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Leah or Abigail?

(20 Posts)
haleyalannahxo Sat 01-Mar-14 19:29:56

I'm torn between these two, as I only have room for one more name in my top 50, but I love both. Which one do you prefer? Abigail would likely be shortened to Abbie, Leah would stay the same. For MN's I like Abigail Rosalie and Leah Charlotte.

Thank you! smilex

ilovepowerhoop Sat 01-Mar-14 19:34:43

are you pronouncing Leah as Lee-ah? I like Leah better than Abigail

haleyalannahxo Sat 01-Mar-14 19:36:06

yeah I am :-) I haven't heard of pronouncing Leah any other way tbh.

lilolilmanchester Sat 01-Mar-14 19:45:37

I'm not going to be much help as I like both equally. Just be aware that she and her friends will find their own shortened versions in the years to come and that will be totally out of your control ... So maybe add that into the decision?

CalmTheFarm Sat 01-Mar-14 20:47:52

Abigail defiantly, it's such a lovely name and plenty of nm too, not to twee either.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 01-Mar-14 20:57:22

Leah. Definitely.

FiaGrace Sat 01-Mar-14 20:59:24

Leah or Abi but not so keen on Abigail.

ThistledownAndCobweb Sat 01-Mar-14 20:59:41

Abigail, lovely name but not too popular.

MoominsYonisAreScary Sat 01-Mar-14 21:00:23

My dsis is Leah, its a lovely name

HairyPotter Sat 01-Mar-14 21:01:37

Leah, but I am very biased as dd2 is Leah Charlotte. grin <outs self>

Trojanhouse Sat 01-Mar-14 21:07:30

Love Abigail

haleyalannahxo Sat 01-Mar-14 21:16:18

Thanks everyone, I think I'll take Matilda off my list and add them both in :-) I used to love Matilda, but I've stopped feeling it, aha.

What do you all think of Abigail Cosima and Leah Clementine?

BigW Sat 01-Mar-14 21:17:34


Alisvolatpropiis Sat 01-Mar-14 21:17:54

I don't think Abigail Cosima go, they're very different types of names to me.

Like Leah Clementine though.

wearingpurple Sat 01-Mar-14 21:20:43

I have a Leah and can recommend it smile.

OneMoreThenNoMore Sat 01-Mar-14 21:23:42

I love Cosima. Not so keen on Abigail, I don't really know why- sorry. They definitely don't work together, in my head.

Leah is nice. Clementine is lovely, but I'm not sure if it "goes" with Leah...

I prefer Matilda to Leah and Abigail, tbh.

Trojanhouse Sat 01-Mar-14 21:27:24

Don't like Matilda

chattychattyboomba Sat 01-Mar-14 21:28:36

As an Abby myself (not Abigail) I would say Abbie/Abi/Abby but not Abigail.

mrsbug Sat 01-Mar-14 21:30:03


brokenhearted55a Sun 02-Mar-14 09:23:23

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