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Thread: Leia or Leah
May 12th, 2013 02:58 PM #1
Leia or Leah
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.
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...
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May 12th, 2013 04:21 PM #7Senior Member
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May 12th, 2013 04:47 PM #9
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.Simon, Eloise/Louise, Faye, Judah, Thea, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Conrad, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Dashiell, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Archer, Gabriel, Persephone, Raphael, Dov
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