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Sarah, Sadie or Bella?

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katemess12 Thu 04-Aug-16 08:51:19

Our DD is less than a week old and we chose a name for her, but aren't loving it. We had Sadie on our short list when I was pregnant, but have chosen Samuel for a boy name if we're ever to have one, and I find having two with the same initial a bit bleh.

We both love Bella (hate the longer versions like Isabella), but know it's considered rather trendy at the moment. We both love Sarah too, but the S thing applies again.

Middle name is Chenault, so the options are:
Sarah Chenault
Sadie Chenault
Bella Chenault

Also, I know Sadie can be a NN for Sarah but not sure how naturally that will come to people of DD's generation.

Any similar suggestions are welcome too.

Thanks. smile

EmmelineW Thu 04-Aug-16 09:16:19


Dozer Thu 04-Aug-16 09:17:41


Sarah, and even if in future you have a boy and still like samuel it's fine to have the same initial!

ClaraLane Thu 04-Aug-16 09:22:30

Sadie smile

allegretto Thu 04-Aug-16 09:25:49


Magazinepile Thu 04-Aug-16 09:35:03

Bella, it's quite popular for a shortening of Isabella but not on its own. It's a beautiful name op and congratulations on your little one! Xflowers

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 04-Aug-16 09:39:57

Sarah. It's beautiful and classy and more or less unheard of now.
Sadies and Bellas are in abundance. There'll probably be 5 in each class.

SpidersFromMars Thu 04-Aug-16 09:55:03

Sarah, with nn Sadie. She only needs to introduce herself once as Sadie.

Sophronia Thu 04-Aug-16 11:47:22

Sarah - love it.

minipie Thu 04-Aug-16 12:01:36


Belinda would be a more unusual long name for Bella (if you wanted one)

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 04-Aug-16 12:03:38

I don't mind Sarah, but would chose Sadie or Bella

HallaWalla Thu 04-Aug-16 12:06:21

Definitely Sadie or Bella. Beautiful.

I'm in my 30's and literally have 9 Sarah's in my phone contacts. For this reason I find it very dull. Sara (saa-ra) would be a good alternative.

It's not really been given enough time to become unusual yet.

CremeEggThief Thu 04-Aug-16 12:06:37

I don't think Bella goes well with your surname, so I vote for Sadie.

Porcupinetree Thu 04-Aug-16 12:36:14

Definitely Sadie.

PterodactylToenails Thu 04-Aug-16 13:39:18

I used to think Sadie was a dogs name but I really like it now. I would go Sadie.

BellaMoo Thu 04-Aug-16 15:20:23

Love Bella and Sadie.

SorenaJ Thu 04-Aug-16 15:38:12

Definitely Sarah. Sadie is too close to sadist.

GoldPlatedBacon Thu 04-Aug-16 16:55:55

If you both love Bella, then choose Bella!

DramaAlpaca Thu 04-Aug-16 17:25:33

I'd choose Bella.

rosegoldie Thu 04-Aug-16 17:32:20

I was going to say Sadie, but Sarah is a lot less common nowadays and beautifully elegant.

Sarah smile

CordeliaFrost Thu 04-Aug-16 19:27:54

Sarah would be the fresher choice, it's still in steady use, but nowhere near as popular as it once was. While Bella isn't overly used on its own, most the girls I know with -belle or -bella names, go by Bella, so it feels overused.

Sadie is very much on trend as well.

ladybird69 Thu 04-Aug-16 19:32:27

Sadie it's a family name smile

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Thu 04-Aug-16 19:39:07

Saira, pronounced Sye rah

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 04-Aug-16 20:11:18


Sarah is really dull.

Bella is nice but overused at the moment.

ApocalypseNowt Thu 04-Aug-16 20:13:49

SorenaJ Sadie is too close to sadist.

Ah! I see you've met my DD....! grin

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