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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.
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
Posted 07 September 2017 - 05:12 PM
I knew a boy named albie.
I think its a terrible name
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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*
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.
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 😮
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.
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!
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!
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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
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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