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Adeline - nickname?

(19 Posts)
foxbasealpha Sun 24-Feb-13 21:03:47

We're keen on Adeline Elizabeth - the middle names of our mums - though would ideally want a short version. We already have an 'Attie' in the extended family (nn for Atticus which really gets pronounced Addie) - so thinking maybe 'Adie' - as in 'Sadie'. Though we have an Amy too... Thoughts?

siluria Sun 24-Feb-13 21:10:58

I know an Adeline. She pronounces it Adder-leen rather than Adder-line, and her nn is Addie.

NorbertDentressangle Sun 24-Feb-13 21:13:50

I know one who is known as Addy.

Tickledyellow Sun 24-Feb-13 21:14:33

Is Heidi short for Adeline? I thought it was... I love Heidi

QueenBee245 Sun 24-Feb-13 21:15:27

Ade as in aid or adey as in A-D

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sun 24-Feb-13 21:16:15

I know an Adie.

Greensleeves Sun 24-Feb-13 21:17:55

Addie, Adie, Lili, Linnie, Lina, Della all acceptable IM

Tickledyellow Sun 24-Feb-13 21:23:26

Actually maybe Heidi is short for Adelaide...!

raisah Sun 24-Feb-13 21:32:31

Lyn, Lena or Lindy

raisah Sun 24-Feb-13 21:34:44

Or the obvious, Adele, which is a name in its own right.

nectarini1983 Sun 24-Feb-13 21:51:56

Why not chose a name you dont want to shorten? Can't see the point giving one name and calling them something else!

badtime Sun 24-Feb-13 22:34:10

Adele, Della or Lina.

(Heidi is short for Adelheid (an old-fashioned German version of Adelaide) in the book that popularised it. I think there are other German names ending in -heid that it would also have been used for.)

MoppingMummy Sun 24-Feb-13 22:36:14

I know one who is Addie.

ladymia Sun 24-Feb-13 22:40:11

It sounds like you are giving your child a name you do not really like just to honour your mums?

siluria Mon 25-Feb-13 09:52:41

The Adelene I know (she was Adeline on birth cert but her parents changed it to Adelene when she was little) - who is sometimes Addie - goes by Adelene with all her friends/at work, etc etc. It's just close family who shorten it.

Don't see the prob though with shortening names - it happens to loads of people with long names.

Sunnysummer Thu 28-Feb-13 04:44:57

I know one whose family call her Ada and friends call Del(l).

newbielisa Thu 28-Feb-13 04:50:59

I know one, she's Ads (adds)

DessieLou Thu 28-Feb-13 05:28:40


Pixieonthemoor Fri 01-Mar-13 11:09:27

I think out of all these options, the pronunciation Aid-dee would be the nicest but not sure how you would spell it....Adey, Adie?

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