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Opinions on the name Joella?

(41 Posts)
Nautical Sat 14-Nov-15 23:02:43

NN would be Ella smile

PurpleDaisies Sat 14-Nov-15 23:04:43

I don't like it at all, but I like Ella as s name in it's own right. To me Joella sounds like you made up a new name because you couldn't decide between Jo and Ella. Sorry!

Annunziata Sat 14-Nov-15 23:05:21

It isn't a name.

People would be forever going 'Joanna?'

ShatnersBassoon Sat 14-Nov-15 23:06:12

It sounds like a naff house name.

LaceyLee Sat 14-Nov-15 23:06:44

Sounds like a hillbilly name. Ella on its own is nice though.

Nautical Sat 14-Nov-15 23:09:07

It is a name...

annandale Sat 14-Nov-15 23:13:09

I tend not to like obvious feminisations of male names (I know most of them are, but still) even though I have one myself - so I'm not keen on Nigella, Wilhelmina, Thomasina or Joella despite liking Nigel, William, Thomas and Joel.

Johanna? Sian? Jeanette?

TheNumberfaker Sat 14-Nov-15 23:16:01

It's as much a name as Jayden or Taylor any other American import. Couldn't use it myself.
Why not just Ella?

RollingRollingRolling Sat 14-Nov-15 23:16:29

I like it.MN has a wierd obsession that it is terrible to have to correct people saying your name wrong/having to spell it. I have always had to spell out my first and last name, and it's never bothered me and I like that I wasn't one of 50 girls in my class with the same name.

KateBeckett Sat 14-Nov-15 23:21:16

Reminds me of a lovely friend of mine smile

ClareDeLoon Sat 14-Nov-15 23:22:24

Love it, would have used it for DS1 had he been a girl smile NN would have been Joely though

Foamshrimp Sat 14-Nov-15 23:24:22

Don't like it at all sorry

steppemum Sat 14-Nov-15 23:26:36

sounds very country and western to me.

Zampa Sat 14-Nov-15 23:29:30

I don't mind the name itself but isn't it a hair lightening cream?

PurpleDaisies Sat 14-Nov-15 23:30:32

That's jolene Zampa.

cranberryx Sat 14-Nov-15 23:33:27

Sounds a bit like Zoella to me...

Zampa Sat 14-Nov-15 23:34:56

Thanks purple ...

celtictoast Sat 14-Nov-15 23:38:42

For Ella as a nickname I'd go with Elodie, Elizabeth, Eloise, Eliza, Isabella.

IoraRua Sat 14-Nov-15 23:39:46

Very country and western. It sounds like it belongs in song also featuring blue jeans, a truck, a Stetson and beer. Oh, and Jesus.

Not into it.

goldglittershitter Sat 14-Nov-15 23:40:55

Sorry. It's awful. Joelle is nice, but when u put that letter a on the end it just cheapens it?

Crazypetlady Sun 15-Nov-15 01:15:58

Not keen at all sorry.

FabergeEggs Sun 15-Nov-15 02:33:16


millionsmom Sun 15-Nov-15 03:14:57

It's a lovely name! But I have a great friend called Joella, so that may be why I think it's lovely.

mathanxiety Sun 15-Nov-15 03:54:01

I like it too. I think it has a lovely sound to it. I wouldn't shorten it.

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 15-Nov-15 04:15:15

'Joella, you'd better not be in that trailer gettin' up to no good with Jimmy Bob Crockett. Lordy I'll whup your behind girl. Now get out here and help me get this pig out of the mud'

That kind of vibe......

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