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My name is Abby and I think it is very beautiful. The only time I hate it is when people go "OH! Is it a short form for Abigail? Is your full name Abigail?" Well no people, my full name is Abby, just Abby, not Abigail, Abby! This name is not really that common so I don't get mixed up with people, well, I'm not SUPPOSED to be mixed up at least.
AbbyUnicorn  10/1/2019
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Anagram for Abby is Baby. Lol.
Luvbug86  6/30/2019
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I'm named Abby and I hate it. So my family and friends call me "Ab's". I like this A LOT better than Abby. My uncle even made up a song about the name.
Abs  6/12/2019
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Abby is the name of a Wii Sports opponent Mii.
Sweetlittlebumblebee  6/9/2019
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I only know one Abigail, and she goes by Abby, but she pronounces it "Ab-ee".
lily_m1102  1/31/2019
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This name is a great nickname, but for an actual name, not so much...
Phoenix Gemstone  10/23/2018
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To me Abby is the best name and when people are rude and say ABIGAIL! ABIGAIL! I get so triggered.
abbbyyyy  5/3/2018
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This is my name, but because my parents like to be "unique", I'm stuck with a misspelling of it: Aby (my full name is Abygail, but I absolutely hate it). I'm surprised this spelling isn't more common, but I suppose people like to spell things correctly. Anyways, this name is a bit common and gives me the impression of a girl that has 10k followers on instagram with only like 11 posts, but it's my name and I'm stuck with it.
If you're a parent-to-be looking for a unique name, please don't just make up a new spelling of a popular name like my parents did, because it's very annoying to have to spell out your name every single time, since everyone assumes how it's spelled so you have to specify it, and anyone who reads it will automatically assume the child's parent is a special snowflake. Instead, either use the normal spelling, a relatively well-used variant of it, or an uncommon name altogether because at least your child will be asked how to spell it instead of assumptions being made.
aby  4/11/2018
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Abby is very common, yes but it is elegant. I love the sound of the name. My BFF's name is Abby and I adore it!
TeddyBear64  7/6/2017
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Abby Wambach is an American retired soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. A six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award, Wambach was a regular on the U.S. women's national soccer team from 2003 to 2015, earning her first cap in 2001. As a forward, she currently stands as the highest all-time goal scorer for the national team and holds the world record for international goals for both female and male soccer players with 184 goals. Wambach was awarded the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year, becoming the first American woman to win the award in ten years. She was included on the 2015 Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world.
lilolaf  2/20/2017
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My name is Abigail (I go by Gail), and I personally hate the name Abby. In my opinion it is the weakest name in existence, and I'm a stubborn, strong-willed ADHD rebel. If you have the name Abby, I'm sorry.
― Anonymous User  1/28/2017
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Also used as a short form of Abolone, Abena, and Abene, along with Abigail.
ERK  12/1/2016
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I am also an Abby - not an Abigail. I have a twin brother named Alan, get it? Abby & Alan. I think I have a unique and uncommon name. There are not a whole lot of other Abby's I run into. The one thing I will say is that kids can be cruel and I have carried many nicknames in my life, some not so flattering. The list includes flabby, crabby, scabby, blabby, abscess, abdominal, abotomy and many more. Just beware if you plan to name your child Abby because there will be teasing from other kids. The name is too easy to play around with.
radioabby  8/30/2016
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Abby/Abbie is a great nickname for Abigail.
LV51sfan91  2/29/2016
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Hi, my name is Abbagail but people call me Abby. I love my name and I love the fact, that only a certain amount of people in the would spell their name the way I do. It's very interesting.
Kiss.A1  11/8/2015
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I like this name, but wow, overused much? No offense to all the Abby's out there but jeez, say no more.
Maeve N. E.  10/18/2015
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I have been called Abby ever since I was born, and yes, my real name is Abigail. But I don't like being called by such a long name, and when people don't know me, they do. But I like that my parents thought about what I would be called in the future, and they knew that when I got older I would want a more sophisticated name like Abigail. I like the name Abby, it has a nice ring to it, and the name isn't TOO popular or TOO uncommon. It's just in the middle. And I am very grateful for my name.
_abbs_101_  7/11/2015
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My full name is Abby... I used to really like it but now I think it sounds too childish. I would go by Abigail except since it's not my real name, nobody will call me that... :(
AbbyJeane  2/9/2015
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My name is Abby and I used to get called baby because thay have the same letters in and you just have to mix them around to make baby. When I had friends that understood how I felt they helped me to stop the people saying it to me. I think most people have these problems because the person who says it they are just jealous about something about you. But once you grow up, people get more mature and stop, and now I love my name.
― Anonymous User  12/14/2014
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My fist name is simply just Abby and my middle name is Danyelle. It's an alright name, but I prefer my middle name because people often spell it wrong. Also, it's really annoying getting asked if your full name is Abigail all the time and being asked if you're sure. Like I'm sure it's my name. It's also annoying being called that because they infer that was your full name. Anyways, I like my name all in all. Thank God my parents didn't name me Abigail- to me it sounds really snobby, ugly and old. I know most people think it's too youthful, but to me I think it fits me pretty well as a person. :)
AbbyDanyelle  12/8/2014
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It could be a possible nickname for the name Nayab.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2014
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This sounds really cute!
― Anonymous User  6/5/2014
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This is my cousin's name (It is her full name, not nickname) and I think that it's cute. Abby is the best spelling out of all of the variants.
MeinNameIstMelissa  6/12/2013
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Abby is cute but I would never name a child this. It seems more like a dog name. (But for a cute one) I would only use this as a middle name.
Melys11  1/12/2013
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Abigail "Abby" Elliott (born 1987 in New York City) is an American actress and comedian.
― Anonymous User  7/25/2012
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As Abigail comes from Avigayil, Avi = my father and gayil = joy, one could say that Abby = my father. It doesn't make much sense, but there you go. This is my name. I was named after a sort of ancestor - Abbie, who was named after her Grandmother Abigail who was named after her grandmother Abagil. At 28 it is a little weird to know that Abigail is more popular now. I grew up with one other girl in my class, an Abbey.
I don't have any problems with my name. I do, however, frequently have people ask me if my full name is Abigail (it isn't) and I have people call me Amy a lot.

Seriously, this one time at the dentist office the nurse looked RIGHT AT my name on the chart, then looked up, "Amy?" Although now that it's more popular it won't happen for younger Abbies.

I've also been called: Anna, Ivy, Audrey... -__-
Elistariel  2/5/2012
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I like this name because my favorite tv character is wearing it. Abby from Primeval.
bella_forks  12/16/2011
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I spell it Abbeigh and people always know how to pronounce it, it's a cool different way of spelling it.
― Anonymous User  11/6/2011
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Also a nickname for Tabitha, or was, in 18th- and 19th-century America, according to: http://www.cslib.org/nickname.htm.
― Anonymous User  3/28/2011
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Completely bored with the whole Abby, Abbie, Abbey, Abbi, Abey phenomenon.
keepitreal  1/29/2011
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It's a very cute nickname for Abigail, even if it's a bit on the youthful side. Reminds me of my favorite NCIS character.
Black_X  6/28/2010
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This is my favorite form as a nickname for Abigail. I don't really like it as a full name.
Name Rater  8/3/2008
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In the way of famous bearers there's always "Dear Abby".
Pippin  4/19/2008
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This name is okay as a nickname, but if you are planning on naming your daughter this, you should keep in mind that the name sounds rather youthful, to the point of being a tad infantile as a full name. It would be better to name her Abigail, even if you think it's too formal or old-fashioned. You can always call her Abby. She'll have good use for a more mature name when she is applying for jobs, etc.
slight night shiver  4/19/2008
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This is my name and I like it a lot. I think that it is much nicer than Abigail, but everyone seems to think that it's my name. When I was little and I would meet someone new, the conversation would go something like: "Is Abby your real name?" "Yes." "Are you sure?" "Yes." "Is your real name Abigail?" "No." "Is Abigail the name on your birth certificate?" "No." "Are you sure?" "Yes." People could seriously not seem to grasp the concept. It was annoying. Whenever someone calls me Abigail now, I add "gail" to the end of their name. Like if their name is Stephanie and they call me Abigail, I call them "Stephanie-gail." It works well to solve my problem. I really hate it when my English/orchestra teacher spells my name wrong as "Abbey." My nicknames are Abs and Ab and only my closest friends and family call me that. It doesn't really bother me. Everyone tells me that they love my name and that it's their daughter's name/they almost named their daughter Abby. Everyone tells me that my name fits me. I overall like my name and have all my life. Except for the whole "Abigail" and spelling thing, I'd say that this is a good name that can be carried proudly. I encourage anyone who likes this name to use it.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2008
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I prefer it as an actual name. Abby. Not short for Abigail or anything.
Patricia Underwood  2/17/2008
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Cute as a short form but I don't like it as an actual name.
spaz123  9/15/2007
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Abby was a 1974 blaxploitation/horror film about a woman who is possessed by an African sex demon.
― Anonymous User  7/30/2007
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Abby Durfee Gray Borden was the name of the ill-fated (to put it mildly) stepmother of Lizzie Borden.
Kosta  6/6/2007
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On NCIS Abby is the name of the goth forensic pathologist. Played by Pauley Perrette.
Kasi  3/11/2007
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My name is Abby and it's short for Abigail. I've been going by Abby since I was six and now I almost forget that my real name is Abigail sometimes. Though no one currently calls me by my full name though, I like it better short for Abigail because it sounds more mature. Since I also spend a lot of time in Spanish speaking countries, I go a lot by Abi as well because it's easier for people to pronounce when reading it.
― Anonymous User  2/16/2007
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I love this name and am seriously considering using it for my baby, as two of my kids can pronounce it, and the third won't have to work hard to learn to say it. I've never met an Abby I didn't like.
Annabeau  2/15/2007
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Ok, I am writing this as an Abby. I don't know why my name has gotten so popular although I much prefer it to Abigail which is my real name. I love the "crabby, shabby, flabby Abby" nickname my dad has given me. It's great.
apikaila  1/21/2007
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My name's Abby. It is not short for Abigail, although everyone always thinks it is. I'm glad you all like my name!
curious_abby  10/30/2006
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It means father's joy.
curious_abby  10/30/2006
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I would really love to name my daughter this in the future except I would use it as a nickname for Abigail, what do you think of Abigail Marie? After a family member.
Gianna  10/25/2006
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I prefer this spelling of "Abby" to all the other spellings.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2006
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I love this name - it's so pretty, and has a nice ring to it. It would go well with Ally, too. Paige-Abby and Dawn-Ally.
stormy_lovegood  8/10/2006
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I have a friend who's named Abigail And I think that it's pretty but I know an Abby who's actual name is Abby and she's rather mean and backstabbing.
Vampiress_Sweetblood  7/4/2006
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I think Abby is such a cute name. Myself, I would name my child Abigail and use Abby as a nickname so when she grew up she could use Abigail if she wanted something more grown up or sophisticated.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
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Abby Dalton is an actress known for playing Julia Channing Cumson on "Falcon Crest."
breakofday  3/10/2006
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Abby Lockhart is a character on the T.V. show "E.R." She is played by Maura Tierney.
breakofday  1/2/2006
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I much prefer Abby to Abbie.
TriwizardChamp3  12/17/2005
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Abby Miller is a character in the movie "Elektra."
patchworkgirl  11/16/2005
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My cousin's name is Abby Bernice. So for her, Abby isn't short for Abigail, though I personally think Abigail Bernice has a nice ring to it.
― Anonymous User  11/3/2005
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I am the "anonymous user" from above. I now know two Abbys who aren't short for Abigail. A young couple at my church have a new baby. Her name is Abby Elizabeth. I think it's an adorable name!
― Anonymous User  11/13/2005

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