I guess I’m a bit biased…Belle is my very favorite- long before OuaT. I have used the screenname AngieBelle in her honor since I was 15. I love the idea of Lacey being Belle’s Storybrooke name because that would mean we are getting a Belle centric episode- likely a RumBelle episode in which he earns her love again and brings back her memories. I want to see him fight for her.
Did Regina personally create *everyone’s* Storybrooke backstory? She couldn’t have possibly known everything about everyone. Obviously, she had some control, but how much?
I hope they will tell us in the next episode whether Belle has an identity.