Willow, Isabella, Holly & Millie

Girls with double L’s.

Do you like them? or are they too frilly for you?

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In NZ top 100

Isabella

Ella

Holly

Bella

Molly

Stella

Annabelle

Isabelle

Lilly

Millie

Danielle

Willow

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In USA top 100

Isabella

Ella

Lillian

Gabriella

Allison

Bella

Stella

Molly

Gabrielle

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More to consider

Allegra

Arabella

Arielle

Calliope

Ellen

Estelle

Fenella

Jillian

Kendall

Lucille

Marcella

Michelle

Millicent

Nellette

Polly

Romilly

Sally

Tallulah

Ylla

Zillah

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10 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    brooke said,

    There are a couple of double-l names that I like: Willa and Bellatrix. I feel like the ‘trix’ (and possibly the mad HP association) takes the frilly edge (ruffle? :P) off Bella. Willa I think has enough assertiveness to have two ‘l’s.
    I like Mirabel, which is more commonly spelt Mirabelle (but I think that’s too frilly).
    I like Ellen, but I think (and maybe Willa belongs in this category too) that because it’s not an elle/ella or belle/bella name, the double ‘l’ doesn’t count towards its frill quotient much at all.

    • 2

      babynamelover said,

      I had forgotten about Bellatrix! I am attracted to Beatrix cause of the spunky Trix! In some ways Willa is a lot more tom boyish than the frilly Willow do you think? Willa/Willow would be honoring for me as my Dad’s middle is William. Ellen always makes me think of Meredith character on Grey’s Anatomy, Ellen would also honor my Dad Allan. So hard to choose honoring middles when you have so many family members you want to acknowledge/connect the child too. What do you think about family middles?

  2. 3

    Dearest said,

    My favourite from your list is Marcella, but Calliope and Millicent are also amazing πŸ™‚ I was also recently nanny to a Bella, so that name has a special place in my heart..
    Looking through my own list, these pop up:
    Aello/Aella
    Allura
    Apolline/Apollonia
    Arella
    Bellisant
    Bellona
    Callista/Callisto
    Calluna
    Capella
    Collatina
    Cyrilla
    Della
    Domitilla/Domitille
    Ellevine
    Emanuelle
    Endellion
    Evellia
    Illyria
    Isabelline
    Llewella
    Lovella
    Luella
    Marbella/Marabella
    Mariella/Marilla/Marella/Morella
    Mazelle
    Mellona
    Meriall
    Millaray
    Millay
    Noelle/Noella (my favourite way to get Nell)
    Novella
    Olallie
    Pellonia
    Phillida
    Philonella
    Priscilla
    Quartilla
    Rollinia
    Rozelle
    Sollemnia
    Vallonia
    Vellamo
    Willamina
    Ysella
    Zillah

    Apolline, Bellisant, Calluna, Emanuelle, Luella, Marbella, Millaray, Olallie, Phillida, Rozelle, Willamina and Zillah are my favoruites, but Olallie is probably the one I’m most likely to use since my father is called Olav and Olallie would be named after him πŸ™‚

    • 4

      babynamelover said,

      WOW what a great list I am automatically attracted to the more unusual ones- Aello, Calluna, Enedellion, Luella, Millay, Noella, Pellonia and Ysella.
      I have never heard of Olallie how do you say this? What are your top names atm? πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing your list πŸ™‚

  3. 7

    I think they’re really cute, but can’t use as my surname has a strong LL sound in it as well, which would be a bit much.

    I admire them on others though.

    • 8

      babynamelover said,

      Aren’t last names tricky sometimes! We quite like some formal/surname sounding first names but with Hamilton as a last name I don’t know if they go so well.

  4. 9

    Sophia said,

    I think the “frilly” factor really depends on the name as a whole, not just whether or not it has a double L. From the list I love Isabella, Stella, Annabelle, Willow, Allegra, Arabella, Millicent, Romilly, Sally and Tallulah because it’s my sister’s name πŸ™‚ I’m glad Sally’s coming back a bit (I know two little girls called Sally, one’s about 5 or 6 and her brother is Hamish, and the other one is 1 or 2 and her older sister is called Matilda), I think it’s so cute!

    • 10

      babynamelover said,

      You do make a good point πŸ™‚ I guess the Elle/Ella names always have seemed very frilly to me but your right others like Ellen, Willa seem to hold a tom boyish feel still.


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