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Isabelle vs. Isabel vs. Isobel

Which spelling do you like best? I was just wondering because I have seen all these spellings on polls and wanted to know which one was most popular. Also does anyone like the spelling Isobelle? Thanks, Nessa.

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Poll created: Sep 28, 2007
Total Votes: 40


I don’t like the o in the spelling at all ... it makes me want to pronounce the o like in row, mow, etc.
posted by guest :: Sep 28, 2007 10:07 AM | report
Isobel is the Scots form of the Spanish Isabel. As I’m scots, I prefer Isobel. She feels fresher than the other forms. Isabel is the only other form of the name I personally like.
posted by Lola :: Sep 28, 2007 10:32 AM | report
I don’t care for the o in it at all. It makes it look like ice-o-bell
posted by guest :: Sep 28, 2007 11:12 AM | report
I like Isbelle, however i think it is the most used spelling so to stand out you could use Isobel though this might be mis-spelled by others. Hope that helps!
posted by Rebecca :: Sep 28, 2007 12:56 PM | report
none of the above!
posted by guest :: Sep 28, 2007 02:07 PM | report
What sort of nn do you wish her to have? With the "belle" ending your more likely to have people calling her "Bella" rather than "Izzy" which you get from the others. Plus I believe there’s a difference in pronounciation depending on spelling - Is-a-belle vs. Iz-o-bel
posted by guest :: Sep 28, 2007 06:38 PM | report

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