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Dahlia-do you like it?

(29 Posts)
thisisserious Wed 24-Aug-11 16:37:36

I don't see it mentioned very often but I think it is v pretty. What so you think?

picnicbasketcase Wed 24-Aug-11 16:40:28

I like it. Reminds me of Jeeves and Wooster.

franke Wed 24-Aug-11 16:45:14

nope. Don't like it at all.

PercyFilth Wed 24-Aug-11 16:45:43

Are you pronouncing it Day-lia or Dah-lia? (As the flower is named after a Mr Dahl, the latter seems more logical)

MerylStrop Wed 24-Aug-11 16:47:28

I once knew a ravishing Portuguese woman called Dahlia (pronounced the Dahl - lia way) so I associate it with her and think it is stunning

midnightexpress Wed 24-Aug-11 16:51:32

No I do not.

KristinaM Wed 24-Aug-11 17:44:47


scarlettlips Wed 24-Aug-11 18:33:10

Kimberly Stewart and Benicio del Toro have just called their DD this..!!!

Cereal Wed 24-Aug-11 19:52:11

Yes, I like it smile

thisisserious Wed 24-Aug-11 21:21:27

I would pronounce it Dah-lee-ah.

scarlettlips- I hadn't heard of Kimberly Steward so googled it and the baby is actually called Delilah- so similar but not the same smile

MelinaM Wed 24-Aug-11 21:29:41

No, Delilah is lovely thoughsmile

deepfriedcupcake Wed 24-Aug-11 21:31:50

Honestly, no. sorry.

scarlettlips Wed 24-Aug-11 21:52:09

Whoops blush sorry my bad...grin

minko Wed 24-Aug-11 21:54:21

Slightly kitsch flowers these days dahlias. Bit like being called carnation or gypsophilia...

pinkthechaffinch Wed 24-Aug-11 22:01:40

I knew of twins once names Delia and Dahlia.

HerRoyalNotness Wed 24-Aug-11 23:42:17

I like it and it would make my potential shortlist.

tummytickler Thu 25-Aug-11 06:58:25

Lovely, reminds me of Bertie Wooster and his Aunt Dahlia though, but that is no bad thing at all!

FellatioNelson Thu 25-Aug-11 07:06:58

Yes! I adore it! Pronounced either way but I prefer Day-lia, like the flower, although I agree it is somewhat illogical give the 'Dah'.

I fell in love with this name for a girl about 20 years ago, when a friend of mine had a little Swiss niece called Delia, but it was pronounced Day-lia. Although now I see there is a sleb baby called it, we can expect it to become rather over-popular.

Scaevola Thu 25-Aug-11 07:10:56

The normal British flower pronunciation is Day-Lee-A (whatever the roots (sorry) - similar changes occur with eg camellia and fuchsia).

It wouldn't have occurred to me that it would be pronounced differently (in UK), and as I know I would intensely dislike having to explain a pronunciation, news of this alternate would put me straight off.

Which is a pity, as I think Aunt Dahlia is a great character and love the name (in that pronunciation).

SheCutOffTheirTails Thu 25-Aug-11 07:11:11

I like it too, pronounced either way.

Cereal Thu 25-Aug-11 08:30:00

Same here Scaevola, I'd assume it was DAY-lee-a.

Plonker Thu 25-Aug-11 08:30:45

Not really. Sorry.

LaLaLaLayla Thu 25-Aug-11 13:11:45

My maid is called Dhalia. I think it is a beautiful name.

Clary Thu 25-Aug-11 13:15:52

Yeah makes me think of Bertie Wooster too. At least she was the nice aunt smile

LOL @ Delia and Dahlia!

MamaLazarou Thu 25-Aug-11 13:48:25

It's pronounced Day-lia, as far as I know.

My niece is Dalia (Dar-lia), which is Arabic and also pretty.

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