We are TTC and very excited about choosing our baby names!
For a long time we were set on either Larissa or Lorelai for a girl, but have recently changed our minds because we don't really love the abbreviations, Lara or Rory. (Or the other possiblities for shortening Lorelai, which include Lore and other things we like even less!)
We LOVE the name Isabella, and all of its possible abbreviations, Issy, Bel, Bella, Bels ...
I think it is the most beautiful name but my only concern is how common it is these days. I checked it on the website that tracks baby names over time and I'm sure its sudden increase in popularity is all to do with Twilight!
My worry is naming my baby Isabella and her ending up in a class where half the girls are called Isabella (and half the boys are called Edward or Jacob!)
If you really love a name, is the fact that it is a really common/popular name a reason not to use it? Will my girl grow up not liking her name because it is so common and thus perhaps a bit boring?
What do you think?