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Isobel

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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?

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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!

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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’

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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

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EllenJanethickerknickers · 08/07/2018 11:13

It's a popular name, if that bothers you. It's lovely, though.

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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.

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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.

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Sugarpiehoneyeye · 08/07/2018 11:24

❤️ Isobel Jean, and love your chosen spelling.

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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.

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Ozgirl01 · 08/07/2018 11:28

Lovely name! Definitely not old-fashioned with Isabel/Isabelle/Isabella being so popular.

Izzy is a sweet nn.

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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!

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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

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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.

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bridgetreilly · 08/07/2018 11:38

Isobel Jean is lovely. Stick with it!

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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.

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ew1990 · 08/07/2018 13:41

Our DD 8 months is an Isobel- with the nan izzy

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ew1990 · 08/07/2018 13:41

Nn

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DramaAlpaca · 08/07/2018 13:43

It's my favourite version of the name.

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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 Grin

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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.

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Belindabauer · 08/07/2018 21:47

Great name and I prefer that spelling too.

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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

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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!

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Marcipex · 09/07/2018 00:51

Lovely. I much prefer that spelling.
Isabelle etc is very popular though.

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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!

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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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