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Choosing a middle name... Vote!

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Leahs1993 Mon 20-Jun-16 17:16:03

I'm currently expecting for September and my partner and I have decided on the name, Adelyn.
We have two choices for middle name which are both sentimental names of parents/grandparents.
Choices are:
Adelyn Valerie
Adelyn Rosemary

I personally prefer Valerie and he Rosemary, but wanted others opinions before make a decision!

Thanks in advance guys!

Vixxfacee Mon 20-Jun-16 17:18:24

Are you American?
The first name sounds like an Americany type name like emersyn, Jordyn or kinley.

Tinklypoo Mon 20-Jun-16 17:19:50

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Raines100 Mon 20-Jun-16 18:15:42

DH has a stuff old Great Aunt Valerie, so I'll go team Rosemary grin

ineedamoreadultieradult Mon 20-Jun-16 18:18:22


CanadaMoose Mon 20-Jun-16 18:20:52

Valerie flows better. I think it's gorgeous!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 20-Jun-16 18:20:57


LotsofDots Mon 20-Jun-16 18:22:12


TheImprobableGirl Mon 20-Jun-16 18:24:46

My DM is Valerie Rosemary grin she hates Valerie, but is neither enamoured with Rosemary either. I personally love Rosalie that is sort of an amalgamation of the two?

Artandco Mon 20-Jun-16 18:25:18


Could you consider Adeline instead? Otherwise it will always be spelt wrong and probably pronounced differently

Adelyn - ad-lyn
Adeline -Adda- line

Adeline Rosemary Valerie. Use both

BendydickCuminsnatch Mon 20-Jun-16 18:25:27

Valerie for sure!!

pinocchiosnose Mon 20-Jun-16 18:25:34


NadiaWadia Mon 20-Jun-16 21:37:52


margewiththebluehair Tue 21-Jun-16 11:44:42

Is the first name to be pronounced add-lin? If so, then Rosemary is better.

If the first name is to be pronounced Adeline, then neither goes particularly well. It is sounds awful to have two three syllable names together.

If it is to be pronounced Adeline, please oh please spell it properly - you will be cursing your child with a dyslexic spelling of her name.

nectarini1983 Tue 21-Jun-16 13:30:12

Adelyn sounds like Madeleine missing a first letter and I suspect that would become the bain of her life correcting people. Not keen on either middle name option either, sorry.

Tiggeryoubastard Tue 21-Jun-16 13:36:33

Adelyn is hideous. It sounds like a medicine for something iffy.

CourtJester Tue 21-Jun-16 16:35:01

I agree on the first name front - I initially pronounced it add-eh-lin, but i have never heard of it, then i though Ade(as in Adrian)-lin, but i had never heard of that either. So then i thought add-eh-line which i have heard of and i do like, i would spell it Adeline (I personally would never get add-lin/add-line as pp are saying)

I'm not keen on either middle name tbh, they seem a bit old and fusty in my opinion... i would go for something like...

Adelyn (add-eh-lin) Olivia
Adelyn (ade-lin) Ellen
Adeline (add-eh-line) Matilda

Mishaps Tue 21-Jun-16 16:38:48

Rosemary would be lovely as long as your surname is not Smith - or indeed any other name beginning with S grin

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