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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
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    Searching for Dahlia's sister's name

    Hi Berries,

    I'm currently expecting my second girl. My first daughter's name is Dahlia, which we chose because it's a name in both English and Hebrew (a top priority for us). I'm having so much trouble coming up with names like it, that work really well in both languages (plus are not super common in English, and that I actually like!!!). I also obviously want to avoid names that end in an 'ia' sound for the second.

    Please tell me one or more of you out there have brilliant ideas that I haven't come by yet! TIA!!!

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
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    Hebrew names are a treasure trove for unique but accessible names. Here are some thoughts....

    Mira / Miriam
    Eliana
    Lila / Leila
    Shira
    Arielle
    Aida
    Liora
    Levana
    Aviva
    Freida
    Chaya
    Chana
    Ayala

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
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    Thanks! Several of those names we already have among family/close friends. But I'm trying to decide if I might like Liora. Maybe I like it spelled Leora. Though it's not a name in English like Dahlia is, maybe it's close enough? Do we like Dahlia and Leora as a sibset?

    I also have started liking Zehava, though I'm not sure if it sounds too foreign (compared to Dahlia especially). I like Zara, but don't know if it's just too reminiscent of the clothing store. And I started liking Rafaela today...

    What do you all think of these, or does anyone have any other thoughts?

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Northern England
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    I love Rafaela with Dahlia. Zehava is beautiful too.

    My first thought was Ramona - how does that translate? I have in the back of my mind that Rimona is Hebrew so maybe that would be a better choice? What about...
    Mara
    Abigail
    Hadassah (I know the cutest little Dassie!)
    Aviva or Viva
    Este
    Delilah (too close to Dahlia I guess) - Kelilah?
    Adara
    Eliza
    Keziah

    If Zara reminds you of the store, what about Ozara?
    olivia, seventeen, obsessively maternal with a lovely black kitten Shura

    a few close to my heart;
    Emmett - Eoghan - Alec - Wilfred - Oberon - Nicholas - Hugh
    Polly - Estella - Jemima - Billie - Imogen - Eilidh - Fenella


  5. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
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    I think Leora translates well to today's trends in English-speaking countries. Rafaela is also lovely!
    若兰

    I'm just a third-culture girl with an affinity for names.


    In loving memory of Margot

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