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Not sure about Isabel...

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legallyblond Wed 22-May-13 10:11:28

I've posted before... Having twins, probably non identical, and we are not finding out sexes.... So we need four names. We have a Matilda (Tilda) already.

So far:

Hugo
Ralf
Valentina
Isabel

I am not sure re Isabel. I am not too bothered by popularity, its just that the "bel" bothers me... I hate Christobeland Annabel...

what do you think about Imogen (nn Immy) or Nancy instead?

poppydaisy Wed 22-May-13 10:12:35

I love Valentina!

ZolaBuddleia Wed 22-May-13 10:12:51

Love Nancy, I'm also not keen on 'bel' endings.

Eskino Wed 22-May-13 10:16:32

I love Nancy, imogen is very sweet. I think Hugo and Ralf (said Ralf or Raif?) are a bit poncey, as is Valentina.

Isabel, you won't get used to if you hate "belle" names.

Alternatives?
Roscoe
Rufus
Celia
Hermione

badtime Wed 22-May-13 10:45:39

How about Isolde instead?

badtime Wed 22-May-13 10:47:10

Oops, just noticed about (Ma)Tilda - Isolde is probably too close.

legallyblond Wed 22-May-13 10:48:15

Eskino - Ralf is pronounced Ralf. We are thinking that spelling to avoid the confusion re Ralph... Obviously it doesn't work!

Eskino Wed 22-May-13 11:16:53

Actually I kind of like Ralf. (With the L)

newgirl Wed 22-May-13 11:20:36

Lizzie?

Jemima?

I love Isabel but it is popular

JojoMags Wed 22-May-13 11:22:50

I love the Ralf spelling. I don't think its confusing and anyone who was confused would quickly learn. Don't let it put you off. Also it goes really well with Matilda. Like Hugo too, but prefer Ralf! Not keen on Nancy, just makes me think of Nancy-boys (which is a horrible, out-dated term, but can't help making the link), or Valentina - the 'a' ending is too similar to Matilda. Imogen is OK and Immy sweet. Isadora?

miffybun73 Wed 22-May-13 11:49:02

Love Nancy and Valentina.

Not keen at all on Imogen.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 22-May-13 15:23:06

Hugo and Valentina
Hugo and Ralf
Valentina and Imogen

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 22-May-13 15:24:08

Or Nancy and Imogen <ooh wicked>

OKnotOK Wed 22-May-13 15:26:22

I have an Isabella.

I thought i was being different...until i found out!!
Went to the doc's with her one time and there were 4 others there with the same name......bugger!

Luckily she has a middle name so she can always use that instead! grin

I still like it though.

CoteDAzur Wed 22-May-13 15:32:48

Valentina & Allegra

diddl Wed 22-May-13 16:05:15

I love Imogen-& Isobel!!

Leeds2 Wed 22-May-13 16:08:03

Prefer Isabel.

ArabellaBeaumaris Wed 22-May-13 21:41:39

I really, really like Ralf, by the by.

I think Isabel is a lovely name, but so is Nancy. Less convinced by Imogen.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 22-May-13 21:54:35

Hugo and Valentina/Imogen would be adorable!

I love Isobel.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Wed 22-May-13 22:08:23

Remus I was just about to post that of course it should be IsObel!

Dd1's middle name, after her great grandmother.

I don't know why, but I think it looks prettier with an O.

Anjou Wed 22-May-13 22:57:52

I love all of the names you've considered so far. (We considered Valentin for DS2 and I think Valentina for a girl is lovely). I adore Isobel (my preferred spelling) but there really are lots of Isobel/Isobella/Isabel/Isabella's. I know you say the popularity doesn't bother you, but many of the ones I know have become known as Belle or Bella, even when their parents call them Izzy. How about Inez, Anaïs or Anya?

LittleMissLucy Wed 22-May-13 23:28:02

I like Imogen very much.
I am also ambivalent about Isabel. Don't know why.

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