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#1 Myrtle May Mary

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:22 AM

DH prefers one, I prefer the other. We both like both names though.

So throwing it over to EB, which do you prefer & why? biggrin.gif



#2 Bel Rowley

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

Adelaide. Great nickname options, classic and feminine, not common. I don't mind Violet but I don't love it.

#3 kerilyntaryn

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:47 AM

not really keen on either,  prefer violet

#4 FiveAus

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:52 AM

Adelaide gets my vote. Gorgeous name. Violet is nice too, but I really love Adelaide.

#5 Bluenomi

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

Adelaide is beautiful, I adore it. Violet is ok but I'm not really into flower names.

#6 prettypenny

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

Love Adelaide, like Violet. Don't think you could wrong with either. biggrin.gif

#7 123tree

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

I'm sorry but I aways thing Violet sounds too much like Violent.  

Adelaide is very nice.

#8 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

QUOTE (Mary Myrtle Mae @ 21/02/2013, 10:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DH prefers one, I prefer the other. We both like both names though.

So throwing it over to EB, which do you prefer & why? biggrin.gif

I prefer Adelaide.  Good nn, sounds strong, but feminine. A nod to the past, but still contemporary.

Violet just reminds me of a old woman with a blue rinse and sensible orthotic lace-ups.

#9 lactasticmama

Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:35 AM

Violet.

#10 littleboysmum

Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:41 AM

I actually like both! Think I'd lean slightly towards Violet, but only just.

#11 B.feral3

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

I'm not fond of either. Between the two though I'd go with Adelaide. Like a PP, Violet looks and sounds like VIOLENT to me.

#12 blenheim

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:03 PM

Both are beautiful and high up on our lists.  A slight nudge toward Adelaide, purely for the fact that I think Violet is a bit more popular.  But both equally lovely.

#13 No girls here

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

Violet, but I really like Adelaide too.

#14 Gudrun

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

Adelaide

#15 TinyTeddys

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

I prefer Violet purely because I'm not a fan of place names.



#16 Xiola

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

Violet for me.  DD's middle name is Violet and I tossed up giving it to her as her first name but I thought it was becoming more popular (as it happened we heard of a few within months of DD's birth).  

Violet doesn't seem close to Violent when you're referring to a little girl original.gif

#17 lucky 2

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

Violet, all the Violets I know are lovely.
I've never associated the name with violent, it's a flower to me.

#18 JaneLane

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

I don't really like either but would pick violet over Adelaide because I don't go for names of suburbs/cities for people. Also for names similar to Adelaide, how about Adeline or Adalita?

#19 weepingangel

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:16 PM

Violet, but i'm biased because my DDs middle name is Violet original.gif


#20 mummahh

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:19 PM

Both are pretty but I choose Violet because one day your daughter might want to live in Adelaide.

#21 CCLady

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:27 PM

I love both. I love the NN's for both too - Vi and Adi. I would say that I prefer Violet though original.gif

#22 la di dah

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

Adelaide sounds heavy to me. It's nice if you like Germanic names, probably, but it doesn't do much for me. To me, it sounds a bit like it comes with a dirndl, which is not my personal style.

It sounds equally as vintage as Violet so either one could ping old-lady or charmingly vintage, I'd think.

I prefer Violet by a long, long way. I do like many/most flower names though. I even like Viola, which no one else really does.

I don't mind Ada itself, though I prefer more like AH-da or Odd-uh to AID-uh, which I think is more popular out here? Adele could be another option.

#23 ~Mintie~

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

Adelaide is beautiful original.gif

#24 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:32 PM

I am old enough to have known relatives with names of this vintage so to me they are a bit TOOOOOOOO old lady-ish.

#25 Plaxy

Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

I prefer Adelaide, though Violet is ok.






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