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  1. #6
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    too me its WAY to far of a stretch... Adair is a completely different name and not a lot of the same sounds...
    on the search for the perfect girls name!

  2. #8
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    If you want to call her Adair, cool. Just don't call it a nickname for Arabella.

  3. #10
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    Way too much of a stretch. I mean, you could really use any nn for any name, but that doesn't mean it naturally stems from the name. My little sister is Natalie, and I call her Lulu sometimes. Is Lulu a natural nn for Natalie? No, of course not. (Natalie -> Tallie -> Tallulah -> Lulu, so it sort of makes sense, but it's still a huge stretch and it's just a cute nn I like--nobody really expects it to be a logical nn for her actual name) And Adair for Arabella makes about as much sense as Lulu for Natalie, imo. I think Ara or Ari makes much more sense, if you want to avoid Belle/Bella, and you want a nn that naturally flows from her legal name.
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  4. #12
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    As awesome as Adair is, it really doesn't make a good nn for Arabella.

  5. #14
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    If you like it then go for it! I love the name Adair (though kinda prefer it on boys), and think it makes a wonderful NN for Arabella. Even if it is a bit of a stretch. Or you could try Alair, which isn't as unrelated and is just as beautiful : )
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