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McDreamy Wed 22-Jul-09 17:35:25

Abigail? Abi? Abbie? Abby?

MrsMattie Wed 22-Jul-09 17:36:06

I'd go for Abi

HeadFairy Wed 22-Jul-09 17:36:11

I think it can be all of them but I would use Abi personally.

DebiNewberry Wed 22-Jul-09 17:36:35

Abi prob, but I think you can do it whichever way you chose, really?

BooBooChicken Wed 22-Jul-09 17:36:43

abbie personally but abi makes more sense

Sickofbloodyswineflu Wed 22-Jul-09 17:36:57

Abi.

I know someone who spells her full name Abigail but 'shortens' it to Abbey. hmm

lockets Wed 22-Jul-09 17:37:07

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MrsWeasley Wed 22-Jul-09 17:37:29

I know 2 Abigails and they use Abbie and Abby.

HTH

CarGirl Wed 22-Jul-09 17:38:48

if there full name is Abigail, then go for Abi if it's a name to be used in its own right then I'd pick Abbie.

McDreamy Wed 22-Jul-09 17:39:37

Hmmm ok, I use Abi but it occurred to me during a visit to Toysrus that most things that have children's names on (mugs pencils etc, my older 2 love all that crap blush) spell it Abbie and I wondered if I'd been spelling it wrong IYSWIM.

All totally superficial in the grand scheme of things I know grin

Sickofbloodyswineflu Wed 22-Jul-09 17:43:00

My name is Melanie, as a child I was forever disappointed that I couldnt get stickers/mugs/pencils with my name on sad

I wanted to be Melissa - loads of stickers with that one!!

maggievirgo Wed 22-Jul-09 17:45:12

I think Abbie looks prettier. Abi is more logical, but it looks incomplete.

Melanie is a lovely name. It's one everybody overlooks just because it's associated with another generation.

McDreamy Wed 22-Jul-09 17:46:45

That's what I was thinking SoBSF!!!!

notsoteenagemum Wed 22-Jul-09 17:51:22

Although Abi is more logical I think it looks like txt spk spelling so pefer Abby or Abbie

McDreamy Wed 22-Jul-09 17:52:31

I am thinking of using Abbie - agree it looks nicer and she is mostly called Abbie not Abigail.

CarGirl Wed 22-Jul-09 18:14:33

my Abigail gets Abigail/Abi & Bob (!) as a pretty even split!

magbags Wed 22-Jul-09 19:10:23

The Abigail I know uses Abbie.

piscesmoon Wed 22-Jul-09 19:25:10

I much prefer Abby.

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