Names similar to Isabella ?

(21 Posts)
cheesecakemom Sat 23-Aug-14 02:55:42

Hi all. DH is still really struggling with my name choices but we both really love Isabella. I'm not a big fan of using names in the family even though we don't see my distant cousin and her child much we still communicate on social media etc, so I would feel uncomfortable using this name.

Are there other names which are like Isabella or names I might like if I like Isabella?

So far my list has
Astrid
Verity
Matilda
Erin
Heather
Noelle
Meredith - I don't think I can pull this off.
Georgie

I like old fashioned names - no offence meant but no baileys and Rileys. And while I used to love Olivia, Ava - so many kids have those names now.

I saw Isadora as an option earlier. Any suggestions appreciated.

Elllimam Sat 23-Aug-14 03:01:51

Arabella or Arabel? Or Annabel?

sleepywombat Sat 23-Aug-14 03:45:42

Annabella
Arabella
Marianne
Mariella
Rosanna
Elizabeth
Melissa
Isolde
Beatrice
Bethany
Abigail
Camilla
Belinda

Why can't you pull off Meredith? That's my favourite from your list.

temporaryusername Sat 23-Aug-14 03:56:00

Are you sure it wouldn't be ok re your cousin, esp if she is not even a first cousin. It really seems a shame not to use the name you both love.

For some reason I associate Imogen with Isabella. Or Isobel wink
Elisabeta, Elisaveta, Elisabet (could use s or z).

Think Isabella v v popular in USA right now.

CleopatrasAsp Sat 23-Aug-14 04:24:32

Arabella is a beautiful name.

AuntieStella Sat 23-Aug-14 07:17:20

Elizabeth and variants eg Elspeth

Other timeless classic pan-European Royal names eg Alexandra, Charlotte, Katherine, Anne, Margaret (and variants eg Margot), Juliana

eatscakefornoreasonwhatsoever Sat 23-Aug-14 07:18:32

Araminta?

3pigsinblanketsandasausagerole Sat 23-Aug-14 07:23:17

Gabriella?

I love Arabella though

burgatroyd Sat 23-Aug-14 07:24:29

Its got to be Christabel/la

I know a very clever, beautiful adult one. Then there's the Pankhurst connection.

Isabella and all its variants very popular right now.

CoreyTrevorLahey Sat 23-Aug-14 07:29:51

Meredith is lovely! But I like Georgie best from your list.

Agree there are lots of Isabellas around but it's still a very nice name. I'm not keen on Arabella because it's seen as a fusty old lady name in Italy, but that's purely personal.

Kantha Sat 23-Aug-14 07:36:30

Isabella/Isabel etc are just about as popular as Olivia and Ava, so I would avoid Isabella if you think this is something that would bother you.

Arabella (already suggested) immediately sprung to mind
Annabel/la
Just Bella on its own
Ella
Eleanor
Fenella
Felicity
Theodora
Philippa/Pippa

cheesecakemom Sat 23-Aug-14 08:11:01

It seems like it's quite popular. Thank you for the suggestions. My other dd's name is a variant of Elizabeth. I had Margot on the list but DH absolutely hates it.

I'm just not sure I can pull Meredith off but like it.

Frikadellen Sat 23-Aug-14 15:03:10

Amabel

burgatroyd Sat 23-Aug-14 15:26:29

Its not as if Meredith is a name like Flower-Phlix! Itsanormal name. A great name in fact.

I don't think many of your listed names are as nice as Isabella, or similar to it, sorry. Noelle and Georgie are horrible, imvho,

Isadora is nice. I love Isobel and also really like Ishbel and Isolde. Christabel is nice, as below.

KittiesInsane Sat 23-Aug-14 15:31:44

Well, Isabella is a variant of Elizabeth too, so maybe best avoided.
My random thoughts to add to your list would be Frances, Phoebe or Rosa.

Sophronia Sat 23-Aug-14 16:39:15

If your daughter's name is a variant of Elizabeth then I wouldn't use Isabella - it's also a variant of Elizabeth.

Sophia
Georgina
Isidora
Mirabelle
Mirabella
Christabel
Clarabel / Clarabelle / Claribel
Aurelia
Mariana
Alessandra
Beatrice
Cordelia
Francesca
Delilah
Helena
Jemima
Liliana
Susanna
Charlotte

cheesecakemom Sat 23-Aug-14 20:30:18

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm not sure why it's more difficult this time round.

LongDivision Sat 23-Aug-14 21:56:45

Monica

ArsenicyOldFace Sat 23-Aug-14 21:57:08

There is a character in Kind Hearts and Coronets called Sibella

GrapefruitAndCucumberLoveThem Sun 24-Aug-14 10:03:06

Giulia

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now