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Alice or Isabelle

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OtherUsername Tue 12-Jun-18 18:54:08

DC2 is going to be a girl! Alice and Isabelle are my top 2 choices but I'm not sure which one to go for, any opinions? Surname is 2 syllables and ends in an 'ee' sound.

daisypond Tue 12-Jun-18 19:02:25

Alice. I like Isabel or Isobel but not Isabelle.

Ohyesiam Tue 12-Jun-18 19:03:43

Isabelle, but I prefer Isobel.

ew1990 Tue 12-Jun-18 19:05:20

I've got a 7 month Isobel grin

MikeUniformMike Tue 12-Jun-18 19:05:21

Alice. Don't like Izzy.

PotteryGirl Tue 12-Jun-18 19:11:59

‘Isabelle necessary on a bicycle’...just can never get that saying out of my head..Alice on the other hand...beautiful. What do I know though , I have all boys...👍🏻

Leelaseye Tue 12-Jun-18 19:15:29

My dd is Alice.

Ds (7) has 5 variously spelt Isabels in his class alone (god knows why they put them all in the 1 class - poor teacher!)

HeyDolly Tue 12-Jun-18 19:25:58

Alice. Isabelle (or variations of) is just too popular and overused currently imo.

leghoul Tue 12-Jun-18 19:27:45


Longdistance Tue 12-Jun-18 19:31:18


My dds an Alice, and she’s 7.

It’s just a classic name. I have a classic name and so does dd1. Dhs name however, is erm...not.

Elspeth12345 Tue 12-Jun-18 19:31:49

I love Isabel, like Isabelle. Alice is nice but a bit plain.

MotherofPearl Tue 12-Jun-18 19:38:32

Alice, no contest.

Theycouldhavechoseneve Tue 12-Jun-18 19:41:57

My nan was (and my little cat is) Alice. I have a habit of lengthening names so the cat gets called Alicia some times 🤷🏼‍♀️

AnyaMoondial Tue 12-Jun-18 20:03:50

Isabelle although prefer Isobel spelling.

NeverHadANickname Tue 12-Jun-18 20:05:18

I prefer Alice.

MizCracker Tue 12-Jun-18 20:05:23

I know tons of children called Isabel/le/la. There must be at least one in every class in my child's school. I don't know any called Alice.

AnyaMoondial Tue 12-Jun-18 20:05:33

Ooo Alicia! I like that!

Bubblesoup Tue 12-Jun-18 20:19:20

Definitely alice! Beautiful and not as common as Isabelle.

Peachbubble Tue 12-Jun-18 20:22:14


whatthefuckingfuck Tue 12-Jun-18 20:23:43

Definitely Alice. Lots of children called Isabelle these days. Is she going to have a middle name?

OtherUsername Tue 12-Jun-18 20:39:01

Hmm hadn't considered the multiple spelling conundrum! Middle names contenders are Matilda (dh's grandmother) Violet (one of my great grandmothers) or Ivy (my dgm)

Theycouldhavechoseneve Tue 12-Jun-18 21:19:32

anya, which is also a beautiful name btw, I loved how jack Nicholson as the joker pronounced Alicia, when referring to Jerry Hall’s character in Batman. I try that on my cat but she’s unmoved smile

Theycouldhavechoseneve Tue 12-Jun-18 21:21:00

other my other nan who died before I was born was called Ivy. My grandad wanted my mum to give me it as middle name but it would have meant my initials were RIP!

troodiedoo Tue 12-Jun-18 21:22:32

I have an Alice (14 months)

Strax Tue 12-Jun-18 21:25:24

I have an Alice, it's a good classic, ageless name. Goes well with Matilda and violet, not so good with Ivy I don't think.

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