I've been considering Layla or Leila recently. I like Layla Rose but there are already several <insert name> Rose's in my family and close friends. Which other middle names would go? I think a simple, one syllable name would go really nicely, maybe Skye or Ray/Rae? Or could I use one of these family names: Heather, Beverley, Natalie, Maisie, Emily, Esther, Florence.
Layla doesn't get much love on Nameberry because it's a bit trendy, but I like it. It's very pretty (and Lila gets so much love- I don't know why, as I think Layla is nicer.) The Leila spelling seems a bit more weighty, so I think I'd use that, but I like both spellings.
Layla Rose is a bit dull to me, and I think Layla needs a very interesting middle. I love Layla Beverley, Layla Florence, and Layla Esther from your list. Beverley is my favorite- it's an old-fashioned name, but sounds like a lot of currently popular names.
I like Layla too, even if it is a bit popular at the moment. Layla Skye would be very pretty. Or how about:
It is very pretty with a one syllable middle. However, it would also work with a longer middle. From your list, these would work:
Layla Beverly -but Layla is light and airy and Beverly is ponderous and serious imo
Layla Nathalie -this is okay
Layla Emily -this one works the best I think.
Or, how about:
I like Layla. It's a common name in the Middle East. Since it means night in Arabic, it would be really cute with Skye. It does sound nice with a one syllable middle. I really like the suggestion of Layla Eve.
I really love Layla but it clashes with my fiance's last name, so I can't use it. Maybe the flow isn't the best, but I love Layla Esther.
I love it! It make's me think of the Eric Clapton song. You could stick with that blues theme and call her Layla Odetta (or maybe that's my future kid ;-)
The Eric Clapton song immediately comes to mind. also Layla Ali, Mohammed Ali's daughter. Not so fond of it for these reasons.