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How popular is Isaac

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flopsy1974 Sat 01-Oct-11 18:55:23

Love this name but seems to be getting more popular. Just wondered what people in other parts of the country think. Is it likely to be a 3 in a class type of name?

Kayano Sat 01-Oct-11 19:11:29

I have never known a little Issac in the North East. I am quite sheltered though. Where are you?

GobbyCah Sat 01-Oct-11 19:24:13

Popular, but not massively so. I know two under five, and one adult Isaac.

Meteorite Sat 01-Oct-11 19:36:32

It's popular, but then are quite a few names, so it balances out smile

MangoMonster Sat 01-Oct-11 19:39:04

Wouldn't say it was that popular in England.

MangoMonster Sat 01-Oct-11 19:39:23

Love it though.

posey Sat 01-Oct-11 19:45:22

I know an 8 year old and an 8 month old Isaac. So not too popular but a known name iyswim. We're in London.
I like it btw smile

DillyTante Sat 01-Oct-11 19:52:14

Don't know any but I love it!

strawberrie Sat 01-Oct-11 19:58:03

I've got one, he's 10 weeks and he's scrumptious smile

I only know of one other child named isaac.

Allboxedin Sat 01-Oct-11 19:58:16

It is on my fav list of boys names smile

beakysmum Sat 01-Oct-11 20:00:23

I would say it is popular. I know several (in south of England), but it is a nice name.

SailorVie Sat 01-Oct-11 20:02:21

Around where I live it's very much the name 'du jour' i.e. Loads around. I live in London.

BuckBuckMcFate Sat 01-Oct-11 20:05:11

I have a 10 month old Isaacsmile

I don't know any others.

But if you love it go with it regardless of popularity. DD has a very, very popular girls name, but she is named after my Nanna, who was really ill when DD was born and we weren't sure how long she had left to live. I wanted her to have some connection to my wonderful Nanna so went ahead with it even though it is popular.

Have you looked up the meaning of Isaac? It's smilesmilesmile

feelingratheroverwhelmed Sat 01-Oct-11 20:05:47

None near me yet (also London). I love it and it's on our list but we have a relative with a very similar name so sadly we can't really have it. So please have it on my behalf smile

racingheart Sat 01-Oct-11 20:11:02

I love it. It was top of my list but DH said it was too weird and wouldn't consider it (even though Caspar was top of his list?)

Then there was an Isaac in DS1's class, and when he left he was replaced by an Izaak. But they are the only two I know. I love love love the name. And Zac for short is great. (I do know a Zac.)

One of my DS has a name that has become very popular and the other is in a class with three of them with the same name. You can't work out what will happen in the next few years. If you love it, go with it.

rimmerfleadick Sat 01-Oct-11 20:16:33

Fine as long as your surname isn't Hunt.

IzzyWizzyletsgetbusy Sat 01-Oct-11 20:23:30

I've got an Isaac, he's 8. There is one other at his primary school, a few years above ds. There were none at his last primary school, none at either of the nurseries or pre-schools he and dd have been to. We're in the South West btw.

I think it is more popular now but not madly so. It's still my favourite boys' name ever (such a lovely meaning!) and if I was having ds now I would still have chosen it smile

MogTheForgetfulCat Sat 01-Oct-11 22:06:44

I have a 3yo Isaac - know a couple of others, but not hordes of them (am in SW). Love the name, it totally suits him. We call him Isa, Is-ey, Ikey, Iggy or even, occasionally, Isaac grin.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 02-Oct-11 07:05:11

I know three Isaacs and am in the North East of England. Reuben/Aaron/Isaac seem to be exploding in popularity here.

Kayzr Sun 02-Oct-11 07:09:14

I don't know of any Isaacs here in north Yorkshire. It's near the top of our boys list.

CitizenOscar Sun 02-Oct-11 07:10:27

I know one, in London. I liked it but couldn't use it for various reasons. None of which would have stopped me if it had been our favourite name. Go for it!

I only know one Isaac.

Lovely, sunny natured, very brave little boy.

comedaygoday Sun 02-Oct-11 07:32:55

It's a wonderful name, but it is popular. There is one at DS1's nursery and I know three others under five.

seeker Sun 02-Oct-11 07:36:19

It doesn't matter how popular it is. Your child's individuality is not going to be diminished because there's another child with the same name in the school!

Meglet Sun 02-Oct-11 17:55:41

I know 5! We're in Hampshire.

I also know a Zachary, which could count as 6.

It's a lovely name though.

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