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How many Islas do you know?

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Tea1Sugar Sun 27-Oct-13 06:36:13

This is a front runner for dc2. On here it seems popular but I only know of one!

rallytog1 Wed 30-Oct-13 20:57:31

About 46 million. Seriously, it seems like they all get called Isla round here.

Wishfulmakeupping Wed 30-Oct-13 08:55:50

2 one newborn and one about 4

17leftfeet Wed 30-Oct-13 08:54:25

1 she's 14 yo

RobinVanPrissy Wed 30-Oct-13 08:45:15

Three under 3 yrs and one adult. Pretty name, though.

MrsFlorrick Mon 28-Oct-13 17:33:07

Just one. My DD. she is half Scottish so we wanted a name which reflected that.

I love the name and so happy we chose it for DD - she's 4. When she was born Isla wasn't even on the popular names list but now its high up there.

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 28-Oct-13 12:59:24

Know of one who is about 3 but none in DD1's school that I know of.

Mim78 Mon 28-Oct-13 12:53:12

I know two, but know of a few others.

5madthings Mon 28-Oct-13 11:01:09

i' norfolk and i know four islas. the eldest is 8 and the others are 2-4yrs old.

its a lovely name.

you can look at ons name statistics and there is a area.

squoosh Mon 28-Oct-13 10:50:47

I'm in Scotland and they seem to be everywhere.

Florrieboo Mon 28-Oct-13 00:43:57

I know 3, one is 5, one is 2 and the other is under 1.

Wonderstuff Sun 27-Oct-13 23:14:37

My DD, she is just about to turn 6, I thought that it was unusual, but there are at least two others in our village school, one other in her year group, turns out I was on trend. It was 30 something in the list of most popular names in 2007.

Moxiegirl Sun 27-Oct-13 23:14:18

My 4 yo is called Isla smile

Zombieminx Sun 27-Oct-13 23:10:37

3, all under 3.

Rhubarbgarden Sun 27-Oct-13 22:28:00

One, age 3.

Anjou Sun 27-Oct-13 21:59:18

I know 7, aged from 2 to 7. I'm not a teacher or child minder etc. They're all either at DS1's nursery or they're friends children. I'm in Scotland. Pretty name but I think it's probably the 'Claire' or 'Lisa' of this generation (I'm a 70's child!).

OnePramAndHisSprog Sun 27-Oct-13 14:02:13

I know two under five.

littlegem12 Sun 27-Oct-13 14:02:03

5 but I do go to alot of toddler groups.
My friend is preg with an Isla right now and also my hairdressers sister is expecting an Isla she was saying last week shes gutted cos she wanted that name.

grizzabellia Sun 27-Oct-13 13:58:39

I have one, she is only one in her school. However, we seem to encounter a lot under 3 so I would predict if you use the name now there may be a few in her class.

Having said that, of the most popular names from the year she was born (grace ruby olivia) there are none in her reception class. So even popular names I think are less ubiquitous than they were.

I would discourage people from using it as don't want it to be even more popular! It was about number 65 in popularity chart when chose it and 8 last year - am hoping it starts to fall again soon!

InsultingBadger Sun 27-Oct-13 13:26:47

2, both under 4

TombOfMummyBeerest Sun 27-Oct-13 11:04:14

Just one, years ago, she's probably 6 now. It's a gorgeous name regardless.

nomoreminibreaks Sun 27-Oct-13 10:46:07

At least 4. I think it's a nice name but more commonly used than any other name I know of at the moment.

I keep imagining that it will be like Sarah or Emma were when I was growing up. No judgement though - I'm considering a top 10 name for DS2 and, while ideally the name would be less popular, if its a choice between a name I love and a name I like less but is less commonly used, I'd rather choose a name I love.

MrsCosmopilite Sun 27-Oct-13 10:29:20

Two, both under 5.

happy2help Sun 27-Oct-13 10:28:58

I know 2, both under 3 yrs old.

nowthenmardyfucker Sun 27-Oct-13 10:27:05


If you like it, go with it OP. I worried over popularity when naming DD. It turns out she has a v popular name (without us realising) but is the only one we know of.

You could choose a very unused name and some celeb could use it/ reality tv star with that name may hit the news and all of a sudden it is number one!

Grotbagstwin Sun 27-Oct-13 10:23:05

5, the oldest is 30 then the rest are under 6.

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