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NEED HELP WITH BABY GIRL NAME - AYLA, KAYLEE, OR ELLA

109 replies

Mom3334 · 07/02/2023 08:51

Baby girl is due any day, and I still have no name for her. Thinking of Ayla, Kaylee, or Ella. Any insight would be appreciated!😘

OP posts:
tobi21 · 08/02/2023 10:13

I like Ayla if pronounced eye-la. Not sure if there would be constant issues of mispronunciation tho

JenniferLJ · 08/02/2023 11:07

Ella is lovely

Also love

What about
Lyla
Lola
Mia
Maya

Mortima · 08/02/2023 12:04

I've always liked Ayla ever since reading Clan of the Cave Bear (pronounced ay-la, not like Isla), definitely my pick. Ella and Kaylee are a bit boring to me.

WhenYouWalkThroughTheGarden · 08/02/2023 12:10

What about Eilidh? Pronounced to rhyme with “daily”. It’s Scottish Gaelic and means “radiant one”.

Lollyloup91 · 08/02/2023 12:11

Not Kaylee - Ella is nicest!

inappropriateraspberry · 08/02/2023 12:12

Kaylee/Kayleigh is very dated now,
Ayla - everyone will think you're saying Ella!
Ella - lots of Ella's and Ellie's at the moment.
I think there are lots of other, nicer names to choose I'm afraid!

inappropriateraspberry · 08/02/2023 12:14

If you 'a' names:
Leah
Aisha/Aysha
Nisha
Cara
Cora
Clara
Sara

SalviaOfficinalis · 08/02/2023 12:18

Ella is lovely

viques · 08/02/2023 12:21

Ella.

freesia86 · 08/02/2023 12:25

I like Ella out of your choices. You could always have a longer name with Ella as a nick name ie Gabriella, Mariella.

WiseUpJanetWeiss · 08/02/2023 12:30

Spidey66 · 07/02/2023 23:55

Actually I always thought Marillion made up the name Kayleigh for the song!

Fish's ex girlfriend was called Kay Lee (I think Lee was her middle name), so Kayleigh worked for the song, and hugely popularised it, but they didn't actually make it up as such.

OP I don't know how you're pronouncing Ayla. I would say eh-la, which is pretty and also sounds strong and no-nonsense. If you want it pronounced Isla, I'd just go for Isla.

How about Kyla?

Bubblesdublin · 08/02/2023 12:34

Eala pronuced ay la..means swan in irish. Dont like either.

Luredbyapomegranate · 08/02/2023 20:56

Ella is popular but nice

Kaylee is bloody awful

Is Ayla the same as Isla? Or like Ae-luh? If it’s the former just spell it Isla, if it’s the latter I’d stick with Ella, but it’s certainly better then kaylee (and spelling it Kayleigh is no improvement)

Alba, Anya, Aster, Astra, Elva, Zoe, Catrin, Caitlin, Keziah might be others

inky1991 · 08/02/2023 21:47

The spelling of Kaylee is chavvy IMO

Comedycook · 08/02/2023 21:49

Love Ella...it's so elegant and feminine without being frilly.

whatausername · 08/02/2023 22:20

ANY ARE FINE SO LONG AS IT ALWAYS USES CAPITAL LETTERS. DON'T WANT YOUR CHILD BLENDING INTO THE CROWD. HER NAME SHOULD ALWAYS BE SHOUTED.

Ayla seems to be the new Ella. Kaylee is a bit 80s (but hey maybe you're into the 80s). All are perfectly fine and inoffensive.

RogersOrganismicProcess · 08/02/2023 22:53

Ayla is a lovely Turkish name pronounced like Isla.
Ella is also seen in Turkish and means hazel.
Will the baby have any a Turkish heritage?

RogersOrganismicProcess · 08/02/2023 22:54

I don’t think the Turks wanted Kaylee 😁

mathanxiety · 08/02/2023 22:56

Eala, the Irish word meaning swan, is pronounced alla.

MissMarplesbag · 08/02/2023 22:57

Iona
Anna
Viola
Azalea
Veronica
Zara
Tara
Alyssa
Adeline
Isabella/Gabriella to give you the Ella nn
Lena
Clara
Lucia

Lalliella · 09/02/2023 00:40

Ella is lovely.
Kaylee is a bit ummm … Tracy 😬
Ayla - is that a name? People would think you said Ella, so you may as well call her that.

piggijg · 09/02/2023 00:53

Anna, Ruby, Emma, Gemma, Maeve, Poppy, Chloe

LuluBlakey1 · 09/02/2023 01:02

Kaylee is an awful name - really common and 'chavvy'. You'll brand her for life - she'll be judged by it in school, college applications, jobs.
Ella is lovely.

groovergirl · 09/02/2023 01:49

If you are set on Kaylie (for which your DD will not thank you), maybe update the spelling to Cayley or use the original Ceilidh. Also:

Keighley (kee-lee), town in West Yorkshire
Katherine, nn Kay
Caitlin, nn Cai
Kylie (a type of boomerang)
Michaela
Elissa
Elowen
Elvira
Ailsa

Beeswood · 09/02/2023 02:08

I like Ella, lovely name and easy to spell.

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