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No-no. I hate the B sound in any name.
Prime Meridian  4/17/2018
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Miriam Weeks, known predominantly by her stage name of Belle Knox, is an American former pornographic actress of Indo-Canadian descent. She is known for performing in pornography while studying at Duke University.
lilolaf  7/15/2017
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The name Belle was given to 291 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Belle are female.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
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I love the name Belle because of Beauty and the Beast but I would never use it because it's a Disney Princess name. I would use Annabelle or Isabelle instead. But love it.
Charleyboobear  5/4/2017
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The name Belle was given to 248 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/17/2016
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I simply adore Belle!♡
When I have a daughter, I would love to name her Belle Aurora or Belle Anastasia.♡.
darlingvasilisa  6/28/2015
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Belle is a classy, elegant name. I love how simple this name is, yet stunning at the same time. ♥
― Anonymous User  5/30/2015
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Love this name and am thinking of it for my daughter, although it was my cat's name! :). She was the best cat in the world so it might be ok... and I also love Disney. Belle Nicole has a nice ring to it, although I think Bel is kind of a cool option, too!
Jlcbelle  11/16/2014
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This is my daughters middle name Temperance Belle. I named her after my fave Disney princess from Beauty and the Beast. The reason being that I was at Disney when I got pregnant with both my 3 year old son and her (she is 4 months old) and I wanted a Disney name. Belle is beautiful and smart just like the name sounds! I guess Disney really is a magical place ;)
Emmettsmomma2010  10/29/2013
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The name Belle was given to 162 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
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Simple, but elegant. I like this name but would prefer it as a nickname for Isabelle or Mirabelle. Also, Belle was my favorite Disney princess growing up, so that might be why I'm fond of this name.
sunshinechild67  12/9/2012
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I adore this name! It's so pure and beautiful! I always imagine someone with the name Belle as strong, beautiful, elegant, intelligent and kind, much like Belle in Beauty and the Beast. If I ever have a daughter I will name her Belle or have it as a middle name.
Grace_Scarlette  8/8/2012
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Love the name Belle. If I am ever blessed with another girl this is what I will be calling her. B from my husband's name Bradley and the ELLE from my name Michelle.
MsMeowD  7/2/2012
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Belle the main protagonist in the Lesley Pearse's novels 'Belle' and 'The Promise' is a strong, compassionate, spunky heroine for our times and despite her circumstances a great role-model. She and Belle from Beauty and the Beast have made the name for me, I love Belle!
Livie  5/13/2012
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Unlike Jolie this is actually used as a nickname in France. I'm French and I know quite a few French girls who go by Belle, but their full name is always Isabelle. Isabelle was super common in France in the 60s - now it's considered dated.

So saying that it is not used as a name in France is incorrect, it is used as a nickname just not as a full name.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2012
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I like this name. Not as a nickname but just as a straight up first name for a girl! My cousin's middle name is Belle and we nickname her "Bells"! I think it is cute and also can be adult.
AwAriDoll  2/16/2012
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This is NOT a name is France. It is ONLY a word.
French name? No. French Word? Yes!
― Anonymous User  2/3/2012
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Be careful. In the UK, "bell" can be slang for penis, though "bell-end" is more common, as well as more offensive. I used to know a girl called Isabel who, when her name was said, an immature boy would snicker and say, "Who's a bell?"
― Anonymous User  1/7/2012
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Holly Willoughby's newborn baby girl is named Belle.
Grace_Scarlette  8/25/2011
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It is so beautiful as a middle name especially with 3-syllable names like Matilda.
― Anonymous User  6/24/2011
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Sorry but I think this name is really tacky. Nobody in France is named this.
Christina Rose  3/13/2011
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I like this name. Belle is a beautiful name.
Belle- means beautiful
Bell- means a bell that rings
earthangel  3/5/2011
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I think it makes a very cute middle name!
― Anonymous User  11/14/2010
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I like this name way better than Bella. It sounds prettier, and it doesn't have the bad Twilight association that Bella does.
bananarama  11/30/2009
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The red-haired madam with a heart of gold in "Gone With the Wind" was named Belle Watling.
elizabeth hamlet  11/22/2009
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Belle is one of the prettiest names you can ever hear.
italiannames  9/20/2009
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Belle was the name of Scrooge's one-time fiancee in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. I have always loved this name, mostly because Beauty and the Beast was my favorite movie as a kid and still ranks in my top five. I even got called Belle for a while in kindergarten as I loved to read and liked to wear a blue ribbon in my brown hair :).
britto08  9/16/2009
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I love the movie Beauty and the Beast, and I think the character of Belle is exactly what I would want a girl to be: Smart, but sweet. No-nonsense, yet still fun and quirky.
As crazy as this sounds, I've always wanted to name a girl "Charlobelle". I'm pretty sure it's not a real name and that I just made it up, but I think it sounds really sweet.
plutogirlgenius  8/23/2009
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Belle reminds me of Belle the Disney princess in Beauty and the Beast, and being the only decent Disney Princess in my eyes, this name has a positive meaning to me. I prefer Belle as a nickname for Amabelle, but not the overused Isabelle or Isabella.
Emma McHnery  5/27/2009
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In the 1946 French version of Beauty and the Beast, the main character was called Belle. I'm not sure if that was her name or a nickname (as the French for "beauty"), but she was portrayed beautifully by the actress Josette Day.
britto08  3/17/2009
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This is the pseudonym of the high class London-based call girl Belle de Jour, she published two books with Orion Books of her experiences as a working girl, maintains a blog, and in 2007 ITV created a television show based on her memoirs staring Billi Piper as Belle (which was followed by a second season, and a third on the way).

The real life Belle de Jour remains in secret, however she has said that her name was inspired by the 1928 novel Belle de jour by Joseph Kessel.
tiny_clever_outlet  2/5/2009
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I LOVE this name! It's so pretty! I would use it on it's own, with the French meaning of "beautiful". I may use it as a short form of Isabelle.
purple princess  1/22/2009
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Belle Starr was actually not a famous outlaw of the old west. She was a normal woman with bad morals that eventually gained severe mental problems (probably from her years on the streets of Dallas as a prostitute). Because of her mental problems, she screamed into the streets that she was "the leader of an outlaw band". She was eventually shot in the back of the head (probably by her grown son who was also mentally deranged).
Alton B. Meyers, a down-on-his-luck writer, read her obituary and decided to write an article to sell to the papers about "the death of the outlaw queen" to make some money, and she became famous just for that.

I got my information from the book That's not in my American Histroy Book, by Thomas Ayres. If you are interested, the ISBN Number is 1-58979-107-7.
mhavril39  10/27/2007
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"BELLE" can be used as a middle name. As for a first name, it is very common and you wouldn't like people to call you "Belle! Belle!" right? So it's best to place it for a middle name or third.
vina_marie  10/25/2007
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Just a gorgeous name, not considering the meaning. I go by Belle considering it's a cross between my name "Brooke Jonelle". It is classy and sophisticated, and very scarcely used.
BelleBeauty  10/22/2007
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I love this name, it's simple, sweet and princessy all at the same time. It's just a gorgeous name, I love the meaning as well.
― Anonymous User  9/22/2007
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It can also be short for anything that ends in Belle, such as Isabelle or Annabelle.
CharlieRob  8/14/2007
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Oooh. What a pretty name.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2007
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Love this name! It was my great grandmother's middle name only I think she spelled it Bell. When I think of this name I think of Beauty and the Beast. Belle does mean beautiful right? So if you have an ugly child, maybe the name will make up for it! LOL! JK! I want my child's middle name to be Isabella and I think Bell is a beautiful (no puns intended) nickname!
― Anonymous User  6/6/2007
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The TV programme Home and Away has a character called Belle.
lisa_7  4/13/2007
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I love this name! I even named my cat Belle lol. Every time I think of this name, I think of the sweet and smart Belle on Beauty and the Beast. Sure she's just a fictional character, but I wouldn't mind being named after such a great Disney Princess lol.
katiedid  2/27/2007
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Absolutely lovely name! Belle just sounds so graceful and lovely. Definitely one of my favorite female names.
alexinwonderland  12/27/2006
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I like the name Bell, no E on the end.
bellaboo  11/2/2006
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Possibly it's derived from Bel, Celtic God of the sun and fire.
audreyhubley  8/29/2006
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I like the name and the meaning, but I would never use it. The girl would be teased, and could be called cow Belle.
― Anonymous User  6/10/2006
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As strange as this may seem, I actually prefer Belle without the second e (as in Bell). It's much nicer and I would consider using this as a middle name on any future daughters.
bschoer10  6/4/2006
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I think it's very pretty; and it reminds me of Beauty and the Beast, which was my favourite movie as a child.
― Anonymous User  3/19/2006
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Belle can also be a short form of Isabelle or Annabelle.
alberto  3/6/2006
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Belle and Sebastian is a Scottish band. The band's name is taken from Belle et Sébastien, a children's book by French writer Cécile Aubry about a boy (Sébastien) and his dog (Belle). The book was made into a French live action tv series in 1965.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2005
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Belle Black from Days of our Lives.
― Anonymous User  12/4/2005
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The heroine in Disney's version of "The Beauty and the Beast" is called Belle.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2005

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