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    DH and I have agreed on a middle name, if we have a girl, but are not agreeing on how to spell it.
    So thoughts please, which is the better way to spell Isobel/Isabel/Isabelle (other?)?

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    I like Isobel personally, and would love to use it for a baby of mine.

    I think it's more the way I personally pronounce it, or the way I'd like foreigners to pronounce it. I make more of a very soft "oh" sound than an "ah" sound when saying it. Is-oh-bell, not Is-ah-bell.

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    Isabelle

    I always pronounce Isobel as Is-o-bel, I like it but IMO it's a different name where as Isabel is the same as Isabelle, just a variation of spelling.

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    Isabelle

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    I like Isobel personally, and would love to use it for a baby of mine.

    I think it's more the way I personally pronounce it, or the way I'd like foreigners to pronounce it. I make more of a very soft "oh" sound than an "ah" sound when saying it. Is-oh-bell, not Is-ah-bell.
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    I prefer Isabelle

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    I like Isobel, and know a few with this spelling!

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    Isabel - Spanish
    Isobel - Scottish
    Isabelle - French (I'd guess the same for Isobelle)

    I like Isobel best, as it sounds softer/ prettier to me. I think for 'Isobel' I pronounce it with a softer 's' sound, whereas for the ones like Isabel/ Isabelle, I tend to pronounce it with a harder 'z' sound.

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    I'd go Isabelle. It seems to be the most common spelling these days, so will probably be the go-to spelling for most people...? I also think it looks prettier :-)

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    Agree about the pronouciation, this was the basis of our argument (I prefer Isobel, dh prefers Isabel). Anyway I got him to say it both ways with our chosen first name and he agreed that the sound of Isobel flows much nicer. So Isobel it is

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