Middle name for Belle

[name]Hi[/name] there,

My husband and I love the name [name]Belle[/name] but we are stuck on the middle name. We are trying to just have her first name be [name]Belle[/name] and not [name]Isabelle[/name], etc.

Any suggestions for a middle name would be very helpful!

Thanks :slight_smile:

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[name]Belle[/name] is very sweet! I obviously prefer the longer [name]Isabelle[/name], lol, but I would probably use the nn [name]Belle[/name] about 80% of the time and I think just [name]Belle[/name] is so charming, too! I’ve always been partial to [name]Belle[/name] [name]Carolina[/name] (care-oh-leen-ah).

What about:
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Gwendolyn[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Andromeda[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Magdalena[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Ophelia[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Daphne[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Helena[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Bryony[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Zenobia[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Aurelia[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Emilia[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Emmeline[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name]

Good luck!

I think that [name]Belle[/name] is gorgeous, it’s always been a favorite of mine! The only problem with [name]Belle[/name] is that it’s kind of difficult to pair a middle name with. What about some of these…
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Madeline[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Delilah[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Ariana[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Anastasia[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] that I could help you :slight_smile:

I love [name]Belle[/name] by it self! Such a pretty name!!!

[name]Belle[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Regina[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Patrice[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Christine[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Anette[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]

I think [name]Belle[/name] is very hard to pair with names because it’s not actually a name, I think something starting with a vowel would work best but I cant think of any names off the top of my head.

[name]Belle[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]

[name]Belle[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Eliza[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]

[name]Belle[/name] [name]Emiliana[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Aurelia[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Florence[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Honora[/name]
[name]Bella[/name] [name]Marina[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Peregrine[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] Rosalita

Wow, that is hard to pair with a mn!!!
Depends on how long your lastname is. If it is 3 go for 2 syllables and visa versa.

OK here goes my ideas which range from classic to more obscure:
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Shania[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Cheyenne[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Yvette[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Alice[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Ariana[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name] (this makes me think of “beautiful” “rose”)
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Sapphire[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Azure[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Tatum[/name]

[name]How[/name] is it not actually a name?

I love the name [name]Belle[/name], because of Beauty and the Beast! But it is tricky to come up with a middle name that flows.

[name]Belle[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Fleur[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Rosamund[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Celeste[/name]

lol. I was waiting for someone to comment on that. :slight_smile:

My best friend, who lived in [name]Paris[/name] the majority of her life, felt the same way. “[name]Belle[/name]” is the French word for “beautiful” so there it just is not seen as a name. My friend had a classmate whose name was [name]Isabella[/name] nn [name]Bella[/name] and she (and everyone she knew) felt it was extremely pretentious because there [name]Bella[/name] is just the Italian word for “beautiful”, just like [name]Belle[/name] is the French word for beautiful. I think it would be similar to someone giving their daughter the fn Gorgeous here. It is just incredibly pretentious and isn’t like a name at all. I have always felt the same about [name]Jolie[/name]–most Americans think it’s a very pretty name, but in [name]France[/name], it’s just the French word for “pretty”…

Yeah I understand, I took French, lol. :wink: I have native Italian speakers chuckle at my name because it means cute, but it doesn’t make it less of a real name… I guess it was an off-putting way of expressing that it was a name that is also a word meaning in another language. I can’t think of any others off the top of my head, but its not that unheard of…

Yeah, I don’t know. I mean, I think it’s seen differently in other countries. Things are a lot freer in [name]America[/name], but according to this article (Illegal Baby Names From Around The World) [name]Belle[/name]/[name]Jolie[/name] aren’t the only words in other languages that aren’t that acceptable as given names. Some are rightly horrid but I would think a name that means ‘bridge’ or ‘Friday’ in another culture wouldn’t be that bad. I mean, [name]Bridger[/name], [name]Bridget[/name], [name]Sunday[/name], and [name]Wednesday[/name] are all considered by parents here! I think [name]Belle[/name] and [name]Jolie[/name] just fit in the same category. Here, they’re seen as names, but in [name]France[/name], they’re really not. I had suggested something like [name]Eliza[/name] or [name]Eloise[/name] when my friend was pregnant with her triplets, and she loved the names, and the sound of [name]Elle[/name] as a nn, but she wouldn’t [name]Elle[/name] because over there, it just means “she”. (Not trying to give you a whole new French lesson, haha, I figured you knew some French b/c of your username… just for the benefit of everyone if they want to know…)

I think it’s interesting to see how names completely change from country to country/person to person!

I love your choice of [name]Belle[/name] ^^ [name]How[/name] about playing off its meaning and try for a middle name that would mean something combined? (granted in actual French the nouns almost always come first, but hey, who needs grammar, right? >.<)

Belle Vie - Beautiful Life
Belle Journée - Beautiful Day
Belle Rive (pronounced reeve) - Beautiful River Bank
Belle Alouette - Beautiful Lark
Belle Mignonette - Beautiful, little cutie…something like that lol
Belle Amour - Beautiful Love
Belle Fleur - Beautiful Flower
Belle Esprit - Beautiful Spirit
Belle Cherie - Beautiful Darling
Belle Rose - Beautiful Rose
Belle Avril - Beautiful April

If that idea is a little too out there, I like these combos:

Belle Delilah
Belle Savannah
Belle Tatiana
Belle Winter
Belle Caressa
Belle Justine
Belle Cosette
Belle Rosalie
Belle Phaedria
Belle Fiona
Belle Yvette

Good luck!

@ash - lol totally forgot that my user name was in French… But I guess I did think that about [name]Elle[/name]. It is popular in my area and I remember thinking it was weird because I just hear “she.”

OP- sorry for hijacking your thread. :slight_smile: I will give you some suggestions.

[name]Belle[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Margaux[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Claire[/name]- my favorite

I love this idea! I think Belle Alouette or Belle Fleur would be so adorable. I think Belle Fleurette would be really cute, too.

What about Belle Étoilé (Etoile if you don’t use the accents)? It means “beautiful star” which I think is so adorable. Belle Stella/Belle Estelle (not the best, imo, haha) and Belle Esther also mean the same thing… I also love that Belle Nadia would mean “beautiful hope”…

Its just the french word for beautiful, its like a french person naming their child Beautiful, it’s just odd to me but it’s not offensive or anything, just an every day common word.

Wanted to add I dont mean to come across rude or off putting, in this or any of my posts. I also post on French boards where people are very opinionated and brutally honest, I should probably try and switch gears before I post on here so I apologize if I have offended anyone.

[name]Belle[/name] [name]Sophia[/name] was the first to come to mind. I love [name]Belle[/name]. Here are some other ideas:

[name]Belle[/name] [name]Seraphina[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Georgiana[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Georgina[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Liliana[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Aviva[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Viviana[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Anneliese[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Amira[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Juniper[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Catharina[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Catalina[/name]