Well, la-di-dah...

My daughter’s name is [name]Dahlia[/name], and we love it and it fits her to a tee. In fact, if our second child is female, I’m already feeling the pressure of giving her a name just as beautiful and perfect. (A boy will be a [name]Junior[/name].)

On the nameberry entry for [name]Dahlia[/name], it says the name has a bit of a “lah-di-dah air,” which frankly, I like. [name]Dahlia[/name] sounds like a name for a little lady who goes to ballet class and wears matching [name]Lilly[/name] Pulitzer sundresses. And if [name]Dahlia[/name] ends up being a tomboy (and she’s already showing a few signs :wink: ) the juxtaposition with the girly-girl name is just too cute.

Also… I am not afraid to boldly go for a flower or botanical theme! On the other hand, it’s not a requirement.

With that in mind, let’s play around with some “la-di-dah” sister names for [name]Dahlia[/name].

Here are a few preliminary thoughts:

[name]Giselle[/name] (too much like the model?)
I like [name]Delphine[/name], but no way my conservative husband will go for that! :roll:

I appreciate your thoughts and creativity!

[name]Hi[/name] at a first look I think that [name]Camilla[/name] stands out as a good match, [name]Camilla[/name] and [name]Dahlia[/name].

It sounds like you need a pretty, feminine name that is a little unusual.

Here are a few suggestions

[name]Susannah[/name] [name]Kate[/name]

[name]Elysia[/name] [name]Belle[/name]

[name]Louisa[/name] nn [name]Lulu[/name] [name]Imogen[/name]

[name]Violet[/name] [name]Della[/name]/[name]Delia[/name]

[name]Bellamy[/name] [name]Jane[/name]

[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Xanthe[/name]

[name]Cynthia[/name] [name]Isobel[/name]

[name]Margot[/name] [name]Carolina[/name]

[name]Hi[/name]! [name]Dahlia[/name]'s lovely, and very “la-di-dah” in a ladylike, sweet sort of way.

Firstly, I don’t find [name]Camille[/name] to be “la-di-dah,” though I do love the name - it’s a bit too straitlaced for that. [name]Camilla[/name], though lovely, reminds me of [name]Camilla[/name] [name]Parker[/name] Bowles - odd since I’m not British! - so I don’t see that one having a “la-di-dah” flair to it, either. Why don’t I think of [name]Camilla[/name] [name]Belle[/name] or [name]Camila[/name] Alves? Strange…

The most “la-di-dah” name on your list, in my opinion, is [name]Giselle[/name], and I don’t automatically think of [name]Gisele[/name] Bundchen, myself. However, with [name]Dahlia[/name], perhaps you’d be interested in [name]Gisella[/name]? Very feminine and romantic. Here are other ideas for you to consider:


[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

[name]Zinnia[/name] was the first name that came to mind! Also, [name]Lilia[/name] and [name]Linnea[/name].


…all names that I like, but feel might be a little ‘la-di-dah’ for me [name]IRL[/name]. I don’t find [name]Camilla[/name] to be particularly rarefied, though it is a lovely choice, I think [name]Caroline[/name] is actually more patrician than [name]Carolina[/name], and [name]Giselle[/name] makes me think Bundchen, as well.

[name]Dahlia[/name] and sister…

As suggested above, I like:


and would also suggest


I really like [name]Camille[/name] with [name]Dahlia[/name].
More ideas-
[name]Zara[/name] - ah

I love [name]Camille[/name], one of my favorites! Also, what about [name]Cecily[/name] and [name]Winifred[/name]?

Sorry for repeats:


The most “la-di-dah” names I can think of are:


(maybe I have an [name]Ari[/name] thing?!)

Also on the less frilly side


Good luck! And [name]Dahlia[/name] is lovely :slight_smile:



Wow, everyone! Thanks for your creative suggestions!

[name]Aurelia[/name] and [name]India[/name] are two of my absolute favorite names. Sadly, both were already vetoed by my husband in the process of naming [name]Dahlia[/name]. I feel like he may have given [name]Margot[/name] the boot somewhere along the line too. :cry:

I hadn’t thought of [name]Camilla[/name] [name]Parker[/name] Bowles, but now… I guess [name]Camilla[/name]'s out! Haha

[name]Camille[/name], though… Everyone else seems to like it as much as I do!

Other favorites from the thread:
[name]Clarissa[/name] (very literary!)
Thanks again, and more ideas are very welcome!

I love [name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Giselle[/name] so much! i dont think of the model at all, theyre both so sweet! :slight_smile:

Aw, I was liking [name]Camilla[/name]. I prefer it much more than [name]Camille[/name].

I apologize for any repeats but I like these with the beautiful [name]Dahlia[/name]:
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Magdalena[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Seraphina[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Guinevere[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Ophelia[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Ginevra[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Phillipa[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Rosalina[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Rosetta[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Rosalind[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Rosaline[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Juliette[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Julietta[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Brigitta[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Evangeline[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Evangelina[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] and [name]Josephina[/name]