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Thank you for your follow-up, Mark.
So long as the DBA is recorded, you can likewise utilize that name in contracts BUT you would still need to use the LLC name to further clarify that the DBA is part of the LLC, and that the LLC controls this DBA. Usin the DBA as a standalone may be confusing and may create miscommunication pertaining to the relationship since a DBA may be run separately outside an LLC and be a separate entity. Here, a DBA is essentially an alter ego of the LLC but that has to be clearly defined and spelled out on contracts to ensure that liability is properly attached to the LLC and the DBA together.
Hope that helps.