Are siblings Gabriella and Isabella a bit much?

(35 Posts)
Lifeislikeaboxofchocolats Fri 07-Mar-14 17:19:47


UriGeller Fri 07-Mar-14 17:20:21


WowserBowser Fri 07-Mar-14 17:20:32

I would say so.

kelda Fri 07-Mar-14 17:21:07

What about Isobel/Isadora?

HyvaPaiva Fri 07-Mar-14 17:21:31


Mouldypineapple Fri 07-Mar-14 17:22:39

In theory yes but would they be called their full names all the time? I know 2 Gabriella's and they are both known as Gaby. Isabella has all sorts of variations. Gaby and Bella?? Gaby and Izzy? What would you call them?

mammamiaaaaa Fri 07-Mar-14 17:26:48

Isabella would be Bella and Gabriella would be Gabby. I'm not a big fan of Gabby - not sure if it will grow on me...

HarrietVaneAgain Fri 07-Mar-14 17:28:00

For some reason I'm now thinking of the cheeky girls think their names were something like that.

pussycatdoll Fri 07-Mar-14 17:28:17

Yes too much
Sorry but I'd think you were a precious family blush

pussycatdoll Fri 07-Mar-14 17:29:40

Not a fan of Gabby either

fieldfare Fri 07-Mar-14 17:45:09

If you shortened them to Ella and Izzy no, the full versions are a bit much together.

Homebirthquestion Fri 07-Mar-14 18:58:42

I know a Gabriella and Isabella. It's fine since they have nicknames anyway.

Clearly lots of people think it's a good combo since they're in the top ten twin names in the US.

HahaHarrie Fri 07-Mar-14 19:21:54

I would say yes, too much. I do like Gabriella and Isadora suggestion.

Gabrielle and Isabella sound better together - or Gabriella and Isobel depending on which you already have smile

Mintyy Fri 07-Mar-14 19:45:11

Yes. I would want to have a complete contrast ... like Mary or Ruth or Florence or something.

I know a family who have an Evie and a Genevieve - I find that slightly odd.

Onesleeptillwembley Fri 07-Mar-14 19:48:22

Yes, especially having the same endings.

gilliangoof Fri 07-Mar-14 19:48:56

For me, yes. But if you like them go for it. They are not outlandish names. They are both good names.

squoosh Fri 07-Mar-14 19:49:20

Way too much.

lottieandmia Fri 07-Mar-14 19:51:06

Yes I would say it should be either or. These two names were the final two on my short list for dd3.

intheround Fri 07-Mar-14 19:55:25



BethGoLightly Fri 07-Mar-14 21:39:56


Littlefish Fri 07-Mar-14 21:42:05

Definitely too much.

SoftSheen Fri 07-Mar-14 21:45:47

Yes. What if their separate groups of friends each decide to abbreviate their names to Ella?

looki Fri 07-Mar-14 21:46:28

Yes .

BlueStarsAtNight Fri 07-Mar-14 23:10:17

I know twins with those names, always thought it was a bit matchy. They go by Gabby and Bella though.

UniS Fri 07-Mar-14 23:45:51

a bit old hat. I know a sibling pair with those names. only Gabriella I know while i know a few Izzy's.

mammamiaaaaa Sat 08-Mar-14 11:08:09

What do you mean 'a bit old hat'? Thanks

UniS Sat 08-Mar-14 14:00:22

old hat - meaning- its a popular combination that plenty of others families have used before.

fuzzle Sat 08-Mar-14 23:25:45


you need to tell us which one you've already named.

Sharaluck Sat 08-Mar-14 23:39:26

Yes, sorry.

Gabrielle and Isabella
Gabriella and Isobel

^ Are much better

alita7 Sun 09-Mar-14 01:48:49

Bad idea... Which is the name you already have?

GimmeDaBoobehz Sun 09-Mar-14 18:19:07

I know someone with these sibsets.

One is called Issy and the other is called Gabby.

I think it's really nice.

But I seem to be outvoted, sorry!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 11-Mar-14 10:29:17

They sound fine together to me.

Naicecuppatea Tue 11-Mar-14 10:33:14

Yes for sure. They're very similar indeed.

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