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which one do you prefer, Isabel or Isabella?

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Melissad Sun 25-Sep-11 21:33:32

I love both, can't decide. Which do you prefer?

NormanTheForeman Sun 25-Sep-11 21:34:52

Isabel. Would have been our child's name if he had been a she. (Ended up being a Jonathan smile)

Kirstle Sun 25-Sep-11 21:42:40

Love both regardless of their (over) popularity. Also love the spelling Isobel.

HettyAmaretti Sun 25-Sep-11 21:43:30


HettyAmaretti Sun 25-Sep-11 21:44:11

or Isabelle for the shorter name.

AtAmber Sun 25-Sep-11 21:46:15

Isobel. This is the name I would have had for a girl. I have 3 boys, will never be able to use it now. <sob>

ChippingIn Sun 25-Sep-11 21:48:49

I don't like Isobel - it seems like a pharmaceutical brand name to me grin

I like (to confuse matters) Isabelle.

notsofastmrbond Sun 25-Sep-11 21:49:26


meditrina Sun 25-Sep-11 21:52:07

I love both (unhelpful), and they are good, classic names that stay fabulous despite the tide of popularity (which was really only from about 2006-2009).

eurycantha Sun 25-Sep-11 21:52:50


lesstalkmoreaction Sun 25-Sep-11 21:55:12


DownyEmerald Sun 25-Sep-11 21:58:40


pointydog Sun 25-Sep-11 22:03:20


NadiaWadia Sun 25-Sep-11 23:26:23

They are both lovely. If you called her Isabella, she could be Isabel for short if you/she fancied that later on. But not the other way round.

Melissad Mon 26-Sep-11 00:24:47

Thanks. I know both are very popular names right now, but I can't think of a name I love more,

Isabella - but I have one grin

Shanghaidiva Mon 26-Sep-11 01:15:13


sleepywombat Mon 26-Sep-11 05:49:51

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PenguinsAreThePoint Mon 26-Sep-11 05:56:03

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mnistooaddictive Mon 26-Sep-11 05:56:22


airborne Mon 26-Sep-11 06:01:22


peggyblackett Mon 26-Sep-11 06:40:28


PassTheTwiglets Mon 26-Sep-11 06:44:14

Would people spelling her name wrong annoy you? If so, I'd go for Isabella because there are fewer ways to spell than there are to spell Isabel so I think you'd get a lot more misspellings with Isabel - that might not bother you though! People are always getting my daughter's name wrong and it doesn't bother me (except when my family do it).

Meteorite Mon 26-Sep-11 08:31:11


GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 26-Sep-11 08:33:14

Isobel. Failing that Isabel although Isabella is lovely.

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