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Sorell, Sorrell, Sorrel or Sorrelle

(19 Posts)
johendy Sun 15-Feb-15 09:23:11

I can't work out the best spelling. We are a nicknamey kind of family, so I could see Elle being used, so I like the idea of a double ll. But my googling so far suggests that might not be 'proper'.

What do you think?

Educateme Sun 15-Feb-15 09:24:58

Use the real spelling of the herb - Sorrel. The others are utterly illiterate. IMO.

BMO Sun 15-Feb-15 09:26:15

I'd go with the standard spelling of the plant Sorrel rather than a slight misspelling.

EmpressOfJurisfiction Sun 15-Feb-15 09:27:24

Standard spelling here too.

ooerrmissus Sun 15-Feb-15 09:38:30

Sorrel. The others look like types of contraception.

MrsLettuce Sun 15-Feb-15 09:41:55

Yes, Sorrel.
There's no reason why she couldn't be nicknamed Elle with the proper spelling.

DishwasherDogs Sun 15-Feb-15 09:42:28


BikeRunSki Sun 15-Feb-15 09:45:29

If you are going to use a name which is also a word, you really need to stick to the same spelling as the word, so Sorrel.

My DNiece is Eleanor, nn Ellie. No probs with double L.

Velvetbee Sun 15-Feb-15 09:46:43


Shedding Sun 15-Feb-15 09:48:04

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BreeVDKamp Sun 15-Feb-15 09:48:34

Yes, Sorrel. I agree the others look like contraception!

Although then you wouldn't really have the 'elle' sound to create the nickname would you? I say 'Sorrel' soh-rul. Maybe I say it wrong!

johendy Sun 15-Feb-15 11:34:51

Well that's sorted then. Sorrel. Is it soh-rul, not soh-rel then? Rats...

MrsLettuce Sun 15-Feb-15 12:06:07

Prn here

BlueStarsAtNight Sun 15-Feb-15 12:57:02

Yep, the emphasis is on the 'soh'

Educateme Sun 15-Feb-15 12:58:44

Yes, 'rul'. There are lots of names with an Elle sound, though.


ashesandfire Sun 15-Feb-15 13:20:10

I think it is a lovely name but I have a very positive association with it.

sticklebrickstickle Sun 15-Feb-15 13:20:53

I think if you want her to be called soh-rel then go for the spelling Sorelle. I guess it would kind of fall into the category of 'made up name' but I think it's lovely (and nicer than Sorrel) and would work. It's not too out there!

If you want the standard pronunciation I agree with standard spelling, Sorrel.

Sophronia Sun 15-Feb-15 13:37:04

I think Sorrel rhymes with Coral.

Artandco Sun 15-Feb-15 13:38:52

Sorrel. However I know one and it always sounds like 'sorrow' when most people say it which isn't great

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