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(59 Posts)
Devon2000 Thu 08-Sep-16 22:01:54

We're really struggling to find a girls name that's right for us. DP found a name he really likes & I thought it was nice too but literally no one we've casually mentioned it to likes it. We don't feel we can ask people who know us to tell us what they think in case we did end up picking it & it'd be awkward. But really I'm not too keen to pick something that seems so unpopular. So can I ask what you think of this name? What does it evoke?
It's Adaline (pronounced Add-a-line)

VanillaSugarandChristmasSpice Thu 08-Sep-16 22:03:40

Hmnnnn.

I think it's the spelling. Adeline??

shalalala Thu 08-Sep-16 22:03:51

Love. We considered but ending up going with Eleanor

TheCompanyOfCats Thu 08-Sep-16 22:04:08

I like it! Reminds me of that film with Blake Lively in. A really classy film so for me, all good associations.

shalalala Thu 08-Sep-16 22:04:14

But spelt Adeline

VanillaSugarandChristmasSpice Thu 08-Sep-16 22:04:30

Adaline looks like a type of headache tablet. Sorry.

YouMakeMyDreams Thu 08-Sep-16 22:05:23

I like it. Lovely for a little girl and an adult.

Ringadingdingdong22 Thu 08-Sep-16 22:05:47

I like it but for some reason when written Adeline seems softer imo, even though pronounced the same.

It's unusual and makes a nice change from cutesy names.

RiverTam Thu 08-Sep-16 22:05:56

I quite like it but it's spelt Adeline. Add-eh-line.

emmeline7725 Thu 08-Sep-16 22:06:30

I think I prefer it with an e. But it's pretty and unusual enough that there won't be a class full of them in a few years (if that matters to you!)

SisterViktorine Thu 08-Sep-16 22:06:33

Lovely but spell it Adeline.

I would say it add-a-len.

mrssmith79 Thu 08-Sep-16 22:06:46

I like it. You've chosen the ada spelling (like the movie) but it can also be spelled Adeline (like Adeline Adams) which is how I'd spell it.

Theimpossiblegirl Thu 08-Sep-16 22:07:19

I love it (also with the Adeline spelling). There's a lovely film starring Blake Lively, The Age of Adeline.

SisterViktorine Thu 08-Sep-16 22:07:53

Or add-eh-len.

sixinabed Thu 08-Sep-16 22:08:25

I think of a film, don't know if it's the same one mentioned above - about an orphan girl in a Paris children's home. She's a great character and it's a great film.

Agree with pp about spelling. Adaline I would pronounce ayda-line.

MakeItStopNeville Thu 08-Sep-16 22:08:38

I like the name Adeline. That's DD's BFF's name, although she's known as Addie.

Theimpossiblegirl Thu 08-Sep-16 22:09:00

Except I just googled it and they used your spelling so I stand corrected. Either way, it's a pretty name that will also suit an adult. smile

whatstheplanphil Thu 08-Sep-16 22:09:25

I really like it .

Theimpossiblegirl Thu 08-Sep-16 22:10:20

sixinabed, I think that's Madeline. smile

dontwannapullahammie Thu 08-Sep-16 22:11:01

I love it spelt Adeline but I also love Aveline if that might be more popular with your casual acquaintances and family

BellMcEnd Thu 08-Sep-16 22:11:16

Lovely name. I know an Adelina (add-a-leena) which I also like a lot

Soubriquet Thu 08-Sep-16 22:12:02

Love it

sixinabed Thu 08-Sep-16 22:12:57

So it is *the impossibl*e thanks smile

Anyway it's a nice name.

TyrionLannistersShadow Thu 08-Sep-16 22:13:31

Gorgeous name but like other posters I would spell it Adeline . Adaline just doesn't look right somehow.

Potatofish Thu 08-Sep-16 22:17:12

I like it. Plus it was Virginia Woolf's name - she was born Adeline Virginia Stephen.

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