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Cleo or Lila?

(46 Posts)
hellowembley Thu 25-May-17 14:12:09

I've already got one little girl, Sadie. Is Cleo or Lila better for her sister? My reservation with Cleo is I'm worried it sounds like it's trying too hard. I think it's cool though. Love Lila but feel like there's loads of similar around and rhymes with Isla which I seem to know loads of.
Both ok with surname.
What do you think?

countycouncil Thu 25-May-17 14:16:46

I think Cleo is lovely. I know a Lila, a Lilah, a Lyla, 2 Ella's, honestly about 5 Lilys, an Isla and a Lola. Cleo is cool and kind of old worldy but rolls of the tongue. And goes well with Sadie.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Thu 25-May-17 14:20:39

Cleo by a country mile. Bloody great name and ageless as well.

Thatextrainch Thu 25-May-17 14:20:48

Cleo . I would never label that try hard

Sophronia Thu 25-May-17 14:20:50


WanderingTrolley1 Thu 25-May-17 14:23:16

Absolutely love Cleo.

lizzieoak Thu 25-May-17 14:26:59

I prefer Cleo, or Clio to Lila. Lila is nice, but Cleo is a great name!

happykoala27 Thu 25-May-17 14:52:47

Love Lila - though I have a friend with that name who pronounces it "Lee-luh", so it doesn't rhyme with Isla that way?

Also like Cleo too!

SuperSix77 Thu 25-May-17 14:53:03

Sadie & Cleo definitely. Lovely. And not too try hard at all. They compliment each other perfectly.

IamtheDevilsAvocado Thu 25-May-17 15:04:53

Cleo definitely!

Kimonolady Thu 25-May-17 16:54:25

Sorry, not into Cleo. For some reason I think of it as a cat's name?! Also link with Cleopatra, it's just a bit much.
Lila is very nice - and if you don't want to rhyme it with Isla, have you considered the name Leila? I think that's even prettier. Pronounced "Lay-la."

goldenrachita Thu 25-May-17 17:25:46

Cleo is a very cool name, elegant, historical, feminine. Not too weird at all. It's well known and not difficult to write or say.

Lila is yet another variation on , Lola etc and there will be five similar sounding names in her class.

hellowembley Thu 25-May-17 17:38:32

Thanks very much everyone- looks like Cleo is the winner

DramaAlpaca Thu 25-May-17 21:06:31

Another vote for Cleo.

MiniMaxi Thu 25-May-17 21:08:40

Love Cleo! Very strong name I think. Lila more delicate.

ThreeForAPound Thu 25-May-17 21:11:52

Love both of these names. Cleo wins by a whisker I think, as although Lila is such a lovely name to say, I'd rather be called Cleo myself grin

PalomaViolets Thu 25-May-17 21:19:19

Pretty sure I'm going to name my daughter Cleo so a yes to Cleo smile.

SuperBeagle Thu 25-May-17 21:50:14


I think Cleo is awful, sorry. Reminds me cats and mystics.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 25-May-17 22:59:32


BewareOfTheToddler Thu 25-May-17 23:01:40

They're both lovely but Cleo wins it for me.

GloriousSlug Thu 25-May-17 23:06:49

Love love love Cleo.

I think the cat in Pinnochio is called Cleo?

user1482079332 Thu 25-May-17 23:07:05

I love cleo it was on my short list if Id had a girl

Lemondrop99 Fri 26-May-17 00:17:11

I prefer Lila

Cleo is ok but also makes me think of cats!

needsomeopinions Fri 26-May-17 00:45:24

Lila every time, and it's a completely different name to Lilly, Lola and Isla!

Cleo sounds more harsh to me and makes me think of the car

CeriBerry Fri 26-May-17 00:58:58

Cleo is the fish in Pinocchio, not the cat! The cat is Figaro.

Anyway... I choose Cleo too. I do love Lila but there are so many similar sounding names out there at the minute.

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