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Is mirabelle a nice name

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Onemilliongal Wed 22-Jul-15 13:33:00

I like the name mirabelle and I would like to call my second dd mirabelle but not sure yet , what do you think and what would her nickname be or how else would you spell it ? TIA

Benchmark Wed 22-Jul-15 13:49:12

I really like it! Miri would make a nice nickname. I would probably spell it Mirabel although I think Mirabelle is a perfectly nice spelling.

Hellion7433 Wed 22-Jul-15 13:51:49

It sounds a bit like miserable. I adore Maybelle Mabel

Maroonie Wed 22-Jul-15 14:07:04

How is it pronounced?
Myra belle
Meera belle
Mirra belle?

Happy36 Wed 22-Jul-15 14:09:10

I think it's beautiful. Picking up on Benchmark 's comment, take into account that it could be misspelled by others. (I would say either Mirabel or Mirabelle would be the default spellings). However, having your name misspelled is a pretty common "hazard", regardless of the name itself!

NotAQueef Wed 22-Jul-15 14:11:18

Sorry I think it sounds like the name of a cheap seaside hotel!

AllPizzasGreatAndSmall Wed 22-Jul-15 14:17:38

Yes, NotAQueef is right , it sounds like somewhere you might stay at on holiday.
As a girl's name I think it sounds rather twee.

crapfatbanana Wed 22-Jul-15 14:21:11

It's a bit frilly for my tastes and reminds me of the kids' TV programme Mama Mirabel's Home Movies.

What about Amabel, or Mabel? Meryl? Merryn?

mrsnec Wed 22-Jul-15 14:27:03

It's a fruit isn't it? Not a bad thing I suppose. I think there are worse names about.

Sophronia Wed 22-Jul-15 14:58:41

I think it's lovely and a great alternative to the popular Isabelle and Annabelle. I like it spelled Mirabelle with the nn Mira or Miri.

TeaPleaseLouise Wed 22-Jul-15 15:03:55

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Ausflug Wed 22-Jul-15 15:13:48

I think of the Mirabelle gardens in Salzburg of The Sound Of Music fame, and of the little apricotty fruit.

I think it is quite a nice name, - less twee than Annabel, less popular than Isabel, prettier than Mabel, less pretentious than Christabel, and without the Thomas the Tank Engine connotations of Clarabel.
Miriam and Mireille are also possible alternatives?

I also prefer the Mirabel spelling.

I'd pronounce it Mirror Bell - I think there is a book by Julia Donaldson or someone called Princess Mirror Belle actually.

Nickname could be Mirry or Mira.

Onemilliongal Wed 22-Jul-15 15:38:21

Thank you all for taking your time to respond

barbecue Wed 22-Jul-15 15:45:17

I like Mirabelle, also Miriam and Miranda.

TongueBiter Wed 22-Jul-15 15:47:04

How about Mimi as a nickname?

CruCru Wed 22-Jul-15 16:37:40

It's pretty. Reminds me of an awesome skiing resort.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 22-Jul-15 17:29:02

There's no nice or horrible names are there. It's all about your own preference. I mean it wouldn't be one of my name's even if I was graced with 20 girls, but if you like it go for it

ShootTheMoon Wed 22-Jul-15 17:46:46

I like Mirabel, and also Maribel (the name of a Spanish colleague of mine£

BothEndsBurning Wed 22-Jul-15 19:10:34

Yes, I like it. I think of mirabelle plums. I would choose the simpler spelling of Mirabel.

Georgethesecond Wed 22-Jul-15 19:12:24

It sounds like a caravan to me, sorry.

PatriarchalHandmaiden Wed 22-Jul-15 19:12:42

My nine year old dd thinks it's lovely!

ancientbuchanan Wed 22-Jul-15 19:21:56

I'd choose the simpler spelling as otherwise I think of ( rather good) jam. But it means wonder at beauty, which is pretty.

ashesandfire Wed 22-Jul-15 19:34:03

I love it! I have an aunt called Mirabelle. Pronounced mirra-belle. I think it's beautiful and a less common alternative to Isabelle/Annabelle. My aunt goes by Belle or Bow but I'd choose Miri or Mimi as a cute, less popular nn.

DramaAlpaca Wed 22-Jul-15 23:32:22

I prefer it spelled Mirabel. A friend of mine used it as her DD's middle name & I thought it was unusual & very pretty.

etKrusTe Thu 23-Jul-15 16:02:58

I like the sound of it. It just looks a bit frilly written down! confused
I like Miriam too. I prefer Maribel though. Maribel looks better (simpler) written down.

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