Just izzy?

(23 Posts)
lr12345 Sun 23-Oct-16 09:50:38

Struggling with names for our daughter. We both like izzy but our families seem to think we should cal her Isabelle or Isabella and shorten it to izzy! Is just izzy that bad? Or will she get called names like dizzy izzy?

PaperdollCartoon Sun 23-Oct-16 09:52:37

My friend called his little girl just Izzy, I think it's a bit silly, it will always be assumed it a shortening and I'm not a fan of calling someone just a shortened version of their name. What if they want to be a doctor or a lawyer or something? Pick something Izzy is short for and just always call her Izzy at home.

MissusDave Sun 23-Oct-16 09:53:09

If you both like it surely it's up to you and not up to your family? Having said that, we have been thinking about a shorter name and I'd prefer to go with the longer version on the birth certificate etc. because it will give our child the choice. My thinking is that if our child is ever a CEO of a massive company or something they might want to use the longer version of their name if it sounds more professional, that kind of thing!
Overall I'd say go with your gut and what feels right - it's your child!

NoIsAnAnswer Sun 23-Oct-16 09:54:13

I think I'd have Isabelle on the birth certificate tbh. She can use that name when she's older if she wants to.

You and everyone else can call her Izzy though.

Finola1step Sun 23-Oct-16 09:56:27

I have an Isobel but we mostly use Izzy.

I went for a longer version due to my own name. My name is a commonly shortened version of a longer, biblical name. I have spent the past 42 years explaining that yes, I know it is unusual but yes, my name really is the shortened version.

Hence giving my DD the option of the longer and shorter versions.

Oysterbabe Sun 23-Oct-16 10:13:07

I would definitely go for Isabelle and give her some options. Izzy is not a CEO kind of name.

PoldarksBreeches Sun 23-Oct-16 12:07:14

Not Izzy on its own.

FannyWincham Sun 23-Oct-16 12:11:47

Please give your future adult daughter the option of Isabel / Isobel / Isabelle / Isabella.

insancerre Sun 23-Oct-16 12:13:52

Give her the option
She won't always be a cute baby, some day she will be a grown up and she might want a grown up name

Enidblyton1 Sun 23-Oct-16 12:17:22

You could put a longer name on her birth certificate (to give her options later), but tell everyone she is Izzy. Give Izzy as her name to nursery, school etc and everyone will always call her Izzy.

NavyandWhite Sun 23-Oct-16 13:15:27

Much prefer Bella/Belle as a nn of Isabella.
Izzy isn't a pleasant sound to me.

UnicornPee Sun 23-Oct-16 13:19:56

It's nice. I know a just izzie and she doesn't get any silly nicknames

The person above who isn't a fan of shortened names probably has kids called Tarquinius and Beatricia

PotteringAlong Sun 23-Oct-16 13:20:05

Don't just call her Izzy.

Dilligufdarling Sun 23-Oct-16 13:22:16

Izzy could be short for Elizabeth as well if you prefer?

BadEngleesh Sun 23-Oct-16 13:23:48

I think Izzy on its own is really nice. I like Isabella/Isabel type names too but I don't see the point of having a longer name if you are only going to use the shortened version.
I'm sure an Izzy could be a CEO.

The only downside is that it's quite popular.

PotatoBread Sun 23-Oct-16 13:25:26

I'd call her Izzy on a day to day basis but have a longer version on the BC.

MotherDuckSaid Sun 23-Oct-16 19:17:13

Personally it's a bit of a non name , sorry. But if u both love it , thts what counts

lljkk Sun 23-Oct-16 19:21:58

Isabel on BC won't prevent Dizzy Izzy or similar.

My dad has a name like... Tommie. Odd spelling & all. He's absolutely fine about his name, but he would have been equally fine being Thomas, iyswim.

Sophronia Sun 23-Oct-16 22:35:16

Izzy short for Isabeau or Isadora?

jaxxyj Sun 23-Oct-16 22:39:01

I know a Izzy who has just gone to uni and has changed her name to Isobel, it's good to give her options I think

nooka Sun 23-Oct-16 22:48:14

Lots of children who went by cute diminutives as children use their more formal name as adults (including me and one of my sisters) , I'd not want to take away that choice from my children. Not because it might stop them from being a high court judge, but because they might not like to always have a cute name. The name is primarily for the child after all not the parent.

So no, I'd not use just Izzy on the BC. It doesn't seem like a proper name to me. Nice for a toddler but possibly not great for an adult.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 23-Oct-16 22:51:41

Izzy is a nice nn. But it sounds like a noise. It's not a proper name imo.

Pemba Mon 24-Oct-16 04:02:39

Agree with pps, Izzy is a cute nickname, but Isabel/Isobel/Isabelle or Isabella are such beautiful full names, why on earth would you deprive her of having one of these as her official name?

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