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Quick survey: how would you say "Lila"?

(38 Posts)
bkkmom Wed 29-Jul-09 15:14:46

Just curious, maybe it's not obvious...


GwarchodwrPlant Wed 29-Jul-09 15:15:15


hocuspontas Wed 29-Jul-09 15:16:24

Lill-a. Someone I knew once

stripes200 Wed 29-Jul-09 15:17:21


PlumBumMum Wed 29-Jul-09 15:17:30

lie la

itwasntme Wed 29-Jul-09 15:20:16


weepootle Wed 29-Jul-09 15:21:29


Ladyem Wed 29-Jul-09 15:23:52

lie-la grin

SingingBear Wed 29-Jul-09 15:24:37

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ButtercupWafflehead Wed 29-Jul-09 15:24:44


Friends and I had this debate in years gone by, reading Sweet Valley High books.


TheChilliMooseISNOTFOREATING Wed 29-Jul-09 15:27:11


bratley Wed 29-Jul-09 15:34:35

Lie-la, also.

hocuspontas Wed 29-Jul-09 15:36:31

On wiki it says Lie-la. I must be the only person who knows a Lill-a. grin

ilovetochat Wed 29-Jul-09 15:38:11

lie la

bkkmom Wed 29-Jul-09 15:40:53

cheers, all! thx for input, I know of lee-la too, so just checking - I think it depends on the origin (Persian/Sanskrit)...

TheChilliMooseISNOTFOREATING Wed 29-Jul-09 15:49:04

I know a lay-la too.

nappyaddict Wed 29-Jul-09 15:55:47

It the short form of Delilah so Lie-la. I prefer the spelling Lilah though.

Lela is Lee-la and Leila can be pronounced Lie-la or Lee-la.

TwoHot Wed 29-Jul-09 17:33:53


pasturesnew Wed 29-Jul-09 17:39:27


ScummyMummy Wed 29-Jul-09 17:40:44

If I saw it written down I would have to ask whether it was lee-la or lye-la as I have heard people use both.

HerHonesty Wed 29-Jul-09 18:33:51

i know lie-la, lay-la and leela. take your pick!

laila is NOT the short form of delilah. it is a name in its own right.

PestoSoggyMonster Wed 29-Jul-09 18:36:44


zazen Wed 29-Jul-09 18:43:29

You gotta hope she doesn't get largish - I've heard a Lila being called Lilo, you know the inflatable mattress.

Sofa put me off Sophie as well.

magbags Wed 29-Jul-09 18:44:57


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