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Sadie or Naomi?

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HTKB Thu 18-Feb-16 09:21:15

So we'd more or less settled on Naomi, after pondering Leah. But although I love Naomi there is something about the mouth feel of the name which I find hard.... I've got to think before I say it, every time. I also find DH and I say it differently very often, we'll switch between Ny-omi, Neigh-omi and even occasionally Neyo-MI.

I keep returning back to Sadie. It was on the long list but we didn't dwell on it but I just keep going back to it. It sounds great with our surname, I think (Friedmann).

Any thoughts?

The other thing is we have very close friends who have a lttle baby named Sylvie. They won't mind at all but do you think Sadie/Sylvie are too similar? I have no doubt we'll be friends for life.

DS is Jonah. Please, any suggestions or views on the above would be appreciated!

ChilliMum Thu 18-Feb-16 09:25:31

I think jonah and Naomi sounds like a tongue twister. I am biased though Sadie is one of my absolute favourite names.

SimonLeBonOnAndOn Thu 18-Feb-16 09:28:56

Both lovely names, but prefer Sadie and think it go s well with your surname.
Love Jonah too.

Quercus3 Thu 18-Feb-16 09:38:21

Both lovely names but I think I'd go with Sadie smile

ABitAsleep Thu 18-Feb-16 09:42:11

I love both of these names! I think they are both sweet, and modern and lovely!

I would say Sadie is 'cuter' and Naomi is more 'Grown-Up'. Naomi is possibly a bit more 'exotic' but i think Sadie is slightly more unusual at the moment. Both would grow up into a beautiful young lady!

I would personally pronounce Naomi (Neigh-omi)

stumblymonkey Thu 18-Feb-16 09:43:24

Both lovely names. I would normally say Naomi but I do think Sadie sounds good with your surname.

Ludways Thu 18-Feb-16 09:46:07

I prefer Sadie, I don't like Naomi, due to the many different ways people say it.

Sadie!! I love the name Sadie smile

manicinsomniac Thu 18-Feb-16 10:22:09

Love them both but think Sadie has the edge for me.

wigglesrock Thu 18-Feb-16 10:48:51

I love Sadie - its the middle name of one of my dds - occasionally I regret not using it as a first name. Naomi is nice but I instinctively pronounce it as Ni omi.

Sophronia Thu 18-Feb-16 11:32:03

I prefer Naomi or Leah

DramaAlpaca Thu 18-Feb-16 13:31:20

I like both, but the pronunciation issues with Naomi would bother me.

So I vote for Sadie, which as you say sounds great with your surname.

Oh, and Sadie isn't the least bit similar to Sylvie, so you'd be OK there I'm sure.

KatieT12 Thu 18-Feb-16 13:32:35

I prefer Naomi smile

thebiscuitindustry Thu 18-Feb-16 13:44:04

I don't particularly like Sadie, it sounds a bit harsh.

Naomi is a lovely name and I think you'd soon settle on one pronounciation. My favourite is NAY-oh-mi.

Olbersparadox Thu 18-Feb-16 13:49:50

Sadie sounds like an old lady's name - no offence meant.

ashesandfire Thu 18-Feb-16 14:27:18

I love Naomi.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 18-Feb-16 15:10:05

Naomi. Not a fan of Sadie far too twee

TheWordOfBagheera Thu 18-Feb-16 19:08:05

A vote for Naomi smile

IsEatBedThyme Thu 18-Feb-16 19:25:16

I prefer Naomi (nay-oh-me) to Sadie but Jonah and Naomi doesn't sound right.

KatieT12 Thu 18-Feb-16 19:51:13

I think Jonah and Naomi sound better than Jonah and Sadie smile

BikeRunSki Thu 18-Feb-16 19:58:04

I much, much, much prefer Naomi. I have an irrational dislike of Sadie.

I like Leah best though.

StylishDuck Thu 18-Feb-16 21:46:49

I love Leah (my DD's name). Naomi is ok but I would think you'd always get people pronouncing it "wrong". In Scotland Sadie tends to be a nn for Sarah.

Go with Leah grin

villainousbroodmare Thu 18-Feb-16 22:03:16

Sadie is a name for a poodle bitch.

KatieT12 Thu 18-Feb-16 22:41:55

Leah is the best grin

KoalaDownUnder Thu 18-Feb-16 22:53:59


Never really liked Naomi.

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