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Annabel or Annabelle?

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AngelaPhillips Tue 09-Sep-08 06:33:58

Hi all,
I am due to have a section on thursday and am having difficulties deciding on the spelling of our chosen name for the baby. We like the name Annabel(le). middle name will probably be Elizabeth. Any advice??

umberella Tue 09-Sep-08 07:17:15


annasmami Tue 09-Sep-08 09:34:07

Our dd is Annabel, so we (me German/dh English) preferred that spelling. But do go with your own preferences - Annabelle has a more latin/French feel to it. And be prepared for different spellings - we've had everything from Anabel to Annabell. Still love the name though!

Brightfield Tue 09-Sep-08 09:48:02

Annabel. Annabelle looks too frilly.

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 09-Sep-08 09:48:38

Annabel - very pretty btw

mumthatworks Tue 09-Sep-08 10:52:21 pretty! xx

ninedragons Tue 09-Sep-08 11:02:57


Annabelle looks like two names squashed together.

Annabel is lovely. Good luck for Thursday!

micku5 Tue 09-Sep-08 11:06:14

I am going to say Annabelle because it's my name and i love the spelling of it. Think the other version looks like it has letters missing.

Notquitegrownup Tue 09-Sep-08 11:10:28

Annabel is lovely, but be prepared for other little girls to sing the 'Baby Annabel' theme tune to her lots - a very popular toy with lots of toddlers at the moment.

Either is nice. Perhaps think what you would want her to shorten it to - Bella? Anna? Belle (main princess type character in Beauty and the Beast)

3andnomore Tue 09-Sep-08 13:17:31

as mn is Elisabeth, I would spell first name Anabel/Annabel

TheFallenMadonna Tue 09-Sep-08 13:21:32


frazzledoldbag34 Tue 09-Sep-08 13:33:55

Annabel is nicer.

Or what about Arabella? (sorry to confuse matters!!!)

twosofar Tue 09-Sep-08 16:27:23

Annabel. Unless you are French.

MrsMattie Tue 09-Sep-08 16:28:19


Majeika Tue 09-Sep-08 16:29:06

My boys would have been Annabel.

lovely name and sooooo underused.

Thought she could use Anna when she was older.


funny really as I like Isabelle with that spelling but dont like Isobel.

Califrau Tue 09-Sep-08 16:29:19

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WigWamBam Tue 09-Sep-08 16:31:15

I prefer Annabel. Annabelle looks too fussy to me.

Tigerschick Tue 09-Sep-08 16:33:22

Yet another vote for Annabel.

Good luck for Thursday smile

mrswoolf Tue 09-Sep-08 17:12:41

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TheNaughtiestGirlIsaMonitor Tue 09-Sep-08 17:25:26

Definitely Annabel, and it's a lovely name.

Lady Annabel Goldsmith, Lady Annabel Sainsbury, and Camilla's sister all spell it Annabel. HOw snobby do I sound using that as an argument in favour of Annabel?! But seriously I just prefer it. I think it is a recent Americanism to even consider spelling it Annabelle.

I feel exactly the same about Juliet/Juliette and Vivien/Vivienne.

annieatno4 Tue 09-Sep-08 17:28:08

Ohh - another vote for Annabel here!
This is my name, and thats the spelling i use.

Although i tend to be Annie nowdays (unless iam in trouble!!)
good luck

MakemineaGandT Tue 09-Sep-08 20:33:01

Annabel from me too (lovely!) - Annabelle too icky

hw2004 Tue 09-Sep-08 20:57:29


Love it by the way. I'm having my second boy but if this one had been a girl she would have been Annabel with Bel or Bella for short

TheNaughtiestGirlIsaMonitor Fri 12-Sep-08 12:27:26

It's Friday, so if you have a baby girl OP, congratulations! Always think it must be lovely to open ones diary and write "have baby" in under a particular date!

Reginaphilangy Fri 12-Sep-08 15:05:10


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