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#1 MumtoMilly

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

Hi,
DH and I are pregnant with our second little girl, DD#1 is  Amelia Jane (Millie). DH and I are stuck between Ariana (Ari) - pronounced arry (like harry without the h) arna - and Abigail (Abbie) for DD#2 but can't decide which name we like better! Do you have a preference? If so, why?
Thanks! biggrin.gif





#2 jessf

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

Abigail because I love Abbie and I think Ariana may get mistaken for Ahh-riana?

#3 BadCat

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

Ariana.  The only Ariana I know is lovely.  She uses the Ari nickname.  It suits her.

The only Abbie I know is just plain awful.

#4 CupOfCoffee

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

Abigail... because that is what I named my daughter.

#5 Feral Nelly

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:06 PM

Ditto what CupofCoffee said original.gif

#6 *Caro*

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

Ariana

#7 75etd

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

I prefer Abigail, but they're both nice uncommon names.

I may be a bit biased though as my DD is Abigail (Abi)

#8 Zesty

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

I like both, but prefer Ariana.

#9 schnookaberg

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

Ariana

#10 Guest_Wyn99_*

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

My DD is Ariana, we call her Ari for short. It's pronounced Arr-ree. I love her name.

#11 Mrs. Claus

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

Abigail... Love Abbie

#12 Mrs. Claus

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

Abigail... Love Abbie

#13 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

Ariana. Abigail is too overused now.

#14 kerilyntaryn

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

Abigail

#15 Gudrun

Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:54 PM

The lyrical Ariana by a long way for me.

#16 Done

Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:09 PM

Ariana- beautiful but strong girls name

#17 butterflydreaming

Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:50 PM

My newborn yet to leave hospital daughter is an Abigail so I may be biased.

#18 tres-chic

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:38 AM

Abigail by a wide margin.

#19 BronR

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:43 AM

I have an Abigail who gets Abi so obviously I like that.

But Ariana is lovely too, Ari is a great NN and it is less common than Abigail which may or may not make a difference to you.

Can't go wrong with either.  biggrin.gif

#20 la di dah

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:44 AM

Ariana and sound-alikes Eliana/Iliana/Ileana/Liliana are all really blend-y and extremely popular in my hometown. I don't think they're as overused out here though? I don't know. I admit they're all pretty.

I like Ariadne more than Ariana, they're variants of the same name but the consonants set it apart from the others and give it less of a lala fluid sound.

Abigail is nice. I think I like it more than Ariana but less than Ariadne. I've also known Avigails, but its possible that's more trouble than its worth.

#21 FiveAus

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:04 AM

Does Abigail ever get shortened to Gail, or is it always Abbie?

#22 Bellefin

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:07 AM

Both nice but Abigail is too common for me so I vote Ariana, I haven't met one yet. I also like the spelling Arianna but I suppose that changes the pron a bit.

#23 livvie7586

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:12 AM

QUOTE (FiveAus @ 17/12/2012, 11:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does Abigail ever get shortened to Gail, or is it always Abbie?


Maybe when they're older, i've never met a little abigail who was gail

OP, i'm biased, i think the name Abigail is awesome (as are all the little girls with said name  biggrin.gif ), but it is getting to be very popular

#24 bright*future

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:14 AM

Ariana is a beautiful name, but I have only heard or Are (as in "are you going to the shop?") i (as in igloo) arna.  If you are really set on the pronunciation you have mentioned I think you could end up frustrated and disappointed and would therefore go with Abigail.

Both beautiful names so you can't go wrong!!

#25 mum2amonkey

Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

Both lovely but agree with above...you could get frustrated with incorrect pronunciation of Ariana and Ari (I know two little boys called Ari said Are-ee)

Abigail is much more popular in saying that i love all the Abby's I've come across

Good luck




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