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    Default Ava, Adeline/Adaline or Elsie? Help!

    We want a name for our baby girl that is feminine, pretty, "old lady", to stand the test of time so it suits her in both childhood and adulthood. Our surname is difficult to spell and pronounce, so need something simple. We'd also like it to match a boy's name we already have picked out for future use, Oscar Reuben.


    The final three are...


    Ava - I like that it's short, vintage, feminine, sweet and can't possibly be misspelled. But, is Ava too common?


    Adeline/Adaline - I like that it's elegant, glamorous and "old lady", plus she could have the nickname Addie or Ada. But, is it too hard to spell? Which spelling is the traditional way? Will people mispronounce it and say "Ad-ah-lyn" instead of what I want, which is "Ad-ah-line". Is it too similar to Madeline?


    Elsie - I like that it's pretty, sweet, spunky, very old-school, a little uncommon. But, does Elsie sound too much like a nickname? Will people assume it's short for Elsa or Elsbeth? Is it too "cutesy" for when she becomes a woman one day? Will people go to call her Elise instead?


    Let me know your thoughts.

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    Adeline! Pretty.

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    Adeline :-)

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    Ava's waaaaay too common. In my kid's kindy there are 4 in a class of 14.

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    Adeline is pretty. Another similar suggestion - Adele/Adelle

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    Adeline

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    Adeline is gorgeous, not too common and both cute and grown-up. Edith is another similar old-fashioned name that is still uncommon enough to be unique. Good luck!

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    I adore Adeline, it was on my short list. Lovely name.

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    Adeline is very pretty. Love Ava but took it off our list as it has become very popular (there's 5 Ava's in my sons Kindy class).

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    Adeline I also like Adelle or Adella - another variation


 

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