I know a [name_f]Lillian[/name_f] and she’s such a cheerful, lovely person. It’s a gorgeous name and I don’t think that you should give up on it just yet. It’s normal to have second thoughts, and perfectly valid if they stick and you do decide to act upon them. I’d advise maybe giving her a middle name which you can always refer to her by if you are truly unhappy, and keeping [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] as her first name. Once again, [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] is a really beautiful name.
@Harvest-Endellion & @thunderstormgirl this exchange made me laugh which was really needed as I’ve been really stressed about her name! Thank you
@Harvest-Endellion thank you for your feedback I understand where your coming from some names do look challenging and I too love other [name_f]Lily[/name_f] alternatives the only reason why I fell for [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] as it’s Russian and used in the Ashkenazi community so honours my mums heritage. Also the name begins with the same first & last letter of Mums name so honours her following Ashkenazi traditions as well. [name_f]My[/name_f] mum also loves [name_f]Lilia[/name_f]. It’s just hard as the pronunciation isn’t intuitive despite being relatively easy!
@TWD thank you I love hearing from [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] lovers it makes me so freaking happy! Thank you for also sharing your own personal experiences it makes me feel reassured
@hpdvk thank you for responding and being so positive about [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] along with sharing your experience with a [name_f]Lillian[/name_f]. I actually thought about switching her name around maybe having [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] [name_f]Ella[/name_f] the flow isn’t the best but I do love [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
i’m glad i could make you laugh
and knowing that lilia has meaning to you, that just makes me think you should keep it even more!!
oh i think it is
@thunderstormgirl thank you I really appreciate your feedback it’s really reassuring!
Aaw, I’m so sorry that this is still happening for you! It’s so surprising and unfortunate.
I’m sure there’s little I can say that hasn’t already been said above (I’ve been busy this past weekend, so I’m way behind on [name_u]New[/name_u] threads!), but I do think I’d stick with it.
Would it make it easier for you if you introduced her with a nickname in public, and reserved her full name for family, the people who actually understand and love her name? You could call her “Lily/Lili” or “Lia” for short, and have other people call her that, too.
I think it’s a lovely name and it really doesn’t seem out there or difficult at all. [name_f]My[/name_f] name has 3 “correct” pronunciations and it’s a pretty easy fix and I really don’t even know how else you’d say her name- “Lil-ya”? It sounds like people are just misreading it and I think that will change as people get used to it. With the new royal baby being named [name_f]Lilibet[/name_f] I think that “Lil” names will be getting a big jump.
[name_f]Lilia[/name_f]n may just fix your problems, but I would keep [name_f]Lilia[/name_f].
@elanorelle thank you for continuing to provide great feedback and support to me! I think I may refer to her as [name_f]Lily[/name_f] in public as it may just be easier and less hassle then explaining [name_f]Lilia[/name_f]!
@TeaJay thank you for sharing about your name and honestly great minds think alike I was so happy when [name_f]Lilibet[/name_f] was announced like yay this will hopefully normalise Lilia!!
@mea.ola thank you honestly I played around with changing her name to [name_f]Lilian[/name_f] but her dad hates it
Given that the name doubt has lasted this long, I say change it to Lily or just call her Lily in public. I think the mispronunciations are going to continue to be bothersome. Alternatively, Lilia could always be a nn.
I really hate to see you so stressed out and I personally know how easy it is to obsess, so I say this out of love
@firefly305 thank you for responding honestly it’s frustrating because when it’s just me in my bubble with loved ones who know that her name is [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] then I have no issues no regret I just absolutely love her name it’s just the outside world that’s putting me off. I think it’s because [name_f]Lily[/name_f] variants are not popular in the U.K. not even classics like [name_f]Lilian[/name_f] so I’m hoping that with the birth of [name_f]Princess[/name_f] [name_f]Lilibet[/name_f] it will normalise [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] for public I’ve been really thinking I don’t want to change her name I absolutely love [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] but I think calling her lily in public will help with any confusion
In my head, I came back to this post and said this Idk why I never did, but your [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] situation was one of my first thoughts when I head about [name_f]Princess[/name_f] [name_f]Lilibet[/name_f]!
@Elle1 yay thank you for coming back hopefully great minds think alike