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Isabel/ isobel

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Mumzywumzy2 Sun 18-Feb-18 18:37:29

I know this is probably a safe choice but what doe you think? My husband liked this first time round but I felt it was to popularl, since going to baby groups with my Little one I haven’t really come across any.
Although I prefer the Isabel spelling I remember someone once saying they can’t get out of there head is a bell !! So hence Isobel consideration

flightchecker Sun 18-Feb-18 18:38:22

I'd have had Isobel but it wouldn't have suited ds smile
Lovely name

upsideup Sun 18-Feb-18 18:39:52

Would definately go for Isabel rather than Isobel, not quite sure why though.

LoveInTokyo Sun 18-Feb-18 18:53:52

I prefer Isabel. Lovely name.

GrooovyLass Sun 18-Feb-18 18:54:38

I'm a Brownie leader. We currently have an Isabel and an Isobelle. Until recently we also had an Isabelle and an Isabella!

PaperdollCartoon Sun 18-Feb-18 18:55:10

I prefer this Isobel spelling, Isabelle is the French version. Isabel just seems like someone couldn’t decide between the two.

MaryPoppinsStoleMyHandbag Sun 18-Feb-18 18:57:14

I prefer Isobel. I've an 18 month DD and have only come across one at all the baby groups/classes (think she might be Isabel rather than Isobel).

DramaAlpaca Sun 18-Feb-18 18:57:19

Isabel is the Spanish version & Isobel is Scottish.

Both spellings are nice but I have a slight preference for Isobel.

LoveInTokyo Sun 18-Feb-18 18:58:19

I know more Isabels than Isobels - it’s definitely a fine and legitimate spelling in its own right. It is the Spanish spelling for a start.

I would like to call my daughter Isabel, but my husband is French and we live in France, so everyone would spell it Isabelle which is a bit too frilly for my tastes.

deptfordgirl Sun 18-Feb-18 18:58:33

I really like it and much prefer the Isabel spelling.

essietopcoat Sun 18-Feb-18 19:02:03

Great name, prefer Isobel as a spelling.

ew1990 Sun 18-Feb-18 19:05:18

We've got a 3 month old Isobel

namechangedtoday15 Sun 18-Feb-18 19:12:45

I have a tween Isobel - it was definitely popular then for a few years but not quite a popular now.

Isobel is a pp has said is the Scottish / English spelling. Isabel is the Spanish (earlier) version i believe which subsequently became the French spelling too - then Isabelle etc and all the other variants came along.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 18-Feb-18 19:18:41

Isobel, lovely !

mum2be2boys Sun 18-Feb-18 19:24:28

Lovely name. I prefer the Isabel spelling :-)

Ohyesiam Sun 18-Feb-18 19:30:59

Beautiful name.

Threeandabit Sun 18-Feb-18 22:00:24

I prefer the Isabel spelling.

I also love the name Christabel.

SparklingSnowdrops Sun 18-Feb-18 22:04:13

I have an Isabel 😊

Baubletrouble43 Sun 18-Feb-18 22:10:56

I have an isabel. I've always loved it xxx

RavenWings Sun 18-Feb-18 22:34:27

It's incredibly popular in schools ime (Isobel, Isabel, Isabelle...much of a muchless). Nice enough name but definitely a safe choice that blends into the crowd.

17caterpillars1mouse Mon 19-Feb-18 12:58:57

I love Isobel and uses it as one of my DD'S middle names. I didn't use it as a first name however due to popularity. It was important to me that my DD wouldn't be one of 3 in her class. Saying that I have only met to Isabel's under 3

Pemba Mon 19-Feb-18 16:27:51

I like them both, but would probably go for Isabel. I think maybe this is the original spelling as it is the Spanish way, and I think the name originated there. Isabelle I find a bit too fussy (unless you're French). But I guess it doesn't really matter, as they are all pronounced the same!

bridgetreilly Mon 19-Feb-18 17:54:47

Lovely name! And I don't think it's super-popular right now.

Could also consider:
Imogen
Isidora
Isolda

Glumglowworm Mon 19-Feb-18 18:37:47

It’s a lovely name in all spellings (I’ve come across an Izabel before as well as the more common ones).

I prefer Isobel but it’s just a personal preference with no justification

UsernameInvalid66 Mon 19-Feb-18 18:56:00

I like it a lot and I prefer the Isabel spelling. When I see Isobel written down, I sort of feel it ought to be pronounced like isobar!

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