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Another pronunciation one... Leila and Lila, Leia and Lia

(34 Posts)
dowotmakesuhappy Thu 23-Nov-17 20:15:08

Just curious as to how you personally would pronounce Leila, Lila, Leia and Lia

AmysTiara Thu 23-Nov-17 20:16:09

Lay-la
Lie-la
Lay-a
Lee-a

raviolidreaming Thu 23-Nov-17 20:17:06

Lay-la and lie-la, Lee-a and lie-a.

DumbledoresApprentice Thu 23-Nov-17 20:17:19

Lay-la, lie-la or lee-la, lay-uh, lee-uh

booboobutt Thu 23-Nov-17 20:17:24

Same as amy

pomegranita Thu 23-Nov-17 20:17:27

Lay-la
Lee-la
Lay-a
Lee-a

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 23-Nov-17 20:26:12

Leila. Lay-la
Lila. Lee-la
Leia Lay-a
Lia Lee-a

ChocolateCrunch Thu 23-Nov-17 20:33:21

Lay-la
Lie-la
Lay-a
Lee-a

stuckfornames Thu 23-Nov-17 20:34:38

Leila: Lee-lah
Lila: Lie-lah
Leia and Lia: Lee-ah

BroomstickOfLove Thu 23-Nov-17 20:34:57

Lay-la

Lie-la or Lee-la.

Lay-a

Lee-a

DramaAlpaca Thu 23-Nov-17 20:38:17

Leila - Lee-la
Lila - Ly-la
Leia - Lay-a
Lia - Lee-a

17caterpillars1mouse Thu 23-Nov-17 20:50:53

Leela
Ly-la
Lay-uh
Lee uh

MikeUniformMike Thu 23-Nov-17 21:45:35

Leila, Lila, Leia and Lia
Leela
Lyla
Laya
Leea

MikeUniformMike Thu 23-Nov-17 21:46:44

Leila should be Lyla or Layla - it's Arabic, but the Leila I know Leela

SuperBeagle Thu 23-Nov-17 21:48:23

Leila is lay-la, the same as Layla.

Lila is lie-la, as in "lie down".

Leia is lay-ah, as in Princess Leia.

Lia is lee-ah, the same as Leah.

Pemba Thu 23-Nov-17 21:51:11

Leila = Lay-la
Lila = lye-la (although lee=la is also a legitimate pronunciation)
Leia = lay-a (I think, didn't they pronounce it this way on Star Wars, actually wasn't this name made up for Star Wars?)
Lia = lee-a

DiegoMadonna Thu 23-Nov-17 22:04:35

Lay-la
Lie-la
Lay-a
Lee-a

elQuintoConyo Thu 23-Nov-17 22:06:31

Same as AmysTiara.

hiddley Thu 23-Nov-17 22:08:00

I'd pronounce Leila LAY-ee-LA. With the 'ee' part being short and subtly pronounced. Almost not noticeable. Rather than a flat Lay-lah.

NotAgainYoda Fri 24-Nov-17 05:44:37

What Amy said

I also like this (Biblical) spelling Leah (Lee-ah)

NotAgainYoda Fri 24-Nov-17 05:45:50

.. also there's Lyra (Lie-rah)

and Lilla (Lill-ah)

Cavender Fri 24-Nov-17 05:47:11

Same as Amy

HotelEuphoria Fri 24-Nov-17 05:55:00

Same as Ravioli!

MrsFoxPlus4 Fri 24-Nov-17 06:05:03

Leila - Lee-lah
Lila: Lie-lah
Leia and Lia: Lee-ah

Know of children called Leila & Leia.

HettyB Sat 25-Nov-17 13:17:48

Leila - Lay-la
Lila - Lie-la
Leia - Lay-ah
Lia - haven’t come across this before, but I’d guess like Leah (so Lee-ah)

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