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Abigail, April...A names for girls

(34 Posts)
mamaesi Sun 12-Jun-11 21:18:49

Husband suggested Abigail or April...

Does April sound too american or is it just me?

And is there any other nickname for Abigail besides Abbey or Gail...I really dislike both!

Can you think of some other great "a" names...

breadandhoney Sun 12-Jun-11 21:20:47

Annie, Audrey

I don't think April is American.

JenniL1977 Sun 12-Jun-11 21:22:19

Alicia
Amelie
Ariadne
Annie

meditrina Sun 12-Jun-11 21:23:26

I don't think April is particularly American - but to put it beyond doubt, you could go for Avril.

Other A names: Anastasia, Anne, Anna, Amelia, Alexandra, Ariadne, Annabel, Alice, Alicia, Ava, Azaria, Amabel, Amy, Aisling, Alma, Adelaide, Agatha, Aileen, Audrey?

breadandhoney Sun 12-Jun-11 21:23:59

Aurelie

posey Sun 12-Jun-11 21:24:28

Amber
ava
ariadne
alexandra
alexia

TantePiste Sun 12-Jun-11 21:25:22

Aletheia
Andrea
Althea
Alison
Amy
Amelia
Astrid

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 12-Jun-11 21:25:35

Aoife, Aine

Bohica Sun 12-Jun-11 21:26:02

Nothing wrong with Abi thank you very much hmm smile

<shines name badge>

A1980 Sun 12-Jun-11 21:26:25

April deosn't sound American but I'm not keen on it.

As for A names for girls a google serch will yield thousands. happy hunting.

MightyAphrodite Sun 12-Jun-11 21:27:10

Alkisti

RueLaChesty Sun 12-Jun-11 21:27:49

I love Ailsa. Too scottish?

Alyssia
Alice
Amy
Ann/Anna/Annabell
Agnes
Ainslie

I love April, it was on our list for DD2 but with our surname it sounds like April Fool and she was born in April.

carries Sun 12-Jun-11 21:29:09

My DD, 7 yo is called April. Some people ask was she born in April "nope, May". My DH choose the name and to me it sounded pretty, different and confident. Didnt cross my name it was American sounding. My mum and sister at first thought it was too different but now love it. Nearly everyone comments on what a pretty name it is. It suits her too, shes pretty (of course smile ), bubbly, cheery, and a bit quirky. We also thought about Abigail too!

Annabel is cute too. But call me biased, April is a great name. Not American sounding.

FunnysInTheGarden Sun 12-Jun-11 21:29:17

Abigail is a fab name <biased> although was a PITA to grow up with in the 70's. I am an Abi which I really like or Abs for best friends! April is lovely too, but obv Abigail is better grin

Bohica Sun 12-Jun-11 21:31:43

funny My DD is an Abi who's friends call her Abs & her sister calls her aba daba dooooo! which she hates grin

FunnysInTheGarden Sun 12-Jun-11 21:31:48

BUT as an Abigail, I get called Annabel an awful lot. Even my doctor who I have known for 13 years called me Annabel on Friday. No it's ABIGAIL

FunnysInTheGarden Sun 12-Jun-11 21:36:42

Bohica have never been called aba daba dooo, but have been called Abbey National and Abi Snow, Abi Wind ie Not gail. My family also call me Abi Babby, which is nice and affectionate. Tis a great name, well done!

Hulababy Sun 12-Jun-11 21:40:13

Annie
Anneka
Anne/Ann
Anna
Ariel
Annalise
Annabel
Arabella
Anatasia
Amy
Aimie
Alicia
Aoife
Arianna
Amelie
Alexandra
Alice
Alexia
Adrienne
Adele
Ava
Ada
Amina/Aminah
Antonia
Alana
Ayesha
Aleena
Alishba
Alisa
Amelie
Amanda
Angela
Angelina

manicinsomniac Sun 12-Jun-11 21:42:28

My sister's an Abigail who's always been Abbie. I think it's a shame because Abigail is just beautiful.

I also really like April

Other A names I like are:
Amber, Alexa, Alyssa (Ali), Alexandra, Annabelle, Amy

darleneoconnor Sun 12-Jun-11 21:43:00

Arianna
Atalanta
Andromeda
Aphrodite
Aphra
Alpha
Astra
Ada
Ava
Amanda
Afton
Ashley
Asha
Asia
Ashton
Aisha
Anya
Andi
Adamina
Athena
Athene
Alicia
Ailsa
Ailish
Aileen
Ailie
Ann(e)
Annie
Arabella
Amabelle
Anoushka
Alanna
Anita
Assisi
Amber
Annata
Ali
Abeer
Adele
Adeline
Adora
Anais
Agatha
Ainthe
Alexia
Alissa
Apple
Aqua
Aria

Bumperlicioso Sun 12-Jun-11 21:53:14

Andrina
Aurelia
Aurora
Annabel

thursday Sun 12-Jun-11 22:26:24

Abigail is one of those names that is like nails on a blackboard to me. i can't explain it, i just yurgh at it. likewise Annabel.

i love Agatha and Audrey though.

birdofthenorth Sun 12-Jun-11 22:55:59

Autumn
Adrienne
Anya
Angelina
Antonia
Arla
Audra
Anoushka
Aria
Aki
Amira

PatriciatheStripper Sun 12-Jun-11 23:43:44

Avalon

choux Mon 13-Jun-11 00:16:09

Allegra - don't think that's been mentioned yet

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