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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarletrune View Post
    Yes. To me, Leila is so much prettier than Layla, which just looks like a trendy and phonetic spelling of the name.
    Well, that's because it is phonetic Layla is the closest English translation of the Arabic letters. One of which is a 'y'.
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

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    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    German LEILA: 'lee-la'
    Actually in German it would be Lie-la as in eye. (EI in German is actually a letter cluster and incidentally the word for egg).
    What you spelled out above (Lee-la) is Lila = German for purple.

    Thus...(being German/American) I'd prefer Layla.


    I quite like Layla Josephine.
    Last edited by lexiem; May 6th, 2013 at 10:16 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lexiem View Post
    Actually in German it would be Lie-la as in eye. (EI in German is actually a letter cluster and incidentally the word for egg).
    I know. If you read the rest of my post I go on to say how weird it is that he pronounced it leela
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

  4. #32
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    My sister's name is Leila, so I am biased toward this spelling. Her name is pronounced 'lay-luh' and as far as I know she's never had much trouble with people mispronouncing her name. I'm sure some people have said lie-luh, but I dont think it has ever bothered her much to correct them. She loves the uniqueness of it

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