View Poll Results: Which spelling do you prefer?

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  • Layla

    7 17.50%
  • Laila

    2 5.00%
  • Leyla

    3 7.50%
  • Leila

    28 70.00%
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  1. #1


    I am committed to the name, but have not yet committed to a spelling. I'd love to hear opinions! (I am considering Isabel for her middle name - feel free to opine on that as well!)

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Re: Layla/Laila/Leyla/Leila?

    I think Leila Isabel is a lovely name.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2009

    Re: Layla/Laila/Leyla/Leila?

    Hi - how are you pronouncing it?

    My daughter is named Laila (rhymes with 'smiler') and it has annoyed me all her short life that people constantly call her LAY-la (rhymes with Tayla/mailer). I guess we didn't really think that one through in the warm glow of the maternity ward.

    I wish I had spelled it Leila, so that's my advice!

  4. #7

    Re: Layla/Laila/Leyla/Leila?

    We are pronouncing it "LAY-la", like the Eric Clapton song. Maybe my phonetics are off because I never considered pronouncing any of the four spellings any other way. :)

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    OC, Califonia

    Re: Layla/Laila/Leyla/Leila?

    I would pronounce all of those LAY-luh, which I completely love! My favorite is Leila, and the only one I kind of don't like is Leyla, it just looks funny to me. Any way you spell it, it's beautiful, and Leila Isabel is super gorgeous!
    Proud mama to two sweet boys:

    Dashiell David Rowe
    Flynn William Warfield

    "Real babies are more difficult than ideas of babies... Or even pictures of babies."
    -James Franco

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