Lila?...too trendy?

I have fallen in love with the name [name]Lila[/name] [name]Edith[/name]! Is [name]Lila[/name] too trendy or is it more classic, but popular right now? My name is [name]Kristen[/name] and clearly straight from the 70’s :slight_smile: I don’t want to give my daughter a name that screams out 2013! What does everyone think? Also…how do you pronounce? I was thinking “Lie-la”, but now seeing “[name]Lee[/name]-la”! Thanks!

While it is fairly popular (ranked #163 in 2011) I like it quite a bit. I think that you can pronounce it either way—my natural inclination is to pronounce it as Lye-la, but I’m sure that some will say “[name]Lee[/name]-la” instead.

I pronounce the name as Lye-la and I love it! It doesn’t sound too trendy to me at all…quite beautiful. But I have a [name]Maya[/name] and I know some feel that’s trendy, but it’s not to me :slight_smile:

I say Lie-lah.

I still think of it as a character from the Sweet [name]Valley[/name] High books I used to read in the 90’s, so it’s strange to think that it’s only just now getting popular. I don’t think it’s too trendy at all, I haven’t really seen any birth announcements for it. But I’m in Australia :slight_smile:

I think when we look back at this time period in regards to names that are super tied to the time, it’s going to be a different story than it was in the 70’s or 80’s. Back then people didn’t use such a wide range of names, and a higher percentage of people were named the most popular names. [name]Heather[/name] and [name]Stephanie[/name] and [name]Jennifer[/name] are very linked to the 80’s, but they don’t really sound alike. [name]Even[/name] though we’re using a wider range of names, I feel like most names nowadays fit into certain categories of sound and thus end up blending together and will probably sound dated to this time period in the future.

I think the biggest trend in girl names right now is vowelly girl names with soft consonants, especially ones that are two syllables and end in “a.” The most obvious examples are [name]Ava[/name], [name]Emma[/name], and [name]Ella[/name], and those are going to sound super dated in the future I think. But [name]Lila[/name], unfortunately, does fit into that trend too. I don’t think it will sound AS dated as those other examples where they were individually super popular, but I don’t think it will be a shock to anyone that she was born in this decade.

It’s a beautiful name, though! I feel like the longer we spend on this site, the more the “trends” seem like an inescapable cage. All but one of the names I’ve considered are well out of the top 1000 range (and the one that’s in the top 1000 is only in the 800s), but the more I look at them, the more I feel like they’re trendy and popular. If you love it, then use it!

Oh, and I’d definitely pronounce it “Lie-la.”

[name]Lila[/name] is beautiful but it feels a bit trendy yeah. Ditto to [name]Aria[/name].

Oh boy…sounds like everyone is in agreement for the most part that [name]Lila[/name] is fairly trendy but a nice name! Stinks because I really do love it so I may actually go with it anyway :slight_smile: It seems as though every name I come up with is top 150 with the exception of [name]Edith[/name] aka “[name]Edie[/name]” which is a VERY special name to me but having trouble selling my husband on it…I’ll keep working at it!

[name]Lila[/name] is trendy. But I think there lot of 30 years old, 20 years old and teenagers [name]Lila[/name] because this name is like [name]Lola[/name], [name]Aria[/name], [name]Mia[/name], [name]Ella[/name], [name]Layla[/name]… this names are not being popular or trendy years ago, but they are caching an attention a long time ago and there were people who first started a trend because they know society will learn to love this name or because they know people will like it.

I don’t know do you understand me or think am I crazy.

Yes…I think I see what you are saying. I feel like there are a lot of names that I have liked for a while that have now become trendy since having kids…stinks! Not to compare dogs to children :slight_smile: but before having kids I named my pets the names I liked…ie I have a 13 year old dog named [name]Mia[/name] and a 14 year old cat named [name]Emma[/name] :slight_smile: [name]Do[/name] you think I would regret naming a baby [name]Lila[/name] or do you think it is pretty enough to withstand the trendy feeling?

[name]Lila[/name] is trendy, yes.
And she blends with many other popular/trendy names, [name]Lily[/name], [name]Isla[/name], [name]Mila[/name], [name]Delilah[/name], [name]Leah[/name], [name]Layla[/name], [name]Eliana[/name], [name]Lillian[/name], [name]Ella[/name] etc… And [name]Eli[/name], [name]Silas[/name], [name]Leo[/name], [name]Liam[/name], [name]Levi[/name], [name]Elijah[/name] etc. for boys

I’m not sure if you would regret it. I personally never liked [name]Lila[/name], she doesn’t really tell me a story like most of my favourites do. I also think she’s a little bland, in he sense that she’s a combination of two very similar sounding syllables, both very trendy, and found in many other short names like [name]Lila[/name].
[name]Edith[/name] is a favourite though ^^
[name]Lyra[/name] [name]Edith[/name], [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Edith[/name] or [name]Willa[/name] [name]Edith[/name] would be similar choices.
I also have to mention that I prefer the lye-la pronunciation with [name]Edith[/name] in the middle, otherwise there’s a lot of EE-sounds in the combo, and it seems a little sharp or piercing? I’m not sure how to best describe the sound…

I thought I was having a boy until last week and this girl name thing is really starting to stress me out! I do like [name]Lila[/name] even though trendy, but the more I think about the more I am really hoping to go with [name]Edith[/name] if I can talk my husband into it. I know it’s old fashoined but the name is special to me and would love to have a little “[name]Edie[/name]”. I think girl name are much more difficult to select than boy names. I am at a complete loss.

I’m [name]Eden[/name] [name]Lyla[/name] (nn [name]Edie[/name]) and I have never met another [name]Lyla[/name] except for my aunts and my 8 year old cousins ( [name]Lyla[/name] is a family name). To be honest I don’t think that [name]Lila[/name] screams 2013. I mean the name might have gotten a little more popular but not by much.

I would say Lie-luh over lee-luh. I think that yes [name]Lila[/name] fallow today’s trends but, that doesn’t mean anything bad. Things (names in this case) are trendy or popular because people like them. [name]Do[/name] you regret naming your pets [name]Mia[/name] and [name]Emma[/name]? If yes then maybe rethink the name if not then embrace the idea of having a little [name]Lila[/name] [name]Edith[/name]. You’ll have plenty of time to make sure this is the right name.

[name]Lila[/name] [name]Edith[/name] is gorgeous in my opinion. While [name]Lila[/name] isn’t uncommon by any means, I don’t think it is trendy like [name]Emma[/name] or [name]Ava[/name] (at least in the US). I only know one child named [name]Lila[/name] - and as a mother of a young one, I do know lots of children! And while a name like [name]Lila[/name] [name]Grace[/name] might feel commonplace, pairing with [name]Edith[/name] gives it such freshness. Really a beautiful combo. Congratulations on your girl - the are so much fun!!

I say Lie-la. I do think it is slightly trendy, because of the abundance of double l names at the moment/names ending in a, but I still find [name]Lila[/name] classic with a vintage quality.

I agree with @jpr815- the fact that you’re using [name]Edith[/name] as a middle makes [name]Lila[/name] fresh and makes for a beautiful combo.

My aunt in her 70s is [name]Lila[/name], so it strikes me as a name that has history. It might be more “vintage” than “timeless” but it’s not “trendy” in the way of [name]Kinsley[/name] or something. I like it! I say Lye-la.

Thanks for the advice everyone…very much appreciated! I think [name]Lila[/name] [name]Edith[/name] is officially the top of my list :slight_smile: I have a feeling it could be the one!!