Which name do you like?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Which name do you like?
    Ayla Faith A. : (92 votes)
    34 %
    Riley Simone A. : (176 votes)
    66 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I chose Riley because Ayla kind of made me go “how the heck do i pronounce that porperly. Is that even a name?”

    Post # 4
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I voted for Riley. We’re (most likely) naming our daughter Riley. I think I like Riley Faith better than Riley Simone though.

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Swizzle:  +1

    I also chose Riley because I’m not sure how to pronounce Ayla.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i love ayla. i think it’s such pretty name.

    and i’m assuming it’s pronounced  I-la…? like the actress isla fisher

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Ayla is a proper name actually.  Per wiki it means:

    Ayla is a common Turkish feminine name that means “halo of light around the moon.”[1]

     or
     

    Ayla is a feminine Arabic name meaning “sublime” or “large”.

     
    I knew someone growing up with that name.  I’m pretty sure they pronounced it “I-la”.  
    Either way it’s a beautiful name but I voted for Riley just because I like the middle name Simone more then Faith.  

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I would avoid Ayla unless you want your daugther to be called Eye-La.  With the increasing popularity of Isla (pronounced Eye-La), I think people will presume you tried to go with a better phonetic spelling of Isla.

    I also like Riley Faith, even though that paring was not an option for the poll.

    Post # 10
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I voted for Ayla- but it was before I read and I had assumed you wanted to pronounce it Eye-La.  Which I think is very pretty.  But you may get a lot of people like me who want to pronouce the name differently than you had intended!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Swizzle:  +1

    If you and your hub are set on the a-la pronunciation, I would consider changing the spelling because as PP have said, it reminds me of the spelling if Isla. Perhaps Ahla — although its not as pretty looking.

    I voted Riley because I forsee less issues with pronunciation, etc. I also like Riley Faith as a name combo

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i like both names.  if you did pick riley, i prefer riley faith.

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I like Riley Faith. 

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    While I see from another poster that Ayla is a proper name, I wouldn’t have thought that just looking at it. For that reason I voted Riley.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I know an “Ayla” and she pronounces it “Aye-lah”. She also gets on my nerves so I chose Riley.

    Riley is on our list of unisex names. 

    @Cory_loves_this_girl:  Riley & Faith are both Joss Whedon characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer 🙂

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My cousin’s name is Ayla. We aren’t close (in relationship or proximity) so I’m not really sure how often it gets mispronounced. I prefer Riley, though.

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