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June 27th, 2013 03:02 PM #1
Leila, Leela, Lela?
I recently learned of my great-great-aunt Leela, the woman who helped raise my grandfather and his three siblings after my great-grandmother passed away when he was only four.
I would really like to consider the name, either as a first or middle name for a future DD, however I'm confused by the spelling. I don't want her to have to explain that, no, her name is not Layla (lay-lah) but Leela (Lee-lah).
Which spelling is the "correct" spelling and which would you be inclined to pronounce lee-lah?
Am I missing one?Writer of The Mod Podge Bookshelf, author of some books, lover of sticky notes and names!
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June 27th, 2013 03:05 PM #3Senior Member
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June 27th, 2013 03:14 PM #5Senior Member
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June 27th, 2013 03:15 PM #7
Leela. I'd say all the others differently.~Boys~
★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★
★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★
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June 27th, 2013 03:20 PM #9