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Penelope or Adelaide

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peppapig3 Fri 12-Jun-09 20:32:34

Which do you prefer and why?

mrswoolf Fri 12-Jun-09 20:40:51

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MaggieBee Fri 12-Jun-09 20:45:46

Penelope is far nicer. It's beautiful, unusual and not weird or unwise! it could be Polly, Poppy or Penny. I do like Penelope itself too.

Adelaide might be shortened to Addie, which seems a bit trendy, like a version of Maddy/Madison. Laide means ugly in French. I don't hate the name though.

womma Fri 12-Jun-09 21:23:41

Penelope is very nice.
Adelaide has great sentimental value to me because I was born there, but it's a bit of a big lunky name.

Mung Fri 12-Jun-09 21:30:36

Penelope is very pretty and as others have said, so are the shortened versions.

I can normally warm to a name, but I am struggling with Adelaide and I dont know why. It doesn't shock me all that much, but it seems awkward for some reason.

Thunderduck Fri 12-Jun-09 21:34:33

I hate Adelaide, I think Adele is much nicer than that, but I do love Penelope.

peppapig3 Sat 13-Jun-09 09:38:18

Thx for the nn suggestions Maggie. I like the nn Nell/ Nellie but also like the ones you gave too.

dizzydixies Sat 13-Jun-09 10:33:38

Penelope with nn Nell

peppapig3 Sat 13-Jun-09 19:30:12

Thx all- quite a clear MN preference then!

sleepyhead3 Sun 14-Jun-09 12:57:17

I'm actually going to buck the trend as I like both names a lot!

mumoz Tue 16-Jun-09 01:50:56

I love them both too. Gorgeous for a little girls or an adult. Very elegant and timeless. If I had to choose I'd go with Adelaide but that would be a hard decision as they really are both lovely.

boodleboot Tue 16-Jun-09 10:31:02

i HATE the name Penelope. never known a nice one yet.

I really don't like Adelaide either - sorry - it makes me think of Posh Spice for some reason, prob as its a name place/name like the goddawful Brooklyn.

peppapig3 Tue 16-Jun-09 11:48:11

boddle, I agree Brooklyn is dreadful but Adelaide is different as it was a name originally and then a place name- like Victoria (Australia)

boodleboot Tue 16-Jun-09 11:58:37

well i def prefer it out of the two, so if it between penny-lope {bleurgh} and Adelaide then Adelaide wins hands down.....smile

BabyBaby123 Tue 16-Jun-09 12:00:52

neither, sorry

posieparker Tue 16-Jun-09 12:07:25

Oh no, neither. Penelope like the pig girl, ... Keith or my Aunt....no, no, no!

peppapig3 Tue 16-Jun-09 19:15:01

Cheers! Any more Ops?

SlartyBartFast Tue 16-Jun-09 19:19:15

much prefer penelope,
or penny
not keen on adelaide,
do you know others with this name?

peppapig3 Tue 16-Jun-09 20:00:53

Actually, I don't know anyone called Adelaide slarty. I just really like it but I can see that it reminds a lot of people of the place. Still, wouldn't be surprised if it becomes more popular as a lot of 'old fashioned' sounding names are at the moment!

alurkerspeaks Mon 22-Jun-09 17:14:50

My great aunt was Adelaide.

I think it's a great name. Unusual though & I'm sure people will comment.

Evokes the time when she was born and people were emigrating to Australia and their families in the Uk were probably getting letters about all these new and exciting places.

HecatesTwopenceworth Mon 22-Jun-09 17:28:14

Penelope. I think it's pretty - and not overused. (my sister would disagree, it's her middle name and she HATES it! grin )

Isn't Adelaide in Australia? Not keen on it. (erm, not because it's in Australia grin)

shivermetimbers Mon 22-Jun-09 17:34:03

Not Penelope,awful. Pig, Pitstop etc.

HecatesTwopenceworth Mon 22-Jun-09 17:35:27

shut up shiver, it's nice! grin

pointydog Mon 22-Jun-09 17:41:30

Penelope because Adelaide is a place to me.

shivermetimbers Mon 22-Jun-09 17:51:39

Its nice to you because you haven't got it.

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