This is a rundown of all the current characters named Abby, Abigail or a variant.
1. Abby Sciuto - NCIS
She's the most beloved character on television. Could her popularity have spawned the excitement over the name? There couldn't be a better Abby model. Life isn't always perfect, you know? But sometimes things would work out for the best if you just had faith."
2. Abby Whelan - Scandal
She's in love, but she's also a monster when it comes to torture. It's difficult to reconcile the two sides of her, but that's what makes her so interesting! "David, look at me. Look at me. Something's wrong. Something bad has happened to you. Something terrible. You don't hide that from me. You don't lie about it to me. You give it to me. You let me share it. I love you. You are my heart. What happens to you happens to me."
3. Abby Lee Miller - Dance Moms
She's tough as nails and can scare the bejesus out of the kids, but this Abby can also make some sense. "Are you crying? No tears. You save those tears for your pillow, in your room, alone. You're going to humiliate yourself in front of everyone in this dressing room. Do not cry. Suck it up, kid. You are here, you're healthy, you are one lucky little girl. Act like it."
4. Abbie Mills - Sleepy Hollow
Strong, determined and one of the two biblically ordained witnesses placed on earth to save the world from Armageddon. Sounds just like an Abbie, doesn't it? "We were chosen for this. To sacrifice ourselves so that humanity can endure, so that people can choose their destiny. It's my turn Ichabod."
5. Abigail (Abby) Devereaux - Days of Our Lives
The child of Jennifer and Jack Devereaux has grown to be quite the minx and a foil for Sami, who describes her thusly: "If it weren't for poor, little, slutty Abby, if you wouldn't have had sex with her none of this would have happened." Would Sami have as much venom if Abby were called by another name?
6. Abby Bennett Wilson - The Vampire Diaries
Bonnie's mother Abby wasn't much of a presence in her life. First a witch, she was later turned by Damon into a vampire. She does care enough to give Bonnie advice, "I'm not the one that needs to be saved. You are." But -- we don't know if she knew Bonnie was the anchor or even died (twice). Scatterbr-abby.
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[voiceover] Anyone can achieve their fullest potential, who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing. We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny. Your destiny can't be changed but, it can be challenged. Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.