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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.

  2. #8
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    I absolutely love it!

    Personally, I've done the same thing with my name,Susan. Although it hasn't quite stuck, I always preferred the nickname Zuzu to Sue, or Susie, because it's short,sweet,vintage,spunky, and sassy, which is me in an nutshell.:]

    I never would have thought of Ashley nn Lela until you brought it up, but I'm glad that you did. I don't think it's a stretch at all. It's beautiful!
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  3. #10
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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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  4. #12
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    To me, it's totally intuitive : D. Good luck with this experiment!

  5. #14
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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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