Iona- too much of a mouthful

(28 Posts)
wombatcheese Tue 18-Jun-13 08:37:29

I need help to convince DH that Iona is a great name. He feels it is too much of a mouthful and there are no good abbreviations we can think of. Onie doesn't sound so pretty.
So, is Iona too much of a mouthful? -It would go well with our surname. Any other abbreviations which might sway my DH's opinion?
Thanks

Longdistance Thu 20-Jun-13 04:10:46

My aunt was Ilona. It's Hungarian and I love it.

I once met a Scottish lady who's name was Ilona, and was named after her mums friend who was Hungarian. Its just adding that extra letter.

But is pronounced Ee Lon a in Hungarian.

Just a suggestion.

GampyWabbit Thu 20-Jun-13 10:28:53

What are your dds called?

mojo1981 Thu 20-Jun-13 20:18:00

I know an Iona, a very pretty little girl with gorgeous blond curls, and she plays with my little girl at playgroup who is called Isla!

Our only concern is that if Isla marries some one with the surname "white" or "dogs" lol

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