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Girls name - thoughts on our final 3 options please

(16 Posts)
JazzAnnNonMouse Wed 13-Feb-13 03:36:02

Finoola makes me think of childish names for private parts- sorry!

I like your other name choices though smile

Tarlia Wed 13-Feb-13 00:24:57

To use the NN isy I think it'd be best to spell it after the island Islay (though you may get some Eye-Lay pronouciations :/) However, Isla is very popular.

I'm not keen on your first name choices, though love middles. However love the NN Lula so would go with choice #1 on that basis alone.

AvonCallingBarksdale Mon 11-Feb-13 16:39:52

I don't really like the first combo but LOVE the other two equally!

TwinTum Mon 11-Feb-13 16:35:32

I agree that Isy does not work as a nn for Isla. Are you pronoucing "Isy" as Is - ie (Izzy) or as Eye-sie (Icy)?

TennisFan42 Mon 11-Feb-13 16:30:11

Another vote for Saffron and I love Romily too as a middle name.

Startail Mon 11-Feb-13 16:10:36

Isla and I love Ottilie

I can't pronounce Fionnuala.

Floralnomad Mon 11-Feb-13 15:49:56

I like Fionnuala Olive best , or I'd go for Romilly Olive .

Tw1nkle Mon 11-Feb-13 15:46:05

Olive is lovely.

I'm the opposite of you - I like names that can't be shortened! Sorry - not much help!

absentmindeddooooodles Mon 11-Feb-13 15:40:29

isla or saffron. gorgeous

aufaniae Mon 11-Feb-13 15:38:48

Isy can be a NN, why not?! It's vaguely related at least smile

I know several people with NNs totally unrelated to their given names!

givemeaclue Mon 11-Feb-13 15:03:23

As the s in Isla is silent, isy is not really a nickname more of a totally different name!

aufaniae Mon 11-Feb-13 14:58:10

Lovely name combinations smile

My preference would be Fionnuala Olive, then Saffron Romilly, lastly Isla Ottilie. I love Ottilie, but the popularity of Isla would put me off.

sw11mumofone Sun 10-Feb-13 19:20:00

Yes i agree - prefer the middle names. Romilly is lovely.

NowPlayingZone Sun 10-Feb-13 19:15:45

Saffron I suppose- but prefer ottilie & romilly as first names.

Sasparillo Sun 10-Feb-13 17:53:43

Saffron gets my vote xx

Hester28 Sun 10-Feb-13 17:44:15

Hi, It's taken a long time but DH and I have finally got our name list down to three options, what do you think of these?

Fionnuala Olive - nn Lula
Isla Ottilie - nn Isy
Saffron Romilly - nn Saffy

As you can tell we like the idea of a name we can shorten to a family nickname. Fionnuala (or Lula) is probably the forerunner at the moment but I know that since we're based in England this may be a tricky one for others to spell and pronounced (it's pronoucned 'Fin-oo-la').

Isla is a strong second but it seems to be rapidly increasingly in popularity and I'm not sure I want our DD to be the umpteenth Isla in her class distinguished by the initial of her surname.

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