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Isabelle? Been there done that?

43 replies

Kghl03 · 01/08/2022 21:07

Is it a boring name? Thinking Isabelle Primrose?

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Elsiid · 01/08/2022 21:10

Yes it is. Overdone to death

toastofthetown · 01/08/2022 21:10

Isabelle is a total snooze of a name to me. Inoffensive, but about as exciting as a glass of water. I much prefer Primrose.

mosex · 01/08/2022 21:10

Who cares if it's popular. Its beautiful

abyssofwoah · 01/08/2022 21:13

I think it’s lovely. I’ve only met one little Isabelle in the past few years.

KittyWithStripes · 01/08/2022 21:27

It’s lovely, and as it’s no longer a top 10 name your DD is probably going to be the only one in her class.

my DD has a ‘past it’s peak’ name (think Sophia) and she’s the only one in the whole school… and there are 3 Maya’s and 2 Arlo’s in her year 🤣🤣🤣

Ikeameatballs · 01/08/2022 21:28

I still love it. DD’s middle name although spelt Isobel.

ladygindiva · 01/08/2022 21:41

I have an Isabel. Only one at baby group, only one in year at primary, ( large, dual intake year group) yet to discover another in the entire school, infact town. There are however many Anna's, numerous Esme's and multiple Ezra's and several Bodhi's and Willows....

Passanotherjaffacake · 01/08/2022 21:49

I love it, beautiful name and I only know one of my DDs age with that name. My daughter is a popular name and it doesn’t matter at all.

I also love the names poppy and sophie so I like the popular ones. Xx

Orphlids · 01/08/2022 21:49

I must admit I do find it boring, although it is very pretty. What about Isolde instead? Not dissimilar, but everyone will look at you like you’ve gone out of your mind!

barefootnomad · 01/08/2022 21:51

It’s a nice name, if you like it go for it

Danoo · 01/08/2022 21:53

It's been done to death, my DD has a v similar name and I kind of regret it for her but it's a million times nicer than Primrose.

Rosemary is nice though. It's the 'prim' that I hate.

Rosabel, Christabel, Mirabel, any of them sound good ?

IR230622 · 01/08/2022 21:55

I'm an Isabelle and I love it. Hated it when I was younger. Now I think it's beautiful

Goldfishmountainclimber · 01/08/2022 22:18

Lovely name.

QueenOfThorns · 01/08/2022 22:19

Ikeameatballs · 01/08/2022 21:28

I still love it. DD’s middle name although spelt Isobel.

I think that spelling is lovely!

sunglassesonthetable · 01/08/2022 22:20

My grandmother was Elizabeth Primrose and so I love the Primrose.

Marymary987 · 01/08/2022 22:21

I like it but it is very boring. Much prefer Primrose.

SundayTeatime · 01/08/2022 23:03

I like it, but not that spelling. I also like Primrose.

pinklavenders · 01/08/2022 23:07

Isabel/Isabelle/Isabella are all overused and boring imo.

Primrose is lovely and much more memorable!

Izzy24 · 01/08/2022 23:08

Well I love it☺️☺️

blameitonthecaffeine · 01/08/2022 23:37

I love it. Timeless, elegant and beautiful.

ChagSameachDoreen · 02/08/2022 08:08


Literally every time I leave the house I hear of a girl named Isabel/Isabella/Izzy.

TiniestClanger · 02/08/2022 08:11

I love it but I prefer it spelt Isabel.

MsTSwift · 02/08/2022 08:18

Pretty name but now a “wallpaper” name through overuse. See also Eve/Lily / Grace / Sophie very dull and overused. So many lovely normal underused names around why does everyone pick the same 5 ?!

pigletsbiggestfan · 02/08/2022 08:19

I think Isabelle was very popular 6/7 years ago. My daughter is 5 and is one of 2 in her 90 intake year.
I personally haven't heard of any Isabelles in the last 4 years round here.

I think it is a beautiful name (hence using it!) and has lots of options for nicknames if she wants.

It's funny reading about peoples preferences for spelling it because we never even considered any other spellings!

DuchessOfSausage · 02/08/2022 09:01
Massively overused for a long time, if you include the different spellings and Isabella.

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