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May 31st, 2012 08:59 AM #1
How made up does it sound when you add Belle?♫ I found a video from back when I was three, you set up a paint set in the kitchen and you're talking to me, its the age of princesses and pirate ships and the seven dwarfs... ♫
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May 31st, 2012 09:03 AM #3
May 31st, 2012 11:10 AM #5Senior Member
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It depends upon the name - I generally like -belle, -anna and -beth names.
I like Rosabelle, Amabel, Emmabelle, Kirabelle, Corabelle, Lilabelle....
I don't see them as the same as other "madeup" names. These are two real names combined, not random sounds shoved together. I wouldn't use them, though, because they probably wouldn't age really well. Maybe for a middle or a good GP list, lol.
May 31st, 2012 11:23 AM #7
I love Adabelle! Adabeth, too.
Name "smushes" can be iffy, but I generally don't think they sound made up, particularly when they have those typical compound name endings: -belle/-bel, -anne/-anna, -beth, -lee, -el/-elle, and so on. It's when you start getting into Reneesmee territory that the names start feeling made up and hopelessly awkward. There's a big difference, in my mind, between something like Christabel and something like Janisapril.
May 31st, 2012 11:51 AM #9
It depends. I can't stand most belle/bella names (totally overdone and just annoying to me now, sorry to those that like them). The only one I like is Annabel (spelled that way). I think names like Isabelle, Annabel, and similar are fine. Names like say, Gracibelle, Arabella, etc sound too cutesy and a little made up to me. Like, hey I like this name, let's throw "belle/bella" on the end of it so it's cute for my little baby princess!
But like I said, it really depends on the name. Some sound fine (even if they're NMS at all), others sound like a smoosh name.Top 10 girl's names: Serena * Audrey * Sienna * Bridget * Lucy * Hazel * Cordelia * Josephine * Claire * Alice
Top 10 boy's names: Elliott * Callum * Theodore * Emmett * Nolan * Ian * Blake * Brennan * Adrian * Everett