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Thread: Bella vs. Issy?
August 3rd, 2013 11:35 PM #1
Bella vs. Issy?
Which appeals to you more?
Isabelle has been, is, and probably will remain forever my favorite girls' name, and I had been fairly set (for years!) on Bella as a nn. However, while on holiday with my family, I read a lovely book about an Isadora nn Issy, and I've fallen for the nn quite hard. At this point, I will probably keep both as options for a future Isabelle I may have, until one sticks, but I'm just curious which appeals to more Berries (popularity aside!). The spunky Issy, or the lush, feminine, and adorable Bella? I can see Bella maturing into Belle or just Isabelle as she ages, while I'm sure if she were an Issy, she'd be Issy and Isabelle fairly consistently throughout her whole life. Anyway, just curious where the Berries stand.
August 3rd, 2013 11:37 PM #3Senior Member
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August 3rd, 2013 11:44 PM #5
Izzy. I find Issy to be softer while still spunky, and I pronounce it the same. I had that problem with it when I first started reading the book, but I almost find Izzy too harsh (and too masculine, now, thanks to that ridiculous act on AGT--Aaralyn and Izzy? I think?). Issy is equally sweet and spunky for me. But if it helps, think Issy = Izzy. Besides, while I'm not opposed to changing a spelling for the nn (like Kate as a nn for Catherine), I like the subtle tie between Isabelle and Issy. It shares more of the same personality, to me, as opposed to Izzy and Isabelle. Izzy seems more flashy to me, I suppose.
August 3rd, 2013 11:52 PM #7Senior Member
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August 4th, 2013 12:22 AM #9Senior Member
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I can't stand Bella. Belle or Izzie/Izzy or even Zibby would be fine to me (I particularly like Izzie) but I just can't stand Bella. Maybe it's the Twilight association, but I never really liked it, even though I love Isabelle too (the Isobel spelling has always been my favorite).
I can't help but wonder if you had spelled it Izzy/Izzie instead of Issy if you would have gotten more votes for that than Bella. I know that you would pronounce them the same, but at first glance, I think most people would pronounce it like 'hissy' and you may be looking at a lot of misspelled birthday cards when Issy goes to school.