Poll – baby girl name help

posted 2 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which spelling do you prefer for the pronunciation "mi-lee-na"
    Milena - traditional and correct people as needed : (111 votes)
    74 %
    Mileena - phonetically correct : (35 votes)
    23 %
    Mileighna - a little on the different side but has grown on me : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    ecjohnson:  Beautiful name choice! I picked the traditional spelling, I just find it looks really elegent! congrats on your little one! 

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    Realllllly don’t like Mileighna…. What about Malina? 

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I agree with LondonAutumn, I think something like Malina or Melina will get you a more natural pronunciation of what you’re going for.  I really don’t like Mileighna (too “younik”), Mileena just doesn’t look as good, and I’d pronounce Milena “Mi-lay-na”.

    Post # 6
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    567 posts
    Busy bee

    I would not do the unusual spelling. She will have to spell her name out for everyone for the rest of her life and people will butcher the name when pronouncing it. Suggestion…. if you plan on calling her Mila why not just name her that? it is a beautiful name. 

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Also, if you intend to call her Mila, why not just go with that as the name?  I think Mila is a beautiful name.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    Milina? 

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Just realized – how the heck do you already know that you’re having a girl?  I’m due April 3, and I won’t know for 3 more weeks (and the other ladies due in April who already know had early testing). lol, just curious.

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Melina. Milena will be pronounced mil-lay-nuh, Mileena looks redundant and Mileighna is really quite terrible. I think you can still get to the nn Mila from Melina.

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    ecjohnson:  Mileighna does not roll easily off the tongue or the pen. Some would see that as mil-ee-egg-na. Any other spelling of the name is OK, agree with PP about Milena being pronounced Mi-lay-na. 

    Post # 15
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    Newbee

    Amelina is a really cool name!  

    I think Milena is also nice but I agree with most other posters where it doesn’t look quite right in spelling options 2 & 3.  Option 1 looks best but I think you’re right that it will be pronounces “Mi-lay-na”.  Good luck deciding on a name 🙂

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