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Abigail or Elizabeth?

(35 Posts)
Aliensloveunderpants Mon 06-Oct-08 19:17:55

Can't decide! Really like Abby, not s sure on Abigail DH really likes it. Think I like Elizabeth - has many shortening options. What do you think?

pamelat Mon 06-Oct-08 19:20:28

I like both of these names. I probably prefer Elizabeth.

Lizzie is cute as a baby, Liz as an adult and Elizabeth when wanting to sound posh!

I was tempted to use Elizabeth for DD.

babyOcho Mon 06-Oct-08 19:22:17


LucyJones Mon 06-Oct-08 19:22:25

Because I like Lizzie, Beth but not Betty
Not keen on Abby or Abbie or Gail

tartetatin Mon 06-Oct-08 19:22:44

They are both classics - you can't go wrong with either.

CarGirl Mon 06-Oct-08 19:23:08

I have one of each! But Elizabeth has a different nickname to any mentioned so far as does Abigail..........

babyOcho Mon 06-Oct-08 19:23:51

Beth is nice.

nowwearefour Mon 06-Oct-08 19:24:06

Definitely Abigail for me

Anna8888 Mon 06-Oct-08 19:25:41

I much prefer Elizabeth to Abigail.

SquiffyHock Mon 06-Oct-08 19:26:13

Both lovely but I would go for Elizabeth - call her Lizzie and buy her a lovely copy of Pride and Prejudice!!

DeJaVous Mon 06-Oct-08 19:27:09


ohdearwhatamess Mon 06-Oct-08 19:32:40

Elizabeth (shortened to Libby)

barnsleybelle Mon 06-Oct-08 19:43:49

Both lovely names, but slightly prefer abigail.

slackrunner Mon 06-Oct-08 19:48:08


JellycatShopkeeper Mon 06-Oct-08 19:49:24

Can't stand Elizabeth.

Abigail much nicer.

chequers Mon 06-Oct-08 19:49:33

I like Libby.

CarGirl Mon 06-Oct-08 19:54:56

Buffy is the best nickname, tis Royal.

Plonker Mon 06-Oct-08 23:39:30

Elizabeth. Beautiful name.

Really dislike Abigail, but it must be the 'gail' bit that i dislike because i think 'Abbie' is a lovely name.

ScareyBitchFeast Mon 06-Oct-08 23:42:12

prefer elizabeth

Aliensloveunderpants Tue 07-Oct-08 06:04:36

I think that's the problem with Abigail for me - the Gail bit. Am in an Elizabeth mood today but you know what it's like when you're pregnant yours mood change with the hour - or at least they do for me grin

Thanks for all your comments

conkertree Tue 07-Oct-08 20:43:44

you've maybe had enough comments but i am a fan of elizabeth (perhaps because of my rl name) and have been quite happy as a Libby since I was about 7 - thought about using Elizabeth as I got older (and strangely I did in the hospital when having ds), but Libby seemed to just suit me more - but that what i love about elizabeth - so many different shortened choices.

livvyliv Tue 07-Oct-08 21:28:54

I know a girl who was called Lilybet

Waswondering Tue 07-Oct-08 21:31:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

clairebear88 Thu 09-Oct-08 10:53:00


I am in the same boat as really love Abbie/Abby but dont really like Abigail.
I also really love Libby but not really Elizabeth.
It is nice to put the full proper name on the birth cert but you dont have to use it.

Piccalilli2 Thu 09-Oct-08 10:56:17

love them both, my dd is abigail elizabeth, would have called dd2 elizabeth if we hadn't already used it.

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