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  1. #16
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    I would go with Lyla as a stand alone name, as it is much easier for everyone to pronounce and Lila can often be pronounced as Lee-lah. If you have Delilah as the actual name, then I would use Lilah as the nn.

  2. #18
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    I think Lilah is just fine as a stand alone name. I was in love with the combo Lilah Seraphine for a while

  3. #20
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    I love this name, it's just so soft and pretty. I like the Lilah spelling the best !
    Mom to Mhairi Elizabeth (March 19, 2010) & Fiona Lilidh (Dec 21, 2012) Baby #3 Due March 2014

  4. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by sophieray21 View Post
    Lilah - as it is technically short for Delilah
    Precisely this. I like Lilah as a short for Delilah. With the 'h' I doubt anyone will say it wrong. Lila (without an h) is a different name with different origins and can be pronounced 'lee-la' as well as 'leye-la'
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


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

  5. #24
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    Unless you're totally in love with Delilah, if the biblical connotation is too much for you - just avoid it. It is a beautiful name, but if anything, that would put me off too. Lila is lovely on it's own (or Lilah, depending on what you go for... I don't personally have much of a preference).

    (I've also just remembered that scene in Friends when they're naming Rachel's baby - ''Isabella just isn't her name'' ''Okay, then she's Delilah'' ''Great - now she's a biblical whore!'')
    olivia, seventeen, obsessively maternal.

    ★ close to my heart / future darlings; ★
    Estella - Oona - Margaret - Imogen - Billie - Eilidh - Jemima
    Emmett - Eoghan - Wilf - Alec - Nicholas - William - Hugh

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