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Adelaide

(45 Posts)
17caterpillars1mouse Thu 22-Feb-18 22:26:32

What are your thoughts on Adelaide for a girl. I have no personal associations with the place I just like the name, it has an old-fashioned feel to it for me

Lilymossflower Thu 22-Feb-18 22:39:34

Nice <3

Sophronia Thu 22-Feb-18 22:41:52

It was my great grandmother’s name. I really like it.

BackforGood Thu 22-Feb-18 22:46:22

It's not for me.
I'm not a fan of people being named after places.... don't like Paris, India etc as people's names.

user1459464195 Thu 22-Feb-18 22:47:35

Gorgeous! Just a word of warning though, it's a fairly top choice at the bookies for Will and Kate's baby #3. In case that bothers you...

Judashascomeintosomemoney Thu 22-Feb-18 22:52:24

Guys and Dolls sprang to mind, but I love that so yes, nice. smile

Mumsnut Thu 22-Feb-18 23:18:55

BackforGood - Adelaide the place was named after Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV.

Bellabluea Thu 22-Feb-18 23:21:31

It’s my favourite name in the world!
Dh, however, would not budge.

NoNoCharlieRascal Thu 22-Feb-18 23:25:19

Makes me think of the Heidi books. I adored them growing up.

Love it

MajesticWhine Thu 22-Feb-18 23:25:52

I don’t like it. I’m not crazy for place names as names. It’s not the worst though. Wasn’t there an Aunt Adelaide in nanny McPhee? Makes me think of that.

17caterpillars1mouse Fri 23-Feb-18 14:37:54

Oh I didnt realise it was a popular contender for royal baby #3

doesthislookoddtoyou Fri 23-Feb-18 14:39:43

I'm not a fan of people being named after places.... don't like Paris, India etc as people's names

Wrong way around. The place is named for a person, not vice versa. It's a very old female name, many many times older than Australia.

FrancisCrawford Fri 23-Feb-18 16:18:49

Love it

Also like be Adeleine

OutyMcOutface Fri 23-Feb-18 16:21:00

It's a nice name. The place itself is ok-haveyou been there? It's nicer than the majority of British cities but pretty dull.

DullAndOld Fri 23-Feb-18 16:23:15

it's a fine name but I can only say it in a broad Aussie accent...

MikeUniformMike Fri 23-Feb-18 16:36:28

I don't love it. Adeline is awful though.

AthenaAshton Fri 23-Feb-18 16:40:07

Was going to say yes in spades until the comment about it being a Royal Baby possibility (not that I have anything against royal babies, but it might make it over-popular...) It sounds lovely in French. I hadn't thought about Australia, but my Geography is crapulous.

Fruitcocktail6 Fri 23-Feb-18 16:43:22

As others said, the place is named after a person, not the other way around.

NiceViper Fri 23-Feb-18 16:43:45

Paris was Prince of Troy a couple, of thousand years before the city was founded.

I think it's a shame that when places (or cars, come to that) are named after people, the origin gets a bit lost.

LonginesPrime Fri 23-Feb-18 16:57:00

Reminds me of Guys and Dolls too.

And now I have the Adelaide song stuck in my head..

Sarahh2014 Fri 23-Feb-18 16:58:30

Love it, was my fave if ds had been girl

Standardpubquizname Fri 23-Feb-18 17:51:49

Its a lovely name, the name came before the place so not the same as calling a child, London, Brooklyn etc

I didn't know that it was a contender for Royal Baby 3 but don't think they'll go for it, doesn't quite go with George and Charlotte somehow.

midsomermurderess Fri 23-Feb-18 18:20:04

The place was named for a person. I rather like it, the name, that is.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 23-Feb-18 18:27:39

Love it ! 😄

HJ40 Fri 23-Feb-18 18:31:04

I really like it and it's on my list, but I worry people will think it's because of the place, because they don't know any differently. Ho hum, I'll keep pondering. Good luck OP!

FWIW, I also don't see it going with George & Charlotte, but I guess it does have the right pedigree.

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