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willow5 Tue 29-Sep-09 11:28:30

Hi, we're looking for a girls name that works in both English and the Scandinavian languages. It will be a sibling for Maya. Please let me know what you think of our shortlist and feel free to add alternatives

Lila (interested to know how people would pronounce this name, lee-la or ly-la)

3LegsandNoTail Tue 29-Sep-09 11:32:27

I have an Anna known as Annie, thanks to my ds (4), so obviously love this. India is also v pretty. I know a baby Lila, pronounced ly-la. Stella always sounds quite harsh to me.

southernbelle77 Tue 29-Sep-09 12:20:56

Like Annie and Lila (I would pronounce it Lee-la when first seeing it). Not too keen on India and really don't like Stella,

florence2511 Wed 30-Sep-09 05:06:45

I prefer Estella to Stella. Sounds more gentle IYSWIM.

All other names are lovely, particularly Annie.

Would love to call a DD Annie, but together with our surname the poor thing would sound like a cowgirl!!

nooka Wed 30-Sep-09 06:07:09

I like Estelle/Stella, and I have a small cousin Lila (lyla). Personally I would avoid picking a name that was quite so similar to Maya though, partly because it's a bit of a tongue twister . Prefer Anna or Ann(e) to Annie as a given name. I really don't like India much.

What about Frieda, Asa, Freya, Adele, Eva, Heidi, Hanna, Irene - looks like there are quite a names with English/Scandinavian roots. Maybe the Vikings brought them over?

We had a neighbour called Annika, and my dd was friends with an Erika.

vess Wed 30-Sep-09 06:30:43

Lila (Lee-la).
Goes best with Maya out of the three.
Lovely meaning too.
Would have used it for dd2, but doesn't go with our surname.

KleineMaus Wed 30-Sep-09 09:04:32

I had both Stella and Anna on my longlist and also Annika. Shortlist currently consists of Astrid and Ingrid which are also pretty Scandinavian.

Wattinger Wed 30-Sep-09 11:16:18

I like Annie best and Stella is cool.

I know a few little Lilas (in London) and it is always pronounced Ly-la. You might find this a bit too similar to Maya?

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