Bella... nickname for Annabelle

Looking for some reassurance, we named our baby girl (7 months) [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f], which we love. We started to call her [name_f]Belle[/name_f] for short which has evolved into [name_f]Bella[/name_f], which seems to suit her and roll off the tongue easier! I’m happy with both nicknames but recently someone asked why we call her [name_f]Bella[/name_f] when it’s not even her name…

Is [name_f]Bella[/name_f] too far removed from [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] to be a nickname?

In hindsight we could have just called her [name_f]Bella[/name_f] as her actual name but it’s too late now.

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Makes sense to me. All the letters are right there, just rearranged a bit. :blush:

Bella seems like a perfectly reasonable nickname for [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] to me.

It makes perfect sense! I can’t imagine why anyone would be confused.


Bella is definitely a reasonable nickname for [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f], it’s basically the second half of the name!

Bella is a great nickname for [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f].

Annabelle nn [name_f]Bella[/name_f] makes perfect sense :slight_smile:

I think it definitely makes sense, not stretch at all.

Thank you all! It made sense to me so I was shocked when someone made the comment… just needed some reassurance!

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Makes perfect sense and is super cute.

Annabelle nn [name_f]Bella[/name_f] makes perfect sense imo!

I know two girls named [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] who go by [name_f]Bella[/name_f]

Has this person never heard of a nickname? Lol

I think [name_f]Bella[/name_f] would work perfectly fine on [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f]! It doesn’t matter what people think as long as the name and nickname you choose makes you happy then that’s good! :heart:

Definitely makes sense to me. If our baby ends up being a girl, we will probably call her [name_f]Annabel[/name_f] and I plan to nickname her [name_f]Bella[/name_f] or [name_f]Annie[/name_f].

Bella is a gorgeous nickname for [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f]! What a beautiful name you chose for your baby :heart_eyes:. It definitely works!!
And it’s a nickname! You can call her whatever you want!