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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


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

Bella for me!

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


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


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


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


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

Bella. I also love Belle.

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