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I'm in LOVE with the name Lila(h), and I would love to use it if I have another daughter in the future [Lila(h) Kate], but I have a couple of issues with it. I can never decide which spelling I prefer - Lila or Lilah. I think it looks more classy/feminine with an h at the end, but I like the simplicity of Lila.
Also, there is no obvious (to me) nickname for this name. My daughter, Jillian, gets called "Jilly" (or Monkey). My name is Brooke, and as a little girl most people called me "Brookie." I just can't imagine not having a NN for my child. Maybe it wouldn't be so much of an issue if the NN was unrelated to the actual name (Like the NN "Monkey" for Jillian).
What would you use as a NN for Lila(h), and how would you spell it?
Dontworry_behappy, I've considered that in the past, but I really don't like the name Delilah. I'm not sure why.
Kes, that's probably exactly what will happen! I'll probably call her "Ly-lee" (even though it does sound awkward), and give her a totally unrelated NN. Just like my Jilly, who I never planned to call "Jilly" in the first place. I called her "Monkey" since before she was born.
Lily, Lylee, Lala, etc.. I'm sure anything that has "L's" would be fine, and even if it didn't have anything to do with the name it would be fine.
I much prefer this name without the "H". Lila looks so much more classy to me. I also think with the H it will be misspelled as Lila is a lot more common. (Lila is in the 100's- Lilah is in the 400's).