It may not have been the nicest thing to say, but I'm not the only person who has that impression of the name. In fact, as soon as I first thought that I Googled it and it turns out there's a children's movie about a cow named Annabelle. So, plenty of other people have that same association. And honestly, it's something a parent needs to take into consideration when deciding on a name. It would really suck for a little girl to get made fun of at school for having the same name as a cow, right? Think of how damaging to her self esteem that could be. I like knowing what other people think of names I'm considering and I certainly want to know if anyone has any sort of weird associations with the name. I've spent my whole life with a name that is constantly mispronounced, misspelled and misunderstood. In school I got made fun of a lot. Names are a big deal and parents should do what they can to avoid choosing names that will get kids picked on. I know I'm probably overly sensitive about the issue but there are plenty of parents who don't think hard enough about the impact that a name has on a child.