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<b>~ Lilia ~</b><br><br><br>
I could make a poll but I'm feeling lazy this morning! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
Just wondering if you read it as:<br><br>
Lil-e-uh (short i, three syllables)<br><br>
Lil-uh (short i, two syllables)<br><br>
Ly-la (long i, two syllables)<br><br>
Ly-le-uh (long i, three syllables)<br><br>
Or do you read it as somthing else?<br><br><br>
I'm due in a few weeks and this is DH's favorite name. I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> it to but I'm just curious if it will be mispronounced. Actually our FAVORITE, FAVORITE name is Lily...but as we've watched it jump up the popularity lists, we're looking for an alternative...where Lily could be a possible knickname.<br><br>
Lilia is the Latin form of Lily and we've never met anyone with the name so those are two <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">.<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
~Erin<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><b>~ Lilia ~</b><br><br>
Lil-e-uh (short i, three syllables)</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;"><b>~ Lilia ~</b><br>
Ly-la (long i, two syllables)</div>
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I read it as: Lil-e-uh (short i, three syllables). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>dharmama</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;"><b>~ Lilia ~</b><br><br><br>
Lil-e-uh (short i, three syllables)<br></div>
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Of course everyone mispronounces my son's name, so maybe I'm not the best person to respond to this! :LOL
 

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sounds very european, so i'd go with the first option. but it will be messed with anyways... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br>
our girls name is annelie, don't even wanna know what americans are gonna make out of this one!
 

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ditto Lil-e-uh (short i, three syllables)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><b>~ Lilia ~</b><br><br>
Ly-le-uh (long i, three syllables)<br></div>
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And I LOVE it!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Oh wait - edit that I meant the short i three syllable version! (sorry)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I read it as: Lil-e-uh (short i, three syllables). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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This is the way I would pronounce it too. Very pretty name, BTW!<br><br>
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I have a friend named this....what everyone else said. 3 syllables.<br><br>
It sounds like lil-ee-uh, yes. I love the name. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks you guys!!! Everytime I say the name I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> it more!!!!
 

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Thanks Katie.<br><br>
And the best part is it's NOT on the <a href="http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/" target="_blank">Social Security</a> top names list AT ALL.<br><br>
I did a search this morning and got….<br><br>
“The name Lilia is not among the top 1,000 female names for years 1990-2003.” <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana">
 
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