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    I have always know Leila to be pronounced Lay-la. DD2 has a Leila (Layla) in her swimming class. At work we have had a couple of Leila's come through and both have pronounced it Layla.

    I do think Leila looks better than Leela, but if that's how you want it pronounced then perhaps you are best off spelling it Leela.

    I'm not sure how else you could spell it - Leelar, Leelah, Leighla, Leighlar, Leighlar all look a bit awkward!

    I like the sound of Leela, just not sure how you'd spell it. But if you don't mind correcting people all the time then go with Leila!

    Goodluck!

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    the correct pronunciation of the 'ei' is -ay, as in eight, rein, lei.
    My daughter is Leila (Lay-la) most people get it right, but some do say Leela.

    Leela was our other choice but we decided it just didn't roll off the tongue as nicely.

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    I like Leila

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    Definitely agree that Leila is pronounced Lay-la. I think you'd need to spell it Leela to save her a lifetime of correcting people.

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    I have a daughter named Leila (pronounced Lay-la).

    You could spell it Leela if you want that pronunciation. I think it looks perfectly fine.

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    leila.

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    I like Leela, or Leala.
    I agree with everyone that wrote Leila, pronounces Layla.
    It is a lovely name

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    Thank you everyone, we decided on Leela finally as in Australia we have a tendency to speak phonetically and i dont want her correcting everyone for the rest of her life

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