Isobel / Isabel / Isabelle

Discussion in 'Baby Names' started by lucilou, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. lucilou

    lucilou Cooking again!

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    0
    What spelling would you think is most obvious?

    I really don't want my kids ot have to spell out their names all the time, so if you heard the name, how would you 'expect' it to be spelled? Also, would that be the spelling you would choose for your baby?
     
  2. LucyintheSky

    LucyintheSky Mom of Two!

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    0
    Isabelle first. Isabel is kind of common too I think. But Isobel would really throw me off & it doesn't look as pretty.
     
  3. fairy_gem

    fairy_gem Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would expect to see it spelt Isabelle and it would be the spelling I would choose too.


    x
     
  4. Floralaura

    Floralaura Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    4,948
    Likes Received:
    0
    Isabelle for me too..DS2 was going to b named this if he was a Girl..very pretty name..x
     
  5. wishingonastar

    wishingonastar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    8,136
    Likes Received:
    0
    we debated spelling and chose Isabel :thumbup:
     
  6. miss cakes

    miss cakes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    6,604
    Likes Received:
    0
  7. Mummy~L

    Mummy~L Mummy to 2

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Messages:
    3,357
    Likes Received:
    0
    Isobel - Because that is how my friend spells it, so I always think of it spelt like this xx
     
  8. ilvmylbug

    ilvmylbug Single Mom of 2 & Proud

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,662
    Likes Received:
    0
    I like Isabel. When it's spelled Isobel, it makes me want to pronouce it like eye-so-bell. :dohh:
     
  9. HayleyJA

    HayleyJA Mum to April and Esther

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    4,071
    Likes Received:
    2
    I like Isobel the most, but think Isabelle is most common. Lovely name either way!
     
  10. LunaRose

    LunaRose Mum of a Boy & Girl

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,274
    Likes Received:
    11
    I would say Isabelle is the most common spelling and that's the one I would choose myself xx
     
  11. CLH_X3

    CLH_X3 Love my two babies!

    Joined:
    May 18, 2010
    Messages:
    5,392
    Likes Received:
    0
  12. LittleMum

    LittleMum Mum to 22 mth old and ttc

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,994
    Likes Received:
    0
    Definitely Isobel :)
     
  13. lucilou

    lucilou Cooking again!

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks everyone - I am leaning towards Isobel, as somehow it just looks more traditional. Although Isabelle looks nice and girly....

    it's a tricky business!
     
  14. Pingu

    Pingu Mummy to 2 xx

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2009
    Messages:
    6,298
    Likes Received:
    0
    Isabelle :)
     
  15. cw_249

    cw_249 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    0
    I like the traditional spelling of names, however with my little one we went with isabel, as my husband is dyslexic and found it easiest!!! However, most people we've come across instinctively spell it like this, and the rest have looked at me gone out when i've had to correct them. If you want to know and you're interested, Isabelle is the spanish version, and the oldest i think, isobel is the scottish version, and isabel is the english version, or that's what i read anyway!!!
     
  16. MrsKippling

    MrsKippling Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    0
    I like Isabel,its different xx
     
  17. lucilou

    lucilou Cooking again!

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks! I had a feeling Isobel was more popular in Scotland...
     
  18. amethyst77

    amethyst77 mummy to an ivf miracle

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    11,509
    Likes Received:
    0
    Isobel, spelt this way, is number one on our list....
     
  19. wanaBmummy

    wanaBmummy Have an amazing husband!

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    2,089
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well i'm going to throw a spanner in the works and i would spell it Isobelle :D

    So its a bit of Isobel and Isabelle haha x
     
  20. lucilou

    lucilou Cooking again!

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice! I've seen you can also spell it Ysobel/Ysabel but I am already struggling with three choices!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice