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Ida, Ilona, Irene and other I names.

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blueberryink Tue 13-Sep-11 19:24:42

DH is at it again, insisting on an 'I' name if DC is a girl (well at least it isn't a Z for a girl)

I really can't stand Isabella (or names like it) so I put my foot down on that one

So

Ida
Iris
Imelda
Ilana
Ivy
Isla
Irene
Isolde
Ilona

?

tummytickler Tue 13-Sep-11 19:35:42

Isadora
Ianthe
Ishbel
Iona

MerylStrop Tue 13-Sep-11 19:39:53

I love Iseult/Isolde
DD has Irene (Eye-ree-nie) as a middle name, after DH granny. I think it is gorgeous. It was her first name for a few days but it just din't quite stick.
I like Ishbel too

What is your DH up to - is this totally random or does it have some reason behind it - trying to spell a word with your initials or something daft?

mogandthecat Tue 13-Sep-11 19:47:53

I love I names - my daughter has one on your list, and Iris was one of our other choices.
Otherwise I really love Ilana from your list (as long as it was always clearly distinguished from Alana!)

Others:

Iona
Ione (I-oh-nie)
Ismene (bad associations though)
Ivana
Ianna (apparently female version of Ian, quite liked this too though maybe a bit weird)
Illyria (straying in to realms of non-names now so will stop!)

upatdawn Tue 13-Sep-11 19:49:26

Some of my favourites have already been said but I like -

Iona
Isadora
Ishbel
Ianthe
Imogen
India
Indie
Ines

brodanbell Tue 13-Sep-11 19:50:44

Imogen...or does that fall into the same category as Isabella for you?

blueberryink Tue 13-Sep-11 19:55:13

Meryl I decided not to ask when it comes to DH a long time ago - so I have no idea really but I think he is just beingwierd and awkward.

Yep Imogen into same category.
Its the sound/ook of isabella that gets me so Ishbel and Isadore are out.

Meteorite Tue 13-Sep-11 20:25:42

I like Ivy, Iona and Ianthe.

spout Tue 13-Sep-11 20:27:44

Love Ines. Do you need an accent i.e. Inès?

LorenSorensen Tue 13-Sep-11 20:28:11

I loved Ianthe and Iolanthe but DH was mega hmm so DD is neither.

Catsycat Tue 13-Sep-11 20:39:28

Irene was my grandma's name, so I like that. Her middle name was Brook, which I think sounds pretty with Irene. I also like Iris and Isolde from your original list. How about Indigo?

What's wrong with Z names btw??? I have two Z DDs, and they are fab names wink. Ttc #3 now, so presenting more of a challenge when the time comes to think of another Z..... grin

LaTristesse Tue 13-Sep-11 20:46:41

Isis?

pictish Tue 13-Sep-11 20:47:13

I'm Iona. I like it.

MelinaM Tue 13-Sep-11 21:21:31

Love Ines toosmile

Iesha
Iman
Inca
Indiana
Indigo
Inga
Ingrid
Iola
Ira
Iria
Ivannah

RedRubyBlue Tue 13-Sep-11 21:24:03

Ermm.............

Ireland?

MrsSchadenfreude Tue 13-Sep-11 21:25:36

Ines? Isis? Ianthe? Irina/Irena? Ilsa? Ivona/Iwona? Iveta?
Ildiko and Ilonka in my family - praps not. gringrin

I also like Ivy and Iris.

MrsSchadenfreude Tue 13-Sep-11 21:26:28

Inga also in my family... quite nice, tho' Auntie Inga was a grade A bitch.

Likeaheadlesschicken Tue 13-Sep-11 21:28:47

Idena?

Avinalarf Tue 13-Sep-11 21:34:19

Idabel - very American Gothic smile
Irma
Ivana
Inessa (Russian form of Ines)
Imani or Imana
Inga

mayanna123 Tue 13-Sep-11 21:48:02

Imelda
Ilona

blueberryink Wed 14-Sep-11 17:03:34

Wow - amazingly there are some ones that I actually like enough to put on list. Thank you all

oh and nothing at all Catsycat except DH wants z name if boy and I've had it up to here with them.

Catsycat Wed 14-Sep-11 20:17:41

Well, if you have any good Z boys names, do pass them along in the event that #3 (should I actually manage to conceive #3), turns out to be a boy!

talkingnonsense Wed 14-Sep-11 20:27:55

I love Ione.

BlueChampagne Thu 15-Sep-11 16:13:24

Ismene
Ishta(h)

telsa Thu 15-Sep-11 16:56:12

Izumi - Japanese for fountain or spring.

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