Bella or Ella???

(36 Posts)
Queenie68 Fri 08-Feb-13 18:15:27

Which do you prefer & why please...???

MolotovCocktail Fri 08-Feb-13 18:19:38

I prefer Ella, primarily because of the sound and because of it's Old English meaning: 'beautiful fairy'. Bells is nice, but I think of it as a pet's name.

Nell is another favourite of mine.

MolotovCocktail Fri 08-Feb-13 18:20:22

Not 'Bells' my iPhone embarrasses me so much

ng1412 Fri 08-Feb-13 18:25:17

I prefer Ella, like Bella but I think of it as a nn for Belinda, have a friend called it.

SueDunome Fri 08-Feb-13 18:27:24

Ella is a lovely, classic name.
I'm not so keen on Bella -Tweenies, sorry

Tommy Fri 08-Feb-13 18:29:32

I much prefer Ella.
Bella always reminds me of Bella Emburg for some reason and I always imagine them being slightly dumpy and awkward.
I have a niece called Bella who is slightly dumpy and awkward
Ella is really pretty smile

gillian88 Fri 08-Feb-13 18:29:42

Hmm personally I prefer Bella, it was on my short list. I think you don't come across it as often as Ella, and is a beautiful classy name.

CPtart Fri 08-Feb-13 19:05:36

Prefer Ella but being so over-used it might get lost among all the Ellie's, Eva's, Ava's etc which would put me off personally.

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 08-Feb-13 19:07:53

Ella. Bella is a poodle's name.

HyvaPaiva Fri 08-Feb-13 19:09:43

Ella

Wildt Fri 08-Feb-13 19:32:18

Bella for me!

NowPlayingZone Fri 08-Feb-13 19:56:57

Stella?!

Shybairns Fri 08-Feb-13 19:59:11

For some reason I think Bella sounds like a dogs name?!

Ella is a bit meh.

Liking Stella or Estelle

catladycourtney1 Fri 08-Feb-13 20:01:25

Ella.

It's a shame but when I hear Bella now I automatically think Twilight.

Floralnomad Fri 08-Feb-13 20:02:28

Not keen on either but of the two Ella . If you call Bella in a park near here you'd be mobbed by Labradors.

YellowAndGreenAndRedAndBlue Fri 08-Feb-13 20:02:29

Bella is a tweenie, so Ella wins by default.

Mummynotmum Fri 08-Feb-13 20:03:53

Under my umbr-Ella Ella Ella etc... Bella, for me...grin

TidyDancer Fri 08-Feb-13 20:05:45

Bella is too nickname-ish for me. It's most commonly seen as a NN for Isabella. Ella is pretty and more of a name in its own right (not that Bella isn't, but is certainly more often a nickname).

Leeds2 Fri 08-Feb-13 20:54:54

Ella.

Bella is a bossy Tweenie!

HouseOfBears Fri 08-Feb-13 20:57:57

Ella I think. But I consider both of them nicknames rather than "proper" names, and would go for Isabella or Eleanor myself.

MoonHare Fri 08-Feb-13 21:25:18

I too think of Bella Emburg - it makes me think plump and plain. So Ella is better but it's everywhere.

MidnightMasquerader Sat 09-Feb-13 07:41:16

They're both overused, in all honesty. Do you have a third or forth option in mind?

BikeRunSki Sat 09-Feb-13 07:46:08

Ella, but like Stella best of other suggestions (biased).

LadyLech Sat 09-Feb-13 08:56:13

Ella

everlong Sat 09-Feb-13 09:27:07

Bella. I also love Belle.

NoRoomForMeInMyBed Sat 09-Feb-13 10:57:00

Estelle is the newborn crown princess of Sweden. Lovely name! What about Mirabella?

CARNATTY14 Sat 09-Feb-13 15:04:05

I prefer Bella, it is just that little bit more unusual.

Also in Greek "Ella" means 'come' - it's a rude way of calling to someone 'ella, ella'. I lived in Greece and heard it a zillion times.

VBisme Sat 09-Feb-13 15:09:52

Eleanor and Isabelle are both lovely, but live, love, love Mirabel.

Louboo2245 Sat 09-Feb-13 15:32:07

My DD's name is shortened to Ella, but much to my DS's annoyance I call her Ella Bella Big Bum grin so in short I love them both.

LadyWidmerpool Sat 09-Feb-13 23:00:51

Ella wins because of Ella Fitzgerald.

aufaniae Sat 09-Feb-13 23:01:43

Ella.

BusyTiredAndLoveIt Sat 09-Feb-13 23:01:48

Bella-or Belinda and nn Bella

BadRoly Sat 09-Feb-13 23:02:15

Bella - but I am biased as I have one grin

TeamEdward Sat 09-Feb-13 23:03:12

Carmella?!

If I have to choose, Bella. Belinda is a cool name.

raisah Sun 10-Feb-13 08:16:50

Very over used at the moment, how about Eliza or Eloise? Similar but not as common as the other two.

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