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(20 Posts)
MrsY Tue 23-Aug-11 15:23:24

What would your reaction be to Isolde?

HattiFattner Tue 23-Aug-11 15:25:46

I think it looks very pretty, but its one of those names that I fear would trip me up and have a pronunciation completely different to the way it looks (like Niamh) .

How do you pronounce it?

ohthanks Tue 23-Aug-11 15:26:04

Tristan and

But I like it makes a change from isabel/Isobel/Isabella 's you get

picnicbasketcase Tue 23-Aug-11 15:27:49

I prefer Iseult (which I think is another version of the name), but I rather like Isolde as well.

MrsY Tue 23-Aug-11 17:13:27

Hatti, I would say is-auld but some say is-auld-e

I like it, but worried it's a bit pretentious!

InstantAtom Tue 23-Aug-11 17:23:35

Lovely name, very nice smile

I'd pronounce it Izz-old-uh.

CurwySwide Tue 23-Aug-11 17:39:17

I think it is a really lovely name - would like to use it for a potential DD but my husband vetoed it when I suggested it (which annoyed me greatly).

chandellina Tue 23-Aug-11 21:31:11

i thought it was pronounced more like "izzelda." i love the look of it but the pronunciation and spelling could be a nightmar

limetrees Tue 23-Aug-11 21:33:06

Difficult to pronounce. I don't like it for that reason.

MrsvWoolf Tue 23-Aug-11 21:46:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

pointydog Tue 23-Aug-11 21:47:05

Donlt like it at all

shopalot Tue 23-Aug-11 21:49:45

I know an iosold - pronounced ee-o-sold. Really pretty.

FoxyRevenger Tue 23-Aug-11 21:51:04

I think it's very try-hard. Sorry.

FairyArmadillo Tue 23-Aug-11 22:18:37


rushofbloodtothefeet Tue 23-Aug-11 22:22:23

I think it's lovely. Originally from the Welsh Esyllt which I love even more. DD's toy dalmation is called Isotta which is the Italian version.

Other forms are Yseult and Iseult

NationalTruss Wed 24-Aug-11 00:04:22

Awful. Sorry.

TopazMortmain Wed 24-Aug-11 00:46:11

Love. Is on my list too grin

posterofawolef Wed 24-Aug-11 00:58:34

Love it grin

DilysPrice Wed 24-Aug-11 01:29:21

Ill fated so no.

KittyDeTour Thu 25-Aug-11 13:27:38

My little 2 year old is Isolde, no one has the name but we gave it for personal reasons. Hardly anyone in the family really likes it but we don't care. Suits her and she is Izzy for short. Like what has been said, makes a change from Isabella, Isabelle etc. My sister actually sniffed and said she liked those names better! Not pretentious but from an ancient English legend. Go for it!!!!

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