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NaturalMommaof3+1's Avatar NaturalMommaof3+1 11:27 PM 02-25-2007
Hi!

Hubby and I are having a girl this time around. We have 3 boys so far. We have choosen 3 names and 2 middle names because we can't quite decide which ones we like best! Lol!
I welcome all opinions on the names that you like and why! THank you for your thoughts.

These are in no special order:


Kiila Rose (Pronounced Kyla-meaning lovely)
Kaisha Dawn (pronounced Kay-sha)
Kaela Dawn or Rose (pronounced Kayla-meaning beloved)

emiLy's Avatar emiLy 12:25 AM 02-26-2007
I have a friend named Keila pronounced like KEElah and I love that name. Just thought it was really similar to these.

Out of these choices, I think I'd go with Kaela Rose. Definitely prefer Rose as a middle name and either Kaela or Kiila for the first name.
Krystal323's Avatar Krystal323 12:35 AM 02-26-2007
i like kaela dawn the best
amber913's Avatar amber913 01:02 AM 02-26-2007
I like Kiila Rose the best.
zinemama's Avatar zinemama 01:13 AM 02-26-2007
Not in your ddc, but I can't resist name threads...

They are all nice names, but in your shoes I would spell them the way they are pronounced, rather than going all "Kree8tiv" on your kid. She will be correcting people all her life and won't thank you for it.

For example, I see "Kaisha" and immediately think "Aisha" (the Muslim name, pronounced "eye-sha"). I'd never think to say "Kay-sha".

And Kiila? Why the two i's? Just to be different? Again, it doesn't add anything to a lovely name except confusion.
crysmomofthree's Avatar crysmomofthree 01:39 AM 02-26-2007
I like Kaela Dawn the best, it kind of rang for me. But I do kinda agree about difficult spellings, it would be just as pretty a name spelled Kayla Dawn, and its likely she wouldn't have to spell it for everyone, but then again, no one can spell my name or my kids names they always ask for spelling, Like how hard is it to spell Crystal (okay I know there are different acceptable spellings) and my kids names are pretty straightforward Matthew, Hayden, Lucas, Lauren people don't spell them right anyway so if different spellings do it for you you might as well go for it
Ianthe's Avatar Ianthe 02:17 AM 02-26-2007
I like

Kiila Rose (I also agree with the PP in regards to spelling and pronouncing)
Kaela Rose
ewins24's Avatar ewins24 03:26 AM 02-26-2007
Kiila Rose. It just kinda jumped out at me.

I too agree w/ the other ladies about the spelling.

Good luck.
megviolet's Avatar megviolet 04:52 AM 02-26-2007
I like Dawn for a middle name, and i like Kayla best for a first name and Kaysha i like least. I also agree on the spelling thing...
NaturalMommaof3+1's Avatar NaturalMommaof3+1 05:07 AM 02-26-2007
THe reason for the spelling is because I don't like the y's in the middle of a name! And I'm not sure how else I could spell Kaisha so that it's pronounced right-perhaps Kaesha? I really don't want a "Y" in the middle of a name, to me they go at the end. And the reason for the 2 i's is because Kiila is a combination of hubbys and my name. If I change it to a y then we loose the blending of our names! There are so many different names out there now-a-days, I'm not worried about the spelling being different. I just want it to flow and sound pretty.

Keep your thoughts coming! I appreciate the input! :0)

NaturalMommaof3+1's Avatar NaturalMommaof3+1 05:10 AM 02-26-2007
Just curious, without my letting you know how the names were pronounced, would you have read Kaisha as Kaysha or Ki-sha?
crysmomofthree's Avatar crysmomofthree 05:15 AM 02-26-2007
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Just curious, without my letting you know how the names were pronounced, would you have read Kaisha as Kaysha or Ki-sha?
Ki sha but really it could go either way
angelcat's Avatar angelcat 05:38 AM 02-26-2007
I didn't like the spelling of Kiila tell you explained why. Now I like it.

So, I say my choice of those names would be Kiila Rose.

My mom chose a less common spelling for both my legal name & the short form I prefer to go by. So, I've always had to spell it for people. It's a hassle, but I still like it. It's a fairly common name, (mine) but the spelling is unique, and I like that.

Besides, there are enough accepted spellings of names, i think a lot of people have to spell theirs for people.
laneysprout's Avatar laneysprout 11:56 AM 02-26-2007
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Just curious, without my letting you know how the names were pronounced, would you have read Kaisha as Kaysha or Ki-sha?
I actually would have pronounced it Ki-ee-sha (like that r&b song "Aisha" from the 80s?) without your explanation.

I really like Kaila, spelled that way, rather than Kaela. and I love Rose for a middle name .
Krystal323's Avatar Krystal323 01:08 PM 02-26-2007
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Originally Posted by NaturalMommaof3+1
Just curious, without my letting you know how the names were pronounced, would you have read Kaisha as Kaysha or Ki-sha?
Ki-sha..!
tresleo's Avatar tresleo 02:22 PM 02-26-2007
Kiila is beatiful! So my vote is for Killa Rose.
aran's Avatar aran 04:23 PM 02-26-2007
While I like the idea of the blended names, I do have one thought on Kiila... when I glanced at that I thought it said killa - like "killah" - like saying the word "killer" with Boston accent, or the way it is pronounced in rap songs (don't ask why I know that). : Not saying I am wrong or right, but if I thought that, maybe some other people would think that too. Just something to consider.

ETA: I just noticed that the PP actually typoed it as Killa, too.
BrooklynDoula's Avatar BrooklynDoula 04:25 PM 02-26-2007
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Just curious, without my letting you know how the names were pronounced, would you have read Kaisha as Kaysha or Ki-sha?
I read it as KA-SHE-A (reminds me of the cereal brand with an A on the end).

I like the double i name the best with Rose but I would pronounce it wrong. That said, I thinkt there are worse things that needing to spell or pronounce your name for people (although I never had to, so perhaps I don't really know).
BrooklynDoula's Avatar BrooklynDoula 04:27 PM 02-26-2007
Just read the pp on kiila and having seen her write it and explain, I do kind of agree it looks like "killah". I am changing my mind - I think Kaela is the best one and I pronounced it correctly just from seeing it. Kaela Rose.
NaturalMommaof3+1's Avatar NaturalMommaof3+1 05:24 PM 02-26-2007
Do you really see Kiila as killa? :0(
NaturalMommaof3+1's Avatar NaturalMommaof3+1 05:27 PM 02-26-2007
Now I'm really having to re-think things.
Kiila Rose was the one we were favoring because of the flow and also it being apart of both of us. (our names) I'm open to suggestions also on spellings of Kaisha. I really wanted it to be pronounced Kay-sha without having a y in the middle of the name.
Thank you for your input! :0)

aran's Avatar aran 05:32 PM 02-26-2007
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Do you really see Kiila as killa? :0(
Well, I am not wearing my glasses so all those vertical lines could be i's or l's and it is so uncommon to see two i's together, that I think my brain told me one had to be an "l."
Krystal323's Avatar Krystal323 05:49 PM 02-26-2007
spelling kaisha as kaesha makes it more phonetic *to me*..?? other opinions plz?

also, i hate to have to agree re: the kiila-killa thing, but... sorry!!
NaturalMommaof3+1's Avatar NaturalMommaof3+1 06:18 PM 02-26-2007
So you prefer the spelling Kaesha?
Krystal323's Avatar Krystal323 06:22 PM 02-26-2007
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So you prefer the spelling Kaesha?
i do, yep
amyb15's Avatar amyb15 06:24 PM 02-26-2007
I really like the name! It might be hard spelling it later in life when telling that name to people, but it is unique and beautiful
NaturalMommaof3+1's Avatar NaturalMommaof3+1 06:25 PM 02-26-2007
One more thought,
I like all 3 names, but considering the name Kiila, since it is a comb. of hubby and my names, do you have any suggestions how to spell it without spelling it Kyla?
My name is Kimberley and hubbys is Lance. We took the first 2 letters of our names to make Kiila and I added the extra i so it wasn't pronounced Kill-la, but now it seems some of you may be seeing it that way anyway.
Suggestions?

NaturalMommaof3+1's Avatar NaturalMommaof3+1 06:26 PM 02-26-2007
THank you Krystal323!!
NaturalMommaof3+1's Avatar NaturalMommaof3+1 06:27 PM 02-26-2007
amyb15, which name do you like hon? Need more input!!!
mamajama's Avatar mamajama 06:31 PM 02-26-2007
This is removed from the names you've chosen but it just jumped out at me. I really like the name 'Lacey' and it works as a combo of your two names.
I won't be offended if you reject But it sort of jumped to mind.
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