Jump to content

Adelaide as a girls name?


  • Please log in to reply
56 replies to this topic

#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 insertnamehere

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 DreamFeralisations

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






1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

WIN an exclusive performance from Sam Moran!

To celebrate the release of children?s musical series Play Along with Sam, out now on DVD, we?re giving one lucky parent the chance to have Sam perform at their child?s pre-school or day care!

Toddler freed after getting trapped in escalator

A shopping centre escalator needed to be pulled apart to free a toddler's trapped hand.

Why I'm kind of excited about my daughter's nits

Is it weird to say that I am secretly thrilled to find that my daughter Edie has nits?

Baby born at 10:11 on 12-13-14

Well, it's actually 13-12-14 to us over here. But still, Clare Elizabeth Keane's consecutive numerical birth time is pretty special.

On holding tightly and loving fiercely

We can't live in fear. This post is about Christmas and how at this time we should be celebrating life and grateful for what we have: our loved ones who we cherish fiercely.

Babies, relatives and coping with Christmas day

Everyone will love your baby but your baby may not be so happy to be passed around a lot of new people - nor may you want to feed with an audience.

Why I won't be posting pictures of my baby on Facebook

There are pros and cons to this policy.

The myths and truths of gender swaying

Here are a few popular methods hopeful parents-to-be use to try to get a baby of their preferred gender – and what an expert says about whether they really work.

10 easy DIY Christmas decoration ideas

It's officially time to get into the Christmas spirit. Why not branch out when you put up your tree this year and add a personal touch with a few DIY decorations? We've found the perfect easy-to-make ways to put more festive fever into your home.

The dangerous new trend of glucose challenge test refusal

A dangerous trend is seeing more mothers-to-be declining a relatively simple and painless test to check for gestational diabetes.

Office of Fair Trading reveals naughty toys ahead of Christmas

The Office of Fair Trading has pulled seven toys from shelves ahead of Christmas after they fail safety tests.

Video: Baby boy's trouble with twins

These twin girls will no doubt have fun fooling people in years to come, but nobody will be as confused as baby Landon.

Long-term reversible male contraceptive on its way

Men could soon have access to an injectable long-term contraceptive which works in a similar way to a vasectomy but promises to be easily reversed.

'I tried to kill my baby': one mum's story

After bathing and dressing her three-month-old son, Amanda had a rare moment alone with her baby.

Attack of the 'mummy brain'

I feel that almost every day, someone in my life - be they a friend, family member or complete stranger - feels the need to excuse my behaviour as I have other things on my mind.

Mum of baby who fell ill after drinking raw milk speaks out

A Melbourne mother has described how her son turned grey when he became seriously ill after drinking raw milk.

Australian divorce rate lowest since 1976

Modern newlyweds are now well into their 30s and marriage still offers something powerful a new book argues.

The aftermath of a traumatic birth experience

In Australia, 30 per cent of women find their birth experience traumatic, with 6 per cent going on to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Young mum burns 'from inside-out'

A young mum is in intensive care after she took a friend's antibiotic and wound up with an ailment that is burning her body 'from the inside-out'.

The disagreement that can break a relationship

If he doesn't change his mind, all I can hope is that I will. It would be a waste to spend the rest of my marriage mourning a baby that never was.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Co-sleeping or no-sleeping? Mum videos worst nap ever

One mother's futile attempt to sleep in caught on camera in a hilarious - and very cute - video.

Why children misbehave during the festive season

While we all like to imagine the holiday season as being a fun, loving and bonding experience; often our reality is quiet different.

I was fat-shamed by my doctor

The fear of being weighed is the most significant factor in women cancelling medical appointments - and now weight-shaming has happened to me.

End of an era: no more childcare

As we reach the end of 2014, we're closing the book on many things for another year, most notably childcare. Our last child has attended childcare for the very last time.

WIN an exclusive performance from Sam Moran!

To celebrate the release of children?s musical series Play Along with Sam, out now on DVD, we?re giving one lucky parent the chance to have Sam perform at their child?s pre-school or day care!

The 7-year itch is more like the 10-year itch: study

Contrary to popular belief, making it past the seven-year mark doesn't mean your marriage will be smooth sailing from there on.

Should children be forced to sit on Santa's lap?

We teach kids it’s okay to say no if they don’t feel safe, so why do some parents force their children to climb in to Santa's lap?

Stop telling us that parenting gets harder

I’m sure that parenting will get harder. But life isn’t exactly smooth sailing for many of us right now, either.

Baby born weighing almost 14 pounds

Yes, the bouncing baby girl was born by caesarean section. And mum says no more kids.

The dummy debate

I'm the first to admit that when I used to see tiny babies with dummies in their mouths, I thought "Hmm, lazy parenting." And now I apologise.

'I thought I was an only child'

Imagine meeting your double at a school sports event, or regularly being mistaken for someone you haven't met. Separated twins Margaret and Joy tell their story.

Carers admit to force-feeding children

As Sydney grieves the loss of Sydney siege victims Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson, reports have suggested that both died as heroes.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.