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August 24th, 2013 12:45 PM #6Cynthia/Luna
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August 24th, 2013 12:59 PM #8
I agree that Leilani is no more of a mouthful than Layani, they're still both three syllables. Out of all of the names you mentioned, Leilani is by far my favorite. I really, really strongly dislike Leiani, Leiarni, and Laarni. If you do choose to invent something, Layani and Layarni look the best, but still aren't very pleasant looking or sounding to me. What about Leila, Laila, or Layla? It's a real name that means "night" in Arabic, and was the name of a main character in a series of romantic poems that became popular in Arabia and Persia.
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August 24th, 2013 03:50 PM #10Senior Member
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Out of the spellings you've suggested, I would choose Layani, as I think this is the simplest way to get to the pronounciation you want. However you probably won't find much support for creative spellings on this site!
One name that sounds similar to Layani is Leonie (Lee-oh-nee), which is still unusual and very pretty.
Alternatively, Leiarna could be substituted for Leona (Le-oh-na), Liana/Lianna or Leana/Leanna (Lee-ah-na).Girls: Alice, Anna, Astrid, Beatrice, Clara, Elodie, Emily, Evelyn, Hannah, Hermione, Lorna, Phoebe, Sophie, Sylvia
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August 24th, 2013 04:07 PM #12
I would keep Leilani but come up with an easier nickname.
Lily, Laney/Lani, Leila.
I agree as the alliteration is not for everyone.
What about Noelani? It's pretty similar.
and btw berries are name purists so this would be the wrong place to be asking for the best spelling variations or alternations of a name.
August 24th, 2013 05:58 PM #14Senior Member
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