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Isobel or Isabel, Joy or Grace?

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CesareBorgiasUnicornMask Sun 18-Dec-16 14:35:45

Just musing. Baby not due until next summer and may not be a girl - if it's a boy DH and I both like Luke William but girls names are contentious. The only one we can seem to agree on is Isobel/ Isabel but not the spelling.

For a middle name I like Joy as it's more unusual, and also the name of a teacher who I loved to bits and inspired me hugely. DH prefers Grace as it's more 'normal' but I quite like it too.

So:

Isobel Joy

Isabel Grace

Or neither?

Sophronia Sun 18-Dec-16 14:56:49

Isobel Joy

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 18-Dec-16 14:58:10

Isabel Grace

Glitterous Sun 18-Dec-16 15:01:31

Isobel is my favourite. It's also not as popular as Isabel (or Isabelle), however, that could be problematic as people will probably spell her name as above.

Grace is very popular as a middle name. If you were to choose Isabel Grace, she'll be one of many.

However, if you're not bothered by popularity then it doesn't matter(!)

MollyHuaCha Sun 18-Dec-16 15:09:20

Isabel Grace

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Sun 18-Dec-16 15:12:24

Isobel Joy. Love that

JunebabyT Sun 18-Dec-16 15:30:16

Isobel Grace

wizzler Sun 18-Dec-16 15:33:37

Isobel Joy.
DD has Joy as a middle name, and lives up to it every day!

Isobel Joy = beautiful,

QueenLizIII Sun 18-Dec-16 17:49:59

Isabel Grace

SorenaJ Mon 19-Dec-16 08:12:23

Isabel Grace

1horatio Mon 19-Dec-16 09:45:45

Isabel Joy... smile

KoalaDownUnder Mon 19-Dec-16 09:47:30

Isobel Joy

MargotLovedTom Mon 19-Dec-16 09:48:32

Isobel Joy.

GertrudeBelle Mon 19-Dec-16 09:55:47

Isobel Joy. Lovely name.

As an aside I watched the film "Joy" over the weekend and was thinking then what a lovely, unused, name it was. V good film too.

Dixiechickonhols Mon 19-Dec-16 09:57:23

My DD has Joy as middle name, no regrets. Grace is nice but very much common filler middle name - the Louise of this generation.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 19-Dec-16 10:01:36

Isobel Joy.

MiaowTheCat Mon 19-Dec-16 10:08:17

Isobel is quite popular around here.

Personally I prefer the Isabelle version - I just prefer how it looks written down (it's DD2's middle name after her grandmother).

ThoraGruntwhistle Mon 19-Dec-16 10:11:23

Isabel Joy, or Isabel Grace - both lovely. Not keen on Isobel spelling because of the 'sob' part, it always looks sad.

FurryDogMother Mon 19-Dec-16 10:12:53

Isobel Joy - I'm biased though, 'cos Joy's my middle name, and I like it!

1horatio Mon 19-Dec-16 10:16:55

Why does it have to be Isabel Grace or Isobel Joy?

Couldn't it be Isabel Joy? I personally simply prefer Isabel or Isabelle. But that's just me.

Grace is a classic and really nice. I think I might prefer Joy, but both are great middle names.

CoffeeCoffeeAndLotsOfIt Mon 19-Dec-16 12:18:30

My 12 week old is an Isobel grin

Isobel is by far the best spelling. Remus has spoken. grin

CakeRattleandRoll Mon 19-Dec-16 16:05:22

Isobel Joy

YoullNeverWeeAlone Mon 19-Dec-16 16:08:58

I have DD who have Isobel and Grace as MN. But would go for Isobel Joy from your list.

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