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  1. #6
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    I love it.
    I'm a big fan of nicknames that turn popular names into something a little more special...I had a friend in elementary school who was always Sica (for Jessica, pronounced seek-a) which goes right along with your logic of Leela for Ashley. Leelee, Leyla, Lee, Asha...go for what you love, ask friends to use it if they can, and stick by it with new people you meet.

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    Thanks, ladies! Lela sort of completely reinvents Ashley for me. I'm still not 100% sure it fits me, but I think I'm going to test it out on take-out orders and such for a while, to see how it feels. Do you think people would have a problem with spelling/pronunciation? Or is Lela "lee-lah" pretty intuitive?
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    To me, it's totally intuitive : D. Good luck with this experiment!


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    It works & I love it! I call my sister Elizabeth Leela so I feel like it's a pretty versatile nn that could work for any name with a lee sound in it.

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    Also, I just thought to add this--if I do end up going by Lela, does that rule out "L" heavy names for future children, like Linus, Lily/Liliana/Lilia/Lillian, Lila, Leila, etc.? I think it'd rule out Lila and Leila, but would Lily be okay? Lily's a very important family name, and if it meant I'd have to let go of Lily, I'd probably just drop Lela and continue to go by Ashley.
    Ashley
    twenty-something namenerd & aspiring novelist

    Isabelle Aurora Grace + Caleb Elias Joseph + Arianne Eleanor Daisy + Everett Joshua Charles + Olivia Wren Camille
    Grant Frédéric Conrad + Violet Emilia Mary + Casper Nathaniel Eden + Grace Odilia Lily + Samuel Gaspard John

    I've recently started a new story--feel free to come along with me for the journey! havengermany.blogspot.com
    Chapter 1 is up! And an author's note! (Alas, don't get too excited.)

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