Leighton ๐Ÿ

Not expecting, just brainstorming!

I came across [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] the other day and I really like it. Itโ€™s got the unisex trendy vibe I like but still feels sleek and stylish, like [name_u]Sawyer[/name_u] does, (one of our top girl names), and feels like an updated version of [name_u]Lauren[/name_u], which I love but feels boring compared to my sonโ€™s name.

What do you think of [name_u]Leighton[/name_u]? Combo would likely be something along the lines of [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] or [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] [name_u]Zoe[/name_u].
Does [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] work with older brother [name_u]Rhett[/name_u]?
How do you pronounce [name_u]Leighton[/name_u]?

Thanks!

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Iโ€™d instinctively pronounce it LAY-tun (even thought Leigh on its own would be โ€˜Leeโ€™)

Itโ€™s not my usual style but I do like it, especially Leighton Elizabeth :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: and it goes well with Rhett imho!

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I think [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] has a 90s/2000s unisex vibe that feels familiar and approachable. I think that makes it fit well with [name_u]Rhett[/name_u]!
I say it just like [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] Meester (Gossip Girl) pronounced it, lay-tin.

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Itโ€™s layton traditionally. Great name. [name_u]Perfect[/name_u] with [name_u]Rhett[/name_u].

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[name_u]Leighton[/name_u] is lovely!! Itโ€™s soft yet strong, stylish and fresh and has that cool, kind of laidback feel of [name_u]Rhett[/name_u]!

[name_u]Leighton[/name_u] makes a great sister to [name_u]Rhett[/name_u] :slight_smile: Iโ€™d pronounce it Lay-tun. I love the idea of [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] [name_u]Zoe[/name_u]

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Ohhh, [name_u]Haley[/name_u], this is such a good one! I think itโ€™s simply perfect to brother [name_u]Rhett[/name_u]. So beautiful. I particularly like [name_u]Zoe[/name_u] in the middle spot. Itโ€™s such a zippy, beautiful name, and it adds some real sparkle to the lovely [name_u]Leighton[/name_u]. LZ / [name_f]Elsie[/name_f] / [name_u]Elzie[/name_u] is maybe the sweetest nickname ever. Overall, love it. :star_struck:

I pronounce it LAY-tuhn now, after I made a poll here on NB and learned that LEE-tuhn is not the general way to pronounce this name. Lol!

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leighton is not my style at all, but i honestly really like it! rhett & leighton sound so cute together, and i pronounce it like LAY-tin (which is the same as -ton and -tun in my accent)

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oh i love leighton! itโ€™s actually on my list for a boy, but i love it as a sister to rhett. i pronounce it lay-ton, and the two leightonโ€™s iโ€™ve met pronounce their own names that way too.

leighton zoe is sweet and fun! :woman_cartwheeling:

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Itโ€™s way to masculine

This is one case where I prefer the โ€œeighโ€ (Iโ€™ve also seen [name_u]Layton[/name_u], as a surname). I do hear the word โ€œLateโ€ a bit. It reminds me of [name_u]Peyton[/name_u], which is split on gender now.

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gosh i love leighton / layton !! i say lay-tin (but fast so it sounds like latein) if that makes sense lol

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Thanks everyone! I also pronounce it as Lay-ton, but I wanted to make sure it wasnโ€™t just me before adding it! :joy: Iโ€™m glad it suits Rhettโ€™s name well too, time to add to the list! :relaxed:

I know of a girl named [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] [name_u]Love[/name_u] & a boy but spelled Llayton

I like it! Itโ€™s different and it works for a girl. I like it paired with [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] as a mn and it definitively goes with [name_u]Rhett[/name_u]. Leilei would be a cute nn as well. :slight_smile:

  1. [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] is adorable and I actually know one that is spelled [name_u]Layton[/name_u]. I love it! [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] flows so nicely and is beautiful.

  2. I think [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] works really well with [name_u]Rhett[/name_u]!

  3. I would pronounce [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] like layt-in. But that might just be my accent, lol.

I love it! I think [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] works really well with [name_u]Rhett[/name_u], and I love pairing it with a more feminine middle such as [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] or [name_u]Zoe[/name_u]. I pronounce it lay-ton, but I much prefer the [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] spelling over [name_u]Layton[/name_u], especially for a girl

Sorry, but [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] sounds like a hotel chain or some kind of household brand that sells pillows or furniture to me. Maybe if you have some connection to it, it could be a better middle name. I think [name_u]Zoe[/name_u] or [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] sounds much better as the first name with [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] as the middle name anyway.