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Isobel or Madeleine?

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Firsttimemama2017 Sat 14-Jan-17 19:28:20

Baby girl due next week and we can't decide on Isobel or Madeleine!

Love the nicknames for both names but think I slightly prefer Maddie to Izzy...


I'm not bothered about popularity as have a very common 80s baby name myself and it's never done me any harm 😊

Sophronia Sat 14-Jan-17 19:30:04


TDmoocher Sat 14-Jan-17 20:27:37


mrscrocopop Sat 14-Jan-17 20:33:08

Madeline - can't recall how you spelt it, but whatever the spelling ☺️

AllTheLight Sat 14-Jan-17 20:34:11


Chelazla Sat 14-Jan-17 20:37:33


AuntieStella Sat 14-Jan-17 20:38:26

Both are lovely.

I prefer Isobel

Aducknotallama Sat 14-Jan-17 20:47:25


1happyhippie Sat 14-Jan-17 20:52:06


Pluto30 Sat 14-Jan-17 21:25:31


Isobel/Isabel/Isabelle/Isabella are all very, very popular. Izzys are a dime a dozen.

Madeleine is underused at the moment, and has a much nicer sound, IMO. I also prefer Maddie to Izzy.

Pemba Sun 15-Jan-17 00:03:35

They are both gorgeous. I think Madeleine is slightly more unusual if that's a consideration.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 15-Jan-17 09:44:15


CruCru Mon 16-Jan-17 11:19:20

Madeleine. Isobel / Isabelle / Isabel / Isabella is incredibly popular.

lovelearning Mon 16-Jan-17 11:30:49


Cakingbad Mon 16-Jan-17 11:42:24


Honeyandfizz Mon 16-Jan-17 11:44:25

I much prefer the spelling Isabelle but Madeline is very pretty.

buckyou Mon 16-Jan-17 11:55:22


HearTheThunderRoar Mon 16-Jan-17 11:59:01


RortyCrankle Mon 16-Jan-17 14:39:05

Isobel is lovely.

Finola1step Mon 16-Jan-17 14:40:49

I have an Isobel.

AutumnalLeaves38 Tue 17-Jan-17 01:21:03

Love Madeleine. Classy.

Won't necessarily get shortened to Maddie: a little girl I know is only ever referred to by the full "Madeleine".

A French journalist I recently read is Madeleina, with an a ending. I'd not come across that before. Kind of nice, and a bit different?

AutumnalLeaves38 Tue 17-Jan-17 01:23:43

flowers And good luck for the safe and speedy delivery of your precious girl.

Jugoo28 Tue 17-Jan-17 01:51:29

I think they're both lovely

Aquamarine1029 Tue 17-Jan-17 03:45:34

Madeleine. Every Madeleine I've ever known has been just a lovely person, including my grandmother. Maddy, Maddie, is so much nicer than Izzy. It's a gorgeous, classic name.

TheDowagerCuntess Tue 17-Jan-17 04:21:01


Not Izzy / Issy. Way to render a lovely name horrible!

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