unusual name - what do you think?? honest opinions needed

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  1. mummypeanut

    mummypeanut baby due march 10th

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    HUbby and i have started thinking about kiddy names. Early days but i think this might be my favourite past time in the world. We possibly have a name for a boy but not a girl.

    We love unusual names and we talked today about leylandi.

    I wanted to find out what you all thought. Leylandi is an ever green tree so it could be considerd as odd as calling your kid conifer or spruce for example!!:winkwink:

    Do you like the name? and if you met a leylandi what would you think?

    thnx in advance

    xx
     
  2. Jomum2b-again

    Jomum2b-again Mummy of 2

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    i like it, it doesnt sound like a tree at all lol :) it sounds very cultural and different, i like different names xx
     
  3. HannahGraceee

    HannahGraceee *Hanny Spammy*

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    Aawww i really like that - but to be honest as soon as i say it it reminds of ulandi(sp) from eastenders but it is a very pretty name x x
     
  4. bun-in-oven

    bun-in-oven Well-Known Member

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  5. Emma1980

    Emma1980 Mummy to Finley

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    thats what i thought of! lol but its different, i like it!
     
  6. mummypeanut

    mummypeanut baby due march 10th

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    do any keen gardeners out there know if the plant is called leylandi or as it is spelt properly leylandii ?

    Is that prounounced leylandi-eye ....coz if so that would be a bit of a mouth full!!
     
  7. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    I love it! x
     
  8. mummypeanut

    mummypeanut baby due march 10th

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    i dont watch eastenders but is the charactor a goody or a baddy??? - the only problem i can see with that if they end up with a notorious serial killer story line or become as imfamous as bianca 'RIIICKKKAAAAYYYY!!'
     
  9. Amygdala

    Amygdala Well-Known Member

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    Hm, I think with names as far out as that (no offence, just mean it's unusal, no judgement there :D) it depends a lot on your surname...

    Leylandi Buto - yes
    Leylandi Smith - not for me...

    How about Lelani? Or Lelany?
     
  10. HannahGraceee

    HannahGraceee *Hanny Spammy*

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    :lol: dont worry shes a goodie :thumbup: shes not in it atm tho x x x
     
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    Hollys_Twinny Well-Known Member

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    Jemma_x Mummy and Engaged

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    I think its a lovely name x
     
  13. mummypeanut

    mummypeanut baby due march 10th

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    Leylandi Davies....i would assume thats in the smith catagory
     
  14. Ilove

    Ilove Guest

    Leylandii are the trees that cause all the neighbour feuds on telly about trees blocking sunlight and generally being a complete pain. It's also pretty difficult to say. Lay-lan-dee-eye. It'd be mispronounced a lot and may seem pretentious to some. I'd see people being tempted to shorten it to "lay", which probably isn't the best of nicknames. I just think there are a lot more workable and attractive nature names out there, but that's just me

    Leyland might be something to consider? What made you think about leylandii?
     
  15. sarah1989

    sarah1989 Well-Known Member

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    Leylandi is definitely unique... I prefer Leylani.. It is a Hawaiian name.

    I think both are beautiful :)
     
  16. hivechild

    hivechild Mummy to Ronan

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    Leylandi is ok, but like Ilove said, the pronunciation of Leylandii is a bit of a mouthful. Your little one would spend her whole life having to spell her name out for people.
     
  17. lili24

    lili24 Preggers with #2!

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    Well I like Leyland for a boy. I've haven't heard of Leylandi before but I have to say I like it! I also like Lelani x
     
  18. Pyrrhic

    Pyrrhic Well-Known Member

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    Don't like it - sorry! Prefer Leylani. They are generally nuisance trees, and the name would be open to so much interpretation on how to spell and say it.
     
  19. MUMOF5

    MUMOF5 Now a mum of 6!

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    I agree with lili24, I like LEYLAND for a boy or LEYLANI for a girl. xx
     
  20. madseasons

    madseasons My family is complete!

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    This was what I was thinking too. Sounds Hawaiian! Pretty though!
     

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