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Tahlia / Thalia

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GinnyHendricks Mon 20-Jun-16 19:33:27

Trying to find a name for DD. DH loves Keira, I love Libby, both of us are a bit "Meh" about the others favourite.

I've thrown Thalia out there and it hasn't been vetoed, but I had a family friend growing up with that name, who I haven't spoken to in about 10 years, but it still feels a bit weird. DP is concerned that "Tahlia" is a bit too "exotic dancer" and is starting to feel the same about Thalia... What do you reckon?

Bertieboo1 Mon 20-Jun-16 19:41:41

Hm I know what you mean! I prefer Libby and Keira over any form of Thalia.

NovaArt3mis Mon 20-Jun-16 19:46:14

My preference is Keira, then Tahlia, then Libby.

Tahlia makes me think of Ra's al Ghul's daughter from the Batman franchise although I think that was spelled Talia.

All nice names smile

LadyAntonella Mon 20-Jun-16 21:23:28

I think Thalia / Tahlia is gorgeous. Far prefer either of them to Keira or Libby (sorry - they are nice enough names, but I don't love them).

LadyAntonella Mon 20-Jun-16 21:39:59

Just to add that I would also go with Ciara not Keira and Elizabeth nn Libby if you go with either of those options.

Dontrocktheboat Mon 20-Jun-16 21:49:29

How would you pronounce? Tallia or Taylia? I read a book once with a Thalia who was teased as her name sounded like failure.

EssentialHummus Mon 20-Jun-16 21:51:00

I like it, but would spell it Talia.

GinnyHendricks Mon 20-Jun-16 22:17:07

Thanks all! Yes we'll go Elizabeth nn Libby if that's the end result. And we'd pronounce is Tar-Lee-Ah. Kiera's just not really for me, so I think that's about to be officially off the list, feel less bad now that Imogen has been scratched off by DP in an over the top "Oh god no!" way, at least I entertained Keira!

Sophronia Mon 20-Jun-16 23:40:28

I love Thalia spelled this way

sweetkitty Mon 20-Jun-16 23:43:13

I have a Talia pronounced Tah-LEE-ah
Still adore the name. Thought of Tahlia too Thalia would get pronounced THalia I think. She sometimes gets Tal-ya

EBearhug Mon 20-Jun-16 23:43:17

Thalia was the muse of comedy and idyllic poetry.

CourtJester Tue 21-Jun-16 10:41:05

I would spell it Talia - There's also Tora, Torla or Tara which are similar?

I love Keira, i prefer that spelling to other ones too.

Elizabeth with Libby is nice too, but it also has a wide range of nicknames if she wants to change when she is older - Eliza, Lizzy, Liz, Liza, Beth, Betty

newlabelwriter Tue 21-Jun-16 10:50:27

I know a Thalia and she is lovely, so I am voting yes!

margewiththebluehair Tue 21-Jun-16 11:49:28

I prefer Thalia - Talia (Tar-lee-ya) sounds like a council estate name with a brother called Sherwayne and a sister called Shardonnay or something!!!

I agree Elizabeth with Libby as a nickname is lovely.

nectarini1983 Tue 21-Jun-16 13:16:44

I like Talia/ Thalia and Keira...Both were on my shortlist for dd2. I think Libby is dull is comparison.

sweetkitty Tue 21-Jun-16 21:19:37

Margewithbluehair - thank you for saying my daughter has a council estate name whatever a council estate name actually is??? Her name is pronounced Tah-Lee-ah and is an Old Testament make the feminine of Tal and means Dew from Heaven!

1horatio Tue 21-Jun-16 22:05:33

Thalia/Tahlia is brilliant!

1horatio Tue 21-Jun-16 22:10:21

Thalia/Tahlia is brilliant.

Council estate? :D You should tell this to my (late) great aunty. Born on a lovely estate, btw. She'd be delighed to hear her name has 'naughty' connotations nowadays.

Rosaaa Wed 22-Jun-16 16:39:45

I like Thalia. Alternatively, you could use Natalia with a nn Thalia.

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