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Does Nina Bell work....?

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ruthietoothie Thu 10-Nov-16 12:54:52

As a name for our 12 day old daughter or does it make you think of ambulances and nee naws?

She has an elder sister and brother (Katie and Liam)

Thanks!!!

chatnanny Thu 10-Nov-16 13:01:21

I like the name Nina and when I first saw it with Bell I liked it. I hadn't thought of the emergency siren but must admit my DGS does call a siren a nee-naw... might. E awkward. With your short surname you could get away with a longer first name which could be shortened to Nina to give her a choice? Like Angeljna, Evangeline, Geraldine... just a thought x

Cinnamon2013 Thu 10-Nov-16 13:05:47

Very classy and cool. I love it.

ScoobyDoosTinklyLaugh Thu 10-Nov-16 13:14:47

I love it.

Does have potential to have annoying rhymes made about it but with a name that cool I'm sure she'll be able to brush them off.

NavyandWhite Thu 10-Nov-16 14:04:08

I could have sworn there was the exact same thread about this very recently?!

ruthietoothie Thu 10-Nov-16 14:43:44

Hah, there was another thread by me when trying to decide between different names. Finding it tricky so desperately canvassing opinion from as many sources as poss..

KoolAde Thu 10-Nov-16 17:58:12

Nina is an utterly gorgeous name. Bell is fine as a middle name. What are you worried about? grin

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 10-Nov-16 18:55:43

Nina Bell is lovely, I prefer the spelling, Nina Belle. 😀

BigGreenOlives Thu 10-Nov-16 18:57:20

My son's friend thought his little sister was named Neenaaaa after fire engines. She is now a teenager.

SpunkyMummy Thu 10-Nov-16 19:13:07

Nina Bell is lovely.

Nina is a smart and beautiful name.

ruthietoothie Thu 10-Nov-16 19:20:34

Thanks for advice everyone. Bell is the surname, not a middle name. I do really like Nina as s first name. One other idea I has (as per other thread) is to give her the full name of Christina but then still call her Nina as a shortening of Christina.

That would have advantage of meaning she had other name shortenings open to her if she decided she didn't like Nina. Feels like I'm making a hash of making a decision on this

Pluto30 Thu 10-Nov-16 20:18:45

I love it.

Nina's a great name.

I know a Katerina who gets Nina for short too, if you were looking for other, longer options.

But Nina's fine alone. There's a Nina on an Australian show called Offspring and she's just great. smile

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 10-Nov-16 20:45:50

Sorry OP 😂

temporarilyjerry Fri 11-Nov-16 05:42:17

I don't think you're making a hash of this decision, but you do seem to be overthinking it.

Nina is a lovely name. It's fine with Bell. Christina is also lovely, as is Katerina.

sycamore54321 Fri 11-Nov-16 14:37:03

I'm sorry I don't think it works well and sounds very insubstantial as a name. It sounds a bit like a character in a children's book or similar. I could be prejudiced in that I am not a fan of Nina anyway but I think it needs a hefty or lengthy surname to balance it.

I also wouldn't like the teasing potential with the siren etc that you identify.

Congrats on the arrival!

ruthietoothie Sun 13-Nov-16 10:22:34

Thanks for the advice everyone. Interesting that sycamore you worry that it's too insubstantial as a name and also Re teasing. I was thinking of Josie Bell as an alternative but not sure if I like as much...

Baby now 15 days old so be good to give her a name!!

mrssmith79 Sun 13-Nov-16 10:27:35

Just do it! grin it's lovely - and not insubstantial. My first and surname combined only consist of 8 letters and I don't have a middle name. I've never felt robbed grin

SpunkyMummy Sun 13-Nov-16 12:17:53

Do it.

If you do think about things like... what if she doesn't like the name? Wouldn't she want more nickname options? Isn't it substantial enough? I'd simply suggest giving her a middle name.

Nina Elisabeth Bell
Nina Louise Bell
Nina Leonie Bell
Nina Clementine Bell
Nina Jane Bell
Nina Rose Bell
Nina Victoria Bell
Nina Minerva Bell
Nina Posey Bell
Nina Eleanor Bell
Nina Lilian Bell
Nina Charlotte Bel
Nina Rowan Bell
Nina Natalie Bell
Nina Fleur Bell

There are so many options. Nina is such a beautiful and refined name and Bell a really nice surname. (I honestly have a slight case of surname jealousy... blush)

SpunkyMummy Sun 13-Nov-16 12:19:18

But if her other sibling don't have middle names I honestly wouldn't give her one either.

And Nina Bell is really lovely.

ruthietoothie Sun 13-Nov-16 15:43:55

Thanks. Mrs Smith and Spunkey Monkey -I think we have really over thought this one. But so pleased you think it works!!

Sophronia Sun 13-Nov-16 15:46:07

I really like Christina with Nina for short

Damelo Sun 13-Nov-16 15:48:08

Georgina Bell (nina)

SansasEscape Sun 13-Nov-16 15:48:12

Does Katie Bell's Harry Potter connection get picked up?

sortthetacheoutbernard Sun 13-Nov-16 15:55:18

Nina is a beautiful name.

Bookishandblondish Sun 13-Nov-16 16:11:14

There is a published author by the name of nina bell. So obviously works.

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