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(27 Posts)
pipparoo Tue 21-Jun-11 16:45:43

My dad just suggested this one. What do you think?


Hedwig3 Tue 21-Jun-11 18:00:11

I like it.

bibbitybobbityhat Tue 21-Jun-11 18:00:55

Yes, I like it.

What about Maribel though? Tis lovely.

MelinaM Tue 21-Jun-11 18:13:32

I like it too, and Maribel alsosmile

RugbyWidow7 Tue 21-Jun-11 18:43:39

Not sure about Mariella - just think Frostrup. Like Maribel - is it pronounced mary-belle?

bejbus Tue 21-Jun-11 23:06:18

I like that. Similar I like are Marika or Marissa

MavisEnderby Tue 21-Jun-11 23:09:26

Thumbs up here,pretty

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Tue 21-Jun-11 23:31:42

I think it's pretty. I also know a Mariola which I also think is lovely.

crochetcircle Wed 22-Jun-11 09:45:57

Like it. Very pretty and unusual.

argylesocks Wed 22-Jun-11 10:17:58

Love it, it's a friend of mines name and she spells it Mariela.

hellymelly Wed 22-Jun-11 10:20:58

I love Mariella,and also Marielle. I knew a Marielle when I was a child,her family were dutch,and she was tall and blonde and elegant even at 12,so it has always seemed a lovely name to me!

MrsvWoolf Wed 22-Jun-11 10:46:15

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LRDTheFeministNutcase Wed 22-Jun-11 10:52:42

Very pretty!

tammytoby Wed 22-Jun-11 13:10:51

Lovely and not overused.

Lauralastic Wed 22-Jun-11 13:46:46

There's a song by Kate Nash called Mariella. Its a good song and wouldn't put me off using the name. Pretty.

MollysChamber Wed 22-Jun-11 13:48:40

Nice name. Unusual without being wacky.

Ephiny Wed 22-Jun-11 13:56:26

I like it. Maribel is pretty too, though I immediately think of Meribel the ski resort smile

minipie Wed 22-Jun-11 14:03:47

I like it but it's just one syllable too frilly for me. I'd go for Marielle.

pipparoo Thu 23-Jun-11 10:14:29

Thanks all, very positive. I think Mariella Frostrup too but then I really like her!

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 23-Jun-11 10:16:42

Absolutely love it.

OneHelluvaBroad Thu 23-Jun-11 12:25:40

I like Mariella a lot. Maribel is gorgeous, too. I also love Marisa.

Maria is my favourite girl's name of all time, though. You just can't beat it.

In a parrallell universe I go on to have another daughter and call her Maria (in RL I'm done!).

SloganLogan Thu 23-Jun-11 20:01:15

Not keen, but then I don't like Mariella Frostrup's voice!

TheSecondComing Thu 23-Jun-11 23:10:54

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5DollarShake Fri 24-Jun-11 02:33:13


Has that rare quality of being very pretty and feminine, whilst also not being popular. She will be be only one in her class.

ragged Fri 24-Jun-11 04:55:54

Maricela is a very standard name in my background, so Mariella sounds like it's missing something, to my ears (and I like the sound of Maricela better, too, said the Spanish pronunciation way). Too many run-up-together vowel sounds in Mariella.

Do you say it "Mary-Ella" or "Ma-ree-ella"?

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