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View Poll Results: Which is your favorite spelling?

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  • Layla

    52 47.27%
  • Leila

    50 45.45%
  • Laila

    7 6.36%
  • Other

    1 0.91%
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  1. #6
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    Jan 2012
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    I prefer Leila, which is also my mother's name. She was raised with it being pronounced "LEE-la" by her family and most strangers. She says the Eric Clapton song was a sea change and ever since then she's just let people say "LAY-la" because it's easier... I think it is a beautiful name and wish it didn't clash with my dh's surname. We will use it as a middle name though (Leila spelling).

  2. #8
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    Mar 2011
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    I like Leila and Lila respectively.
    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.)

  3. #10
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    Feb 2013
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    I prefer Leila.
    Eudora - Dorothea - Violetta - Odelia - Augusta - Odette - Isolde - Valentine - Leopoldine - Amaryllis - Sixtine
    Eulalia - Aurelia - Marigold - Ariadne - Viola - Cosima - Philomena -Enid - Rosalind - Marguerite - Honore
    Averil - Caius - Casimir - Edmund - Ignatius - Benedict - Virgil - Raphael - Leopold - Clement - Caspar - Rainer - Romain
    Cassian - Isidore - Wenceslaus - Balthasar - Peregrine - Gilbert - Cornelius - Augustine - Carlisle - Quentin - Severin - Castiel

  4. #12
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    Feb 2012
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    Layla!!!! This will not get mispronounced which is a big worry of mine. Plus, I naturally spell it this way .

  5. #14
    Join Date
    May 2011
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    I voted for Layla, I think it's the most intuitive for pronunciation and spelling.
    I'm going with Lila for the Lila vs Lyla debate.
    Lucia
    Name aficionada, traveller, teacher, wonderfully enamoured
    Sela Beatrix, Adelaide Flora, Vivian Lilac, Orchid Minerva, Audrey Cordelia
    Opal, Zinnia, Sefora, Leire, Nuria, Freya

    Bastian Leir, Gideon Felix, Fletcher Atlas, Ephraim Grey, Joscelin Amos
    Eneko, Ekhi, Bruno, Oriol, Earnest, Ivor

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