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#1 Little.One

Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

Isabelle was one of my top 5 names (along with the rest of the world) and I think I prefer the look of the spelling Isabelle.

What is your thoughts - Isabelle, Isabel or Isobel?

Edited by Little.One, 05 January 2013 - 04:36 PM.


#2 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

I really like Isobel, then Isabel, then Isabelle. Even though it's popular I do like the name.

#3 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

I love the name Isobel wub.gif It was on my short list but was unfortunately vetoed by DH for some reason.

#4 TinyTeddys

Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

I prefer Isobel because that's how my great Aunt spelt her name. I think Isabelle is the most popular spelling choice.

#5 la di dah

Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

Isabel is my favourite. I like how simple and tailored it looks. The -lle is a bit fluttery. If I were Scottish I might embrace the "o" for authenticity but I'm not and I feel it would look contrived.

Isabel all the way for me! But it's usually not very popular in these polls. original.gif

EDIT: I also think that, handwritten, Isabel looks a little bit more distinct from Isabella, whereas Isabelle looks most similar. I wouldn't care that much about that except for Isabella being SO popular.

Edited by la di dah, 05 January 2013 - 04:57 PM.


#6 LottieCait

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

I prefer Isobel.  To me it has a different pronunciation than Isabel and Isabelle.

#7 IsolaBella

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

Isobel but I would also province it differently.


#8 matt1972

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE (LottieCait @ 05/01/2013, 06:17 PM)
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I prefer Isobel.  To me it has a different pronunciation than Isabel and Isabelle.


I also prefer Isobel.
How would you pronounce it differently?

#9 IsolaBella

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

Isobel -  I-so-bel

Isabel.  - Iz-a-bel

#10 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

If you do have to use it then:

Isobel



#11 Gudrun

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

As far as I'm concerned they are all pronouced the same and all 3 spellings are good.

You might decide on the basis of Isobel being more Scottish, Isabelle being more French and Isabel being more Spanish.   But these distictions are pretty loose and usage is widespread.

For me Isabelle is a bit bigger than it 'needs' to be.  Both Isabel and Isobel look good.  If your heritage is more continental European than British Isles then maybe Isabel. Or conversely Isobel.

I feel that use of Isobel is probably less widely spread which might give it a bit of an edge.

#12 LucidDream

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

Isobel FTW

#13 B.feral3

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

QUOTE (~THE~MAGICIAN~ @ 05/01/2013, 05:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you do have to use it then:

Isobel


+1


#14 mum2amonkey

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

Another vote for Isobel here!

It has always had a  place in my heart but due to the popularity of all 3 spellings I wouldn't use it personally.

#15 Pssst...

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

Isobel all the way original.gif

#16 kerilyntaryn

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:26 PM




Isabelle

#17 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

I really don't like any of the three, but if I had to chose, I would put them in this order:

Isobel
Isabel
Isabelle

#18 matt1972

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 05/01/2013, 06:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As far as I'm concerned they are all pronouced the same and all 3 spellings are good.


Yeah I can't ever imagine anyone saying Eye So Bell

#19 laridae

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

Isobel.

If you must, then Isabel - but Isabelle is just too frilly.

And I don't think the PP meant it would be pronounced Eye-so-bel.  More Iss-oh-bel, whereas Isabelle and Isabel would be Iz-ah-bel.

Edited by laridae, 05 January 2013 - 08:56 PM.


#20 Etcetera

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

Isobel

#21 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

I pronounce Isobel as iz-(soft o like the o in orange)-bell

Isabel as iz-ah-bell (but short ah sound)



#22 ~Peaches~

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

1. Isobel
2. Isabel
3. Isabelle

#23 wtp***81

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

I like Isobel the best

#24 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

I think Isabelle is the prettiest spelling which is why I chose it.

DH thought Isobel was hideous and that Isabel looked incomplete.
Plus we use Belle as a nickname and discourage the use of Izzy *shudder*.


#25 Oriental lily

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

I love Isobel the others are to 'frilly'.

I have an Annabel and so many wondered why I didint spell it Annabelle.

With the amounts of Bella's around I wanted to keep the emphasis on the Anna bit.

Her nn is annie .




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