I love the name Gail
, actually - it seems dated in the way Betty
seem dated, retro 40's - and Abigail
sounds lovely to me, with a Puritan feel. I think it might stem from six-year-old me having complete hero worship for a woman named Avigail
who lived down the road. Abby
, on the other hand, I have no idea why it's popular.
Completely agree about Mia
(which I think is beautiful). Andrea
sounds weird to me on girls; I grew up with several boy cousin Andreas
-son ending names for girls just irritate me on so many levels.
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