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#1 TillyTake2

Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:54 PM

What do people think of Adelaide as a girls name?

I am (obviously) aware it is the name of a city but it isn't technically a "place name" as Adelaide was named after a queen.

We'd probably use the nickname "Del" as well as the full name at times.

What middle name would work? We have a long three syllable surname.

Edited by TillyTake2, 09 February 2013 - 05:55 PM.


#2 gemgirl

Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:57 PM

Love it

#3 laridae

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

My niece is an Adelaide Elizabeth.  I like it, my mum doesn't as she used to live in Adelaide.

Her surname is 3 syllables too.

Don't go much on the nickname Del for it though, its such a pretty name, and Del is rather harsh.  Other options are Addy, Adele, Ada, Laidy, Dela...

#4 eigne

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:05 PM

Love love love love love.

Working on DP for future baby wink.gif

#5 Bathsheba52

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

Love it. Wished for twin girls so I could call them Sydney and Adelaide!

#6 Ritaroo

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:07 PM

I love it. I think it is a great name. Great possibilities for nicknames too.

#7 FiveAus

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

I love it and if I'd have any children with my second (and current) husband, a daughter would have been named Adelaide.


#8 TillyTake2

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

DH just poo pood Elizabeth as a MN (I liked it) as its too long.

With our surname it would give a name with 30 letters lol.

Our son does have 25...

Edited by TillyTake2, 09 February 2013 - 06:13 PM.


#9 TillyTake2

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

QUOTE (spellfall @ 09/02/2013, 07:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love love love love love.

Working on DP for future baby wink.gif


It was actually DH's suggestion!

He is good at girls, he suggested Imogen for if DS was a DD.

He's suggesting Sebastian for a boy. I hate the nick names Seb & Bas though!

Edited by TillyTake2, 09 February 2013 - 06:13 PM.


#10 laridae

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

How about Eliza then?  Similar, but not as long original.gif

#11 Sancti-mummy

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

Sweet - and far superior to Adelaide as a boys name.

#12 NunSoFeral

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

Love and adore the  name Adelaide
A dear friend of mine used this name and her nn was Addie.


#13 Clever Bunny

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

Adelaide Elizabeth is one of my all time favorite combinations so I'm sad your hubby said no!

The name Adelaide feels quite regal to me so I find it hard to move away from the royal family for names and end up with Beatrice, Eugenie and Catherine.


Are you thinking one or two syllables for the MN?




#14 little lion

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

I really like Adelaide. I'd pair it with a middle name with some spunk, like Greta.

#15 purple_daisy

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

Our DD in heaven is named Adelaide and I can tell you that everyone who heard the name adored it - not just the normal way that people say oh nice name, but women would gasp (in a good way!) and say that it was definitely going on their list, what an incredibly beautiful name etc.

We used it after falling in love with it in Guys n Dolls and the place name aspect never put us off. After all Charlotte is a very popular name despite being a state capital in the US, Victoria is semi popular in Aus despite the State etc. Like you say, the city was named after a queen (technically a queen consort I think), so it was and always will be a name first and city second in my thinking.

#16 TillyTake2

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE (laridae @ 09/02/2013, 07:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How about Eliza then?  Similar, but not as long original.gif


Yep, like that!

#17 TillyTake2

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

What about Adelaide Susan (although I'm finding it hard to go past Eliza!)

#18 TillyTake2

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:32 PM

I do also like Allegra Paige...

#19 Plaxy

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

I love Adelaide.

Adelaide Mary
Adelaide Charlotte
Adelaide Sophie
Adelaide Laura
Adelaide Rachael


#20 tres-chic

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:43 PM

I think it's beautiful.

That said I wouldn't use it because I find it a bit grandiose and I really like simple names. But I love hearing it and thing its lovely really.

#21 Loz07

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:47 PM

Adelaide Anne is the first combo that popped into my head...

Adelaide's lovely - for a name and place!  wink.gif

#22 José

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:50 PM

I like adelaide.  I LOVE adeline..
If you want del as a nn how about adelle?

#23 Myrtle May Mary

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

Love Adelaide.

Gorgeous name OP. It's currently sitting at number 2 baby girls names on our list & DH is is agreeance  ddance.gif

Adelaide Eliza, whilst not being a combo I would pick, is lovely.

#24 Peppery

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

Lovely, I prefer Adelaide Elizabeth

#25 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:58 PM

Not to my taste.

Adelaide Grace
Adelaide Kate
Adelaide Clare
Adelaide Mae






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