What spelling do you think works best for a girl? Leighton or Layton?

I’m in love with this name for a girl. I think it’s adorable and cute but can also be sophisticated when she’s older. I also think it can work a little spunky if that’s more the way she rolls. I’m just in love. But I’m having a dilemma with the spelling. I love Leighton, it’s my first choice. I’m not so much worried about it being pronounced wrong, I’m more worried people will think I’m dumb for spelling it that way. Kind of like Reagan instead of grammatically correct Raegan. I’m not against Layton, I just don’t love the look when it’s written.

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  • 5 months ago

    Leighton is pretty and elegant. It’s sophisticated. I think it works better. It seems more feminine, Layton seems more masculine. But definitely Leighton. Layton is not quiet as elegant. And it doesn’t look much like a girlish name. I don’t like how Layton is written either.

  • 6 months ago

    Leighton is my favourite. Looks more sophisticated

  • 6 months ago

    I like Leighton way better than Layton.. Leighton looks prettier and I love the spelling. I know a little girl named Leighton and I have not heard it pronounced wrong yet. Leighton to me, looks more feminine as well.

  • 6 months ago

    Leighton. I don’t like how Layton looks. Not a pretty spelling.

    Leighton looks and sounds beautiful!

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  • 6 months ago

    I prefer Layton, but it's really your choice

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Leighton for a girl . Layton for a boy

  • LizB
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Leighton would be pronounced Lee-ton.

    • Marie
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      No it’s Layton. That’s how my friends last name is spelled and said

  • 6 months ago

    I like Leighton b/c it makes it more beautiful I think

  • Jill
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    I prefer Leighton but to me this is a boys name.

    • Jill
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Where I'm from it's usually a boys name - Leighton Hewitt (former world #1 in tennis is one example).
      I disagree that Leigh doesn't work for boys - it's the name as Lee.

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