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  1. #1
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    can an Isobel not be Izzy?

    Isobel and s my favourite name for a girl but I highly dislike Izzy as I see it as a quite masculine because I know an Isaiah who goes by Issy and my brother Isaac gets it sometimes too. But I know many Isabella s and Isabels who are called Izzy/izzie/Issi. Is Izzy a definite nickname for Isobel or would they more likely be Bella which I love.
    ☆Isobel★ Eloise ☆Matilda ★Alice ☆Eleanor ★ Amelia☆ Elena★ Mirabel☆ Felicity ★Phoebe ☆Eilidh ★Rosalia ☆Roisin ★Azalea ☆Elsa ★Arabella☆ Genevieve ★Elodie☆ Tallulah★ Ruby☆
    ★☆★
    ☆Eamon ★ Tiago☆Cooper ★Jack ☆Jago ★Flynn☆ Archer ★Lincoln ☆Asher ★Alfie
    ☆Taylor ★Baxter☆Finnian★Lawson☆Jasper ★Lewis ☆Oscar ★Fletcher ☆Caspian ★Miller☆
    Future middle names will honour family
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  2. #3
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    Yeah, I think it is kind of inevitable, although Bella is probably a more likely nn. If you like the name so much as it is though, make a point of telling people that Isobel is the child's not Izzy/Bella/etc and you'd prefer it if they called her that. My mum never did it with me, but I now make a point of taking my time to respond if someone calls me Jess instead of Jessica. It's kind of rude of me, but I've told people I hate the nn and if they choose not to listen then that's their problem.
    Just a curious Britberry.

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  3. #5
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    @Jessica my grandmother is Isobel which is why I want to use it.
    ☆Isobel★ Eloise ☆Matilda ★Alice ☆Eleanor ★ Amelia☆ Elena★ Mirabel☆ Felicity ★Phoebe ☆Eilidh ★Rosalia ☆Roisin ★Azalea ☆Elsa ★Arabella☆ Genevieve ★Elodie☆ Tallulah★ Ruby☆
    ★☆★
    ☆Eamon ★ Tiago☆Cooper ★Jack ☆Jago ★Flynn☆ Archer ★Lincoln ☆Asher ★Alfie
    ☆Taylor ★Baxter☆Finnian★Lawson☆Jasper ★Lewis ☆Oscar ★Fletcher ☆Caspian ★Miller☆
    Future middle names will honour family
    babynameobsessed.worpress.com

  4. #7
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    You can definitely encourage the use of Bella instead of Izzy. However, her little friends might use Izzy and she might like it.
    Silas Robert Patrick - 7/10/13

    Penelope Elizabeth Pearl 23/3/15

  5. #9
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    I know four little girls called Isobel/Isabelle/Isabel; one is an Izzy who also gets Zazie by family (Zazie-Belle by her dad which is adorable) one is a Bella, but the other two are 'just Isobel'.

    I don't think you have issues if you corrected people who shortened it. Or if you offered some alternative?
    olivia - eighteen (finally!), england but sometimes canada. i like names, film & philosophy, and i'm desperately maternal.


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    Rufus ○ Wilfred ''Wilf'' ○ Emmett ○ Hugh ○ Edgar ○ Crispin ○ William
    Rosemary ''Romy'' ○ Annabel ○ Maude ○ Sibyl ''Billie'' ○ Oona ○ Mavis ○ Fenella ''Nell''

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