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?
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.