Which is most elegant: Leila, Laila or Layla??

posted 3 years ago in Names
  • poll: Layla/Leila/Laila
    Layla : (36 votes)
    24 %
    Leila : (102 votes)
    69 %
    Laila : (10 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    @vagabondette:  I really like Leila and Layla, but I will say that when I taught a child called Layla I got the Eric Clapton song stuck in my head every time I spoke to her.

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    My best friend from childhood is named Leila, I love that name. Although I also sang the Eric Clapton song to/at her all the time.

    Post # 6
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    473 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @chronicwhimsy:  That’s exactly what happened as I clicked on the thread… Got me on my knees Layla….. dun dun dahhh… 

     

    I also think Leila reminds of the Cyclops girl in Futurama. 

    Post # 7
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    6273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’d go with Layla. I’ve loved that name ever since I heard the song! (Plus I think it would be the easiest to judge pronunciation from. Leila may wind up being pronounced “Lee-La” like the Futurama character.

    Post # 8
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    5518 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’m a phonetics girl so I prefer Leila

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 1988

    We named our daughter after my grandmother with her middle name being my husband’s grandmother’s name. Well, at the time, I wasn’t really a fan of the first name. So, I asked MIL what Grandma R__’s middle name was, thinking that could be an option. It was Leila… beautiful name but, like PPs, I could not stop thinking aboout the song.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @EffieTrinket:  +1 

    When you’re going for different, make the spelling as straight forward as possible.  I thought I did that with my daughter, but everyone spells it with an ie or ey when I went with the simply y on her name.  (Her name is Lacy.)  

     

    Post # 11
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    2581 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    @vagabondette:  Haha, I wouldn’t say it’s a bad thing, but definitely a consideration! I’m not sure it would have happened with the spelling ‘Leila’, but there was definitely a connection tripped in my subconscious whenever I was with her.

    There are definitely worse songs to associate!

    Post # 12
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    7098 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I prefer Layla. I think Leila might get mispronounced as lee-la.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I prefer Layla

    Post # 14
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    314 posts
    Helper bee

    @chronicwhimsy:  The boyfriend and I are both Eric Clapton fans, so naturally I have to go with Layla, but it would be the same thing you encountered, everytime I saw or said the name, the song would subsequently be stuck in my head.  I think that would happen for me no matter what the spelling.  

    Post # 15
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    317 posts
    Helper bee

    OMGGGGG!!! I love your name choices. My name is Nyla and I was trying to decide if I wanted to have a similar name for my daughter either, Layla or Lilah. I much prefer Layla. Have you seen the way it looks in cursive? BEAUTIFUL! I know cursive is a dying from but…..(don’t judge my craziness.lol)

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @Westwood:  +1 I actually read Leila as “Lee-la”

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