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KatyAnn28 Mon 26-Nov-12 22:08:03 eye-oh-nah?

WeaselSoup Tue 27-Nov-12 21:25:04

I absolutely love it! It is definitely one of my favourite names.

Sorry for the hijack OP, but while we're on the subject of the name, do y'all think it would work with my surname, which is Pugh? Does Iona Pugh work?

WeaselSoup Tue 27-Nov-12 21:25:45

Pronouncing it eye-oh-na rather than yo-na

Benaberry Wed 28-Nov-12 15:29:50

I love it. However, likelihood of me ever using it for a dc is pretty much 0 (so I used it on the Labrador instead!)

YouCanBe Wed 28-Nov-12 16:48:27

It is a beautiful name!

SimplyCupcakes Mon 20-May-13 18:27:40

I often get comments on what a pretty name it is, especially as I have to wear a name badge at work! Go for it! and the Island is remote, rugged and stunning!

Bowlersarm Mon 20-May-13 18:28:47

I love it. I wouldn't say you have to be Scottish to use it. It's very pretty.

GaryBuseysTeeth Mon 20-May-13 18:45:44

Gorgeous name!

miffybun73 Mon 20-May-13 18:51:11

Lovely smile

MadameJosephine Mon 20-May-13 18:55:22

Gorgeous! Definitely on our list if we ever have anotherDD

Dinosaurhunter Mon 20-May-13 19:05:47

Lovely I know a family with a Iona , islay and Isobel .

TallulahBetty Mon 20-May-13 19:06:52

Like it. I don't agree you'd need to be Scottish.

badguider Mon 20-May-13 19:08:35

I like it, it's semi-popular here (lowland scotland) but my DH wont' use any 'island' name:
Don't know why, but he won't even consider them.

Weegiemum Mon 20-May-13 19:12:58

A similar island name I like is Rhona/Rona.

Iona pretty popular here, though that might be because my dc go to a Gaelic speakingschool!

bettycoast Mon 20-May-13 19:14:58

I've known a few, and they have all been as enchanting as the island.

NorthernLurker Mon 20-May-13 19:36:05

Iona is one of the best places on the face of the earth. Between the se and the sky and the feeling of being away - I adore it. Nice name too grin

NorthernLurker Mon 20-May-13 19:38:35

look and look

angusandelspethsthistlewhistle Mon 20-May-13 19:40:32

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strawberrypenguin Mon 20-May-13 19:40:48

Love it! Would be high on a girls name list for me but DH hates it!

angusandelspethsthistlewhistle Mon 20-May-13 19:43:10

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nothruroad Mon 20-May-13 19:44:25

I love this name, very elegant.

LunaticFringe Mon 20-May-13 19:45:22

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BNmum Mon 20-May-13 20:26:39

It's a lovely name, I like it a lot. I would assume there was some Scottish ancestry but at the same time wouldn't think it odd if you told me there wasn't. Go for it!

Decoy Mon 20-May-13 21:14:42

Lovely name. And far ess overdone than Isla.

Decoy Mon 20-May-13 21:14:50

less not ess!!

moanymandy Tue 21-May-13 11:52:43

I also love it. just text dh to suggest for dc2! smile

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