Need girl names with "Elle" or "Ella"

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Need girl names with "Elle" or "Ella"
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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 7:25am
When I was pregnant with my first child 5 years ago, we chose Isabella if it was a girl. Well, it was a boy, and so was our second child. The name Isabella stuck through those years and it's only now that it has seemingly become so popular that I question that choice. (Of course the widespread use of that name seems regional.) Can anyone help with other names that have "Elle" or "Ella" in them? I may switch to my old standby, Elizabeth (which, of course, is the name Isabella is derived from) because although it is common, it hasn't ever been trendy.

I am also waiting for the Social Security site to post the most popular baby names of 2002, since Isabella was only #28 for 2001.

TIA.

kate

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Some ideas off the top of my head -

Gabrielle, Gabriela, Annabel, Annabelle, Arabella, Maribel, Marielle, Brielle, Arielle, Karelle, Danielle, Daniela, Michelle, Priscilla, Angela, Muriel, Janelle

If you've always loved Isabella, though, consider using it anyway. It's obviously a special name for you.

Good luck!

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Penelope, Elenor, Giselle, Arabelle/a, Isabel/la, Anabel/la, Mariel/la, Shelby, Brielle, Ellen, Gabrielle/Gabriella, Elaine, Elyse, Eliza, Elisabeth...
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Elle, ella endings: Gabrielle/a, Arielle, Carmela, Marielle, Garcelle, Marcella.

Same thing happened to us with the name Chloe. My son would've been Chloe had he been a girl, then by the time we had girls it was too popular for me.

HTH!

Gayle

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Thanks, everyone. If Isabella doesn't get to be as popular as Caitlyn and Madison I will still use it. I have also liked Marielle, but am afraid I'd be correcting it's pronunciation all the time: Mari-ELLE, not Mariel- as in Hemingway.

kate

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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 12:17pm
Don't forget Noelle, I am due in September and if it is a girl that will probably be her name, although I am stuck for a middle name. What do you think?
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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 12:22pm
I forgot Danielle -- I love that name!
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Isabella did not derrive from Elizabeth at all. It comes from "Jezebel",, which became "Izebel" which became modern day "Isabel".

"Isabella" is the Latin rendition of that form.

Alot of names have "Elle"/"Ella" in them.

Danielle, Michelle, Abegelle, Shandell, Favel, Chanel...many.

"Shelby Isabel" GMV. It is modern without being anemic.

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I would suggest Belle or Bella, but those are becoming more popular as well. I was considering Gwendellen for a girl, spelled that way b/c my Moms name is Ellen.

I also like Eleanor, you could ply with the spelling of that. Or Brielle. Or Briella.
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My daughter is Maryella. She's named for her great-grandmothers (Mary & Ella).

Just another option.

Meredith

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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 12:08pm
Wow! Thanks for all of your input. I like the idea of Gwendellen spelled that way (Gwendolyn was one of DH's picks) because we could use Elle as a nn.

BTW, I took this from the oxygen.com babynamer- Isabella: This girl's name is used in Dutch, English, Italian and Spanish. Its source is Elisabeth, an English name meaning "God's promise."

kate

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