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Amaya and Leila?

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ThatsMyCow Fri 12-Jan-18 19:02:31

And how would you pronounce them?

scotsmumof1 Fri 12-Jan-18 19:03:54

ah-my-ah and lay-uh

scotsmumof1 Fri 12-Jan-18 19:04:23

*lay-luh sorry op!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 12-Jan-18 19:07:41


AthenaAshton Fri 12-Jan-18 19:10:17

A-may-er and Lee-la?

Mamaka Fri 12-Jan-18 19:12:54

A-my-ah and Lay-la
Beautiful names, quite Arabic sounding.

vintagechick43 Fri 12-Jan-18 19:35:30

A-May-er and Lee-La.

AliciaMayEmory Fri 12-Jan-18 19:39:26

A-may-a and Lee-la. (Although I know that the 'ei' in Leila should be said as an 'a', but spelled like this I read it as Lee-la not Layla.)

There is a Leila in DS's school. Very pretty name.

SwinginFromTheChandelier Fri 12-Jan-18 19:45:17

Ah-my-ah and Lay-lah, Home Counties

SwinginFromTheChandelier Fri 12-Jan-18 19:48:32

Many ways to spell Lay-lah


Though I think Americans pronounce Leila as Lee-lah...

SuperBeagle Fri 12-Jan-18 19:55:16


LAY-luh (as in Layla).

ElphabaTheGreen Fri 12-Jan-18 20:03:31

DS2 has one of each in his pre-school class.

Amaya is uh-MAY-uh and Leila is LEE-lah (I called her LAY-lah initially but got frowned at and corrected by young Master Three hmm)

Pinacollider Sat 13-Jan-18 23:36:37

I have a Leila grin pronounced Lay-la. Haven't come across another one yet

JamMakingWannaBe Mon 15-Jan-18 23:09:07

A-may-ah. But I think you will also get A-mya.

Lee-la (as in Sheila, Deirdre, Keira). If you prefer the a sound, you could consider the spelling Laila / Layla. There is a Leela in Futurama.

JamMakingWannaBe Mon 15-Jan-18 23:09:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Greensleeves Mon 15-Jan-18 23:14:21

a-MAY-a and LAY-la

they are lovely pretty names and go well together smile

Daisymay2 Mon 15-Jan-18 23:15:46

DC's friend is Lee-la
Don't know about Amaya Ah-may-ah I think

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