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Who's name is really Heidi?!


My name is Heidi. :)

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or has anybody ever known a Heidi? I have had only one friend named Heidi in high school. Had band and chorus classes with her.

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MY sister loved Shirley Temple. When she was about 19 or 20 years old she legally changed her name to Heidi.

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I've always wondered about the name Heidi. Makes perfect sense to be a nick-name for Adelheid.

I had a Heidi in my Sunday school class.

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My mom named her twin daughters Heidi and Klara! I know other people by those names but my sisters are the only cases I know of both names occurring in one family. None of the Heidis I know were named Adelheid! If I recall correctly, back in the day when personalized bike license plates were the thing, Heidi definitely had one and I think Klara did as well. My mom has read the book about 80 times, I read it once, my sisters never have! (Despite Mom buying them matching copies and spending hours pasted printed "Ks" to correct all the "Claras.") Heidi's daughter read a full length version at age ten!

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Yes, it is an affectionate diminutive of Adelheide (Adelaide in English), and it means "of noble birth." I've always liked the name, but I don't think I've ever personally known anyone named Heidi.

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. -- A. Einstein

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I don't think I've ever personally known anyone named Heidi.
I have a niece named Heidi and it's not a nickname. That is also true of Heidi Klum. I was surprised at the latter since she is German.

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why? it is a germa nname

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I've known two Heidi's - a co-worker and a neighbor.

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