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Marcella or Stella?

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WifeOfGru Fri 04-Apr-14 22:26:43

That's it really. We have one boy's name which we are set on, but undecided on girl's name. Have two other DDs. Both Marcella and Stella work well with our other daughters' names.

BikeRunSki Fri 04-Apr-14 22:27:42


Sharaluck Fri 04-Apr-14 22:28:49


DramaAlpaca Fri 04-Apr-14 22:29:20


nyldn Fri 04-Apr-14 22:29:24

I love Marcella, Marcy's adorable as well. Stella is a very pretty name but it makes me think of the beer, and it's definitely used more than Marcella.

bookcave Fri 04-Apr-14 22:30:16


PandaFeet Fri 04-Apr-14 22:33:30

I know a very beautiful and successful Marcella. Much prefer it to Stella.

DessieLou Fri 04-Apr-14 22:56:06

I prefer Marcella. Or Estella. Lovely names. smile

Beamur Fri 04-Apr-14 22:57:52

Both are great - my first reaction was Stella, but actually Marcella is fab too.
That's not so helpful it is...

stuckindamiddle Fri 04-Apr-14 23:01:12

I like Marcy but not Stella (makes me think of the lager or that annoying tv show) and I'm not keen on Marcella either sorry.

squoosh Fri 04-Apr-14 23:12:14


Marcella is a nun's name.

mathanxiety Sat 05-Apr-14 04:20:56

Marcella is definitely a nun's name. So Stella gets my vote.

Marcella and Majella are names I would put in the same category as Assumpta and Concepta.

aGirlDownUnder1 Sat 05-Apr-14 04:25:01


wigglesrock Sat 05-Apr-14 07:23:24

Stella is beautiful, I'm with squoosh Marcella is either a nun or the farmers sister who never got married. Seriously I know 3 Marcellas of this elk smile . I lump Marcella in with Assumpta, Dymphna etc - not a name I'd give a child but that could just be a regional thing.

wigglesrock Sat 05-Apr-14 07:24:40

Sorry I completely missed mathanxiety post blush - so what they said!

Eastpoint Sat 05-Apr-14 07:33:02


ChickenMe Sat 05-Apr-14 10:30:54

Prefer Estelle, then Marcella. In parts of Spain (Catalunya) it's Estel which I prefer. Stella is quite hard.

UriGeller Sat 05-Apr-14 10:34:47

Marcella over Stella any day. I think its a strong name.Would it be MarSella or MarCHella? I've heard both.

Marcy and CeCe are super cool nns. Its hard to get a nice nn out of Stella.

UriGeller Sat 05-Apr-14 10:36:59

Wiggles I think its a regional/religious (catholic?) thing.

I've never even met a nun, let alone known the first name of one!

Artandco Sat 05-Apr-14 10:38:31

Estella/ estelle

Anjou Sat 05-Apr-14 11:53:26

Stella is beautiful. Estella is nice too. Not keen on Marcella (had no idea it had such religious connotations in some parts either). Also, really don't like Marcy as a nn. It's a bit Stacey/Casey/Lacey.

WifeOfGru Sat 05-Apr-14 13:19:46

No I had no idea either about the religious connotations in some regions. I assume these posters are in or from Ireland?
Would pronounce it marsella.
Worried that 'Stella' can sound a little harsh, and with 'Estella' that she would have to correct people all the time who assumed they had heard the name 'Stella'.
Still undecided. We are not in Ireland but DH Irish and our other daughters have Irish Gaelic names, but we are not terribly keen on any of the other Irish Gaelic names.

Gugglebum Sun 06-Apr-14 05:05:09

My vote is for Marcella. I know one and she is lovely.

mathanxiety Sun 06-Apr-14 05:28:07

If you turned up in Ireland and called yourself MarCHella you would get some quare looks smile.

AuditAngel Sun 06-Apr-14 05:34:42

I prefer Marcell, but I don't think people would be confused by Estella.

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