(Closed) Liesl

posted 4 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Do you like the name Liesl?
    Yes : (84 votes)
    32 %
    No : (145 votes)
    55 %
    Meh : (34 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 16
    1553 posts
    Bumble bee

    cherrycoke:  oh I think it’s even more perfect if your grandmother is German 🙂

    Post # 17
    1663 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I LOVE it!! I wanted to name dd that, but Darling Husband vetoed it. Keep the original spelling and all, omg, I could die!!

    Post # 18
    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    cherrycoke:  I love it and I personally love the spelling Liesl the best.

    Post # 19
    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Lol at people who think it is made up and sad for those who haven’t seen The Sound of Music. Anyway I love the name and the only thing that would make me hesitate if I were you, is if her last name is clearly of a different origin from German. ie: Leisl O’flanagan or Leisl Carbonneau 

    but maybe that is just my weird hang up 

    Post # 20
    8861 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    cherrycoke:  It’s a great name and I’d keep the real spelling. Liesl is not that hard. If someone’s never seen it before the only possible pronunciations I can see are Leez’l or Lyz’l. They have a 50/50 chance. If you add the extra e for “Liesel” you could get Leez’l, Lyz’l, Lee-Sell, Lie-Sell, Liz-elle, “Diesel — is that a typo?”, etc. Liesl is not a youneek name.

    Post # 22
    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I know a Liesl! I think it’s a pretty name, and the woman I know is pretty cool. As far as I know she likes her name.

    Personally I love uncommon names that aren’t too far out there, and in my opinion Liesl/Liesel fits the bill. Just don’t go with a made up spelling (according to behindthename Liesel and Liesl are both totally valid) and you’re good.

    Post # 23
    859 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    Just to clarify I understand this is not a made-up name. Mine isn’t either actually (think Erica spelled Eryka) but it has still caused me trouble.

    Post # 24
    11461 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I love it and would recognize this name as a beautiful German name from the Sound of Music.

    I have a friend whom I’ve called Liesel many times as an unofficial nickname for her. That would work for several names like Lisa, Elise, Elyse, Elisa, etc.

    Post # 25
    2542 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    cherrycoke:  I personally love it, but I also immeditately knew the name was from SOM and knew how to pronounce it – I guess not everyone is in that boat. If you want to do something like this to honour your German roots, how about Hazel? Or also from SOM, Marta? Both nicely fresh sounding but classic and different and don’t invite any backlash or mispronounciation.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  Sunshine09.
    Post # 26
    9192 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I like Leisel, the main character from the Book Theif was Leisel. The australian olympic swimming is Leisel.

    The name is pretty and perfectly fine if you like it.

    Post # 27
    1688 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Daisy_Mae:  “Diesel — is that a typo?”

    Exactly what I was thinking haha!

    Post # 28
    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014


    awesome! (lucky you, my husband’s last name is very distinctly french and it led me to veto a few names I loved for our LO’s) but like I said maybe other people don’t notice that kind of thing and I’m odd. 

    Post # 29
    834 posts
    Busy bee

    I love the name!
    I must admit, I thought the title said “lies!” Clearly, I need glasses 🙂

    Post # 30
    7430 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I always thought it was spelled Liesel, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Liesl spelling. I really don’t like the name, but I prefer the Liesel spelling.

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