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#1 Tarly24

Posted 07 September 2017 - 04:24 PM

I really like Alby/ie for either girl or boy but not sure if it works as a stand alone name rather than a nickname.

I dont like Albert.
I like Alba as the girls name but DH not convinced yet.

#2 kerilyntaryn

Posted 07 September 2017 - 05:03 PM

what about Alben, Albain, Albeni, Albus

Alba is ok,  what about Rosalba, Albani - Alva, Elva are related names too

Alby sounds cute,  not keen as a stand alone name

#3 José

Posted 07 September 2017 - 05:12 PM

I knew a boy named albie.

I think its a terrible name

#4 Lallalla

Posted 07 September 2017 - 05:15 PM

I think Albie/y is cute on a little boy but not on a man. I knew a guy who went by Albie when we were 19-20 and it just seemed odd. I think his actual name was Alan/Allen

#5 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 07 September 2017 - 06:14 PM

Brings back cringeworthy memories of Alby Mangels, 1970s-80s adventure TV personality (sort of a hippie Bear Grylls) who cruised the seas with a crew of bikini babes. If I didn't dislike the name already these memories would kill it off for me.

#6 Astrocyte

Posted 07 September 2017 - 06:22 PM

I adore Alba for a girl.

Not too keen on Alby/Albie. I think its cute for a little boy but so much much for a teenager or adult; it's too cutesy.

#7 Oriental lily

Posted 07 September 2017 - 06:34 PM

Albie Mangles lol the original fake 'reality tv' show . Op. No one under 35 would have that connection . Unfortunately I personally can not seperate it and expect that the same from other older generations who lived in Australia at the time that show was on . I can see it would be a cute diminutive of Albert though if I could bleach my mind of the Albie of the 80s.

#8 Blondiebear

Posted 07 September 2017 - 06:39 PM

Alba for a girl I really like.

Not fussed on Alby for either gender, I actually don't mind Albert but would go for Bertie rather than Alby as the nickname.

#9 la di dah

Posted 07 September 2017 - 06:39 PM

I am secretly very fond of Rosalba for a girl... I like the 'white rose' meaning... but I don't really like Albie for either gender, sorry.

#10 Gudrun

Posted 07 September 2017 - 06:44 PM

I really like Alby (cool on the adult I know) but I would want Albert or Albin on the birth certificate.

For a girl Albertine is one of the best names for 'melody'. I think it's gorgeous and NN Albie.

Edited by Gudrun, 07 September 2017 - 06:47 PM.

#11 Plaxy

Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:36 PM

I really like Alby but with this one I would prefer another version on the birth certificate: Albert, Albin or Abel. I like Albert best of those.

I love Albertine nn Alby for a girl. I don't mind Alberta as well. I'm not a fan of Alba.

Alby could also work as nn for Abigail.

#12 unicycle

Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:51 PM

I can see autocorrect going crazy trying to change the name to Ably. I actually like the name a lo but also have the negative Albie Mangels association.

#13 Chelli

Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:52 PM

My first thought was Albie Mangels too. I remember watching his "adventures" as a young child at an old theatre. *shudders*

#14 Lou-bags

Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:12 PM

DH wanted Alby on our baby name list when I was pregnant with DS2. It was a firm no from me.

Alba is sweet for a girl, but I'll be honest that my first though was lochia alba and I'm not sure I could get past that enough to use it myself.

#15 Tarly24

Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:25 PM

Thanks all. Albin is nice, I'll try DH on that one.

Im from England so have no clue who Alby Mangels is... have googled him now though 😮

#16 purpleblaze

Posted 07 September 2017 - 10:01 PM

I know an Albie (2 year old) but agree with the others, good cutsie name for toddler, not so much a grown man (I"m not a big fan of male names ending in "ie" eg jimmy, danny, tommy etc)

I also know an Alba (40 year old), suits her, don't mind it as a girls name.

#17 Elle2k17

Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:59 PM

I've only seen it used as a nn for Albert. How about use Allen or Alistair and shorten it to Alby/ie still? This link has boys names starting with Alb, maybe you'll find something you like there?

I adore Alba for a girl!!! I would have loved to use it but we had a little boy.

Good luck choosing!

#18 Franny and Zooey

Posted 08 September 2017 - 02:42 PM

I don't think it's a name for a grown up!

Yes makes me think of Alby Mangles!

#19 Thursday

Posted 08 September 2017 - 10:15 PM

How about Albion? Especially since you're from England. Archaic name for Great Britain, possibly from the word for white & referring to the white cliffs of Dover.

#20 little lion

Posted 08 September 2017 - 11:34 PM

Albie Mangels is my first thought. Thursday's suggestion of Albion sounds reasonable.

Once upon a time I knew a girl named Elva. I quite like that name and it has a similar rhythm to Albie so perhaps you might like it too?

#21 Elle_

Posted 09 September 2017 - 09:48 AM

Alby is on our list, I don't really like Albert and not sure if it sounds too nickname-ish so I'm in the same boat :)

#22 marple

Posted 09 September 2017 - 09:57 AM

Alma for a girl?

Not a fan of Alby sorry

Edited by marple, 09 September 2017 - 09:58 AM.

#23 ~J_F~

Posted 09 September 2017 - 10:10 AM

Definitley makes me think of Alby Mangels but I loved him as a kid and going to see his movies with my dad :) Even so I wouldnt call my kid Alby.

I also know an Allison that is nn Albie.

#24 Imaginary friend

Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:44 PM

Alby/Albie too nicknamey for me and dont work as stand alone names

Alba for a girl is nice.

Not a fan of Albert - too old grandpa for me

#25 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:14 PM

Alby was the name of a horrible character from the series Big Love. I don't like it.

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