How many Islas do you know?

(68 Posts)
Tea1Sugar Sun 27-Oct-13 06:36:13

This is a front runner for dc2. On here it seems popular but I only know of one!

RubyLovesShopping Sun 27-Oct-13 06:38:27

3 all under 8 years old.

DontCallMeDaughter Sun 27-Oct-13 06:39:30

3 here as well, all babies.

noisytoys Sun 27-Oct-13 06:40:13

One, a newborn

BikeRunSki Sun 27-Oct-13 06:40:23

Two, age 7 and 5.

KvetAAAAAAAAARGH Sun 27-Oct-13 06:40:43

4, all under 5. I love the name, wish we could have used it for DD!

Sparkles23 Sun 27-Oct-13 06:41:24

I know of 3, they are all under 4. Lovely name but it does seem to be very popular

Mumof3xx Sun 27-Oct-13 06:42:23

3, aged 1,4 & 5

SlaveToRuthMiskinPhonics Sun 27-Oct-13 06:43:05

I know three, all reception starters or younger, lovely name.

Pleasenomorepeppa Sun 27-Oct-13 06:44:06

3, all under 3.

BobaFetaCheese Sun 27-Oct-13 06:45:54

Three, all under 2, if it's a girl around here she's; Evie, Ellie, Olivia or Isla (usually hypenated with May/Mai/Mae).
SE London.

Bakingtins Sun 27-Oct-13 06:47:37

Lots. First one is nearly four, thought the name was lovely but unusual. Since then, every other baby girl!

TwllBach Sun 27-Oct-13 06:47:46

2, all

TwllBach Sun 27-Oct-13 06:48:02

... Under 8

elQuintoConyo Sun 27-Oct-13 06:51:19

One, she's 40 grin

babymouse Sun 27-Oct-13 06:55:17


yellowsnownoteatwillyou Sun 27-Oct-13 07:02:13

2, one is 3 and the other is 32. I know and islay which is very similar but different and who was a lovely girl when I was at school.

lolalotta Sun 27-Oct-13 07:07:28

I know two.

MadCap Sun 27-Oct-13 07:08:07

3 all under 5 and in dd's reception class.

Mama1980 Sun 27-Oct-13 07:09:00

4 under 5, there's 3 in my sons dance class alone.

Emsmaman Sun 27-Oct-13 07:10:43

I know two under 5 yo

AmIGoingMad Sun 27-Oct-13 07:12:16

None. Its such a pretty name.

When I asked on here about popularity of dd's name there seemed to be lots about but in real life where I live I've yet to meet one ( or anyone who's heard of the name before!)

Might be worth asking acquaintances - only problem with that though is that they might decide you also want their opinions on it then!

Grumblelion Sun 27-Oct-13 07:15:20

2, both under 3.

cafebistro Sun 27-Oct-13 07:25:01

I know 1, my daughter grin. She's 5.

MonkeysTypewriter Sun 27-Oct-13 08:09:45

1 at nursery, I knew 1 at a baby group. I have come across 100s of children at nurseries and friends and baby groups.

I think the trouble with its popularity is that it has gone from incredibly rare (other than Isla St Clare, Isla Fisher) to reasonably popular so I think it will date a child to a certain era - nothing necessarily wrong with that mind you.

This is my all time favourite girl's name, so I would have had this dilema if I had produced a girl. I have gone for DS names either side of the 100 mark in popularity, but I think I would have still gone with Isla for a girl as I love it so much

pinkgirlythoughts Sun 27-Oct-13 08:14:57

I know 3, all toddlers, plus an Islay in her thirties

TheApprentice Sun 27-Oct-13 08:17:03

1 adult plus 4 children. I'm in Scotland and its pretty popular here. Its a beautiful name.

ginmakesitallok Sun 27-Oct-13 08:19:14

One, in her 40s. Scotland

bigTillyMint Sun 27-Oct-13 08:23:24

1 aged 15.

EauRouge Sun 27-Oct-13 08:23:41

Only one, possibly because in the local accent it sounds like 'Oiler'.

lljkk Sun 27-Oct-13 08:24:44

One in yr2. Norfolk.

MuffCakes Sun 27-Oct-13 08:31:32

4 under 5, I really liked it till I realised it was everywhere.

Jen50000 Sun 27-Oct-13 08:32:01

3 out of 4 of my friends have called their daughter this in the last 3 months. It is beautiful but exceptionally popular. Seems Isla and Darcy are very 'on trend.'

Alexandrite Sun 27-Oct-13 08:47:33

My dd is 6 and there are 2 in her class at school


EricLovesAnyFucker Sun 27-Oct-13 09:19:44

Loads. Well three. All 5 and under. It's quite overused popular.

feelingvunerable Sun 27-Oct-13 09:58:29


TheBookofRuth Sun 27-Oct-13 10:07:26

I don't know any. I know umpty-gillion Isabelle/Isabellas though.

NorbertDentressangle Sun 27-Oct-13 10:12:39

None (although I don't know very many under 5s as my two are older)

I do know an Iona though - could be an alternative if Isla is too popular where you are?

babyboomersrock Sun 27-Oct-13 10:13:02

I know three under 3 - also Scotland.

Stravy Sun 27-Oct-13 10:14:03

3 in dd's Y3 class

Nel1975 Sun 27-Oct-13 10:16:06

One adults, but spelt Aila.

Isawitchcackling Sun 27-Oct-13 10:21:57

I know one, it's a beautiful name but the child is TOXIC! Don't let that put you off though grin

Grotbagstwin Sun 27-Oct-13 10:23:05

5, the oldest is 30 then the rest are under 6.

nowthenmardyfucker Sun 27-Oct-13 10:27:05


If you like it, go with it OP. I worried over popularity when naming DD. It turns out she has a v popular name (without us realising) but is the only one we know of.

You could choose a very unused name and some celeb could use it/ reality tv star with that name may hit the news and all of a sudden it is number one!

happy2help Sun 27-Oct-13 10:28:58

I know 2, both under 3 yrs old.

Two, both under 5.

At least 4. I think it's a nice name but more commonly used than any other name I know of at the moment.

I keep imagining that it will be like Sarah or Emma were when I was growing up. No judgement though - I'm considering a top 10 name for DS2 and, while ideally the name would be less popular, if its a choice between a name I love and a name I like less but is less commonly used, I'd rather choose a name I love.

TombOfMummyBeerest Sun 27-Oct-13 11:04:14

Just one, years ago, she's probably 6 now. It's a gorgeous name regardless.

InsultingBadger Sun 27-Oct-13 13:26:47

2, both under 4

grizzabellia Sun 27-Oct-13 13:58:39

I have one, she is only one in her school. However, we seem to encounter a lot under 3 so I would predict if you use the name now there may be a few in her class.

Having said that, of the most popular names from the year she was born (grace ruby olivia) there are none in her reception class. So even popular names I think are less ubiquitous than they were.

I would discourage people from using it as don't want it to be even more popular! It was about number 65 in popularity chart when chose it and 8 last year - am hoping it starts to fall again soon!

littlegem12 Sun 27-Oct-13 14:02:03

5 but I do go to alot of toddler groups.
My friend is preg with an Isla right now and also my hairdressers sister is expecting an Isla she was saying last week shes gutted cos she wanted that name.

OnePramAndHisSprog Sun 27-Oct-13 14:02:13

I know two under five.

Anjou Sun 27-Oct-13 21:59:18

I know 7, aged from 2 to 7. I'm not a teacher or child minder etc. They're all either at DS1's nursery or they're friends children. I'm in Scotland. Pretty name but I think it's probably the 'Claire' or 'Lisa' of this generation (I'm a 70's child!).

Rhubarbgarden Sun 27-Oct-13 22:28:00

One, age 3.

Zombieminx Sun 27-Oct-13 23:10:37

3, all under 3.

Moxiegirl Sun 27-Oct-13 23:14:18

My 4 yo is called Isla smile

Wonderstuff Sun 27-Oct-13 23:14:37

My DD, she is just about to turn 6, I thought that it was unusual, but there are at least two others in our village school, one other in her year group, turns out I was on trend. It was 30 something in the list of most popular names in 2007.

Florrieboo Mon 28-Oct-13 00:43:57

I know 3, one is 5, one is 2 and the other is under 1.

squoosh Mon 28-Oct-13 10:50:47

I'm in Scotland and they seem to be everywhere.

5madthings Mon 28-Oct-13 11:01:09

i' norfolk and i know four islas. the eldest is 8 and the others are 2-4yrs old.

its a lovely name.

you can look at ons name statistics and there is a area.

Mim78 Mon 28-Oct-13 12:53:12

I know two, but know of a few others.

Know of one who is about 3 but none in DD1's school that I know of.

MrsFlorrick Mon 28-Oct-13 17:33:07

Just one. My DD. she is half Scottish so we wanted a name which reflected that.

I love the name and so happy we chose it for DD - she's 4. When she was born Isla wasn't even on the popular names list but now its high up there.

RobinVanPrissy Wed 30-Oct-13 08:45:15

Three under 3 yrs and one adult. Pretty name, though.

17leftfeet Wed 30-Oct-13 08:54:25

1 she's 14 yo

Wishfulmakeupping Wed 30-Oct-13 08:55:50

2 one newborn and one about 4

rallytog1 Wed 30-Oct-13 20:57:31

About 46 million. Seriously, it seems like they all get called Isla round here.

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