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Daisy or Isla

(42 Posts)
GoodDaysBadDays Sat 21-May-11 22:48:48

That's it really.

First dd, English/Scottish, living SE england

Any opinions on either of these?

Is one more popular than the other? What do they make you think?

muminthecity Sat 21-May-11 22:54:00

Daisy is much better than Isla imo. Beautiful name.

FunnyFaces Sat 21-May-11 22:54:09

I know one of each, both 2yrs and under. Prefer Isla I think, but like both.
Sorry, that probably doesn't help, does it?!

GoodDaysBadDays Sat 21-May-11 22:57:22

grin FF They are both lovely imo, but I think they sort of conjure up different images iyswim.

Jut wondering what others think and what people perceive to be the more popular name

bomberosa Sat 21-May-11 22:58:03

Like them both

How about

Daisy Isla


Isla Daisy

GoodDaysBadDays Sat 21-May-11 22:58:55

Ah bomb, middle names probably May Louise.....

onelittleclara Sat 21-May-11 22:59:57

I've got a week old Daisy curled up on my chest right now. It's a beautiful name. But then I am biased.....

tummytickler Sat 21-May-11 23:00:11

Isla is a bit super fashionable at the moment.

GoodDaysBadDays Sat 21-May-11 23:02:37

Congratulations olc smile Lovely choice of name!

hmmm, super fashionable? That could be the decision-making comment!

reddaisy Sat 21-May-11 23:03:56

I love Isla.

Scarletbanner Sat 21-May-11 23:12:05

There are 2 Islas in ds's pre-school class this year. And I know 2 Daisys (or should that be Daisies?). Love both names though.

Emelene Sat 21-May-11 23:13:14

I love Isla! smile I like it much better for when she's grown up too. I think it's beautiful.

MelinaM Sat 21-May-11 23:15:19

Isla is uber popular at the moment, and Daisy is rising fast too, if that doesn;t bother you go for it! Of the two I much prefer Isla, Daisy is a bit too cutsie for an adultsmile

FriedSpamButty Sat 21-May-11 23:33:41


I'm old and would have loved a DD. She would have been called Daisy.

5DollarShake Sun 22-May-11 03:37:18

I do not 'get' Daisy at all. No idea why it's so popular. But then again, my tastes don't run to cutesy, y/ie ending names.

Isla is lovely but also very popular. Would definitely chose it over Daisy, especially if there is a Scottish connection. smile

nothingnatural Sun 22-May-11 03:47:13

Isla for me.

I know heaps of Daisy's.

However both names are v pretty.

olddeuteronomy Sun 22-May-11 07:19:28

Both popular, Daisy actually higher up the stats than Isla although people on here always seem to go on about Isla being really popular (fwiw I have a dd with name similar to Isla and have met more Islas than Daisys though). I love Isla but sadly I would probably avoid it now as it is just too popular. It annoys me when people say it is trendy/ faddy though as it has always been a welll known name in Scotland, only in England it has suddenly exploded.

Daisy is a bit cutesy imo, though nice enough

GwendolineMaryLacey Sun 22-May-11 08:16:15

Isla. Also not a fan of cutesy names.

FollowMe Sun 22-May-11 08:18:18

Not a fan of daisy, too cutesy but isla def more popular I'd say

sunnyday123 Sun 22-May-11 08:27:27

i love isla but when my DD was born 4 yrs ago i text'd everyone saying her name was Isla - within minutes we had phone calls asking where we'd got the name Is-la from!! - we changed it super quick! I'm glad now as Isla becoming too common near me.

catsareevil Sun 22-May-11 08:29:36

I think Isla is much nicer than Daisy.

olddeuteronomy Sun 22-May-11 08:37:48

Think there must be strong reginal variations!

Objective popularity from 2009 stats
Daisy - number 18, 2449 babies
Isla - number 30, 1908 babies

in England and wales. If you add on the scottish stats they are maybe about equal across uk

TigerseyeMum Sun 22-May-11 10:27:36

Isla is a beautiful name and is on the list for my so-far non-existant baby.

I know 1 Isla. Daisy has been popular for years around here and there are loads. But it s also a pretty name so what does it matter?

Converse Sun 22-May-11 11:44:53

Daisy smile

Indith Sun 22-May-11 11:50:30

Isla is a lovely name to suit all ages and will be just as lovely on a grown woman as a baby.

Daisy is very cute for a little girl but not so much a grown woman. Am I speak as the mother of a 2 year old who is generally known as Daisy (full name Margaret). grin

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