Updates boost for two top names
Ella and Isabella get the full story
It’s always good to make things better and we’re pleased to report that our Birthday and New Baby cards for Ella and Isabella have both been refreshed with a selection of biographies. Both girls are in the nation’s top ten list of favourite choices and now they are full members of the Nameslink family of first names.
Everyone knows Ella Fitzgerald, the queen of jazz, but some of the other Ellas may be less familiar. They include Ella Mills, the healthy eating campaigner whose brand of food and recipes go under the label Deliciously Ella. There’s pop singer Ella Henderson and the American poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox whose poem Solitude includes two often quoted lines:
‘Laugh and the world laughs with you
Weep and you weep alone.’
Among our selection of Isabellas is the Victorian domestic phenomenon known simply by her married name of Mrs Beeton. Her Book of Household Management became the most famous cookery book ever published. She died at only 28 after giving birth to her fourth child but her husband Sam continued to update the book year after year without revealing that Mrs Beeton was no longer alive.