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Lily or Bella?

(18 Posts)
BerolPens Sat 21-Jan-17 10:55:03

Thank you x

Sophronia Sat 21-Jan-17 11:06:47

Lily. I prefer Bella when it's short for something (Isabella, Arabella etc.)

Darthvadersmuuuum Sat 21-Jan-17 11:12:07

Bella, whether is its shortened or stand alone. Lily is meh for me.

littlepinkgiraffe Sat 21-Jan-17 11:16:00

Bella, love that name.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 21-Jan-17 13:41:53

Bella (Rosabel).

Stonewash Sat 21-Jan-17 13:46:39


Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 21-Jan-17 14:49:07

How about Lilibelle

rainbow99 Sat 21-Jan-17 22:32:58


CactusFred Sat 21-Jan-17 22:38:01


Lily is too common.

howtheheckdoidealwiththis Sat 21-Jan-17 22:39:40

Pretty names but insanely popular. Forget Lily or Bella. They will be known as Lily X or Lily Y/ Bella A or Bella B.... etc. Tons where we are. 8 Bellas...

indigo13 Sat 21-Jan-17 23:33:20

Both are very overused, sorry

Pluto30 Sat 21-Jan-17 23:37:16

I love both.

Probably would choose Bella because it's less popular where I am, although Lily is also declining in popularity here.

ChequeredPasta Sat 21-Jan-17 23:42:26


Both are beautiful though. My friend had a daughter recently -Lily Emmeline, which I thought was so beautiful!

I wouldn't worry about popularity myself, if you like it, go for it!

Joeybee Sun 22-Jan-17 23:26:36

I love Lily, but not on it's own as it's too popular. I'd use it as a nn for Lilliana or Lilybeth or something.

Same with Bella - I wouldn't use it on it's own. Isabella is a bit too popular for me, so would probably use Arabella - Bella for short.

HeadlessGummyBears Fri 27-Jan-17 11:52:00

Lily and Bella are lovely names imo but they just seem a bit too popular at the moment. Having said that, Lily can be short for Lillian, Lilith or, as PP has mentioned, Liliana or Lilybeth.

The same goes for Bella. There are loads of pretty names that you can use that end in "bella" so that you can use it as nn but your DD can have an option of having a more formal sounding name when she's older ifyswim.

MustBeLoopy390 Fri 27-Jan-17 11:55:21

We have a Lily Isabella, which often gets shortened to Lily-Bella or Lily-Belle. Both lovely names but there are a lot of Lilys and Bellas around

Sapphireshadow Fri 27-Jan-17 17:15:39

Lily. Bella sounds more like a nn to me.

ExpectoPatronummmm Fri 27-Jan-17 18:30:40

Defo Bella.

In my daughters year at school there's 5 Lilly's (out of 80 kids) and no BElla's.

I would have called my daughter Bella but it clashes with our surname

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