MrsPotts18 · 08/07/2018 11:07
Posted before about DD's name (we liked Blythe, Quinn & Grace). Just didn't love them.
Now DH & I are settled on Isobel. I really do love it. Although it's not really heard of around our area so was wondering if it's too old fashioned?
PsychoPumpkin · 08/07/2018 11:10
Bonita lovely and I much prefer the way you’re spelling is to Isabelle.
Be prepared for it to be shortened to Izzy at school though. Isobel was on my list but I really really don’t like Izzy as a nickname so went with another ‘I’ name!
PsychoPumpkin · 08/07/2018 11:12
Sorry, i’m Not drunk, I just appear by to be able to type properly today!
‘Bonita’ was supposed to be ‘no it’s’
‘Is’ was supposed to be ‘it’
MrsPotts18 · 08/07/2018 11:13
I don't mind Izzy although DH and I will use her full name until/if she decides otherwise.
We're Scottish and I'm sure (according to google) Isobel is the correct spelling for our country.
Middle name will be Jean
EllenJanethickerknickers · 08/07/2018 11:13
It's a popular name, if that bothers you. It's lovely, though.
StrawberryCat · 08/07/2018 11:14
Isobel/Isabel/Isabelle is very popular round my way but it is a pretty name. I definitely wouldn't describe it as old fashioned.
EllenJanethickerknickers · 08/07/2018 11:21
In England Isabella and Isabelle are the more popular spellings. Isobel isn't in the top 100. I don't know where to find the stats for Scotland.
SeagullsStopItNow · 08/07/2018 11:27
It is really, really popular. I know loads, I can’t remember which ones I know are Isabelles and which ones are Isabellas.
It’s a bit of a ‘blah’ name but not old fashioned at all.
Ozgirl01 · 08/07/2018 11:28
Lovely name! Definitely not old-fashioned with Isabel/Isabelle/Isabella being so popular.
Izzy is a sweet nn.
Scottishgirl85 · 08/07/2018 11:29
I think it's lovely but it's seriously popular around here. I know at least 10 under 4!
MrsPotts18 · 08/07/2018 11:34
I didn't know it was that popular. Round our area, Grace, Isla & Evie are the most heard names.
Right now it is most definitely our favourite and I'm hoping I don't change my mind. It fits with our surname and flows lovely with our two DS's names
Flowerfae · 08/07/2018 11:38
My 12 year old daughter is Isabelle, she prefers Izzie. It wasn't that popular when she was a baby, not around where we live anyway. I think it has grown quite popular in the past few years though.
daisypond · 08/07/2018 13:38
Isobel is lovely, but along with all the variants of Isabel/Isabelle/Isabella it's pretty popular, if that bothers you. Definitely not old-fashioned.
OnlyBaBaBiss · 08/07/2018 13:43
I have an Isobel and yes she gets Izzy a lot
It’s not that popular round here, shes the only one in her class and there’s only 2 others in the other classes that I know of, she’s also the only one we know of in or out of school with that spelling
So I may be biased but tiz a lovely name
Glumglowworm · 08/07/2018 14:12
I love it, especially with that spelling and I like Izzy as a nn
It is crazy popular though, not spelled Isobel but Isabelle/Isabel/Isabella. At one point in my Brownie pack of 24 girls we had 2 Isabella’s and an Isabelle, all of them known as Izzy! I don’t think we’ve ever not had at least one, usually two, in the 7 years I’ve been there.
LastGirlsFinishNice · 08/07/2018 21:56
I only know one Isobel, she's early 30's and I spend A LOT of time at baby/toddler groups. It's a lovely name
LucyFox · 08/07/2018 22:32
Lovely name - recognisable and common enough to not be thought of as weird, but not everywhere you turn. Great spelling too!
Marcipex · 09/07/2018 00:51
Lovely. I much prefer that spelling.
Isabelle etc is very popular though.
FairyFantastic · 09/07/2018 01:34
Isabelle's and such are extremely popular where I'm from (NW) and I've heard a few in Scotland where I live (although I see you are Scottish too so it must be a regional thing).
However, the only person I know with this name is my DD, who has it as a middle name. I chose it because it is definitely the Scottish spelling and I wanted her to have a Scottish name.
Isobel Jean is gorgeous!
coolwalking · 09/07/2018 07:44
Excellent name. Isobel is the best spelling, I am biased.
Our Isobel prefers Isobel over Issy and is always called Isobel by friends and teachers.
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