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Ansel or Adler?

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cannotdoitagain Wed 12-Jun-19 21:42:00

My baby boy is actually already here and three days old and I still haven't decided on which to go with as I simply love them both. 😭

I can't even say I have a tiny preference towards one of them over the other. Help me out, please?

Miljah Wed 12-Jun-19 21:56:57

Are you German?

Miljah Wed 12-Jun-19 21:57:34

They are both very Teutonic names.

MamaOfBothTeams Wed 12-Jun-19 22:00:17

I prefer Ansel

Congratulations on your baby thanks

WittyFool Wed 12-Jun-19 22:03:15


AuntieStella Wed 12-Jun-19 22:05:51

Of the two, I prefer Ansel

CatherineOfAragonsPrayerBook Wed 12-Jun-19 22:09:26


newtothenet Wed 12-Jun-19 22:09:51

I live Ansel! After Ansel Adams.

FamilyOfAliens Wed 12-Jun-19 22:10:25

They’re surnames, aren’t they?

Reallybadidea Wed 12-Jun-19 22:11:40

What about Anselm?

TheVanguardSix Wed 12-Jun-19 22:14:05

Ansel is a brilliant name!
Ansel Adams! Greatest photographer ever.

Adler means eagle in German and is very much a surname. It’s way too strong and a bit 1933. Ya get me tho. wink

Ansel is gorgeous and I’d have named another son Ansel. But that won’t be happening. We’re not having any more kids.

Deafdonkey Wed 12-Jun-19 22:14:46

Anselm is better Ansel bit too close to Anusel. Adler is The Woman

lemurllama Wed 12-Jun-19 22:20:41

Ansel looks like Hansel (from the story Hansel and Gretel) but with a missing 'H' to me! I prefer Anselm.

DasMumBoot Wed 12-Jun-19 23:53:53

Congratulations. Ansel is my favourite.

FartnissEverbeans Thu 13-Jun-19 03:47:01

@FamilyOfAliens No, they’re not.

tomatosalt Thu 13-Jun-19 04:23:58

Ansel reminds me of the Ansell condom brand and Adler sounds too much like ‘addled’ to me.

Watersnail Thu 13-Jun-19 04:59:46


StoppinBy Thu 13-Jun-19 05:23:29

I have to admit that as soon as I saw the name I thought of the condom brand sorry.

tiramisu1 Thu 13-Jun-19 06:40:50

Ansel is a great name! Strong classic and memorable.

It has nothing to do with Hänsel which is a diminutive of Hans.

Adler is very unusual and is an eagle in German.

FamilyOfAliens Thu 13-Jun-19 06:57:53


Oh ok, they sound like surnames to me, but it seems from this thread that they are used as forenames in Germany.

fairybeagle Thu 13-Jun-19 07:03:39

I'm going against the grain and saying Adler. Much prefer it

Lavenderblues Thu 13-Jun-19 07:44:55

Adler is definitely NOT a first name in Germany. It means eagle. It's more likely a surname but not a common one.

MikeUniformMike Thu 13-Jun-19 08:25:59

I prefer Adler but I don't really like either of them.

EssentialHummus Thu 13-Jun-19 08:28:50

Ansel. Congratulations flowers. I’ve only seen Adler as a surname.

SundayMorningSun Thu 13-Jun-19 08:32:57


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