Advice needed: first name for middle name Dalia

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] all, I would really appreciate some advice on this!
[name_f]My[/name_f] husband and I are expecting our first baby and are finding out the gender next week. If it’s a boy, we have a name picked out. If it’s a girl, we would really like to use the middle name [name_f]Dalia[/name_f] (pronounced Doll-ya) to honor my husband’s mother, who passed away in a car accident before I ever met him. This would also be the first grandchild for my husband’s parents.
[name_f]My[/name_f] top girl name for the last several years has been [name_f]Audrey[/name_f], and surprisingly my husband loves it too so we’ve had no issues, haha. [name_f]My[/name_f] question is, is the combination “Audrey Dalia” too much “D” sound? It just feels/sounds like something about the combination is off, or maybe it’s just that it doesn’t flow well.
The only other first name we’ve been able to agree on is [name_f]Naomi[/name_f], also with middle name [name_f]Dalia[/name_f]. I feel like the flow of [name_f]Naomi[/name_f] [name_f]Dalia[/name_f] is way better, but I still really prefer [name_f]Audrey[/name_f], and our top boy name is [name_u]Owen[/name_u], so if we use [name_f]Naomi[/name_f] now and then our 2nd child is a boy we probably won’t be able to use [name_u]Owen[/name_u] because the sound is too close to [name_f]Naomi[/name_f].
Maybe I’m just overthinking everything and should just go ahead and use [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] [name_f]Dalia[/name_f] if we have a girl? Any thoughts are much appreciated!


I think [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] [name_f]Dalia[/name_f] is lovely. The family connection is worth sacrificing a tiny bit of flow. Also, I don’t think [name_f]Naomi[/name_f] and [name_u]Owen[/name_u] are too close at all for siblings :slightly_smiling_face:

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[name_u]Ive[/name_u] only is said as Dal-ya or Dal-lee-ah

[name_f]Audrey[/name_f] [name_f]Dalia[/name_f] is beautiful! I love the repeating D sound but maybe what you’re reacting to is both names starting with the same long-A vowel sound. I think that’s all a matter of taste, but if I was in your position the huge significance of [name_f]Dalia[/name_f] and your love for the name [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] would make it more than worth it. There are so many people whose first and last names have the same slight rhyme—think [name_f]Tara[/name_f] [name_u]Parker[/name_u], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] Harrison—and no one really notices, despite first and last being used together all the time, unlike first and middle.


I’ve heard different pronunciations as well, this is just how his mom’s name was pronounced and how her family still says it!

audrey dalia is lovely!! utterly beautiful, and i love the honor. :heartpulse: naomi and owen, too, i don’t find too close for siblings— audrey, naomi, and owen are a dream.

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[name_f]Audrey[/name_f] [name_f]Dalia[/name_f] sounds good to me! Stylish, sleek and cool! And fun to say :slight_smile: And honestly, I think having a first name you both truly love, and being able to use the important honour outweighs having the absolute perfect flow

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[name_f]Audrey[/name_f] [name_f]Dalia[/name_f] is great!

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I think the honor middle is perfect, and if [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] is your favorite name and he loves it too, that’s what you should use. A great flow is nice, but it’s secondary to something meaningful.

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