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How would you spell Isobel?

(70 Posts)
mrsjuan Sun 18-Jan-09 10:06:48

I HATE 'creative' spellings but there seem to be so many alternatives to Isobel - Isabel, Isabelle etc. Which one do you think is the best?

lunavix Sun 18-Jan-09 10:07:32

I would spell it Isabelle

lunavix Sun 18-Jan-09 10:07:56

But my childen have 'alternative' spellings of their names, which is a pita!

mysterymoniker Sun 18-Jan-09 10:09:16

those are all proper versions of the same name though aren't they? like madeline or madeleine

fryalot Sun 18-Jan-09 10:10:21

I like Isobel

violethill Sun 18-Jan-09 10:10:50

As you have done: Isobel.

Isabel makes me think.. 'Is a bell?....'

Isabelle is too frilly

Isobel : perfect!

lillypie Sun 18-Jan-09 10:11:50

I think Isobel is perfect too smile

NoBiggy Sun 18-Jan-09 10:15:15


The varaitions of Isabel make me think Spanish.

kerala Sun 18-Jan-09 10:15:44

Isobel. Lovely name as long as you fine with the fact it is very popular. There are lots of Isobels (spelt in varous ways!) around here.

Tidey Sun 18-Jan-09 10:16:30

I prefer it with an A, because I focus in on the fact it has 'sob' in it otherwise. It's an unhappy looking name spelled that way.

chancelloroftheexCHEQUERS Sun 18-Jan-09 10:26:02

I like Isobel best, I think it's the Irish versiuon?

An Irish friend has a daughter called Isobel and shortens it to Iso (Izzo), which is nice and can't be done with the A spelling.

waspriceyp Sun 18-Jan-09 10:30:32

Isobel smile very pretty name.

thirtysomething Sun 18-Jan-09 10:30:46

isabelle gets my vote

Vintagepommery Sun 18-Jan-09 10:55:51


GossipMonger Sun 18-Jan-09 10:58:12

Isabelle - beautiful

Isobel - not as pretty

NorktasticNinja Sun 18-Jan-09 11:05:29


bronze Sun 18-Jan-09 11:08:58


shootfromthehip Sun 18-Jan-09 11:10:21

I like Isabelle because of the 'belle', beautiful bit.

KatB Sun 18-Jan-09 12:56:07

I like Isabelle.
Prefer Isabella tho, I like frilly

jellybeans Sun 18-Jan-09 14:07:17


PavlovtheCat Sun 18-Jan-09 14:11:07

I thought the correct spelling of it, is as you have in the title - Isobel.

Isobel or Isabella,

MrsMattie Sun 18-Jan-09 14:11:55

I would spell it Isobel (Isabella is a completely different name to me). Isabelle looks made up.

sonniebonnie Sun 18-Jan-09 15:23:20

I prefer Isabel.

Isabel works better in other languages (German, French, Spanish) whereas Isobel wouldn't.

My second choice would be Isabelle.

Third choice Isabella.

onadietcokebreak Sun 18-Jan-09 15:25:18

Isabel or Isabelle gets my vote,

Takver Sun 18-Jan-09 16:14:02

Isabel good if your dd is likely to be elsewhere in southern Europe, also gives the option of the spanish shortening Isa which I like.
Isobel also good and perhaps more common in UK.
Ishbel is a pretty Scottish alternative.

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