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Sarah with nn Sadie?

(22 Posts)
Rockaby Wed 19-Apr-17 19:08:21

All hypothetical ATM as only just started TTC.

I love the name Sadie, but wonder if it is going to sound a bit dated in twenty years time. I've read online, (not terribly reliable sources admittedly), that it is traditionally a nn for Sarah.

Do you think Sarah on the BC with nn Sadie would work, or is it all a bit tenuous?

BeyondThePage Wed 19-Apr-17 19:10:12

tenuous to me - I have a niece named Sadie, she's 12.

Whosthemummynow Wed 19-Apr-17 19:10:56

I'd just name her Sadie tbh...

PlayingGrownUp Wed 19-Apr-17 19:15:08

My aunt is Sarah known as Sadie and my granny is Sarah known as Sally. I'd say Sadie is fine though.

Greensiren2014 Wed 19-Apr-17 19:16:41

My great aunt was Sarah known as Sadie but personally I'd just go with Sadie (which I love!)

DramaAlpaca Wed 19-Apr-17 19:17:42

I think it would be fine. I've heard of Sadie being used as a nn for Sarah before.

BackforGood Wed 19-Apr-17 19:22:10

If I wanted to call my dd Sadie, then I'd put that name on the birth certificate.
I understand that people use 'shortening' of names.... that 'Susan' will always be Sue, that 'Penelope' is always going to be called 'Penny' but I don't see the point in giving a child one name then using another altogether.

starfishmummy Wed 19-Apr-17 19:24:25

I'm with other posters. Just call her Sadie.

wigglesrock Wed 19-Apr-17 19:27:59

My granny was Sarah known as Sadie. We just used Sadie for a middle name, tbh I wish I'd used it as a first name - one of my fave names grin

SuperBeagle Wed 19-Apr-17 19:29:52

I love both names, but I don't think it'll stick. In the same way that Jack is not used as a nickname for John anymore, or Daisy as a nickname for Margaret, Sadie isn't used as a nickname for Sarah anymore and I think you'll have a hard time making it stick.

If you like Sadie, name her that. Otherwise I'm sure she'll just get a lifetime of people calling her Sarah.

Oly5 Wed 19-Apr-17 19:38:17

Just call her Sadie, nicer than Saraha anyway! Don't think it will date

Rockaby Wed 19-Apr-17 20:30:08

Thanks all.

I really do love it. It isn't our usual style, but I will definitely keep it in mind if we end up having another girl.

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Wed 19-Apr-17 23:03:14

Sure, Sarah nn Sadie is nice imo smile

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 19-Apr-17 23:10:19

I like Sarah. Its nice and refreshing, now a days. I despise Sadie. Its horrible, but. Its not my baby, so if you like it. That's fine.

Sophronia Thu 20-Apr-17 00:11:03

I love Sarah (unusual for a baby nowadays). Not keen on Sadie but I think it's fine as a nn for Sarah.

MitzyLeFrouf Thu 20-Apr-17 11:34:12

I know three young Sarahs so not sure it is actually that unusual these days.

2014newme Thu 20-Apr-17 11:36:56

Just go with Sadie

IHeartKingThistle Thu 20-Apr-17 11:39:02

I taught a Sadie short for Mercedes!

ladybird69 Thu 20-Apr-17 11:48:17

Sadie is a family name, with a great aunt and a cousin called it. It suits all ages I love it.

BasicBetty Thu 20-Apr-17 12:32:02

I like both names, but I don't think Sadie works as a nickname for Sarah IMO.

MaroonPencil Thu 20-Apr-17 12:35:09

I think both Sadie and Sally, which were nicknames for Sarah in the past, can be used as names in their own right now - like Jack.

I do love the name Sarah though, it's beauty was diminished by being the name of every other girl in my school year but it's a lovely name and I bet it comes back quite soon.

Flicketyflack Thu 20-Apr-17 12:36:46

My husband, who is Scottish, had an Aunt called Sadie. Her birth name was Sarah so I wonder whether it is a tradition in Scotland?

It lasted her until she died in her seventies and she was always known to DH as Aunt Sadie.

I think it is entirely up to you. Many people are known by other names I think it is a personal preference! You will get every opinion when you post on Mumsnet. Xxx

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