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HiDiddleDeeDee Wed 27-Nov-19 21:03:18

Love baby names part of the site but never needed to post until now! We love Adelaide for baby arriving soon but just not sure on what it would be shortened to?

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Insomniacscientist Wed 27-Nov-19 21:10:49

really not a fan of the name, I can only think of a city in Australia when I hear it. For me it would be like the British equivalent of calling your child Aberdeen
On a more helpful note a quick google search brings up a good selection of nicknames and also alternatives related directly the the origins of the name

Totopoly Wed 27-Nov-19 21:12:34

Not sure what the nicknames would be (Addy, probably), but I love the name Adelaide.

ceebeejeebies Wed 27-Nov-19 21:12:35

The adelaide I know is called addie for short

MikeUniformMike Wed 27-Nov-19 21:14:58

Jolie Laide

ChaosisntapitChaosisaladder19 Wed 27-Nov-19 21:15:15

Addie or Adele.

Thetimetravelerswife Wed 27-Nov-19 21:27:24

Addy, Ada, didi, lay lay, Adele, Adela, Elle, Ella, Lida

FarmerFrump Wed 27-Nov-19 21:38:41

I know an Adelaide - we've always called her Laidy. (She's in her forties).

NoHummus Wed 27-Nov-19 21:40:45

I love Heidi as a nickname for Adelaide. The original German version of the name is Adelheid (I think, German speakers feel free to correct me!) hence Heidi as a nickname, but it's a bit of a stretch I admit! Or Della is cute.

HiDiddleDeeDee Wed 27-Nov-19 22:40:25

Thanks for the replies. I like Della and as options.

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HiDiddleDeeDee Wed 27-Nov-19 22:40:58

And Laidy. Not sure what happened there!

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Astronica Thu 28-Nov-19 00:42:27

Adelaide is lovely! I've seen Daisy suggested as a nickname on other sites. I really like this.

midsomermurderess Thu 28-Nov-19 01:44:32

The city was named for a person, Insomniac, Adelaide, the consort of William IV.

Omashu Thu 28-Nov-19 10:40:23

I don’t think Della is a very natural nickname... unless she’s called it all the time it will probably end up being Addy by her friends.

VenusClapTrap Thu 28-Nov-19 15:08:33

Adelaide is such a pretty name, I wouldn’t shorten it.

bridgetreilly Fri 29-Nov-19 09:31:20

Lady Adelaidy!

But also, it's fine not to decide that in advance. Really. Just wait until she's here and you're talking to her and nicknames come naturally.

bridgetreilly Fri 29-Nov-19 09:32:44

really not a fan of the name, I can only think of a city in Australia when I hear it. For me it would be like the British equivalent of calling your child Aberdeen

It's not, though. It's the British equivalent of calling your child Adelaide. Because it's a person's name, and was long before they named a city after her.

Footiefan2019 Fri 29-Nov-19 15:38:20

There’s an actress I follow on Instagram names Adelaide (she’s Australian also) and she seems to go by Addie.

Practicalmagico Fri 29-Nov-19 15:48:53

I like Adelaide. Don’t shorten such a lovely name!

CharitySchmarity Tue 03-Dec-19 22:24:22

I like Adelaide a lot, and I personally wouldn't shorten it, but I don't think Addie is awful by any means.

AlphaJura Tue 03-Dec-19 22:27:48

I used to work with a woman who's dd was called Adelaide, she used to call her Addy. I've always quite liked the name but that's the only Adelaide I've ever heard of in real life.

MrsSchadenfreude Tue 03-Dec-19 22:33:42

My aunt was Adelheid and was Aydel for short.

5LeafClover Wed 04-Dec-19 02:04:55

Della, Delli, Dee, Addie, Adzie or Adz

SleighOfSparkliness Wed 04-Dec-19 02:16:42

HEIDI! In the book her proper name is Adelheid, which is just a variation of Adelaide.

Footiefan2019 Wed 04-Dec-19 15:33:19

Heidi is a totally different name to be fair though isn’t it ? Just go with Heidi if you like it, but bit random to shorten Adelaide to it

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