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Lots of possible boys names, hardly any girls so what do you think of...

(20 Posts)
PoloMintCity Wed 12-Mar-14 18:37:03


curiousgeorgie Wed 12-Mar-14 18:40:47

How do you pronounce it? Is it like Alfs wife from Home & Away?

LunaOnTheBrooma Wed 12-Mar-14 19:11:17

I love it.

florascotia Wed 12-Mar-14 19:11:43

Ayle-sah, like the island

littlemissbroadway Wed 12-Mar-14 19:18:28

Ailsa is ok, I know one who always has it mistaken for Alisa (Ay-leesa), Elsa, or Alyssa. It's pretty enough but would often be mixed up with other names.

Bowlersarm Wed 12-Mar-14 19:22:26

Prefer Elsa.

hunreeeal Wed 12-Mar-14 19:54:59

It's a pretty name. I don't know any little Ailsas.

fhdl34 Wed 12-Mar-14 20:16:09

Makes me think of Alf's wife from home and away. That is all. Quite individual

Flyingdaisies1978 Wed 12-Mar-14 20:20:31

What about Ada (pronounced Aida) ?

PoloMintCity Wed 12-Mar-14 20:23:20

Oh I'd forgotten about Alf's wife!! Was she murdered in the end?! blush That's fairly positive then - next hurdle is DH!

manicinsomniac Wed 12-Mar-14 20:46:46

I love it. I've only ever known one who will be in her early 20s now. Unusual and beautiful. Maybe quite common in Scotland I don't know. Nowhere else though, I'm sure.

scarletforya Wed 12-Mar-14 20:49:04

What about Alice, that's similar but prettier.

mathanxiety Thu 13-Mar-14 04:07:40

I love it.

Newgoldheelsrock Thu 13-Mar-14 04:21:27

Yes - are you Scottish - there are a few Scottish girls' names I really love. We have an Eilidh, but I also like Isla, Aila, Mairi, Maisie, Caitriona, Elspeth, Flora. And Bonnie is sweet as well

SheMovesWithTheSparrows Thu 13-Mar-14 04:32:34

It's lovely.

aGirlDownUnder1 Thu 13-Mar-14 08:55:16

Ailsa is a lovely name, I think Alf's wife died of a heart attack in the diner!

Driveway Thu 13-Mar-14 09:04:28

Love Ailsa

ShadowFall Thu 13-Mar-14 09:20:47

It's okay.

Makes me think of the Scottish island. (I don't watch Home & Away)

soontobeslendergirl Thu 13-Mar-14 10:48:44

Ailsa is not unusual, but not very common in Scotland either.

Its lovely and makes a nice change from Isla and Iona.

We had planned on Mairi or Kirsty if we'd had girls but current favourites for girls would probably be Lorna or Shona <we are not having any more!>

MerryMarigold Thu 13-Mar-14 10:54:28

I don't know why, I think of old ladies. (Elsa does this for me too, despite Frozen and a small, cute family member). And I think it sounds like 'wail' which isn't a nice association (you could call her Wailsa if she's a colicky baby I suppose). I don't really object, but don't love it.

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