Annabelle or Annabeth?

I’ve loved [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] for so long and am so set on it but I haven’t been able to come up with a combo I love for it. I recently re-came across the name [name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] and like it quite a bit too. I was wondering which do you prefer – [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] or [name_f]Annabeth[/name_f]? And what are your favorite combos with the name?

I personally prefer [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] to [name_f]Annabeth[/name_f]. Not to muddy the waters… but [name_f]Annaliese[/name_f] is also quite lovely.
My fav nicknames for [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] are [name_f]Belle[/name_f]/[name_f]Bella[/name_f] and [name_f]Elle[/name_f]/[name_f]Ella[/name_f]. My fav nicknames for [name_f]Annaliese[/name_f] are [name_f]Elise[/name_f] or Liesey (lee-see).

I prefer [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] as well! But, I actually prefer [name_f]Annabel[/name_f], to me it looks much less frilly and more of a names, less of a smoosh of [name_f]Anna[/name_f] & [name_f]Belle[/name_f].

Gah, the eternal struggle! We went with [name_f]Annabel[/name_f], but I still adore [name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] so much!

Some of my favorite [name_f]Annabel[/name_f] / [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] middles:

[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_u]Wren[/name_u]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]

I like both too. [name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] seems more unusual than [name_f]Annabel[/name_f] though, but I’m not sure… I prefer [name_f]Annabel[/name_f] over [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f].

Funny you should ask. We just had the 16 week ultrasound and the doc thinks girl but told us not to buy anything yet. :slight_smile: With that in mind I got serious about picking a middle name to go with [name_f]Annabel[/name_f] (our top choice for this daughter). If it winds up boy the name is already nailed down. All of our middles are honor names and since this will be number 8 we’ve used a lot of honor names already. What is left, really, is [name_f]Lorie[/name_f], [name_f]Fay[/name_f], or [name_f]Marie[/name_f]. I could toss in a dozen more but they wouldn’t have as much meaning. [name_f]Annabel[/name_f] doesn’t seem to “go” with very many names. Well . . . our last daughter was going to be [name_f]Annabel[/name_f] [name_f]Mildred[/name_f], which I thought was super, but that daughter didn’t want to be [name_f]Annabel[/name_f] and became [name_f]Clover[/name_f] [name_f]Mildred[/name_f]. With [name_f]Mildred[/name_f] out of the picture I feel a bit stuck. [name_f]Annabel[/name_f] [name_f]Fay[/name_f] would probably be my preference, but it doesn’t really sound great together to my ears.

For what it is worth, I really like a heavier sounding middle with [name_f]Annabel[/name_f] (which is why [name_f]Fay[/name_f], meaning fairy, seems too lighthearted with an already bouncy first). I think a heavier middle gives the whole name more substance.

[name_f]Annabel[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabel[/name_f] [name_f]Harriet[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabel[/name_f] [name_f]Mildred[/name_f] (obviously :))
[name_f]Annabel[/name_f] [name_f]Clover[/name_f] (I just noticed that works well)
[name_f]Annabel[/name_f] [name_f]Mary[/name_f]

I love both but if I had to choose it would be [name_f]Annabeth[/name_f]. Purley because of the popularity of [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] recently. I also love the suggestion of [name_f]Annalise[/name_f].

Fave combos:
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Daisy[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_u]Storm[/name_u]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_u]Keeva[/name_u]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_u]Eloise[/name_u]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Elodie[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Marie[/name_f]

[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Verity[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_u]Eloise[/name_u]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Olivia[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Marie[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_u]Reign[/name_u]

It has to be [name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] for me. I think it’s a lot more interesting, and has a way more cool and feisty vibe, probably because of the [name_u]Percy[/name_u] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] character. Oddly enough I love [name_f]Anna[/name_f] and [name_f]Belle[/name_f] separately, but not so much together. Suggestions for both:

[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Lyra[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Yara[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Willa[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]

[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Luna[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Elowen[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Lark[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Lydia[/name_f]

I like annabelle iris the most of your list. [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] leads me to think clairabelle which to me is a cow. Have you considered annabelle fern? I also like annabeth, I feel it may not date as much as a belle name which are popular. All nice choices!

I prefer [name_f]Annabeth[/name_f]!

My favorite is [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f], though I prefer the [name_f]Annabel[/name_f] spelling.

[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_u]Bay[/name_u]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Lark[/name_f]/[name_u]Larkin[/name_u]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Olive[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_u]Hero[/name_u]

I love both names too, it’s really hard to choose. I would go with [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f], but only because I love the nn [name_f]Belle[/name_f]. I strongly prefer this spelling of Annabelle than the Annabel spelling, it feels like something is missing in Annabel.I love both names with the Middle Grace.

[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Hope[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Zoe[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Odette[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Joanna[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] [name_f]Athena[/name_f]

[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_u]Paisley[/name_u]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Freya[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Olive[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Alice[/name_f]

I prefer [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f]. I love this name.

[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] sounds like it should be [name_f]Anna[/name_f] [name_f]Beth[/name_f], since I’m a [name_f]Sarah[/name_f] [name_f]Beth[/name_f].