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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013

    Laela or Lela for baby #3?

    Tucker and Mollie are having a baby sister and she needs a name! My husband and I had agreed on Laela (or Laila/Leila...pronounced Lay-la) until we realized how popular it is (spelling Layla around #30 in 2012). We also like Lela (pronounced Lee-la) which was a name our children had for an imaginary friend they frequently talked about. It grew on us and it's a rare name, but we can't decide which one to use.

    Laela or Lela...What do you think?

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    I chose Laela… with a caveat. Go with Leila or Layla spelling. Changing the spelling doesn't make it less popular, it just makes it look made up. While Laela is not the worst spelling I've ever seen, it is still gonna give your daughter headaches to explain.

    Think of it this way: when you yell it across a playground, it's gonna sound the same, whether you spell it Laela, Layla, Leila or Laila. At least go with the accepted national spelling, Leila, or the accepted American spelling, Layla.

    Other than that, I love the name, it's been one of my favorites since I was 13 and it's popular for a reason.
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    Harriet - Flora - Violet - Clementine - Matilda - Wilhelmina - Josephine - Cordelia
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  3. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Liverpool, England
    Laila. I just think of Futurama when I hear Leela.

    ★ 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 ★

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

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Despite it being popular, to me Layla is the best. It looks right imo, the others all look too creative/made up

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    California, USA
    Quote Originally Posted by catloverd View Post
    Despite it being popular, to me Layla is the best. It looks right imo, the others all look too creative/made up
    This exactly.
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