Pronunciation of Dahlia
Hi! I'm having a little girl soon and my husband and I are disagreeing over names. Preferably, her name would start with a 'D'. We've gone through Danielle, Davanee, Danica, Donna, Deanna, Dana, Darcie, Daphne, Dacey and probably 100 more, lol. None of them just feel right. My husband really started to like Delia...and I didn't. He suggested her first name as Cordelia and her nickname could be Delia. I don't really mind her first name wouldn't technically start with a D. We had that for a while then we realized we had a (former, not-good) acquantance named Cordelia and the name went down the toilet. Now we really want to avoid it at all costs. We started looking around again and I found the name Dahlia. I was under the impression it was pronounced DAL(like the beginning of Dallas, kind of rhymes with towel)-yuh. My husband thinks it's pronounced DAY-lee-uh. I'm thinking he's might be correct because he is is American while I'm not. I've been speaking and writting it as long as I can rememmber, but sometimes pronouncing gets jumbled up with my 1st language. We've looked online and we've found several different pronunciations of the name Dahlia. We both really like it, but have no clue if that's the actual name that would go with the way we're saying it. I'm so sorry if this is completely confusing, I had no idea how t word it out. So my question is, do you think Dal (rhyming with towel)-yuh goes with the spelling Dahlia? How would you prounounce Dahlia? We really like the name and just want to know how to actually say it/spell it! I guess we're sounding a little stupid, but it's kind of confusing.
Mon, 07/25/2016 - 1:20pm