What do you think of the name Mila?

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you feel it’s suitable on it’s own, or should it be a short form of say, [name_f]Milena[/name_f] or something else?

It seems a little light to be by itself. I’m immediately reminded of [name_f]Mila[/name_f] Kunis. My pick for a FN would be [name_f]Mileva[/name_f] (though the actual prn of may-[name_m]LEV[/name_m]-uh would make [name_f]Mila[/name_f] a weird nickname)

I like it. I think it’s simple, and easy to say and spell, but feels unusual. I’d say it has a nice, upbeat energy, too. I don’t think it sounds nickname-y or too short at all—there are tons of four-letter names out there.

I think it can stand on it’s own, but [name_f]Milena[/name_f] is also a very pretty name that [name_f]Mila[/name_f] could be a nn for. I love the name [name_m]Milo[/name_m] and [name_f]Mila[/name_f] is very similar, although I think [name_f]Mila[/name_f] has a bit more substance even than [name_m]Milo[/name_m] does. I keep pronouncing it My-la every time I see it rather than Mee-la and almost prefer the long “I” sound, but I know that’s not the “real” pronunciation. haha Anyway, I like the name and I don’t think you could go wrong using it as a nickname for [name_f]Milena[/name_f] or on it’s own.

It can definitely stand alone! I Googled actress [name_f]Mila[/name_f] Kunis to be sure that was her full name, but [name_f]Mila[/name_f] is actually short for [name_f]Milena[/name_f]! That was a surprise, but I still stand behind [name_f]Mila[/name_f] being okay to use as a full name…if anything, the actress has put the name out there so it is common enough by now.

Another reason why I prefer it to stand alone and not be used for something like [name_f]Milena[/name_f] is because [name_f]Milena[/name_f] is close to melena, which is the medical term for dark, bloody stools. Not a good association.

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I love both, but prefer [name_f]Milena[/name_f] as it has this exotic beauty feel that I like and more nickname possibilities ([name_f]Mila[/name_f], [name_f]Lena[/name_f], etc). And yes, it reminds me to [name_f]Mila[/name_f] Kunis, but I think she’s awesome so that’s a good connection. :slight_smile:

I think it’s nice and edgy and there are plenty of famous [name_m]Milas[/name_m] ([name_f]Mila[/name_f] Jovovich, [name_f]Mila[/name_f] Kunis) for the name to feel accessible.

I do prefer [name_f]Milena[/name_f], but I think [name_f]Mila[/name_f] is definitely usable on its own. It’s a sweet name with a lovely meaning.

I’m Slavic and [name_f]Mileva[/name_f] would not be pronounced may-lev-uh. More like me-lev-ah or mill-ev-ah.

I’ve noticed Nameberry’s pronunciations and meanings can be off sometimes, but there doesn’t seem to be a way to suggest changes.

I love it, but so many peopl seem to pronouce it as [name_f]Milla[/name_f] with a short I sound, rather than the correct Mee-la.

I think it could stand as its own name, even though it is on the shorter and simpler side. (Rather like my own name). But, if you like having options, you could go with [name_f]Camila[/name_f], [name_f]Milena[/name_f], or even Mickayla.

One of my friends is called [name_f]Mila[/name_f], and I think it’s a great name. People do often call her [name_f]Mia[/name_f] by mistake, though.

[name_u]Love[/name_u] love love it!!! It’s my daughters name, she’s [name_f]Mila[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f]. We get so many compliments…
Everyone seems to love it!!! If you don’t mind correcting the occasional ‘miller’ or ‘mia’ then go for it :slight_smile: