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  • Lila

    61 74.39%
  • Lyla

    21 25.61%
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  1. #11
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    I like Lila better. It looks much nicer when on paper.
    ~Mehri

  2. #13
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    I prefer the vintage Lila rather than the phonetic modern invention of Lyla. I don't know where people get the notion that Lila is pronounced "lee-luh". Maybe in Europe where "i" is often pronounced as "e" but English speakers should know that Lila is "lie-luh".

    Lila = lie-luh
    Lelia/Laila/Layla = lay-luh
    Lela = lee-luh
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  3. #15
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    If you are going for the Lie-La pronunciation, I definitely think Lyla is the way to go. Lila to me is Lee-La.

  4. #17
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    Lila! It's so sweet and charming. And I do think most people would see Lila and understand it's LIE-lah, especially as the popularity of the name grows. Before my distant cousin used it, Lila was my preferred spelling (and I still love it!). I think it's beautiful.
    Lise
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  5. #19
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    My grandmother was a Lilah, so that version looks the most "right" to me. Having said that, I try to avoid the letter y unless necessary. I vote Lila.

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