Mabel?

(57 Posts)
CheerfulYank Wed 20-Mar-13 20:38:59

I kind of like it...my beloved grandmother was Melba and I like that it has the same letters.

What are your thoughts?

I'm due in May and don't really love any girls' names yet...our front runner so far is Margaret with Maggie as a nickname. We already have a Sam.

FriggFRIGG Wed 20-Mar-13 20:46:24

I love Mable (my nans mn) Or Mabel....either way,just lovely grin

Mabel is gorgeous. 100% yes from me.

janie2 Wed 20-Mar-13 20:48:36

Like it! Know a little girl called Mabel (she lives in Germany) and it also reminds me of a poem my grandma had in her bathroom by Lucie-Mabel Attwell :-)

cupcake78 Wed 20-Mar-13 20:48:59

I love Mabel! I'm in the middle of trying to persuade dh that's its great grin

pansyflimflam Wed 20-Mar-13 20:50:42

Eww no. Put the pregnancy hormones down and walk away please. Maggie on the other hand is a winner

Myliferocks Wed 20-Mar-13 20:53:20

My DS2 is 8 and he goes to school with a Mabel

I really like it. I like Margaret too and it does have a bigger choice of diminutives but then I don't think Mabel really needs any.

If pushed I'd go for Mabel

Sam and Mabel?
or
Sam and Maggie?

Think Mabel goes better as the "a" is pronounced differently whereas in Maggie (or Margaret) iy is pronounced the same. Although I do like Rita or Meg instead smile

StellaNova Wed 20-Mar-13 20:58:07

I know a 5 year old Mabel. It's pretty and so is she. And there's the "may" sound for being born in May. I might be overthinking this!

CheerfulYank Wed 20-Mar-13 20:59:15

grin Pansy. I also like Chrysanthemum with Xanthe as a nn, but that I think really is hormones.

I just think Mabel is sweet...DH probably won't agree! We both really do like Maggie, but it was the name of SIL's dog that died a few years ago, as well as one of my childhood dogs, so that's a sticking point.

Dauphin Wed 20-Mar-13 21:16:56

I think Mabel is sweet too. Also like Esme and Margot. Other faves are Nancy and Miriam...I have 3 DCs so wishful thinking now!

LeslieWink1e Wed 20-Mar-13 21:29:47

I love Mabel. Dauphin, you have my taste. Can I add Meryl to your list? Or is that a step too far !? Personally I like it. So many names are neglected.

LeslieWink1e Wed 20-Mar-13 21:33:03

cheerfulyank that is pregnancy hormones! I like Magnolia and Dahlia when I was pregnant and whilst there are crazier names out there, and Magnolia could be Maggie for short (which I still love), Dahlia is a little fanciful for my non-hormonal state, which would be ........ for the rest of my life now! smile

My Mum's dogs had lovely names btw, and they kept popping into my head when I was prg. I think it was because dogs were small cute but needy creatures that need care, and a baby .... well, need I finish that?

TheBuskersDog Netherlands Wed 20-Mar-13 21:34:14

My friend has just named her pug puppy Mabel.

olivertheoctopus Wed 20-Mar-13 21:34:38

Mabel is brilliant!!

LeslieWink1e Wed 20-Mar-13 21:34:49

I mean Chyrsanthenum btw. Your other choices are lovely.

Bambi86 Wed 20-Mar-13 21:36:38

Love it!

sunnysunnyshine Wed 20-Mar-13 21:36:48

Mabel's lovely.

mejon Wed 20-Mar-13 21:42:56

Lovely. I have a Welsh Mabel - Mabli - and she's lovely too grin.

birdofthenorth Wed 20-Mar-13 22:12:52

Love love love it. The rest of the world may be less keen than Mumsnet at first. They are wrong smile

BeeBopDingALing Thu 21-Mar-13 00:02:38

Mabel is a horrible old lady name. Maggie is really nice, sweet but quirky without being weird.

Greenshootsandleeves Thu 21-Mar-13 00:12:13

I prefer the more whimsical version Maybelle blush

I HATE Maggie. Horrible.

OohShinyChocolateHollowBunnies Thu 21-Mar-13 00:21:52

Mabel was my second choice of girls name. Maggie is lovely too though.

louisianablue2000 Thu 21-Mar-13 00:24:52

Mabel good, and Margaret, but not so keen on Maggie.

MerryMingeWhingesAgain Thu 21-Mar-13 00:30:14

Love Mabel. DH vetoed it though and DS turned out to be a DS so we didn't pursue it. Mabel and Penelope (not together obv) remain my shortlist names for the DC3 we won't have!

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