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Layla, Leila, Laylah, for a girl; Cayden, Kayden, Caidan for a boy.

(43 Posts)
Rachmumoftwo Sun 07-Jun-09 09:31:34

I don't want to know if you hate them (but I am prepared for some comments or I would be silly posting here).

How would you spell these names? The babies in question are half Arabic, half Welsh, so pretty exotic looking.

wuglet Sun 07-Jun-09 09:33:42

Leila (lovely name)

Not sure re the other name - ?Caidan looks the best spelling I think

Heated Sun 07-Jun-09 09:34:26

Leila or maybe Layla

seeker Sun 07-Jun-09 09:35:09


Don't know about the boy's name because I've never heard of it - I presume it's a "made-up" name so you can spell it any way you like. I would probably go for Kayden as the most obvious, and therefore the one that is most likely to be spelled right throughout his life.

Horton Sun 07-Jun-09 09:38:19

I like Leila but not Layla or Laylah. I wouldn't have any idea how to spell Kayden.

ThePhantomPlopper Sun 07-Jun-09 09:39:39


Don't know about Caidan. It's a made up name isn't it?

19fran76 Sun 07-Jun-09 09:43:07

Like Leila very much.

Don't like Caidan at all.

beanieb Sun 07-Jun-09 09:45:52

Leila is the only one I like.

Bucharest Sun 07-Jun-09 09:48:44

I prefer Leila but at a push Layla is OK....(soft spot for old Eric) It's lovely.

Cayden etc is not my style...

Rachmumoftwo Sun 07-Jun-09 10:00:44

Cayden is an old Welsh name meaning battle, or fighter. The baby in question is very premature but a real fighter so it seems fitting.

All names are made up though, so yes, it is a 'made-up' name.

beanieb Sun 07-Jun-09 10:13:14

The Welsh name is spelled Caden, Not Cayden.

princessmel Sun 07-Jun-09 10:17:07

Go with Leila and Caden

MrsMattie Sun 07-Jun-09 10:25:37

I don't like Caden or any of the variations, sorry.

Leila is the prettiest and most authentic spelling, I think.

lionheart Sun 07-Jun-09 10:31:07

Caiden not made up at all--very old English name.

boodleboot Sun 07-Jun-09 11:20:31

I have really good friend called suits her. i also know someone that has a little blinde toddler called Layla which i think looks chav....weird. i think its because Leila means dark one and this little tot isn't....

Tortington Sun 07-Jun-09 11:22:30

none they are h0RRIFIC NAMES

SoupDragon Sun 07-Jun-09 11:25:11

Spell it properly : Caden

Leila I think

OlympedeGouges Sun 07-Jun-09 11:26:31

Leila lovely.

mrswoolf Sun 07-Jun-09 11:37:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Bonneville Sun 07-Jun-09 11:38:26

Dont know the correct spellings of any of these names but whatever you choose (if you do use any), you are condemning a child to a lifetime of constantly telling people how to spell it.

sockmonster Sun 07-Jun-09 14:16:28

Leila, definitely. It is a beautiful name- the other spellings ruin its beauty and 'chav it up' somewhat.

No idea about how to spell boy's, sorry!

smurfgirl Sun 07-Jun-09 14:27:48

Layla and Caden.

ellingwoman Sun 07-Jun-09 14:28:55

I prefer Laila myself

Overmydeadbody Sun 07-Jun-09 14:39:57

Speaking from experience:

Leila gets mispronounced (often as "leela") whereas if you spell it Layla it gets pronounced properly. Mine is officially spelt Leila on birth cert/passport etc but I have resorted to using Layla so people rponounce it properly.

SuperWasher Sun 07-Jun-09 14:43:01

Leila and Caden. Out of your spellings I'd choose Caidan because I don't like k spellings, but that would confuse me because my dd's name begins with Cai but pronounced Ky not K

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