(Closed) Liesl

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Do you like the name Liesl?
    Yes : (84 votes)
    32 %
    No : (145 votes)
    55 %
    Meh : (34 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 61
    7887 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I love the sound of Liesl, and I love The Sound of Music! However, when I saw the title of the post, I thought it read “Lies!” For that reason, I’d have to vote no on the name. 

    Post # 62
    1256 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I’m surprised at how many people think this is made up or extremely unusual. I don’t LOVE it, but it is nice and I’ve never thought it was that unusual. I know two personally. I saw go for it!

    I do agree that I like the spelling Liesel better. 

    Post # 63
    244 posts
    Helper bee

    It’s a pretty standard name in my culture, but I guess it’s to be expected as a lot of my language is derived from German (I’m Afrikaans from South Africa)

    I love the name – one of the sweetest, prettiest girls I know is called Liesl, so I might be biased 🙂

    Post # 64
    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

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    molokoa:  I prefr Brigitta actually.

    What about that OP?

    Not a huge fan of Liesl, as a teacher i’ve seen worse but I worry that the poor kid would be correcting and re-spelling her name until the end of time.

    • This reply was modified 5 years ago by  bubbycakes.
    Post # 65
    1496 posts
    Bumble bee

    I voted No because I’m not a fan of the name. I like the spelling Liesel better.  I’m super surprised that so many people have never heard the name before though. 

    Post # 66
    4313 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    It looks like “Liesle” is an alternative spelling too… and it avoids the “diesel” similarity.  Regardless of how you spell it, I love it!  And this is coming from someone with an antique, obscure, ethnic name lol.  It is nice because you never get confused with anyone else!  My bf has the same name as half the world and in a busy pizza restaurant this weekend he tried to take 3 other “common name guys” pizzas before the one that was actually ours came up! 

    Post # 67
    39 posts
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I thought it read “Lies!” at first :/

    Post # 68
    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    When I clicked on this post I had no idea what it was about… I thought you accidentally spelled lies wrong.  Maybe a diff spelling like Liesel?  It’s a great name btw!!

    Post # 69
    2729 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I don’t like it. I’ve never seen the SOM but the fact that everyone is saying “OOOH, Like from Sound Of Music!!!” makes me dislike it even more. Why? Because that’s all that kid will hear it’s entire life. It’s like if people started naming their daughters Katniss during the Hunger Games obsession… Ariel – Little Mermaid… Jasmine – Aladdin….everyone will reference the movie when they meet her.

    When I read the alternative spelling I thought it was pronounced Ly-zel but now that I know it’s pronounced Lee-zl all I think is Weasel

    If you live in Germany where this is a well-known name then great. If not, I’d consider something else.

    Post # 70
    1362 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’ve loved the name since the book thief! I voted yes 🙂

    Post # 71
    52 posts
    Worker bee

    I’m German and Liesl is a quite common name- For really old ladies. I’ve never met a Liesl who was under 60. It’s cute for an old lady, but for a baby? Nah. Besides, Liesl is just a nickname for Elisabeth.

    Post # 72
    7638 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    As one PP said, there is an Australian swimming gold medallist called Liesel. She’d be in her late 20s now. It never crossed my mind that it was one letter different to Diesel, though commentators usually pronounce her name with an “s” sound rather than a “z” sound.

    So yes, it’s fine.

    Post # 73
    289 posts
    Helper bee

    This name looked like Lies! to me too when I clicked on the post. And then I realised why… A German friend has the name and she spells it Leisl and for the people who have spoken about Leisel Jones the Australian athelete, she too spells her name with the E before the I at the start. From what I have seen this is still an accepted spelling of the name.  I really like the name and it sounds really pretty in person. If you are concerned about the Lies thing maybe consider the Leisl spelling? If not go ahead with Liesl – it’s your kid and you like it. That’s the main thing!

    Post # 74
    575 posts
    Busy bee

    Personally, I would give a more traditional name (Lisa or some other version) and then use the short form to address her.

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