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Thalia?

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vess Sun 06-Sep-09 06:49:52

What do you think?
I was thinking along the lines of Natalie, Natalia, and it sort of evolved from there.
Greek muse of comedy. Nice?

seeker Sun 06-Sep-09 06:53:17

Lovely, unless you live in Kent, when she will become Failya - not very confidence inspiring!

There's a character in a book called Thalia, shortened to Tim - which is nice.

Besom Sun 06-Sep-09 06:58:37

I love it. Would be on the short list if I have another one.

vess Sun 06-Sep-09 07:06:36

Hmmmm, not sure I like Failya quite as much...grin
And just discovered it is also a car - Renault Thalia. How annoying!
Still liking the name, though.

seeker Sun 06-Sep-09 07:09:26

My ds thought his best friend's name was spelled Efan for ages!

belgo Sun 06-Sep-09 07:11:42

Thalia is nice.

MamaLazarou Sun 06-Sep-09 08:58:06

Is it pronounced with a hard 'T', or do you pronounce the 'H' as well?

purepurple Sun 06-Sep-09 09:05:00

I used to know a Thalia, her name was pronounced with the hard 't' (Talia)

castille Sun 06-Sep-09 09:05:18

I prefer it with a hard T.

There's a girl in DD2's class here in France called Thaïs (ty-eess, more or less) which is similar.

GrendelsMum Sun 06-Sep-09 10:35:39

In the book, it's pronounced 'th' as in 'three', but people keep mishearing it as 'failure'.

I think you'd have to pronounce it Talia in order to avoid that.

littlemissm Mon 07-Sep-09 12:50:16

My dd5 is Tahlia as the other spellings make the name sound different i pronounce mine Tah-lia. Thalia i would pronounce with the TH & Talia would be Ta-lia its funny cos when i dine a thread on this name every1 slated it lol

littlemissm Mon 07-Sep-09 12:52:40

Also i took the Tahlia from Natalia as i love this name but didnt want my child being called Nat. Tahlia is hebrew for morning dew the difo spellings all have diffo meanings

MrsBadger Mon 07-Sep-09 12:56:02

I know several Talias (TAL-ee-a) and a couple of Tahlias (TAH-lee-a)

both pretty

Thalia less so IMO

laneyjay Mon 07-Sep-09 13:10:52

We called my daughter Talia. Decided no H as when she learns to write her name it will be easier and also no-one will call her thalia with a 'th'. We call her Tally for short.

ismellofbabysick Mon 07-Sep-09 13:14:16

My DD1 age 8 is a Tahlia, she loves it as she's the only one in her school.
Her friend had a baby sister last year and she's a Thalia

Loujalou Mon 07-Sep-09 14:34:54

I like Natalia but not Thalia. Talia nice as well.

vess Mon 07-Sep-09 18:20:35

Well according to lots of baby names sites Thalia is of greek origin, means 'to blossom' and is the muse of comedy; whereas Talia is of Hebrew origin and means Dew of Heaven.

Talia is simpler to write and pronounce, but I like the meaning of Thalia more. And it will go better with dd's name, which is Sophia. Suppose she could be Tally or something for short. If dh doesn't reject it, that is.

hester Mon 07-Sep-09 18:26:11

I love Talia and Thalia. It was in my top 5 for dd.

dizzydixies Mon 07-Sep-09 18:33:48

I like it too but prefer Talia smile

HerHonesty Mon 07-Sep-09 19:33:03

really dont like it at all.

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