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Buzimomma Fri 14-Feb-14 08:59:54

DD is Arabella. Problem is that I seem to be drawn to very similar sounding names so I'm just wondering if it would it be crazy to consider calling DD2 something like Mariella or Raphaella? Are they just too samey and matchy?

Only1scoop Fri 14-Feb-14 09:00:44

Very 'Ella' grin

DawnOfTheDee Fri 14-Feb-14 09:01:45

Nice names but yes, far too 'matchy' imho.

makingdoo Fri 14-Feb-14 09:01:57

I think Arabella is a lovely name. I'm not that keen on your other two options and I do think they are too samey tbh

Can you imagine calling both of them in the park?

Oubliette0292 Fri 14-Feb-14 09:16:27

I think they are too samey. How about Marianne rather than Mariella?

Buzimomma Fri 14-Feb-14 11:33:11

Well that seems a no so far then!? Bah! I do like Marianne but not as much as Mariella (I know a few Marianne's my own age which puts me off).

Tea1Sugar Fri 14-Feb-14 12:01:20

Marielle?

AGoodPirate Fri 14-Feb-14 12:35:19

Too samey. Definitely. Sorry!

Bowlersarm Fri 14-Feb-14 12:40:38

Another one saying too similar.

I love Arabella, but you can't have another 'Ella' ending.

Emelia?

TravellingToad Fri 14-Feb-14 12:43:25

Isobel?
Marielle
Laurel / laurelle

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Fri 14-Feb-14 13:09:01

No way, far too samey.

Melissa?

DawnOfTheDee Fri 14-Feb-14 15:05:36

Marissa

MadIsTheNewNormal Fri 14-Feb-14 15:07:17

Yes. All lovely names, but far too samey. Especially as any of their future friends and partners might NN them Ella. You'll end up with two Ellas.

ShadowFall Fri 14-Feb-14 15:09:05

Too samey.

MadIsTheNewNormal Fri 14-Feb-14 15:11:33

Arabella and...

Marianne or Marianna

Ramona or Paloma.

Melissande, Miranda or Matllda.

Cordelia or Cecelia.

Rosamund or Rosaria.

Serena or Stefania.

bionic77 Fri 14-Feb-14 15:17:27

How about Aurelia?

CormoranStrike Fri 14-Feb-14 15:23:31

Sophia goes nicely, imho.

CormoranStrike Fri 14-Feb-14 15:23:57

Or Imogen.

NightCircus Fri 14-Feb-14 16:33:54

Arianna
Sienna
Christabel

winterhat Fri 14-Feb-14 18:45:52

It would be too samey to have two "Ella" names IMHO.

Arabella and...

Harriet
Beatrice
Coralie
Zara
Cassia
Susannah
Melissa
Sophia
Octavia
Olivia
Rowena
Violet
Vanessa
Georgia
Josephine
Louisa
Victoria

Buzimomma Fri 14-Feb-14 20:25:11

Hi all, thanks for your responses. A unanimous NO so far then! I guess that means I have to reconsider.....!? Loads of good ideas though, thank you! Of the suggestions so far, I really like Melissa, Marissa, Sophia, Aurelia, Marianna, Octavia and Louisa (I realise that I must have a thing for names ending it "a"!) Also quite like Beatrice, Susannah and Christabel. I suppose I have to accept that I really must try and move away from the "Ella" infatuation! grin

Ellypoo Fri 14-Feb-14 20:29:40

Arabella and Constance

feelinlucky Fri 14-Feb-14 20:30:16

I love Paloma. smile

Buzimomma Sat 15-Feb-14 13:07:32

Paloma is way too similar to "Papilloma" for me, sorry! smile

CarryOnDancing Sat 15-Feb-14 13:39:51

I don't have an issue with names being too "samey" as they will live so much of their lives separately and will have independent identities. Even if they shared the same friends there are often groups of friends where a couple share a name or their names sound similar.

As alternatives though, how about Marcia or Meredith?

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