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Thread: Delilah - what springs to mind?
May 22nd, 2013 11:01 AM #6Senior Member
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I think of the bible story too, but I like Delilah. She was cool, but I also like Jezebel and Vashti, and Lilith even though she of course isn't really in there. I like women who think for themselves and don't do things just to please a man.
To the name, it's too frilly for me, but I do like it. It's very pretty. I think you need a special kind of girl to pull it off bough, so I'd have some other names just in case.My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014
May 22nd, 2013 11:17 AM #8
Delilah that can wear it well, that makes it a cool and spunky and pretty name, because the Bible story is literally all I think of. I know a Delilah--she's in her 80s, I think--who goes to my church, and she just doesn't seem like a Delilah to me.
It's one of those names I never suggest, because I just can't get past my religious hang-ups, but yes, I do think it's wise to have a back-up, just in case. I think I would have HATED being a Delilah--not just because of the religious ties, but because I'm a really shy person and I never could have dealt with being a Delilah. Regardless, I think it's good to have a back-up for any child, even if the name's as tame as Jacob or Anna.Lise
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May 22nd, 2013 11:22 AM #10Senior Member
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I think Delilah is gorgeous. The Bible character used to bother me but now I don't care.
Delilah Lark is a bit L heavy
I always picture Delilah as having long, very dark hair and medium to dark skin. I also think of Delilah as a sultry, confident woman. I've only known one Delilah and she was a quiet, pale-skinned, blue-eyed blonde. Her name just seemed wrong on her. But I don't picture anything for Lila, if that's the nn she'll be going by. I think any look/personality works with Lila
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May 22nd, 2013 01:35 PM #12
May 22nd, 2013 04:09 PM #14
I think Delilah does need a certain kind of girl to pull it off. I definitely picture a confident, fun-loving pretty girl. Plus, she may need some sass to deal with people's attitudes about the biblical connection (which doesn't bother me in the slightest; I see it only as a part of a story that reflects misogyny. It does reinforce the sultry, confident image though). However, I can imagine Lilah or Dilly on someone quieter. However, I have difficulty seeing a Delilah, Lilah or Dilly etc being a CEO, doctor or potician; I'm not sure it's a name for a serious girl.The old standbys:
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