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Continued girls name debate

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Graciejoylove8 Sat 03-May-14 23:22:13

Right, I'm back.
After presenting OH with my list of 44 weird and wonderful names, he's given the nod to 3.
My favourite 'Ivy' made the cut. But his other 2 surprised me.

Please share your preference on the following 3;

Ivy Angeline
Adele Angeline
Minnie Angeline

Ps we're in in oz, and Ivy is gaining popularity which is the downfall (for me). Whereas the other 2 are still quite rare here (although I know a few adult Adele's).

Cheers ladies! smile

squoosh Sat 03-May-14 23:31:22

I like Adele best.

I'd advise against Minnie, Gold help her if she is in any way plump. Could make life tough. Also I just think of Mickey's silly girlfriend.

Graciejoylove8 Sun 04-May-14 00:45:09

Yes, there's a trend of 'plump' women in our family.
Thus why I vetoed 2 early favourites, Poppy and Willow. Beautiful names, but they conjure up images of a tall willowy type.
Fair point squoosh!

alita7 Sun 04-May-14 03:03:18

I don't like Adele but I like the others!

Salazar Sun 04-May-14 03:08:39

Ivy is my fave, adele just makes me think of the singer, and Minnie is cartoonish.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 04-May-14 03:58:04

Like Ivy best

Lannypanny123 Sun 04-May-14 07:43:48

I love Ivy beautiful name,but if it was becoming popular it may put me off too,

I had Minnie on my list once but loads of people told me its what there little girls called there girl parts it really put me off,

I'm not keen on Adele just because I went to school with a few and I think of it more as a name from my age group cxxx

CPtart Sun 04-May-14 07:48:38

Adele at a push.

Tranquilitybaby Sun 04-May-14 08:08:20

Ivy is lovely. I like your others Willow and Poppy too x

Graciejoylove8 Sun 04-May-14 08:58:53

Thanks everyone. And thank you for being polite!
I'm sure there were some facetious bores out there dying to have a go at my name choices as they have sadly done to others in this forum.

Nothing worse than an embittered woman belittling others choices.

MrsTamkin Sun 04-May-14 09:07:32

In my family - when we were growing up 'Minnie' was a euphemism for vagina. Shame cause it's a lovely name otherwise - but I can't get past it. And I don't think it's so unusual that she would never come across it.

MrsTamkin Sun 04-May-14 09:08:56

I hope this doesn't count as 'having a go' I actually really like the sound of it as a name and can completely see why you chose it!

Gemerama Sun 04-May-14 09:11:08

I really like Ivy and Adele. However, I wouldn't personally go with Adele Angeline because her initials would be AA which doesn't have great connotations!

Gemerama Sun 04-May-14 09:12:11

I think Poppy is lovely too

JassyRadlett Sun 04-May-14 09:15:08

I'm Australian - Adele makes me think of a woman of my mum's generation. I think it's pretty but perhaps dated?

I agree with others about Minnie; Ivy is good I think.

Graciejoylove8 Sun 04-May-14 09:28:00

Love the input, thank you! smile

kelda Sun 04-May-14 09:30:27

Love the name Adele.

Minnie short for Minerva perhaps.

Benchmark Sun 04-May-14 09:32:41

I think Ivy's lovely, I also like poppy and willow.

I would avoid Minnie as it was a name for vagina where I'm from too, and if she's tall or plump it would be embarrassing for her.
Not keen on Adele personally.

MuttonCadet Sun 04-May-14 09:33:56

Love Ivy, like Adele, wouldn't use Minnie unless as a NN for something else, (Minerva?)

Allalonenow Sun 04-May-14 09:35:40

Adele is lovely, not keen on Minnie or Ivy though.

ToffeeJungle Sun 04-May-14 09:46:46

Adele is great!

Ivy is ok; don't like Minnie.

florascotia Sun 04-May-14 10:18:12

If you like Adele but want to be slightly different, there is also Adela, which gives possibility for nickname Della...

In some parts of Scotland, Minnie was a pet name for 'Mother' and also a term of affection for a young girl (rather like 'Little Miss') - I don't know whether that was linked in any way to the slang use mentioned by other posters.

I think, aslo as earlier poster has said, that Minerva (or similar) nickname Minnie would be fine.

In German-speaking countries, 'Minna' was sometimes a nickname for 'Wilhelmina'.

Coconutty Sun 04-May-14 10:22:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Fideline987654321 Sun 04-May-14 10:23:02

Or Adeline (don't suppose Adeleide works in Oz)

Fideline987654321 Sun 04-May-14 10:23:19

gah * Adelaide

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