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Thread: Adi and Hattie...too similar?
August 19th, 2013 04:22 AM #6Senior Member
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I'm assuming that you pronounce Adi as Addy/Addie...Adi is a Hebrew standalone name pronounced ah-DEE.
They're cousins, not siblings, so I think it's fine. Adalie and Hattie are very different in style, so the proximity is very slight. I would, however, suggest Hattie as a nickname for a longer name, as Hattie feels insufficient.Amedeo Enjolras Aristotle Leonardo Archer Olivier Mischa Liam Caspian Benedict Theodore FitzwilliamRosalie Evangeline Mirabelle Ophelia Alice Elisabeth Stella Titania Artemis Cicely Margarethe Thalia Astrid
August 19th, 2013 05:59 AM #8
It's fine. The only shared syllable they have is the 'e' sound at the end. Other than that they're completely different.~Boys~
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August 19th, 2013 07:51 AM #10Expecting Our First.....
DH doesn't want to discuss names until
we know if it's a boy or girl. GRRRRR ARGH!
August 19th, 2013 08:35 AM #12
Before I read your post, I was going to say that yes, they are too close. However, since they're cousins, I think it's fine.Current favorites:
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August 19th, 2013 10:35 AM #14Senior Member
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Hmmm, I think it's OK as long as both girls have a longer name you can use if they're playing dumb--I knew sibs called Kayla and Kaleb, and they'd always pretend Mom was yelling for the other kid.
But an Adalie and a Harriet means that, while they can be called Adi and Hattie most of the time, there's a full name to fall back on to distinguish between them.
And Miss Adalie might decide that she'd rather be nicknamed Ada or Lee or something else entirely, like Lightning the Magnificent. (I was a nanny for a few years. These things happen.)
Sounds like you've got a few years, and anything can happen. I wouldn't toss your cherished Hattie just yet.