(Closed) Baby Girl Name Opinion! Please Help!!

posted 5 years ago in Names
  • poll: Help!
    No, they'll make LAY jokes! : (10 votes)
    5 %
    No, people will get it confused with Leah, and she'll be forever correcting people. : (41 votes)
    19 %
    No, naming your daughter after Princess Leia from Star Wars is not cool. : (24 votes)
    11 %
    I love it! It's unique! Something different than all the Alice's Bella's, and Lily's. : (18 votes)
    8 %
    Yes and no. If you love it, go for it. I personally would not. : (45 votes)
    21 %
    Yes, but your daughter might be annoyed with the name later on in life. So maybe rethink it. : (16 votes)
    7 %
    The name Leia is awesome! (To be clear, I'm not naming her AFTER her, just inspired by her) : (32 votes)
    15 %
    You're a nerd. (Yes. Yes I am.) But what if your daughter isn't a nerd? (Leia is still a nice name!) : (17 votes)
    8 %
    Maybe try different spelling? : (13 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @silkspectre94:  I don’t think people would say Leah. My middle name is Lea (pronounced Leah) and everyone pronounces it Leia when they see it. I think Leia would easily be pronounced the way you are intending. I also don’t think people would make fun of the “LAY” in it, lol.

    I think it is a beautiful name, but I do think everyone that meets her will assume that her parents are huge Star Wars fans and probably make a comment about her name, “oh, like in Star Wars?” If that doesn’t bother you though then go for it!

    Post # 4
    2262 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think there might be some pronounciation issues, but it is a lovely name ๐Ÿ™‚ Go for it!

    Post # 5
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Princess Leia!!



    Post # 8
    2262 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @silkspectre94:  Maybe just a small chance by those that don’t know the awesome-ness of Star Wars Wink

    Post # 9
    9550 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I love it!!! I would know how to pronouncce it!

    Post # 10
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think people will definitely mispronounce it. It really hinges on how much you hate people saying Leah instad of Lay-uh

    Post # 12
    847 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @silkspectre94:  Leia Jane is a really pretty name and I like it, especially its assosciations. The spelling thing kind of puts me off the more I think about it, though. I really hope you have infinite patience when it comes to correcting people on spelling and pronounciation, because I don’t really see a way around it.

    I guess you could spell the name Laya but people might think it’s pronounced like Maya if you do that. All in all it’s a pretty name and if you aren’t worried about correcting people then I think it’s a lovely name for your future daughter. 


    Post # 15
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Would you consider a different middle name?  Together they sound a bit like a joke, “I’m going to LAY a JANE!”  Jane is a term sometimes for a woman – do you know what I mean?

    That is my only critique.

    Post # 16
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    There’s a great baby name site where people fill out surveys about names. Here’s the link for Leia –http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/suitability_of_Leia.html

    I think it’s a lovely name but 94% said that people always or sometimes pronounced it incorrectly. EEK! Also, 98% said it was always or sometimes misspelled. That would really annoy me. 

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