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September 14th, 2007, 11:02 PM
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I've liked Bella for awhile now, ever since I found out it meant "Beautiful"....but I met a little girl named Isabella tonight- the first time I've ever met anyone named that. She was beautiful and so delightful; it just completely made the name for me.

I've known Isabella has been on the top 10 for a few years now, but it barely seems like that since I had never met anyone named that before tonight.

WDYT of Isabella? Is it really that common where you live? How many Isabella's have you met?
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September 14th, 2007, 11:39 PM
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I'm the same way! I love the name Isabella with the nn Bella. I think I have honestly only met maybe two people with this name. That's impressive considering I take care of kids everyday. I always thought I wouldn't use it because of it's popularity but now that I think about it I don't even know that many of them.
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September 15th, 2007, 12:30 AM
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It's pretty common where I live, along with Isabel and Isabelle. It's just gotten popular recently, so I didn't know anyone with that name when I was growing up. I've met about two or three Isabel/Isabelle/Isabellas, more recently, and they were all younger. I still like the name, but not as much as I did before it became so common.

If the popularity bothers you, there's also Arabella and Annabelle/Annabella for the Bella nickname.
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September 15th, 2007, 12:31 AM
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it is really popular in my area but some names are more popular in different areas, like Abigail has been in the top 10 since 2001 but I have yet to meet one, and I taught pre-k before, as well as student teaching in pre-k and worked in daycares. So I think that it just depends where you live. In NJ Isabella was the #1 most popular name for 2006.
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September 15th, 2007, 03:59 AM
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Ive never met an Isabella/Isabelle/Isabel so thats why ive always considered the name for the future, the only thing that has put me off the name is ive found its a bit too frilly for my taste, i like girly names like Grace and Amelia, but Isabella is just a bit too girly. I think if you really like the name then go for it. Just because a name is in the top 10, it doesnt mean the particular name is going to be popular in your area, i cant understand why people completely dismiss a name because its in the top 10 when they have never met a child or adult with the name!
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September 15th, 2007, 06:05 AM
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I know 4! One is around 6, one is in my nephew's class so about 4, one is 2 and the last is a newborn.

They are ALL called Bella, so using another name to get the nn Bella wouldn't do a lot of good here!

I'm going to PM you something, Melissa.
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September 15th, 2007, 07:00 AM
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It is REALLY common in the southern town we live in. Just in the past year I think there have been a lot more.
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September 15th, 2007, 08:24 AM
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Where I live I don't think it is extremely common. You do here it every so often.
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September 15th, 2007, 10:24 AM
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Have not met anyone with the name. I love it, too.

If this baby would have been a girl, I would have considered it. I think it depends on the area you live in. It is not popular in my area. I look through my hospital babies born website and only see it on there every few weeks. There are roughly 3 or 4 babies born a day there at least.
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September 15th, 2007, 10:27 AM
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I keep seeing people say it's SO popular, etc.. but I have YET to meet a baby named Isabella.
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September 15th, 2007, 11:18 AM
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I actually don't know one.

I actually love Isabel/Isobel/Isabela, I hate -ella names.
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