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Marinn Sun 09-Oct-11 14:11:28

I've only really thought of this name recently, but really like it now.

But do you think the city in Australia has ruined it a bit and it's like using Paris or London as a name?

Also SIL is convinced that Kate Middleton will use this? This is less important as I'd have got there first haha but I know impossible to tell but do you think likely as I think it's too Germanic.

Kaekae Sun 09-Oct-11 16:36:04

I am not keen the pub down the road from me is called Queen Adelaide.

MrsBranning Sun 09-Oct-11 17:18:52

Nice name.

ithaka Sun 09-Oct-11 17:20:14

I like it - and it was a proper 'name' before all the Paris/Chelsea place names.

Fixture Sun 09-Oct-11 19:17:20

My first thought is the Australian city I'm afraid. Next thought is Adelheid from the TV programme Heidi.

Levana Sun 09-Oct-11 19:46:50

It's quite Royal and old fashioned sounding.

It's nice though and old but not an old lady name so not in fashion as the names like Ruby and Pearl.

A1980 Sun 09-Oct-11 21:26:11

First though was Marmelade!

MissPricklePants Sun 09-Oct-11 21:43:15

i love it!i would use it for a future dd!

DialMforMummy Sun 09-Oct-11 21:56:52

Love it.

scaevola Sun 09-Oct-11 22:01:53

I love it - I think if it as a Royal name ahead if Aussie associations.

Etaoin Sun 09-Oct-11 22:05:35

Lovely name but does depend on the surname. Have a friend called Adelaide Knight sounds like (had a late night).

Etaoin xx

jkklpu Sun 09-Oct-11 22:09:03

Wouldn't worry about the city connotation. I always think of a kids' TV prog on in about ?1980 called The Strange Affair of Adelaide harris, one of those Victorian tales of a baby going missing. Don't remember much about it but was the first time I'd heard the name. I don't think I've ever met one, so she'd be much more memorable than all those Sophies, Evas and Rubies.

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 09-Oct-11 23:26:48

I love it - it's a family name. One of my great aunts was called Adelheid Johanna and anglicised it to Adelaide when she moved to UK (and was called Aydel for short).

neddle Mon 10-Oct-11 16:42:13

It is a royal name - there was a Queen Adelaide at the end of the 18th century, married to William IV.

I do love it though, probably would use it myself if I were expecting a girl.

NationalTruss Mon 10-Oct-11 22:32:00

Love it. I knew a little girl named Adelaide, nn Liddy. Sweet I thought.

enjoyingscience Tue 11-Oct-11 09:47:12

What about Adaline? nn liddy/ada/lin

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