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August 5th, 2013 05:07 PM #1Member
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Can Adair be a nickname for Arabella?
I have an Arabella & LOVE her name. However now that she is walking & running I am constantly yelling ehr name which is quite long. Up to now, everyone (us, friends, family) have used her full name. but I think it is time to go with a nickname. I dislike Belle/Bella. Ara (Air-ah) is a natural nickname, but I recently saw the name Adair and wondered if we could pull that off as a nickname. Do you like it more or less than Ara? Is it too much of a stretch for a nn?
August 5th, 2013 05:14 PM #3
I first assumed it was prn ah-ruh-bell-uh but if you say air-uh-bell-uh then I think it makes even more sense. I think it's important even if you don't plan to call her by a nickname to have one in place so people don't give her one you don't like. I say sure, even though I think you'll have to explain it at first.
I'm planning on calling a Marguerite "Maple" or maybe even another non-M name and I know most people will be confused as it's not a nickname commonly used for that name. But that's the great thing, it doesn't have to be! If she likes Adair, then try it out and eventually people will get used to it.
Last edited by tct1219; August 5th, 2013 at 05:17 PM.Mom to 2 girls ♥ Bayard McConnell "Bay" & Marguerite Davis "Maple"
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August 5th, 2013 05:42 PM #9Senior Member
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