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March 8th, 2014 09:17 PM #1Junior Member
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I am expecting my third child. I am absolutely in love with the name Isabelle Layne (Isabelle after my grandma), but my nieces name is Isabella Jane. Is this too awkward? I am open to suggestions on ways to incorporate isabelle into the name. My only rule is that the middle name start with an L and the first name can not be something super popular. Any help would be appreciated.
March 8th, 2014 09:42 PM #3
I think Isabelle Layne is way too close to Isabella Jane. I’m sorry but it’s almost awkward that you are asking if it would be awkward.
I think it’s sweet that you want to honor your grandmother with the name Isabelle but if you are looking for something that isn’t super popular you should probably stay away from it. Isabella was the third most popular name given to girls in the US in 2012.
I’d suggest looking for a fn that might end in -belle or a name with nn Elle that you could use to honor your grandmother. Suggestions: Annabelle, Belle, Giselle, Noelle etc.
Or why not use an L- name as a fn. It gives you a much larger variety to choose from and use Isabelle as a mn?Aurelia - Endora - Illyria - Lorelei - Merida - Ofelia - Penrose - Tabitha - Viola - Zenobia
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March 8th, 2014 11:51 PM #5
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March 9th, 2014 01:17 AM #9
Yep, way too close. My niece is named Alexa, so I've automatically ruled out any Alex- names (i.e. Alexander or Alexandra). Cousin's child? Maybe it's okay then. But not the child of your sibling or your husband's sibling. If I were you, I'd be ruling out Isabelle and any other name with Belle or Bella in it.TTC #1
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