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Old Feb 8th, 2017, 17:06 PM   1
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Thoughts on Dahlia?


DH is really loving the name Dahlia. I like it a lot and I think it's pretty and classic but still sort of unique. However, I HATE the nickname Dolly and can't help but think people will end up calling her that. What are your thoughts?



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2017, 18:33 PM   2
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I looove the name Dahlia! It's probably one of my all time favourite girl names.

But I don't think people would nickname her Dolly. The two names don't even sound similar to me... If you need a nickname to go by, I would use Lia, Lee, Dia, Dahli or just D. But you don't really need a nickname! Lots of people don't have nicknames. And the name Dahlia is just so pretty, it's kind of a shame to shorten it



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2017, 11:05 AM   3
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I love Dahlia. In my experience with an LO whose name is nickname-able, people don't shorten her name unless we do first. So if you never call her Dolly I don't see most other people doing it either, at least not when she's young. Once she's a bit older she'll be able to decide if there's a nickname she likes and if she doesn't like Dolly either she'll be able to tell people herself that she doesn't want to be called that.



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2017, 19:30 PM   4
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I like the name Dahlia, it's very sweet. I would never think of Dolly as a nickname though



 
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Old Feb 9th, 2017, 22:35 PM   5
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I love it! For a nickname I would think of Lia or D.



 
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Old Jun 12th, 2017, 15:11 PM   6
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I really like it.

Do you pronounce it Day-lia or Dar-lia though? I've only ever seen it written down (as in the Black Dahlia).



 
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Old Jun 12th, 2017, 16:52 PM   7
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I wouldn't think of Dolly as a shortening for this name.



 
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Old Jul 3rd, 2017, 03:36 AM   8
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I wouldn't have thought of Dolly as a NN i personally shorten it to Lia xx



 
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Old Jul 13th, 2017, 04:20 AM   9
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I agree with others, Dahlia is a pretty name and have never heard or considered Dolly as a nickname.



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Old Jul 13th, 2017, 11:57 AM   10
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How do you pronounce it then? I'm not getting dolly from how I'd say it!



 
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