Isabelle argh....

(39 Posts)
Holdthepenproperlypleeeease Sun 19-Jun-16 19:40:17

I read on a couple of threads here that the name Isabelle sounds to some people like a question e.g. "is a bell.."Now i can't get this out of my mind and it's one of a few favoured names on our short list but it has spiked it a bit for me.

So how would you rate Isabelle? What other names might I also like?

Holdthepenproperlypleeeease Sun 19-Jun-16 19:41:01

*spoiled not spiked!

leopardspice Sun 19-Jun-16 19:43:29

I love isabelle and can be shortened to belle. I'd rate it a 9!!

janethegirl2 Sun 19-Jun-16 19:44:32

Or izzy?

AuntieStella Sun 19-Jun-16 19:45:00

I think Argh is a brilliant middle name!

<misses point>

Wanderingraspberry Sun 19-Jun-16 19:45:23

It's a classic name.

Ishbel?
Isolde?
Sophie, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Catherine, Florence?

jaxxyj Sun 19-Jun-16 19:46:32

I love Isabelle, my DS's best friend is called Izzy short for Isobelle - love it! I also like Annabelle. My grandmother was called this and everyone called her Belle.

Coconutty Sun 19-Jun-16 19:47:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 19-Jun-16 20:11:16

Is a belle necessary on a door
But I doubt all the Isabelles out there are getting a terrible time, or. There wouldn't be so many running about.

PotteringAlong Sun 19-Jun-16 20:12:44

It's very popular. But please spell it Isobel.

Holdthepenproperlypleeeease Sun 19-Jun-16 20:29:49

aunty grin

babyblabber Sun 19-Jun-16 20:37:57

Beautiful name. Please DON'T spell it Isobel!!!

I don't like Izzy which is why I can't use it but it's such a lovely, girly, pretty name, go for it!

starsandstripes2016 Sun 19-Jun-16 20:39:07

I have an Isabelle, likes Izzy. I still love it. She's not been referred to as 'is a bell necessary on a bike. Great choice of spellings - Isobel, Scottish; Isabel, Spanish, and the above -French. Or even Isabella.

Isobel by far the nicest spelling imvho.

IoraRua Sun 19-Jun-16 20:39:19

Another one saying please don't spell it Isobel grin
It's not madly exciting, but nothing really wrong with the name.

Holdthepenproperlypleeeease Sun 19-Jun-16 21:50:37

Thanks everyone smile

To those saying not to spell it Isobel, why not would you say?

Sadik Sun 19-Jun-16 21:59:14

Love it - DD's middle name is Isabel (were in Spain at the time, hence that spelling) - was almost her first name up until we got there to register her.

Can I throw in the common Spanish shortening Isa which which we'd have used, short & sweet for a little girl smile

And Aaargh would be the perfect middle name for a teenager . . .

SuckingEggs Sun 19-Jun-16 22:01:20

Isabel is lovely.

Holdthepenproperlypleeeease Sun 19-Jun-16 22:15:12

I love it too, just wish I could erase the "is a bell.." thing from my mind.

DaisyFranceLynch Sun 19-Jun-16 22:16:52

It's a pretty name however you spell it.

To me, it doesn't really sound like "is a bell" because you don't stress it in the same way (I'd say Isabelle/Isobel with emphasis on the first syllable, but in the phrase "is a bell necessary", I'd put the stress on "bell" and not "is").

IoraRua Sun 19-Jun-16 22:32:32

I personally just think the Isobel version doesn't look nice. Isabel/Isabelle are beautiful though.

timelytess Sun 19-Jun-16 22:35:06

song

Holdthepenproperlypleeeease Sun 19-Jun-16 22:40:05

"Sophie, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Catherine, Florence?"

Classic and beautiful sounding names with lots of possible nicknames.

For Isabelle, I suppose Izzie will be the inevitable nn or would Lizzie pass?

Purely in terms of nicknames, what's nicer, Izzie for Isabelle or Lizzie for either Isabelle or Elizabeth?

nooka Sun 19-Jun-16 22:57:00

I don't think that Isabel (or any of it's variants) leads itself to Lizzie, which I think is really is only one of the many diminutives for Elizabeth.

Coconut0il Sun 19-Jun-16 22:57:23

I know one Isabel and one Isabella and have never heard either of them called anything other than their full name.

Personally I like Izzie or Lizzie.

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