Post # 1
My husband is pretty adamant about naming our daughter Abby. Not Abigail – JUST Abby. Any name I suggest my husband is just not having it. We had agreed that I would name our boy and he our daughter.
Im worried she will not get taken serious as an adult. What do you all think?
Middle name possibilities are:
Post # 3
I love Abby Rose. I definitely think it won’t affect her career wise in the future
Post # 4
I say name her Abby! My official name is “Katherine,” but I’ve gone by Katie my entire life. It was always annoying in school to have to tell teachers “Actually, I go by Katie!” When I was little my parents used to say “it’s nice because if you ever become a doctor or a lawyer or something you can use “Katherine” professionally,” but guess what – I am a lawyer, and I still go by Katie!
I often consider having it legally changed to Katie, but it’s just not worth the hassle.
Post # 5
My husband’s name is Rickey. Not Richard, or Rick, but on his birth certificate, it says Rickey. He goes by Rick, but people do make fun of him when they hear his real name. He says that if he had his way, he would rather all of his legal documentation say not have Rickey on it.
I LOVE the name Abby, but for me personally, I would keep trying to find a name your husband likes that Abby could be a nickname for.
Post # 6
My vote is for Abigail. I worry about a lot of the kids now who have cutesy sounding names. My friend had a “test”…she would imgaine her kid as a judge one day. “The Honorable (first) (middle) (last)” And if it fits, it is a quality name!
Post # 7
I know several people with the name “Abby” nothing more. I have strong feelings about naming your child what you want to call them. It drives me crazy when people are like, We’re going to name her X, but call her X” If you want to call her that, then name her that in the first place. Saves a bunch of issues at school!
Post # 8
@Vegas Pug:agreed! My name is a common nickname for a ridiculously popular name, and I don’t mind it. I actually prefer my name to the more popular one, because it make me stand out
Post # 9
Abernathy is a possibility (I think I heard that name in “Deathproof,” lol). You could still call her “Abby,” but it’s an alternative to “Abigail.”
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2012 - Historic Cedarwood
I would go for it and name her Abby! I have a friend whose legal name is Katie, and she has never had any issues or not been taken seriously because of it. I could see how you would be risking it if it was something super cutesy, but I don’t think Abby crosses that line at all. I definitely like Abby Rose for a middle name 🙂
Post # 11
I really love Abby Rose! it reminds me of an English Garden or something. I kind of understand everybody’s point here, I’m kind of undecided as what to think about it. I think that naming her Abigail sort of gives her the choice of wanting to be called Abby professionaly. Nicknames are so common that people kind of expect kids to have nicknames.
Hey, Ally Mcbeal was a lawyer and it didn’t sound wrong 😉
Post # 12
My mom’s name is Peggy, not Margaret. My grandmother said she didn’t want people to call her Maggie, or Marge, she wanted Peggy, so that’s the name she picked. I don’t see anything wrong with a little girl, teenager, or Supreme Court Judge named Abby. I like it!
Post # 13
My parents named me Katie, not short for anything. Its never caused me problems and I’m a elementary school teacher. I think Abby is just fine!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I love the name Abby Rose – I think that it’s fine – I know several grown women who continue to go by Abby, and it’s not weird (it’s more weird when they have to use Abigail for something, and that’s even a name that they really identify with!).
Post # 15
My full name is Abbey. People sometimes ask if it’s short for Abigail but I correct them. I love it and haven’t experienced problems with people not taking me seriously because of my name. They have plenty of other reasons to not take me seriously. haha
Post # 16
Everyone makes valid points!!
Im glad theres an ABBEY out there then!