Due in two weeks! Which name do you prefer?

I’m due with our first in two weeks and we are stuck on names and I’m feeling slightly panicked. We’re Team Green but this is what we’ve narrowed it down to on the girl side:

  • Savannah, nn Savvy or Sav
  • Hadley, nn Haddie
  • Sadie

Points of consideration:

  • Our last name starts with an S and we don’t mind the alliteration/think it’s kinda cute.
  • We have one couple friend (who we’re not incredibly close with) that named their daughter Sadie six months ago, so it feels slightly “taken” to me
  • What we’re looking for in a name: classic, somewhat unique but not too try-hard, and good nickname potential
  • My girl name frontrunner was Hadley for a while but I’ve recently come around on Savannah
  • My husband’s frontrunner is Savannah and I really like it but I have two fears: is it too Southern? Also, it seemed to have peaked in US popularity in the mid-90s…are we going to be like those parents who named their daughter “Peggy” or “Carol” in the mid-80s (when those names peaked in the 60s)?

Can you tell this decision is making me neurotic?! :slight_smile:

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I think Hadley is adorable

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Wonderful choices!! Here is my two cents:

Savannah : We were in the NICU with a family who named their daughter Savannah (nicknamed Vanna) I love the nickname Savvy … too cute! I still think it’s a refreshing choice ! I also like it’s a nod to the south . I wouldn’t think of this as a problem unless you are pairing it with the middle name Georgia

Hadley: I feel like Hadley is trendy and popular but super cute. I love the nickname Haddie, which lends it a more vintage flair

Sadie: I love Sadie. It feels like it has roots and history. I know several with varying ages and I still don’t get sick of hearing it. It seems to age well.

No matter what you can’t go wrong and I feel like these are strong top contenders.

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SADIE!!! (sorry just love it)

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My vote off the bat is Hadley but I do feel the middle name choice could make all the difference.

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I love Savannah!! Especially nickname Vanna

Hadley Savannah would also be a lovely choice

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These aren’t really my style, but the nn Haddie is so cute that I think I have to go with Hadley. Sadie is a close second.

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My favorite name is Savannah, but Hadley seems to be “the one”. All the names fit into the southern theme, but I don’t think they are “too southern”. Despite the fact that Savannah reached its highest popularity a few years ago, I don’t find it dated. I can still picture a baby or little girl named Savannah in 2020. On the other side, Hadley answers your request to find an uncommon name with a good nickname potential without trying to hard.
Perhaps, Savannah Hadley or Hadley Savannah?

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My favourite is Sadie! I like Savannah too, but not a fan of Hadley.

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I like Savannah a lot - funky and cute.

Savannah Hadley nn Sadie?

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I like all of them, but my favourite has got to be Hadley.

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I adore the name Sadie, but I’m actually casting my vote for Hadley. It’s lovely and full of hidden history, while sounding quite modern. A great choice!

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Sadie! All the best!

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I really like Hadley, even though -ley names are not normally my style. There’s just something so feisty and sleek about Hadley (I think it’s the influence of Hadley Freeman getting to me).

Savannah and Sadie are both pretty choices too, though. +1 for this suggestion :point_down:

Good luck! :four_leaf_clover:

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Hadley nn Haddie is so cute! I like Sadie too but I can understand not wanting to use it as it feels taken. Savannah does sound very southern and a little dated to me, but that’s probably because the only people I’ve known with that name have been very southern and would all be in their 20’s now.
Good luck!

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I’d definitely choose Savannah over Hadley. Not only does it give her more nickname options, it also sounds like a first name, and it isn’t as ‘trendeigh’ as Hadley.

I don’t think it’s too Southern at all. There are girls in South Africa and Australia named Savannah.

Sadie isn’t so bad, either, but it doesn’t give her as many options as Savannah would (maybe Sav or Savvy would suit her when she’s younger, but she’ll want to be Anna when she grows up?)

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I like Sadie best, I find it more timeless and cute.

I wouldn’t worry about someone you know already using the name. My friend already had a son Lachlan before I called my son Lachlan. I felt bad about it but it seems to be okay :slight_smile:

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I’m in love with Hadley. I’ve loved it for awhile. It makes me think of the English countryside and Hadley Richardson. Savannah sounds southern to me, but it’s all about what you love for your baby. When I was stuck with my second girl, I picked out two names with middles and waited until I saw the baby, which sounds mad I know. I knew within a few minutes what was right for her, and I’m still happy with the choice (She’s 4 now). I’m due in August and think I’ll do it again, as I’m torn between two middle names. Sadie is cute, but it sounds like you’re not totally sold?

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Savannah. Without a doubt!

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Yes @rukiayuzu ! That’s exactly where I first heard the name Hadley—I love Ernest Hemingway :slight_smile:

To all the commenters:
Thank you all so much for your input. My husband and I are loving reading all of your thoughtful responses. (And please keep 'em coming! haha)

I think we’re going to narrow it down to Hadley or Savannah, and then once we meet the little bugger, we’ll hopefully just “know.” (If she turns out to be a girl!) I so appreciate your input!

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