About Abby Sandel

Whether you're naming a baby, or just all about names, you've come to the right place! Appellation Mountain is a haven for lovers of obscure gems and enduring classics alike.

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  1. I was reading a book about Shenandoah National Park and a woman named Mozelle was mentioned. And in my opinion Mozelle reminds me of Mozart. I don’t really like the name.

  2. There was an elderly lady in my family’s rural NC church named Mozelle, also pronounced “mo-ZELL”. For some reason, my toddler self couldn’t say her name, so I called her “Omo.” My parents say that I could say each syllable individually, but when it came to combining them, I always reverted to “Omo.” Haven’t thought of the name in years–thanks for featuring it!

        1. I wonder if people with rhyming names tend to fall in love, and if all of this means we’ll have lots of couples called Kate and Nate in another 30 years!