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What do you think of Dahlia?

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TodaklopPolkadot Mon 15-Nov-10 23:29:59

What do you think of Dahlia as a girl's name?

cat64 Mon 15-Nov-10 23:33:30

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Mumcentreplus Mon 15-Nov-10 23:41:20

makes me think of murder...sorry

GrimmaTheNome Mon 15-Nov-10 23:43:07

Blowsy and overblown.

Dahlias smell rank too - not a good association.

SkylineDrifter Tue 16-Nov-10 00:05:02

How about Delia? But she has to be dark haired for a name like that.

MadamDeathstare Tue 16-Nov-10 00:06:48

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MelinaM Tue 16-Nov-10 00:12:09

The blue Dahlia! It's a little 'old lady /Miss Marple' for me I'm afraid.

Delia sounds better, and how about Delila/Delilah - could also be shortened to Lila which I think is lovely! x

HelenaRose Tue 16-Nov-10 09:39:18

I think it's lovely. Dahlias are beautiful!

Komondor Tue 16-Nov-10 09:41:54

I like it.

Pasiphae Tue 16-Nov-10 11:13:47

I love it.

MrsvWoolf Tue 16-Nov-10 12:50:19

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jaggythistle Wed 17-Nov-10 11:42:19

I know a lovely Dahlia (adult) so I like it

LadyThompson Wed 17-Nov-10 13:45:21

Don't use it! grin

(I have one and am hoping there won't be a million of 'em by the time she starts school...)

Dummyhunter Wed 17-Nov-10 14:07:16

I quite like it but how do you pronunce it?

LadyThompson Wed 17-Nov-10 14:10:02

Well, the flowers (which I think are heartstoppingly beautiful) are pronounced Day-lia. Not sure why pronunciation is such a problem - I thought dahlias were quite well known.

Francagoestohollywood Wed 17-Nov-10 14:15:34

I really like it. And it is the name of Bertie Wooster's formidable aunt smile. Go for it!

Rhubarbgarden Wed 17-Nov-10 18:48:53

I should like this name because I love flower names, and even better it isn't too popular. It even has a nice sound. But I just don't like dahlias, so I just can't get away from the blowsy and garish association. I want to like it but I can't.

fel1x Wed 17-Nov-10 18:53:49

Made me think of murder as well

MrsvWoolf Wed 17-Nov-10 19:55:38

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jaggythistle Wed 17-Nov-10 20:34:46

the one i know does pronounce it Dah-lee-ah.

Rafi Fri 19-Nov-10 10:54:55

Aunt Dahlia was the best character in the Jeeves books - use it! grin

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