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December 14th, 2013 10:14 PM #1
Is it trying to hard to be Isabella but different?
I like that it is a color name, but the main reason I like it is because I like Isabeli Fontana's name more than Isabella. I understand that Isabeli isn't a proper spelling and also opens up the obvious Belly association in English, so I wouldn't use it. Therefore I think Isabelline gives me the pronunciation I like but still looks like a proper name, whilst also having the lovely color association.
Thoughts, opinions on the name?
Honest opinions are more than welcome. thank you to all who take the time to respond!
(NB "Isabelline, also known as Isabella, is a pale grey-yellow, pale fawn, pale cream-brown or parchment colour. It is primarily found in animal coat colouring, particularly plumage colour in birds and, in Europe, in horses. It also has historically been applied to fashion." via Wikipedia)
Last edited by giinkies; December 14th, 2013 at 10:30 PM.
December 14th, 2013 10:24 PM #3
To me it sounds made up.
December 14th, 2013 10:27 PM #5
December 14th, 2013 11:06 PM #7olivia, seventeen, obsessively maternal.
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December 15th, 2013 12:21 AM #9Senior Member
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I liked it until I heard the story of how pale fawn became associated with Queen Isabella. It's okay otherwise but that kinda killed it for me. It's a pretty colour on birds/dogs/horses though.
I'm quite fond of Isidora and some of the wackier Bel- names at the moment and pro-colour names so while I wouldn't use it I can't hate it.
EDIT: "because" and "became" are different words.
Last edited by stripedsocks; December 15th, 2013 at 02:46 AM.