Wednesday, August 07, 2013
This week's name is Lila. Derived from arabic and persian words meaning dark-haired. The Layla/Leila/Lyla variations came to be used in the english speaking world after being used in Lord Byron's poem The Giaour. We would pronounce it with a long -i sound, as in:
'If I had to dispose of a body I would use lye.'
Shortens to: ?
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