Arabella, Annabella or Ariella??

(38 Posts)
ncc85 Mon 29-Apr-13 14:25:09

Baby girl is due in 3 weeks, her name was narrowed down to Arianna as long as it suited her but a "friend" of mine has just named her little girl this angry so know we are back to the drawing board... I did post earlier for thoughts on diff names but what do u think of the variations of arianna?


I like Arabella. I'm also a fan of Ariadne

Repeatedlydoingthetwist Tue 30-Apr-13 20:15:17

Weirdly enough I have Arianna earmarked for my little lady to be, and my greatest fear is that someone will someone name their baby this before she arrives. I feel better reading all of the 'name her that anyway' posts here! Having said that I would like a back up, and I think I really like Aurelia, but am unsure of pronunciation. Am I right in thinking its Or-ray-lee-a?!! (Dodgy phonetics, sorry!)

mrsvandertramp Tue 30-Apr-13 20:21:00

That's how I'd pronounce Aurelia. Another similar name is Allegra.

PetiteRaleuse Tue 30-Apr-13 22:47:56

Ariane is a version of Arianna which can be pronounced differently, and, quite honestly, is nicer <not biased>

Laquila Wed 01-May-13 07:36:29

I LOVE Aurelia (either pronounced Oh-RAY-lia or maybe Oh-RELL-lia).

I do like Arianne too and think that if that was your first choice you should stick with it, but I can understand why ou might not really want to now.

FWIW, I much prefer Annabel or Annabella to Arabella. I also like Amabel and Amalia.

Gwennan Wed 01-May-13 10:43:16

How about:
Oriana (o-RYAH-nah, according to the Internet)

The Daily Mail reliably informs me that Imogen Thomas has named her baby Ariana Siena so don't be surprised if it peaks a bit amongst those that like to read trashy celeb magazines!

I want to tell you to stick to your guns but if you live near your friend and your girls are likely to be in the same school, it'd annoy me.

I like Arabella and Annabel (but Annabella is too frilly for me and I'm not sure about Ariella).

forevergreek Fri 03-May-13 13:44:38



ncc85 Thu 09-May-13 20:52:51

Thank you for ur advice girlies.... decided to go for something completely dif in the end and put it to bed once and for all!! smile

ncc85 Thu 09-May-13 20:55:04

Oh and laquila my great grandma was Amabel but another friend called her daughter that.... its my fault for being the last to have babies lol

JennyMakkers Thu 09-May-13 22:31:25

I like Arianne more than Arianna - that extra a at the end ruins it. Same with Annabel / Annabella -
Arabella makes me think of Arabella Buckley from the Enid Blyton books! Not keen. What's short for Arabella? Arry? Prefer Annabella to Arabella. What was the other name again? Ariella. Again, I'd make it simpler by sticking to Ariel (pronounced Aree-elle)

BaconAndAvocado Tue 04-Jun-13 14:32:29

Arabella is an extremely gorgeous name. When we were considering it for our DD it was termed an "aspirational" name on here.

What's wrong with having aspirations I say?!

ariane5 Tue 04-Jun-13 14:40:14

If you like arianna atick with it!

Lovely name smile

ariane5 Tue 04-Jun-13 14:40:50

Stick not atick!

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