Lilias. Masculine??

(39 Posts)
Beeyump Tue 03-Sep-13 14:50:54

This is my all time favourite girls name, and I just wondered what people thought of it? My boyfriend thinks it sounds masculine sad I heartily disagree.

loveisagirlnameddaisy Tue 03-Sep-13 14:52:20

I used to nanny for a Lilia and thought that was a lovely name. I have to say i do think adding the 's' makes it slightly masculine.

RubyLovesShopping Tue 03-Sep-13 15:06:09

Yes sounds like a boys name.

Beeyump Tue 03-Sep-13 15:10:01

Oh no, this is awful! Why do you think it sounds like a boys name? Not being sarky, a very genuine question.

ohN0Whatnext Tue 03-Sep-13 15:16:35

I think it's a lovely feminine name and I'm so surprised that anyone thinks it sounds masculine.

Beeyump Tue 03-Sep-13 15:23:40

I think I love you! I was starting to feel a bit mad.

EnjoyEverySandwich Tue 03-Sep-13 15:32:50

Can't see anything masculine in Lilias at all. hmm Lots of girls' names end in s.

Try starting another thread saying you're thinking of naming a boy Lilias. I bet the responses there will reassure you grin

I know a Lilias but most of the time it is abbreviated to 'Lil' which I'm not so keen on.

squoosh Tue 03-Sep-13 15:39:38

Never in a million years would 'masculine' be a word I'd use to describe the name Lilias.

Beeyump Tue 03-Sep-13 15:43:12

grin squoosh

I like the fact that it's a Scottish name...oh, I just love it. So when people don't 'get' it I feel ridiculously hurt. Interesting that you know one in real life, thereinmadnesslies

nursingdreams Tue 03-Sep-13 15:51:08

My husbands Grandmother is called Lilias and he has already 'chosen' it for a dd Luckily I think it's a beautiful girls name. I never knew it was Scottish (DH is African). People worry too much about names if you love it that's all that matters ;-)

RubyLovesShopping Tue 03-Sep-13 15:56:51

Beeyump I think it just sounds like tobias and other similar boys names but if you love it then use it!

Beeyump Tue 03-Sep-13 16:03:22

It's the Scottish form of Lillian, nursingdreams

I think that's what I don't get - it's starts off sounding feminine, 'Lili', so how can it then be like Toby/Tobias? You're right though, if I love it then I need to develop a thicker skin about it.

squoosh Tue 03-Sep-13 16:06:48

It's an unusual name so you can't allow yourself to be peeved on behalf of the name if not everyone loves it, people here give their opinions very freely! grin

kelda Tue 03-Sep-13 16:08:00

I know a boy called Ilias, so yes to me, it does sound masculine.

4paws Tue 03-Sep-13 16:15:37

As in Lilly-Ass? Have you gone completely mad? confused

No male in the world is going to thank you for that name. Kids in school will have a field day!

PixelAteMyFace Tue 03-Sep-13 16:15:43

I think it's lovely - uncommon but not unknown, and most definitely not masculine.

squoosh Tue 03-Sep-13 16:16:33

Ummmmm, 4paws...............

Beeyump Tue 03-Sep-13 16:16:57

Mumsnet life lesson learned today squoosh
I appreciate all the opinions!

4paws Tue 03-Sep-13 16:17:10

Ah I see it's a girls name.

Again. Repeat. Lilly-Ass?

Beeyump Tue 03-Sep-13 16:17:46

Haha, posted too soon - I don't really appreciate that 4paws

Beeyump Tue 03-Sep-13 16:22:12

You don't say 'Lilly. Ass.' It's...well, it sounds like LIH-lee-uss
grin

4paws Tue 03-Sep-13 16:23:12

Don't appreciate what exactly?

I don't know if that is how you pronounce the name but if it is then I think it's unkind. Bound to be teased.

4paws Tue 03-Sep-13 16:24:15

x-post. Well, that's a relief! smile

YoungBritishPissArtist Tue 03-Sep-13 16:51:23

Never heard it before but I like it smile

Why would masculine be so bad anyway?

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