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Adeline or Adelyn?

(28 Posts)
JOMH1982 Fri 21-Apr-17 10:16:23

My husband and I have been going around in circles for a baby girl's name. We have a daughter already and lost a daughter at 20 weeks pregnant in December 15, so we have been struggling to be inspired by names due to this.

Last night, having gone through names for a zillionth time, we both actually agreed we love this name, but just working through the spelling. I think I prefer the Adeline spelling (sounds like Caroline) but Adelyn might be softer and more contemporary?? Or Adelyn? Just interested in thoughts smile

Thanks very much
J xx

Underthemoonlight Fri 21-Apr-17 10:17:53

My name is very similar if I was so to pick I would choose Adeline

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 21-Apr-17 10:19:34

Adeline (sounds like Caroline).
It's a lovely name, Addie.
I don't like the 'Lyn' part.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 21-Apr-17 10:20:27

Adelaide is also nice.

HeyCat Fri 21-Apr-17 10:26:27

I'd pronounce them differently - surely adelyn would be a-dell-in?

MadisonAvenue Fri 21-Apr-17 10:27:04

Adeline is a really lovely name, I don't like the 'lyn' ending on Adelyn.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 21-Apr-17 10:46:27

HeyCat, yes, you're right.

RicketyCricket Fri 21-Apr-17 10:48:52

First of all, I'm sorry for the loss of your daughter flowers.

Adeline is really lovely (makes me think of the time travel film with Blake Lively).

Adelyn - I really don't like the pronunciation and it sounds very American to me which isn't a good thing.

catley Fri 21-Apr-17 11:03:22

I much prefer Adalyn smile

SuperBeagle Fri 21-Apr-17 11:21:29

Adeline is gorgeous.

I'm not as much of a fan of Adelyn.

Sorry for your loss. flowers

TheNaze73 Fri 21-Apr-17 11:23:08

Both very nice names

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Fri 21-Apr-17 11:27:32

I'm sorry for your loss.

I prefer Adeline. But my pronunciation isn't like Caroline, tbh...

HelenaJustina Fri 21-Apr-17 11:28:06

I love Adeline and Adelaide

SoupDragon Fri 21-Apr-17 11:29:44

I am helpfully going to buck the trend and say that I prefer Adelyn.

user1492757084 Fri 21-Apr-17 12:03:34

I'm not a fan of either - though they are not offensive.
I am always at odds with how to say them.

I love Ada -
I love Adele - noble kind tender
I love Adelpha - dear sister
Delphi is sweet.

I guess I prefer a name that is obvious in pronunciation.
Best wishes for your baby.

BasicBetty Fri 21-Apr-17 13:01:25

Adeline (like Caroline) would be my choice.

Sophronia Fri 21-Apr-17 16:19:29

Definitely Adeline, to rhyme with Caroline. Lovely name.

BendydickCuminsnatch Fri 21-Apr-17 19:24:51

I much prefer how Adelyn sounds personally, although something about the way it looks makes me read it a-DEL-in, but not sure how else you could spell it. Maybe Addelyn. Adeline is a bit harsh for my ears, which is weird as Adelaide is my chosen name if this baby is a girl!

beachsands Fri 21-Apr-17 19:31:56

I love Adelyn. Was a name I thought of for DC1 but DC1 was a he!

JOMH1982 Fri 21-Apr-17 20:35:08

Thanks very much for your comments ladies! We've only got 2 and A half weeks left max so haven't got long to finalise! Xx

Catdogcat Fri 21-Apr-17 20:36:54

I know a baby Adalyn, gorgeous name.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 22-Apr-17 07:22:05

Adeline is lovely. Not so keen on Adelyn. It looks like a misspelling of the Welsh name Aderyn, to me.

wooster16 Sat 22-Apr-17 14:57:49

Adele? Great meaning and a strong feminine name.

thethoughtfox Sat 22-Apr-17 15:18:54

Adelyn spelling completely changes the pronunciation. It looks American in a Britney Jean Spears kind way. The original spelling and pronunciation are classic and lovely.

whattheactualfudge Sat 22-Apr-17 15:19:37


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