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Abigail or Eleanor

(43 Posts)
Maggie2828 Tue 16-May-17 21:06:17

I'm a nn sort of person, so would get Abi or Nel.

I slightly prefer Eleanor to Abigail, but slightly prefer Abi to Nel! Have a doubled barrelled surname that sounds like Dalton-Pike.

villainousbroodmare Tue 16-May-17 21:12:36

Eleanor by a thousand miles. It's so regal. It reminds me of porcelain and ermine and crystal and castles. Abigail makes me think of toads.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 16-May-17 21:12:56


NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Tue 16-May-17 21:13:33


Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 16-May-17 21:14:13


Rockaby Tue 16-May-17 21:15:26


Headunderthecovers Tue 16-May-17 21:25:45

Eleanor. I prefer Nel to Abi as well. Abigail reminds me of the character in the Crucible.

StylishDuck Tue 16-May-17 21:31:56


ClosedAuraOpenMind Tue 16-May-17 21:47:44

eleanor.....definitely eleanor

Loopy9 Tue 16-May-17 21:52:36


purplecoathanger Tue 16-May-17 21:54:36

Eleanor, Elly or Ellie for short.

ninja Tue 16-May-17 21:55:08

headunderthecovers I was named after the character in the crucible!

I like my name though so I'd definitely vote for it smile

SuperBeagle Tue 16-May-17 22:06:42

Abigail nn Abby (don't like the spelling "Abi").

SuperBeagle Tue 16-May-17 22:07:42

Oh, and the Abigail in The Crucible is based on a real person: Abigail Williams.

floatingfrog Tue 16-May-17 22:13:05

Like Abby but not keen on Abigail. I like Eleanor but don't like any of the nns so I wouldn't shorten it at all.

Lemondrop99 Tue 16-May-17 22:15:56

Eleanor. Nell is cute

harderandharder2breathe Tue 16-May-17 22:20:15


photographyaddict Tue 16-May-17 22:31:34

I know an Abby but her name is spelled Abigayle which is quite nice 😊

Madeyemoodysmum Tue 16-May-17 22:54:25

Elenor. Classic love it

WeShouldOpenABar Tue 16-May-17 22:57:31

Both strong Bartlett names

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Tue 16-May-17 22:59:51

Abigail. I like Eleanor, but my best friend in primary school was an Eleanor and was tormented by being called Smelly Ellie by the class bullies, I know that is awful but Abigail is less likely to have disparaging rhymes.

Sophronia Tue 16-May-17 23:03:32


TeamsteinMummy Tue 16-May-17 23:06:34


mum2be2boys Tue 16-May-17 23:11:24


LadyHarvey Tue 16-May-17 23:13:10

Eleanor a thousand times!

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