Baby Names

Adelaide or Genevieve

My husband is really in love with the name Adelaide. I used to love it equally, but now I'm having doubts because of the number of little girls with the nn Addie. DH insists that we can call her Adelaide and correct anyone who uses Addie, but I feel like that's a losing battle. 

I am in love with Genevieve. DH likes this name as well, but not as much as Adelaide.

Which do you prefer? Bonus points if you can think of a MN to go with your pick other than Grace, etc. Our last name is 2 syllables and rhymes with "wisely".  

Pregnancy Ticker

Re: Adelaide or Genevieve

  • Oh man I love both of those names, but I think I like Genevieve better. Adeline is lovely too.

    For MNs, maybe Genevieve Anne or Adelaide Rose?

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    Dating 4/24/2002 - Married 8/10/2008
    TTC May 2013. BFP 6/14/13, EDD 2/13/14. MMC 7/19/13 (10w1d)
    TTC October 2013. BFP 1/13/14, Baby Z born 9/29/14
    ;imageimage image image
    tumblr | recipes | pinterest | The Sept14 Keep Toss Add masterlist
  • I think you can overcome the Addie nickname, especially if your child is on board.  I know plenty of kids who will say "No, my name is Thomas, not Tom."

    But, I love Genevieve.  I'd use that with the nickname Eve in a heartbeat over Adelaide.

    ~ fifteen cycles ~ march 2014: chemical pregnancy ~
    ~ november 2014: diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease, began levothyroxine synthroid (it matters) ~
     image   image    image

    "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." - Thomas Edison


  • I much prefer Genevieve.

    Genevieve Colette

    Genevieve Elise

    Genevieve Estelle

    BFP 1/8/10, MC 1/15/10 | BFP 3/20/10, MC 6/24/10 | BFP 12/13/10...EDD 8/22/11...DD born 6/7/11 @ 29 weeks 1 day Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • I like Genevieve much better. Depending on your style there are a lot of MN options out there. What about Ann/e, Marie, Rose, Louise, Claire...?

    imageimage



  • I'm with you on this one.  I LOVE Genevieve.  Adelaide is nice but with the Adeline/Addison/Addlayn craze its lost its luster for me. 

    Not that its the best flow, but what about Adelaide in the MN spot?

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

  • Adalaide.  I love it.

    Adelaide Faye

    Adelaide Wren

    Adelaide Rose

    Adelaide Gail

    Adelaide Kate

    Adeliade Corrine

    Adeliade Simone

    Adelaide Colleen

     

    BFP 1- EDD 2/09/11 Missed MC DX @11 weeks D&C- 7/25/10 BFP 2- EDD 12/22/11 Natural MC @ 5w 2d BFP 3- EDD 1/25/12 DD Josephine born 1/16/12

    image

     

  • I love both, but my vote goes towards Adelaide because one of my favorite teachers ever was named Adelaide. 
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

  • Love Adelaide!! We'll never be able to use it though because a very close cousin of mine just named her daughter Adalyn and they are to similar IMO.

    I think Adelaide Claire would be lovely.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic Anniversary Lilypie First Birthday tickers
  • Genevieve gets my vote.

    Mn options
    Catherine
    Nicole
    Louise
  • I prefer Genevieve over Adelaide.  But I think you can totally correct the NN with Adelaide.  If you both love it, you should go for it!

    imageimageimage

    Trying to get knocked up since June 2012 ~ Dx: PCOS

    BFP 7.24.13 ~ EDD 4.2.14 ~ m/c  9.16.13 @ 11w4d

    BFP 5.4.14 ~ EDD 1.12.15 ~ stick little bean!

    TTGP 2013 Best Blog ~ Fruit ~ My BFP Chart 

  • Genevieve for sure!  I've always loved that name.  Plus, I'm just over all the 'Addy' names. 


    March '15 December Siggy Challenge: Favorite Holiday Movie Gif

    image

    image  image
    image

                     Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
          Team Pink Again! 
  • I am for Genevieve - it's gorgeous!!

     Genevieve Sloan

    Genevieve Brynn

    Genevieve Camille

    Genevieve Elise

  • Genevieve. I'm not great with MNs. 
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    The Captain


    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    TTC #2 since Oct 2011
    Ectopic DX in Feb 14 / treated with MTX
    Ectopic May 14 - Ruptured left tube
    Sept 14 repeat HSG = New DX/ Both Tubes Blocked

               image          
    Cheers to my potatoes.
    "God squeezes you tight, but never strangles you"  
    "Maybe if a probe can land on a puff of gas, I can get pregnant from a day 3 transfer"  Keeping hope alive since the begining of time

    Nov 14- Worst IVF cycle so far with ICSI / AH / Intralipids- Transferred 3 fighters on day 3 
    = NOPE.
  • Adelaide, not a huge fan of Genevieve.
  • I really like them both but of the two, I'd pick Genevieve for the reason you listed. I love Adelaide, but I'm afraid it's going to be lumped with the Addison/Adelyn Addie trend.

    Genevieve Eliza

    Genevieve Christine

    Genevieve Colleen

                                       
    image     

         


    imageAlternaTickers - Cool, free Web tickers

  • Genevieve is beautiful! I don't get Adelaide. It's not bad, but it makes me think of Gatorade.
    TTC since June, 2011 with anovulatory PCOS, 1 blocked tube, and mild MFI
    3rd cycles clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
    4th cycles letrozole/Ovidrel + IUI = BFN
    IVF #1 = BFP! Twins due 2/5/2014
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • I like the name Adelaide, but I agree that it would get lost in a sea of Addies.

    I would choose Genevieve.

     

    Genevieve Charlotte

    Genevieve Claire

    Genevieve Elise 

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • I wouldn't drop Adelaide just because of the Addie trend.  There are lots of other nn options (Adele, Lady, Heidi, Dela, Ada), or she could go without one.

    I think the nn Eve is going to be just as popular as people try to get away from Ella/Ellie/etc.  Most Genevieves I have known go by Ginny or no nn.  I like Nev/Neve or Veva.

    Adelaide Eloise, Ingrid, Vienna,

    Genevieve Michelle, Arden, Marie

  • I am somewhat biased because my DD is Adelaide - we do call Addy sometimes but that doesn't bother me 

     I do love Genevieve though and wish DH would get on board for next baby if its a girl - I like the name Evie as a NN 

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • I LOVE Adelaide! That's on my name list already because its a city in Australia...hubby and I are BIG travelers. But I haven't heard Genevieve in a while. Love it too. Might even add it to my list.

    Maybe use a family name as the middle. Make it mean something.
  • ObLaDiObLaDi
    2500 Comments Sixth Anniversary 100 Love Its First Answer
    member
    image Joy2611:

    I think you can overcome the Addie nickname, especially if your child is on board.  I know plenty of kids who will say "No, my name is Thomas, not Tom."

    But, I love Genevieve.  I'd use that with the nickname Eve in a heartbeat over Adelaide.

    I agree with all of this. 

    image
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • My grandma is Genevieve and she goes by Gen, pronounced Jen.  I think it is a beautiful name. 
    Baby Birthday Ticker TickerBaby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • I like the feel of Genevieve better. Adelaide sounds too southern for my taste. I like Genevieve Mae 
    PitaPata Dog tickers Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

    BFP #2 11/6/13 - EDD 7/14/14 - blighted ovum discovered @ 7w - natural m/c @ 10w3d

    BFP #3 5/25/14 - EDD 2/1/15 - Hoping this is our 2nd little owl Lilypie Maternity tickers

    A/S findings: Baby is a girl! EIF found on heart :( but maternit21 came back neg for chromosome disorders!!


  • MrsCFBMrsCFB
    Eighth Anniversary 250 Answers 1000 Comments Combo Breaker
    member

    I strongly dislike Adelaide, so Genevieve gets my vote.

    Genevieve Rose.

  • I would go with Adelaide.

    image

    BFP 05.07.13 CP 05.11.13

    BabyFruit Ticker

     
  • LC122LC122
    1000 Comments 500 Love Its Name Dropper First Anniversary
    member
    My H loves Adelaide, but I have the same issue with nn Addie.
    I prefer Genevieve, but my sister's name is Jenna and I've seen Gena or other spelling variations of the same sounding name and couldn't deal with that. Plus, MIL is Eva and I couldn't risk Eve as a nn either. So, it doesn't work for me even though I otherwise like it.
    Another option for nn's and mn's is to pick a name with an initial that works with the first initial. Like, I know someone with different names but their initials are GG, so she goes by GG or Gigi. So, if you did Genevieve Gail, you could use GG as nn. I'm too tired to think of what other letters that would work with, but good luck!
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards