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Amelie, Matilda, or Isabella?

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glittersparkles Sun 28-Feb-16 20:21:13

As the title really! These are the handful of names we can agree on for DD1 and need some help choosing. Think all are lovely so some thoughts would be fab smile

Any other suggestions with a similar feel to these would be fantastic - I loved Adeline, but DH didn't along with all my favourite names

Thanks so much in advance!

LottieDoubtie Sun 28-Feb-16 20:23:09

Isabella is my favourite.

Matilda is very popular but nice enough.

Amelie I'm not a fan of- very very popular because of the film (I guess?) and unless you are french sounds quite odd to my ear.

thebiscuitindustry Sun 28-Feb-16 20:26:16

Isabella smile

Anna
Juliet
Aurelia
Marina
Olivia
Stella
Coralie
Ruby
Violet
Ava
Georgia
Lucy

glittersparkles Sun 28-Feb-16 20:27:24

Just to clarify - we know all these names are very popular, so it's not a massive consideration! smile

glittersparkles Sun 28-Feb-16 20:28:11

Ooh, I like Stella... Might give that one a go!

EustaceTheDragon Sun 28-Feb-16 20:30:01

Have you considered nickname options for these, op? That is usually a huge deciding factor in choosing names for our dc. There are a few names we liked but disliked the obvious nicknames intensely so they were sadly struck off the list.

AuntieStella Sun 28-Feb-16 20:30:12

I prefer Matilda and Isabella, as both strike me as strong classic and fails pan-European names (I've been reading about Plantagenets recently).

Similar: Elinor, Mary, Margaret, Maude, Joan, or the rather splendid Berengaria

Amelie seems friller and less substantial when compared to them. But perhaps that's exactly why you like it.

Similar: Alice (also a Plantagenet btw), Nicole, Louise, Eugenie

Sophronia Sun 28-Feb-16 20:36:09

Matilda

glittersparkles Sun 28-Feb-16 20:36:17

We have considered nicknames, would shorten Matilda to Tilly and Amelie to Mimi.

Could I get NN Belle from Isabella? I like Isabelle but don't love it like I do Isabella. May shorten to Issy alternatively.

Thanks for feedback so far.

EustaceTheDragon Sun 28-Feb-16 20:41:34

All very sweet nicknames, with beautiful names for them to grow into. smile I personal prefer Matilda over the rest, but it's a close call. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.

stressedmind Sun 28-Feb-16 20:43:21

Matilda

foximusprime1 Sun 28-Feb-16 21:31:00

i like them all, what about isadora??

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 28-Feb-16 23:02:56

Isabella by a million miles.
Other suggestions
Esme
Elsie
Elizabeth
Eliza
Elise
Eloise
Ellena
Anna
Annabella
Abigail
Annie
Anastasia
Amelia
Aria
Maria
Marcia
Marcie
Marcella
Mariella
Marnie
Mara
Maya
Mia
Magda
Alice

minipie Sun 28-Feb-16 23:58:04

Of your three I'd pick Isabella, nn Belle or Bella.

How about:

Miranda
Madeleine
Estelle
Serena
Sabrina
Carine
Clarissa
Larissa
Melissa
Alicia
Eveline
Ottilie
Felicity

JudgeJudySheindlin Mon 29-Feb-16 01:30:34

Matilda is my favourite from your list OP.

Suggested alternative names to have a look at:
Evelina
Maryann
Aurelie/Aurelia
Elodie
Josephine
Charlotte/Lottie
Lyla
Kitty
Georgiana
Hattie
Aurora
Eloise
Leonie
Naomi
Willow

As I've no idea what names you really like, I've picked an eclectic mix for youwink

crispytruffle Mon 29-Feb-16 11:30:48

I love Matilda but it is so popular. I don't like Amelie.

joyfulworld Mon 29-Feb-16 12:13:57

Isabella is lovely. and I like Adeline too.

DontKillMyVibe Mon 29-Feb-16 13:36:24

Out of the 3 you've suggested, Isabella is my favourite. Bella, Belle or Izzy would all be popular nicknames.

jemimastar Mon 29-Feb-16 14:33:14

Isabella, definitely. Matilda and Amelie both sound a bit try hard/twee/trendy for a specific time but not really classics.

Theresomethingaboutdairy Wed 02-Mar-16 23:23:18

Isabella for sure! We have an Isabella but she tends to go by either Belle or Bella. Beautiful name smile

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Wed 02-Mar-16 23:30:18

Isabella is my favourite for the nn's.

I also love Stella and hope you choose that. wink

Gummibearchen Thu 03-Mar-16 14:01:20

Adeline is lovely and by far the nicest and less overused of your suggestions.

Summ3r Thu 03-Mar-16 16:37:51

My favourite is Matilda but hubby won't wear it at all Isabella is in my top as well

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