I think the flow is a little awkward but because the name has meaning I think that is enough to overlook the flow.
Don't really like it. Sorry for saying this, but are you dead set on Adelia? I kinda like Lydia Adeline or Lydia Adlina better. Adlina's my friend name. I don't know the origin but she said it's a variant of Adeline.
Not a fan... it's quite rhymy, and runs together. I'd split them up with a mn. I generally dislike -a -a names, as it tends to kill the flow (with a select few exceptions), and I feel like that's what happened with this name. The bigger issue, though, is that Lydia ends with an A and the middle name begins with an A... so it becomes one long, slurred, run-together mess with a bit of rhyme... However, if it's a particularly meaningful combo, go for it... very few people use mns anyhow... they're mostly for forms.
We actually looking at Lydia Katherine Adele recently and posted on this but we wanted to call her Adeliah and thats when everyone had a problem with this name. A lot felt we were giving our child 4 names . We have felt for years before our boys came that Adeliah (wasn't sure of spelling) was the name we were going to go with if we had a girl, Katherine Adeliah . I have always felt that Adeliah was an unusual beautiful name. Of course when I got pregnant we threw Lydia in the mix to honor my grandmother and that seemed to complicate things. I really want something different and unusual. I have still been looking around for a name that sounds as beautiful and is unusual that I like as much. Its been very frustrating. My other girls are called by middle names and that has not been a problem with our family, the girls are all in their teens now. I do understand why it might be a problem to call them by their second middle name. I do like Lydia Adeline but Adeline has been so popular lately and Lydia just doesn't sound right as a middle name to me.
Adlina is pretty and different. Maybe the problem is we have held onto this name so long through 3 pregnancies with little boys that it seems fixed to us. If you guys want to throw some beautiful unusual names with good meanings that would work better feel free. We have two months left and this name has been changed so many times in different configurations and added middle names. We even though of Adeliah Lydia Jane. I don't seem to mind Lydia as a middle name next to Jane. My husband is not a huge fan of Jane but he would let me do that just to be done with it :)
Alright, let me try and figure this out again. You are set on Adeliah in some capacity - is that correct? I am still really curious to hear what specifically it is about the name that is calling to you. I am honestly worried that it's going to cause issues with spelling and pronunciation in the future for your child. I understand that many other Ad- names have climbed up the charts recently, but two you might still consider are Adela or Adelina [ah-deh-LEE-na]. Regardless, if you're set on using Lydia, I don't think any Adeliah-like name works with her - the sounds are way too similar.
1. Use a formal first name like you've done for your other girls, so maybe Katherine, and use a Lydia variant - Lyda - as the middle name. Lyda has that "lye" sound you liked in Adeliah. Katherine Lyda can most certainly go by "Lyda" with no issues.
2. Sometimes if you've carried a name with you through several pregnancies without using it, it's better to just start fresh with something new, but equally or more meaningful, for baby. You could do that by using Lydia as the first name to honor grandmother Lydia, but then throwing in a new middle name that baby would go by, such as: Lydia Serenity (Serenity, Seren, Sera, Ren), Lydia Keren (meaning "strength, power" - Keren, Keri, Ren), Lydia Rainey (meaning "powerful" - Rainey, Rain, Raina), Lydia Calla (meaning "beautiful" - Calla, Callie), Lydia Jolie (meaning "pretty" - Jolie, Joie, Jo, Jojo), Lydia Bellamy (meaning "fine friend" - Bellamy, Belle, Bella, Amy, Libby), Lydia Chara (meaning "joy" - Chara, Char, Ara), Lydia Brisa (meaning "beloved" - Brisa, Brie, Risa), Lydia Carys (meaning "love" - Carys, Cary), Lydia Milena (meaning "love, warmth, grace" - Milena, Mila, Millie, Lena).
My favorites are Lydia Rainey, Lydia Bellamy, and Lydia Milena.
Ditto. They're much to similar.
Originally Posted by stephanie413
Actually Adeliah started with Atalaya which is a Spanish name for a castle in South Carolina. I use to go their often as a child as well as to Brook Green Gardens. I have always thought the name was unusual and very beautiful but was unsure of the spelling as it is not pronounced like it looks in the English language. My paternal Grandmothers name was Adell so we tried to tweak the name a little, but still having the same basic sound. It sounds close to Delilah but without the extra L and it has an added A on the front.
So thats how we came up with that name, a name that we didn't feel was so out there , was unusual, but was similar to some of the other names that are becoming so popular now like Adelaide and Adeline.
We have just been unsure now if it really would work with Lydia. It has a different amount of syllables which i like but it really just sounds like one very long( although lovely) name run together. I have not heard how anyone feels about adding a one syllable second middle name like Jane to help with the flow. Any thoughts? You are also welcome to add any new unusual beautiful names to the mix to replace the one we have already.
Milena is a lovely name but we happen to know someone who has a daughter named Milena. I am not a fan of Rainey or any names ending in that sound like Janie. Bellamy is lovely and sweet, my family is not a fan of this name though. If it was a last name in our family it might be more considered.