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  1. #1
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    Question How would you pronounce these names?

    How would you pronounce these names?
    I love the name Delilah but my partner always brings up negative connections for the name and while I was searching I found the similar name Dalila.
    So how would you pronounce the name Dalila? Would it be different from Delilah?

    I pronounce them
    Delilah "De-lye-la"
    Dalila "Dah-lye-la"

    What do you think of Delilah and Dalila?

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  2. #3
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    Looking at Dalila, I firstly pronounce it dah-lee-lah.
    Even if you spell it differently, the similar pronunciation will bring up the same negative connections for your husband, I imagine.

    Do you like:
    Lila/ Lillia
    Delia
    Keturah
    Keziah?
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    My favourite combinations:
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    I'd prn Dalila Dah-LEE-lah.

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    I'd say: deh-LYH-lah and dah-LEE-lah (the latter being the way we pronounce Dalila in Danish).
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  5. #9
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    I'd pronounce both as Dah-lye-lah and just assume the latter name was a kree8tiv spelling... (it's just the name Lila with Da in front of it)

    I'm personally not a fan. I understand the biblical objection but the idea of changing the spelling to get around your partner's objection seems a bit silly to me (also, I'm not sure it will achieve its intended goal). That's just my two cents.

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