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  1. #1
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    Leia or Leah

    Hello all,

    Was just wondering which one you prefer and why! I think sound wise I PREFER Leah, but Leia seems to have a little extra spark. Siblings would be Alexander, Mark, Julie, etc., if that is important for your decision.

    Thank you!

    EDIT: Just clarifying a bit. Leah "Lee-uh" and Leia "Lay-uh". I'm not deciding between different spellings for two names pronounced the same way, I'm deciding between two different names with those two different pronunciations. Hope that made any logical sense...
    Last edited by jess0044; May 12th, 2013 at 10:20 PM.

    listography.com/JessicaRoseSays

    Alexander Owen ~ Patrick Thomas ~ Jeremy Shea ~ Nolan Jack ~ Conor Arlo ~ Evan Daniel ~ Samuel Mark
    Nora ~ Claire ~ Stella ~ Maura ~ Madeleine ~ Violet ~ Victoria ~ Ava ~ Gabrielle ~ Leah ~ Soleil


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    I DEFINITELY prefer Leah, especially with the siblings you listed. Leia is a little too Star Wars for me, but the sound is very pretty.
    | Arabella Monet | Henrietta Plum | Isolde Noor | Agatha Ruby | Marian Primrose |
    | Emma Berlin | Cressida Lilac | Jessamine Lark | Vivienne Snow | Ireland Eve |

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    Yeah the Star Wars things throw me off a bit, but I can't help but adore it! Haha

    listography.com/JessicaRoseSays

    Alexander Owen ~ Patrick Thomas ~ Jeremy Shea ~ Nolan Jack ~ Conor Arlo ~ Evan Daniel ~ Samuel Mark
    Nora ~ Claire ~ Stella ~ Maura ~ Madeleine ~ Violet ~ Victoria ~ Ava ~ Gabrielle ~ Leah ~ Soleil


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    I LOVE Leah. It's simple but it's so gorgeous and classic in my mind. I don't really like the sound of Leia as much.
    Favourites at the moment ♥

    Leah, Scarlett, Sophie, Claire, Vivian, Madeleine, Evangeline, Selena, Gillian, Nina, Mila, Heidi, Isla, Hazel, Annabelle, Lydia, Celia, Violet, Genevieve
    Elias, Eli, Dominic, Thatcher, Graham, Noel, Nolan, Chase, Mattias, Dean, Cole, Blake, Daniel, Ash, Rhys, Julian, Callum, Kieran, Aidan, Ronan

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    It depends on how you're going to pronounce it. My name is Leah (that spelling) pronounced LAY-uh, like Star Wars. And yes, it has been mispronounced LEE-uh my entire life. It's gotten to the point where I'm considering changing the spelling to Leia, though I prefer the Leah spelling for all sorts of reasons (not least of which is the fact that in conjunction with my last name it is recognizably Jewish), since my career involves having my work published and nobody knowing how to say your d@mn name is kind of a liability in that field. SIGH.

    tl;dr: If you're going to pronounce it LAY-uh, please don't spell it Leah. Trust me, you won't be doing your kid any favors.

    Matilda Sailor or Faye Matilda | Sylvie Winifred or Simon Atlas | Atlas Dov or Alice Violetta | Lucien Wilde or Lucinda Jane | Jane Lucinda or Jack Mariner | Marlowe Charles or Roscoe Thomas | Charles ' Charlie' Wallace or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Eloise Lily or Elliot Darwin | Iris Cordelia or Thea Marina | Jasper Augustus or Juniper 'June' Lovelace | Julian Felix or Judah 'Jude' Reeve

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