channel 4 news is a Kylie, her name always seems at odds with the job she does. Not that it's held her back!

LockedOutOfMN Sat 07-Jan-17 16:33:43

I love Léonie. I do like the name Kylie but it reminds me overwhelmingly of Kylie Minogue (who I adored as a child and still have a soft spot for) to the extent that I'm not sure I could get past it as someone else's name; I've never met a Kylie although I appreciate it's a popular name in Australia.

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