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Delilah or Arabella?

(37 Posts)
Hoptastic53 Wed 29-Mar-17 23:12:13

I love these names but are they too fussy?

Which one do you prefer?

KittiKat Wed 29-Mar-17 23:15:08

Why, why, why Delilahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Unfortunately that will be sung to her all the time...

I love Arabella though. That was one of my favourite names for my DD before she was born. I would have used it but got overridden by my then DH and his mother hmm

TitaniasCloset Wed 29-Mar-17 23:15:43

Both lovely, I prefer Delilah.

DramaAlpaca Wed 29-Mar-17 23:17:54

I like both, but would have to go for Arabella.

I don't find them fussy at all.

Mrsknackered Wed 29-Mar-17 23:18:47

Definitely Delilah - love it!
I don't think Tom Jones is really what most kids of today listen to so I wouldn't be worried about that.
I like the sound of Arabella but yes I do think it's too fussy/frilly.

Hoptastic53 Wed 29-Mar-17 23:19:12

And on the off chance it's a boy (all girls so far) - Wilbur, Jasper or Wilfred?

Mrsknackered Wed 29-Mar-17 23:22:03

I'm a little biased about Jasper wink
Wilfred is great too.
Would avoid Wilbur it makes me think of a little pig (is there a little pig called Wilfred somewhere?!)

Sophronia Thu 30-Mar-17 01:08:01

Delilah and Jasper

SuperBeagle Thu 30-Mar-17 01:11:10

Delilah has grim connotations. The Tom Jones song, the Plain White T's song, the Biblical association etc.

Arabella doesn't have any of that, and it has the better nickname - Bella.

I like all of your boys names, but would probably avoid Wilbur for the pig/Charlotte's Web association (not negative, but well known among people). Wilfred and Jasper are both lovely.

MommaGee Thu 30-Mar-17 01:19:55

Both girls names are lovely but I'd go Arabella.

Wilbur is our imaginary dogs name. Jasper is my friends actual dogs name.w
wilfred - wily. Nuff said. Wil / Will / William is really popular atm

Hoptastic53 Thu 30-Mar-17 07:19:22

I prefer Lilah as a NN to Bella but not sure which full name I prefer. I quite like Wilf as a NN for Wilfred but will 10 year . Wilfred get picked on among the Jaydens and Caydens?

Susiethetortoiseshellcat Thu 30-Mar-17 07:27:05

Delilah is lovely.

MiniMaxi Thu 30-Mar-17 07:27:28

I prefer Delilah and especially nn Lilah - you could even go for Lilah on birth cert.

Of your boys names I would choose Jasper but Wilbur is kind cool too!

Mumzypopz Thu 30-Mar-17 07:50:55

Another why why why delelah.......I'm afraid. Have you not heard of Tom Jones?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 30-Mar-17 09:38:24


Branleuse Thu 30-Mar-17 09:44:10

I love all the names on your list

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Thu 30-Mar-17 09:54:38

I really like Jasper, Jasper is a lovely name. Wilfred is pretty cute as well smile

Definitely Delilah. Do you like Araminta? smile

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Thu 30-Mar-17 09:55:00

Lilah is a lovely name, btw smile

Hoptastic53 Thu 30-Mar-17 10:11:43

I do Clary. I also like Tabitha, Clementine (Clemmy) and Primrose but DP hates them.

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Thu 30-Mar-17 10:30:19

That's too bad sad

Do you like Cressida, Cosima, Odette, Allegra, Astraea, Verena, Beatrix/ce, Cora, Cordelia, Adeline?

But I personally really like the name Lilah, it's really pretty smile!
And Delilah is really fabulous imo.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 30-Mar-17 11:31:10

❤️ Wilbur.

mum2be2boys Thu 30-Mar-17 16:41:02

My vote would be for Arabella and Wilfred :-)

Majayjay Thu 30-Mar-17 16:46:25

Delilah. I have an Arabella. Don't want her name to become common.

SlurplePurple Thu 30-Mar-17 16:49:37

Delilah I have a 4yr old one who we call Lilah.
Love Jasper too.

Kazzawazza69 Thu 30-Mar-17 19:26:30

❤ Arabella

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