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#1 Neats09

Posted 17 April 2019 - 01:59 PM

We named our first Cadi. It’s a welsh form of Katy short for Catherine. Many welsh blogs pronounce it either Caddy or Cardi but we like ‘KD’ as the pronouciation.

We liked April if baby #2 is a girl but I was still looking for more. Then Husband says he likes Edie and I was surprised but pleased because I really do too. My G Grandmother was Edith (called Edie) And goes together with Lee as a middle name and as a family link.

Is Edie too close to Cadi for sisters?
I could spell it different ways too I guess like Eadie. But it will still rhyme. What do people think?

#2 daisy007

Posted 17 April 2019 - 02:01 PM

I don’t think it’s too close at all. I would use it, they sound sweet together.

#3 seayork2002

Posted 17 April 2019 - 02:02 PM

To me it is so no I would not use it.

I like April though

#4 Bereckii

Posted 17 April 2019 - 02:12 PM

I think it works.

Cadi has quite short syllables, Edie (Eadie) has longer syllables. I think this differentiation is enough to make them work together.

Love Edie - sweet name.

#5 Ozquoll

Posted 17 April 2019 - 02:21 PM

A bit too similar I think, but if Edie is what you have your heart set on, go for it.

#6 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 17 April 2019 - 02:29 PM

Way too close for me.

#7 RichardParker

Posted 17 April 2019 - 02:37 PM

Too close for me. I know two sisters (old ladies now) named Elaine and Eileen and everyone has got them confused their whole lives.

#8 rosie28

Posted 17 April 2019 - 03:19 PM

Too close for me, if you’re saying KD and ED.

#9 steppy

Posted 17 April 2019 - 03:22 PM

If it was Cad ee and Ee dee, no, but it sounds more like Katie and Edie, so I think it's different enough.

Edited by steppy, 17 April 2019 - 03:22 PM.

#10 kerilyntaryn

Posted 17 April 2019 - 03:39 PM

I think it is too close

#11 amdirel

Posted 17 April 2019 - 03:44 PM

Too similar.

#12 Threetwoone

Posted 17 April 2019 - 03:53 PM

Too close for me.

#13 eponee

Posted 17 April 2019 - 03:58 PM

I know that this isnt what you're asking, and please forgive me if the answer is as plain as day - is Lee going to be the middle name of your new child or is it the middle name of your first child?

#14 José

Posted 17 April 2019 - 04:28 PM

View PostBereckii, on 17 April 2019 - 02:12 PM, said:

I think it works.

Cadi has quite short syllables, Edie (Eadie) has longer syllables. I think this differentiation is enough to make them work together.

Love Edie - sweet name.

cadi in the way the OP says it is pronounced sounds like long syllables to me.

the names are way too similar.

#15 Gudrun

Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:27 PM

Agree with Ozquoll. Close but if Edie has everything going for it in every other way I wouldn't allow that level of closeness to be a deal-breaker.

If something else comes up equal to Edie but not as close then that would be the pick.


Edited by Gudrun, 17 April 2019 - 05:27 PM.

#16 RichardParker

Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:08 PM

Eddie as in AbFab short for Edwina, maybe, yes...

#17 MooGuru

Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:33 PM

What about Everleigh nn Eli pronounced rhyming with Edie

#18 Mollycoddle

Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:07 PM

View PostBereckii, on 17 April 2019 - 02:12 PM, said:

I think it works.

Cadi has quite short syllables, Edie (Eadie) has longer syllables. I think this differentiation is enough to make them work together.

Love Edie - sweet name.

Both names have the same number of syllables and sound exactly the same, it's 'KD', not 'Caddy'. So no, too close I think. April is good.

Edited by Mollycoddle, 17 April 2019 - 09:08 PM.

#19 Neats09

Posted 17 April 2019 - 11:28 PM

Thanks all, very close to call.

Yes, we thought Edie Lee sounds okay.

My husband has started testing it out by calling Cadi ‘Edie’ just to confuse us all and see how she reacts.

I agree, if I can find something close to Edie but different then it might be the best way to go.

I think my problem is that I liked Edie first time round but he didn’t, now he does. Names are so hard lol

#20 Neats09

Posted 17 April 2019 - 11:47 PM

Just having another browse around the web and maybe Elsie will grow on me more as an alternative.

Yes - I think my heart would hurt if I didn’t use Edie but I don’t want them so similar. Should I rename my firstborn? Lol (I’m not going to do that for real)
Maybe I’ll have a boy and won’t need to stress about it.

Thanks again for comments. Very helpful,

#21 Ellie bean

Posted 17 April 2019 - 11:50 PM

I actually think it’s fine. Mind you I’ve never heard anyone talk about a sibset or really care that much about the names of someone else’s kids anywhere but here...

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