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I really really like this name but...

(14 Posts)
jaffacakehips Mon 19-Nov-12 14:29:27

My Father used it for the family dog, said dog is no longer with us sad she was a lovely dog, we all loved that dog.

I couldn't use it, could I? blush hmm

smother Mon 19-Nov-12 14:48:34

of course you can use it! but only if you tell us what the name is wink

jaffacakehips Mon 19-Nov-12 14:51:25

smother its Isla, annoyingly now it's become hugely hugely popular.

I should mention I was 9 yrs old when we get the dog, I'm quite a bit older now! grin

Kelerina Mon 19-Nov-12 15:09:21

Isla is a gorgeous name, go for it

Frontpaw Mon 19-Nov-12 15:10:53

As long as its not Fido, why not?

monal Mon 19-Nov-12 15:21:37

My brother's called Calum after a childhood dog. Do it.

ClementineandLilac Mon 19-Nov-12 15:24:12

Go for it your family will all get used to calling your dd Isla and it will become associated with a cute little girl!

B1ueberryS0rbet Mon 19-Nov-12 15:54:17

MY PARents' dogs had lovely names. I wouldn't say it's a big no no myself.

jaffacakehips Mon 19-Nov-12 17:17:47

DH has said...we're not name a baby after your bloody family dog! sad
stupid man clearly he's from a cat family grin

MolotovBomb Mon 19-Nov-12 19:07:31

Of course you could!! I considered giving DD1 a name closely linked to our dog's name.

I adore my dog smile

CrapBag Mon 19-Nov-12 21:23:03

Isla isn't a dogs name anyway so you should use it. grin

baskingseals Mon 19-Nov-12 22:26:52

my family dog's name was Ella. quite a few of those about now grin

Isla is lovely - if you love it i would use it.

StetsonsAreCool Mon 19-Nov-12 22:48:22

My DH named his parents dog - William. He's got to be going on 18ish now. I really want William on my boys list if we have another.

DH said what yours said "You can't give a baby a dog's name". I told him he shouldn't have picked a baby's name for a dog grin

If you really like the name I say go for it - it's just a coincidence that your favourite girl's name happens to be the name of your dad's dog, right wink

OkayHazel Wed 21-Nov-12 01:04:25

Ahhh my family pets were Rifka and Tricky. If only!

Isla is lovely, do it.

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