- belle/-bel Names

See the results of this poll: Favorite -belle/-bel names?

Respondents: 13 (This poll is closed)

  • Belle: 0 (0%)
  • Bellamy: 1 (8%)
  • Isabella/Isabel/Isabelle: 3 (23%)
  • Annabel/Annabelle/Annabella: 4 (31%)
  • Arabella: 0 (0%)
  • Amabel: 2 (15%)
  • Mabel: 0 (0%)
  • Clarabel: 2 (15%)
  • Cybele: 0 (0%)
  • Mirabelle/Mirabel/Mirabella: 1 (8%)

I went with [name]Arabella[/name] and [name]Isabella[/name]. They are both just so feminine and sweet. I also really like [name]Annabelle[/name] (and [name]Anabela[/name]).

I chose [name]Arabella[/name] and [name]Belle[/name].

[name]Arabella[/name] just sounds beautiful and feminine and sophisticated to me so that’s my favourite. I’d use it but my partner’s vito’d it!

Therefore instead we agree on [name]Mirabelle[/name] or [name]Mirabella[/name] which coudl be another option for you too? The meaning is “wonderful” which I love!

I also love the simple [name]Belle[/name] especially since Beauty and the Beast was my favourite Disney film growing up and I love the intellectual and independent [name]Belle[/name] in the film :slight_smile: Nice association I think! [name]Belle[/name] is just so sweet and down to earth I think it can definitely stand on it’s own!

I chose [name]Amabel[/name] and [name]Annabel[/name]. [name]Mabel[/name] is also nice, but I always liked [name]Bellamy[/name] for a boy… blushes To me it’s a last name, and last names as first names are for boys in my head. There’s also [name]Phil[/name] [name]Bellamy[/name] from ‘Heartbeat’ which is a sweet show, so [name]Bellamy[/name] is very linked to a man in my head :slight_smile:

I also love [name]Clarabel[/name] and [name]Cybele[/name] :slight_smile:

I love [name]Mabel[/name]! My second favorite is [name]Annabel[/name].

[name]Hi[/name]! I voted for [name]Annabel[/name]/[name]Annabelle[/name], because:

  1. [name]Anne[/name], [name]Annabel[/name]/[name]Annabelle[/name] are some of my all-time favorites! I love nearly every [name]Anne[/name] name. :slight_smile:
  2. To me, [name]Annie[/name] is the most cheerful nickname…[name]Just[/name] saying it makes me happy!
  3. [name]Annabel[/name]/[name]Annabelle[/name] sound like happy, upbeat names to me…
  4. I love how an [name]Annabel[/name]/[name]Annabelle[/name] can be called [name]Annie[/name] or [name]Belle[/name]

Fun thread!

Take care!

I can’t believe I forgot [name]Mirabelle[/name]/[name]Mirabel[/name]/[name]Mirabella[/name]! I love the name and meaning, too. I’ll go add it right now…


I realize I am an exception to the rule, but I just can’t take -bel/-belle names seriously. They are too frilly for my taste. I do like [name]Belle[/name] though. It’s simple and classier than any of the rest.

[name]Hi[/name], Dearest!

Most of the time, I do think that surnames are for boys (with the exception of [name]Miranda[/name]). Nameberry lists [name]Bellamy[/name] as masculine, too. I hear it considered for a girl more often, though.

Added [name]Clarabel[/name] and [name]Cybele[/name]!


[name]Jill[/name], I love [name]Anne[/name] names, too!

Anne0218, I do find some -belle/-bel names frilly, but frilly isn’t necessarily a bad thing (for me). I probably wouldn’t use a -belle/-bel name right now; the trend is quite popular.

Thanks for replying, everyone! Great choices! :slight_smile:

My favorites are:

  1. [name]Bellamy[/name]
  2. [name]Amabel[/name]
  3. [name]Arabella[/name]

I’ve always liked [name]Annabel[/name] a lot too.