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May 22nd, 2013 01:42 PM #1Senior Member
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I’m wondering what everyone thinks of the name Mabel.* I find it to be sweet and spunky, and similar enough to Hazel to feel familiar to people.* However, now that we are getting closer to having to choose a name for our little one, I find myself being nervous of our choice.* We’re not discussing names with friends and family now that we’re expecting but I have, in the past, mentioned Mabel to a friend.* Her gut-reaction disgusted look has been sticking in my brain.* Will everyone have this reaction as they look at my precious baby?* I know that we will never please everyone with our choice, but it pains me to think everyone will be disgusted by it.* I don’t want to saddle my child with a name that everyone else sees as awful.
Our last name rhymes with “March”, but starts with a B.* I’m also not sure if the double b sounds will be a problem.* I’d really appreciate any honest feedback you could give me.
We’re not completely settled on middle name, but it will either be:Mabel Adeline “Barch”
Mabel Adeline Alice “Barch”
The middle names are set, we’re just deciding on one or two names.* They are our grandmothers, so they are very important to keep.
Thanks so much, Berries!
May 22nd, 2013 01:47 PM #3Senior Member
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May 22nd, 2013 03:09 PM #7Member
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I like it . A friend of a friend recently named their baby this. I think it's lovely and to be honest, even if people do react badly what is important is that you love it. It is better to have a name you adore and other people think is a strange choice than to settle for a name to please others (believe me, I know about this) People will start to associate the name with your child soon enough, it will grow on them and those reactions will fade. After all , Mabel is actually a beautiful name with a lovely sound, great meaning and history. The only negative reactions will be because of past associations, probably in this case , that the name is old fashioned ( not that it is made up or awful or reminds them of some terrible tragedy) . But names like Grace and Sophia were seen as old fashioned not so long ago weren't they? For me , Mabel conjures up images of flowers and cheeky nymphs and the wonderful rambling 'Queen Mab' speech of Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. So, um ...I think it's an awesome name
May 22nd, 2013 03:10 PM #9♥ Margaret Mary ♥
19. Name nerd. College freshman.
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