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  1. #1
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    Is Lilian (with one middle "L"!) completely unrealistic?

    I love Lilian/Lillian regardless, and generally I convince myself to go for the more classic, more common Lillian spelling, but Lilian does rank, and I've always found it more beautiful, more feminine, more reminiscent of the lily-flower connection that I adore so much. Is it completely unrealistic in America (or really, any country?), though? I feel like it would automatically be spelled Lillian, and while I love Lillian, too, Lilian has that edge for me.

    Are there any other Lilian lovers out there? I've really been loving Lilian Charlotte Elise today, but if it's a terrible idea, I'd like to stop it before the crush goes too far... (And yeah, yeah, I know about the whole Lillian/Elise thing. I'm not even sure I'd let myself use it, but I am really loving it today!)
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    I cannot see how it would be terrible to go with Lilian. I think both are lovely and now seeing them both written out together, I find myself attracted to Lilian also. Maybe partially because I love Lilia, not sure.
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  3. #5
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    Go for it! It's not strange at all, you'd have spelling issues with either one I think, even if one is more popular. I personally prefer Lillian myself but I think Lilian Charlotte Elise is a lovely name.

  4. #7
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    With so many different spellings of the same names (ex Kayley, Kaylee, Kailey...) I don't really see the problem. She may have to spell her name out, but it shouldn't be that bad. Lilian should work. It isn't like Elizabeth vs. Elisabeth, I don't feel Lillian/Lilian has reached that state of popularity of one spelling over another yet. Personally, I like the look of Lillian better than Lilian, but that's just me. Lilian is lovely.
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  5. #9
    I actually prefer Lilian over Lillian myself...I don't see any problem with it at all. If you love it, go for it!

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