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Thread: Isabella? Too trendy?
August 14th, 2013 10:38 PM #26Senior Member
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America is a trend, nature & word names are trending...all of these are trends that I love and have even participated in so popular doesn't mean bad.
This comment also brings up the point that Isabella has many variants, from Isabelle which is simple & sophisticated, Isobel which feels a bit more reaching to be, and spelling variations like Izabela or Issabella perhaps. Than there's stuff like Isadora & Isabeau or Annabella or Maribel. So this adds to the amount of Izzys & Bellas & Bells that you might be coming in contact with. I'm not trying to put you off of the name, it's just something to consider. I think it's classic, as I said before.
August 14th, 2013 11:07 PM #28Junior Member
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I named my daughter Isabella. I absolutely love it. I second guessed myself at the beginning of this pregnancy with my second daughter because it's SUCH a hard name to beat. It's beautiful, classic and has many options for nicknames. I say do it.
I do know I've heard the name several times and have DD in a class with another Isabella. Having a very *un* popular name growing up which was mispronounced constantly was very hard on me. Phoebe. I decided not to put that on my daughter and am having the hardest time finding a name for her sister. Due in September.
Twilight made me like the name even more. It's timeless. If you are worried about popularity, give her a middle name that isn't popular. That's what I did.
August 14th, 2013 11:43 PM #30
Isabelle was my favorite girls name ever since I was little and also has a family connection to Elizabeth for me as well. I am shocked at Isabella's meteoric rise up the charts. I have since found other less overused favorites, but Isabelle will always be special, my first name love! I would go with Isabelle/Isabel personally, b/c it seems more classic than Isabella, I agree with pp's they have different feels. Also I would say names ending in or containing Ella, which is quite popular itself or use Ella as a nn (Eleanor, Eloise, Elena etc.) are more a part of a megatrend than a name ending in bel/le (Mirabel, Annabel). My favorite variant is the Scottish Isobel.
Last edited by kashed22; August 14th, 2013 at 11:53 PM.