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Is it a proper name?


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#1 Livvia84

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

Not sure if i'm carrying a girl or a boy yet? actually we're not planning on finding out....but currently i have got the name Nelle in my head and i love the sound of it. I know there are names like Penelope that can be shortened to Nel but i've gone through them all and i dont like any of the names.

So it leaves me with Nelle, i like the spelling of Nelle (pronounced 'Nell) but i've also seen it spelt as Nell, which is the proper way? I see this spelling of Nelle similar to Belle or Elle, which i'm drawn to. I think it's short and sweet and i can already imagine calling a little girl Nelle.

Like /Dislike?

Love to hear some thoughts? rolleyes.gif

#2 pippityroo

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

I love Nell. It's such a sweet name, and Nellie is a cute nickname. And it's fine on its own, IMO.

I would go with Nell over Nelle, but that's just personal preference.

Great pick!

#3 Beth E

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

I love it because my mum's name was Nell.  She hated it though!

I think it is sweet.


#4 suline

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

I love Nell short for Annelle.

#5 StopTheGoats

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

I adore this name and have no idea why Harper is so much more popular than Nelle (the author of To Kill a Mockingbird is Nelle Harper Lee). I prefer the spelling Nelle and think its lovely enough to be a name all of its own.

#6 Gudrun

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

I share the love. Such a good name.  Fine as stand-alone and I like Nelle and Nell pretty much equally. I think I'd go for Nell, not for any reason, just to choose!


The Nell names that appeal to me:

Nella
Ellen
Helen
Finella/Fenella
Helena
Donnella
Petronella
Antonella

Edited by Gudrun, 09 January 2013 - 01:07 AM.


#7 ~Mo+Moosh~

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

We had Nell picked for DS3. It's a beautiful name!



#8 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

I don't like it at all. I would spell it Nell.

ETA I especially hate the name Nelly.

Edited by Sunnycat, 08 January 2013 - 07:57 PM.


#9 emjrose

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

Like Nell, would never think to spell it Nelle.

#10 jezebeljoygirl

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

I love Nell, not as keen on Nelle.
Couldn't say why original.gif

Edited by jezebeljoygirl, 08 January 2013 - 08:04 PM.


#11 lclb

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

DD's middle name is Nell, named after my grandmother who was named Nellie.

I personally perfer Nell over Nelle. I would assume Nelle was pronounced Nellie as opposed to Nell, though I can see the link to Belle /Elle it just wouldn't occur to me initially.

#12 WithSprinkles

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

I think you could spell it either way.

I like it... But dislike Nellie as that just reminds me of wheel of fortune!!

#13 marnie27

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE (PippityRoo @ 08/01/2013, 05:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love Nell. It's such a sweet name, and Nellie is a cute nickname. And it's fine on its own, IMO.

I would go with Nell over Nelle, but that's just personal preference.

Great pick!

This exactly. Nell is very cute.

#14 No-one special

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

I love Nelle. Such a sweet vintagey vibe to it.

I like the spelling Nelle over Nell only because it feels more complete to me. I'm not sure if either spelling is more correct than the other.

I adore Nella (better than Nelle) and would use this if we weren't set on Stella.



#15 Girlo

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

I can't explain why, but when I read the first post I instantly thought:

Nell = male
Nelle = female

Neither are favourites, but I don't mind them.

#16 Kitty Fantastico

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

I was almost going to be called Nell. I prefer that spelling much more than Nelle

#17 bjk76

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

I know someone who goes by 'Nell', but her full name is 'Ninelle'. - That could be another option.

#18 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

Absolutely gorgeous name  wub.gif
And it isn't too popular yet!

Even though I'm a Harper Lee fan, I prefer the 'Nell' spelling.

Edited by WhimsicalDragonfly, 08 January 2013 - 09:12 PM.


#19 kerilyntaryn

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

Nelle  is ok

other nelle names

Janelle
Lynelle
Anelle
Eleanor
Nelda
Shanelle



#20 mondayschild

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:14 PM

My niece in law goes by Nella shortened from Daniella. I can't see why you couldn't do the same name down to Nell or Nelle if you want a more formal name to start off with (or start with Danielle).

Even works for a boy with Daniel down to Nell if you wanted.

#21 Breeder

Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:52 AM

Nell spelt this way is a beautiful name.


#22 ~ky~

Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:12 AM

I've only known Nell as a nickname for helen.

Defintiely Nell ... Nelle looks very wrong imo

#23 FiveAus

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:08 AM

I always thought Nelle was pronounced the same as Nellie. Love both of them though, and Nell too.

#24 emlis22

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

I love Nell. Nelle makes me want to say Nellie.

#25 Bel Rowley

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

While I'm a fan of longer names for myself, I do like Nell. Not so keen on Nelle.




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