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Delilah- is this a bad choice

(15 Posts)
Natnat29 Mon 29-Oct-12 20:55:58

Lokking for a old fashioned different name as a middle name we both like this as a possible

iheartmycat Mon 29-Oct-12 21:04:34

yes! why! why! why!

that was my initial thought when i thought you meant it for a first name. But actually, as a middle name, it's really quirky and cute. And if you both like it - hurray!!

Gwennan Mon 29-Oct-12 21:04:57

It sounds lovely but, yes, it is a bad choice and one to be avoided due to unsavoury Biblical namesake.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Mon 29-Oct-12 21:07:24

I like it.

I think 'Hey There Delilah' is a gorgeous song and detracts from the Tom Jones connections, and as long as you're not in Pontypridd or its surrounding environs, you'll probably get away with it.

TeapotsInJune Mon 29-Oct-12 21:13:04

I like it but she will have to contend with drunk old men some people singing "why why whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhy" at her hmm

EdithWeston Mon 29-Oct-12 21:13:38

The Biblical connotations will cause a fair number of covertly raised eyebrows. And you/she may get very, very sick the Tom Jones song.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 29-Oct-12 21:19:47

It's quite nice but I can't get away from the Tom Jones song or Hey there Delilah. The former is a good enough song but the latter is bloody awful.

I've got it stuck in my head now sad

echidnakid Mon 29-Oct-12 21:41:26

I like it and the shortened version Lilah is sweet. The biblical character and songs wouldn't be enough to put me off if I loved it.

picturesinthefirelight Mon 29-Oct-12 22:19:10

The only people I know who call their daughters Delilah are Stoke City fans.

Snowflakepie Tue 30-Oct-12 11:14:23

I wouldn't as a first name but as a middle name, why not. She doesn't have to admit to it if people are likely to be mean.

3boysgirlontheway Tue 30-Oct-12 15:36:41

My name is very very popular in songs, but, to be honest you get over that and if you like the name go for it. My middle name is the name of a "stripper" in a song and I don't think anyone ever sang that at me.

I love Delilah, I also love Lilah.

Dogsmom Tue 30-Oct-12 15:43:40

There was a little girl named Delilah on This Morning today and the first thing Eamonn Holmes did was burst into song, I doubt it'd be a problem though if it was a middle name.

tasfi26 Tue 30-Oct-12 16:59:34

I LOVE this name and even suggested it to my Husband!!! I also love Lilah too

sw11mumofone Wed 31-Oct-12 14:44:11

I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I really cant get my head around people who say there will be a few covertly raised eyebrows due to the biblical reference! And not to use it as a first name. I mean seriously who is going to look at a beautiful baby girl or 2 year old or four year old and think "Shes going to screw up some bloke later in life"! Its ridiculous. I can understand not calling your child Fred or Rosemary if your surname is West but at least that is current and realistic! I dont know a single person who would associate Delilah immediately with the bible. I think it is a beautiful name and am considering it as a first name for my next DC. And the older she gets the less there will be people around who will know the Tom Jones song. I would go for it - there is no sane argument above to warrant dismissing it if you love it!

MJandherdog Wed 31-Oct-12 15:23:27

I think it's lovely!

My dd also has a name with strong associations with a song (of the waltzing variety...) and she loves it when we sing it to her.

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