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Isabella or Imogen??

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3yearsnosleep Wed 22-Jun-16 22:18:52

I'm due tomorrow and DH is refusing to discuss names anymore as we really cannot agree. I really like Imogen, he thinks it's boring and not very pretty. The only name we're anywhere near close to agreeing on is Isabella but I'm worried that it's way too popular. What do you think?

perpetuallybewildered Wed 22-Jun-16 22:21:18

I think Imogen is a beautiful name.

Isabella - doesn't sound nearly as pretty.

Mottled Wed 22-Jun-16 22:46:45

Prefer Imogen but if your DH doesn't like it you could try posting a list of what he does like and see if people can come up with similar style names.

babyblabber Thu 23-Jun-16 08:08:38

I way prefer Isabella and I wouldn't let popularity put me off. Best of luck!

1horatio Thu 23-Jun-16 10:13:41

I prefer Isabella. It's really pretty smile
Or what about Isadora or Annabella? They aren't that popular.

TheFace Thu 23-Jun-16 10:24:33

I prefer Imogen. If Isabella is a bit popular (which I think it is, I know of 3 little ones called that) for you how about something like Arabella or Annabelle? Similar theme but a bit different.

alexandragimenez Thu 23-Jun-16 10:48:01

Isabella sounds a lot prettier!

BoboBunnyH0p Thu 23-Jun-16 14:43:23

I prefer Imogen, but I'm biased as that's my DD name, she had the nn Immy when little but going into early teenage years a few friends have started calling her Iggy.

SuperFlyHigh Thu 23-Jun-16 14:46:06

Imogen is lovely. Much prefer it over Isabella which will get shortened to Bella etc.

99percentchocolate Thu 23-Jun-16 14:48:11

I think both are beautiful but if DH doesn't like them I agree with Annabel/Annabelle/Annabella - beautiful and uncommon

BananaL0af Thu 23-Jun-16 14:50:37

Imogen, beautiful name.

Isabella has too many syllables for me.

Snarkmaiden Thu 23-Jun-16 14:57:02

I prefer Isabella <bucks the trend>
There's more opportunity for shortening the name and nicknames. With Imogen you end up with 'Immie' and 'Gen' which don't sound so nice.

MarvinKMooney Thu 23-Jun-16 15:02:39

I love the name imogen. A little girl I know has the nn 'Midgie'. It really suits her!

JennyOnAPlate Thu 23-Jun-16 15:50:27

Imogen. I know a 6 year old Imogen who is immy for short...really like it.

NadiaWadia Thu 23-Jun-16 17:14:28

Both lovely names, but I think Isabella has the edge. Are you sure the massive popularity of it wouldn't put you off though?

DerelictMyBalls Fri 24-Jun-16 15:49:28

They are pretty much the same name.

anaa1 Fri 24-Jun-16 16:10:18

I prefer Isabella. Didn't realise it's mega popular, but then I have a teenage boy and don't know many people having babies any more! Agree if you can't both go for one of your current two names, that Annabel is similar and pretty (I would say that with my posting name wouldn't I!)

Notso Fri 24-Jun-16 16:20:35

Imogen. I really love it, it was on my lists for DC2,3 and 4 who were all boys.
Isabella is lovely but there are so many of it and its variants.

Pemba Sat 25-Jun-16 02:16:54

"They are pretty much the same name."

Not really. They are two different girl's names, with completely separate origins, which happen to begin with the same letter. Would be just as daft to say Sarah and Samantha are 'pretty much the same name'. Or Ruth and Rosie. Or Pippa and Penelope. Etc, etc.

OlennasWimple Sat 25-Jun-16 02:33:30


NanaNina Sat 25-Jun-16 02:53:07

Isabella IS a pretty name, but in 5 years time classes are going to be FULL of them, and Lily's and Ellie/Ella/Evie. I have a great niece who is Isabella (aged 3) my 16 yr old GD has 3 friends at school called Isabella and 2 of them have a last name beginning with the same letter so they can't be Isabella P and Isabella M - fortunately one is happy to be called Izzy but not the other one. There are SO many pretty names that I'm sure you will find something just as pretty. DGD also has a friend called Imogen (she's very posh) and she's called Imo by her friends which I think sounds a bit weird. But - it's your call. Oh and there's an Isabella just been born next door to my sister!

Just5minswithDacre Sat 25-Jun-16 03:17:15

Imogen. Gorgeous smile

Quercus3 Sat 25-Jun-16 11:04:16

Isabella. Never understood the appeal of Imogen, it doesn't sound very pleasant to my ears. I do like Immy though.

I know a lot of 5 - 8 year old Isabellas and a lot of 0 - 5 year old Imogens.

WreckingBallsInsideMyHead Sat 25-Jun-16 19:35:10


I know far too many Isabella's

GinghamPink Sat 25-Jun-16 19:35:49

Isobella or Isobel

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