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Help - all the girl names we like rhyme with our surname!

(34 Posts)
KissMeKate85 Mon 09-Jan-17 15:42:50

My husband and I have been struggling to come up with girls names as nealy all the ones we love end in ELLE ( as well as all the alternative variations such as EL) and our surname is Cordell (emphasis on the 2nd syllable).

The names we love are:

Rosabel or

I have thought of putting an "A" on the end of all of these but it just all seems too long winded and complicated.

Does anyone have a similar situation? Or are we thinking too much and the names we like actually sound fine with our surname?

The name for a boy is a dead cert as it is Albie (after my grandad).

All suggestions welcome - even other names that could work well with the surname. Thanks

Aquamarine1029 Mon 09-Jan-17 15:55:39

Personally, I think the rhyming names would be awful. How about Rose Cordell? You could call her Rosie, and she would have the given name of Rose for later in life if she wanted to sound more professional. I think Rosie Cordell is lovely.

temporarilyjerry Mon 09-Jan-17 16:38:05

How about Rosalie? Rosamond? Rosanna?

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Mon 09-Jan-17 16:41:57


KoalaDownUnder Mon 09-Jan-17 16:43:31


mistermagpie Mon 09-Jan-17 16:44:06

Rosalind? Abigail?

Ilovecaindingle Mon 09-Jan-17 16:44:07

Gabrielle with nn Gabby is the best of your choices!!

MollyHuaCha Mon 09-Jan-17 16:45:57

I wouldn't make the names deliberately rhyme, but I wouldn't judge you if you chose to! I like the idea of turning the -elle into -ella.

MsCoconut Mon 09-Jan-17 16:51:39

I would pick a variant of one of the names that doesn't rhyme especially if you are going to call her by a nickname like Rosie, Gaby or Bella anyway. I especially like Rosalie and Gabriella. Actually, they are all nice names

MarmiteDoesYouGood Mon 09-Jan-17 16:51:51

I don't think Gabriella is any more "long-winded" or complicated than Gabrielle. It's one extra syllable, ooooh!

It also sounds much better with your surname and is actually a nicer name in general smile

EssentialHummus Mon 09-Jan-17 16:54:27

I don't think Gabriella is any more "long-winded" or complicated than Gabrielle.


NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Mon 09-Jan-17 17:15:48

Rosabel! I've never heard that, it's pretty (sorry not helping)

Rosalie seems a good compromise.

TaggieRR Mon 09-Jan-17 17:19:40

I think putting an A on would be fine.

TaggieRR Mon 09-Jan-17 17:19:55

Instead of an e I mean

HelenaJustina Mon 09-Jan-17 17:21:54

Gabriella Cordell is lovely

Jooni Mon 09-Jan-17 18:16:43

Rosalie, Rosanna, Gabriella and Annelise are good suggestions.

Rosalba? Annelie? Isabella/Isabetta?

FWIW, I don't think ---elle Cordell is a deal-breaker. It kind of reminds me of Annabel Karmel and it's worked fine for her - it actually makes the name more memorable in a way.

museumum Mon 09-Jan-17 18:19:56

Isabella or Gabriella Cordell are both lovely.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 09-Jan-17 18:23:13

Amy Cordell
Sophie Cordell
Megan Cordell
Hannah Cordell
Olivia Cordell
Jasmine Cordell

sqidsin Mon 09-Jan-17 18:25:31

Coralie Cordell

KissMeKate85 Mon 09-Jan-17 20:17:41

Thanks for the suggestions smile

I mentioned Rosalie to my husband and we both like it so that may be an option.

Also Annabella is now an option. Would choose single syllable middle names with both so that the name is not too long.

cherrycrumblecustard Mon 09-Jan-17 20:19:28

Do you like Arabella?

MollyHuaCha Mon 09-Jan-17 20:56:35

Interesting what PP said about Annabel Karmel - yes, her name does work. I've never heard her name pronounced, but I'm guessing the stress is on the first syllable: KARmel, which makes it different to the OP's situation.

Jooni Mon 09-Jan-17 21:38:03

No it's definitely Kar-MEL

Zippidydoodah Mon 09-Jan-17 21:39:55

Gabriella/ anabella/ Isabella all work absolutely fine with Cornell! They sound great smile

Alorsmum Mon 09-Jan-17 21:42:23

I quite like the rhyming!

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