[name]Just[/name] wondering which of the above names is your favourite and why? I like all 4, which come from the same root and all mean nobel. Such a lovely meaning But I can’t pick my fav version so was hoping your opinions might help!
[name]Adelaide[/name] - this is number 567 in the US and is the most popular in the US of the 4 names, however only 40 were born in the UK in 2008 placing it at no. 827. This one’s lovely but I always think of it as very “American” - maybe not as suited for a British child? Not sure why!
[name]Adele[/name] - the classic version, the most popular of the 4 in the UK. This has not been in the US top 1000 since 1969 but 112 were born in the UK in 2008 placing it at no 465. I’d definitely say this is the most “British” sounding version of the name but then, it’s so well used in [name]Britain[/name] that I know a few my age and it makes it sound boring to me.
[name]Adelia[/name] - the frillier version, sounds Spanish or Italian to me which I like, but I wonder if it’s too over the top? Rarer than the first two choices though, it hasn’t been in the US top 1000 since 1928 and no babies were given the name in the UK in 2008.
[name]Della[/name] - the most unisex and simple sounding version, has a certain charm. Hasn’t been in the US top 1000 names since 1977, only 8 babies were given the name in the UK in 2008.
So which is your favourite version and why?
Obviously there’s no point having all 4 versions on my long list so I’m trying to narrow it down to 1 or 2