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Esme or Isla

(28 Posts)
mandbaby Wed 08-Oct-14 22:31:38

We can't decide between the two. Esme (pronounced dismay) or Isla.

Which do you prefer?

DramaAlpaca Wed 08-Oct-14 22:32:30


mandbaby Wed 08-Oct-14 22:32:44

Stupid autocorrect!!! Ezzmay not dismay.

Liara Wed 08-Oct-14 22:32:48

I prefer Esme because Isla means island in spanish, and that's not such a lovely association imo.

Clairej81 Wed 08-Oct-14 22:36:33

They are both gorgeous names and it's a really tough decision but I would have to go for Isla.

Bowlersarm Wed 08-Oct-14 22:37:16


Sophronia Wed 08-Oct-14 23:40:53


Marcipex Thu 09-Oct-14 09:17:38


tuffgingernut Thu 09-Oct-14 09:42:09


shakemysilliesout Thu 09-Oct-14 11:53:04

I actualy prefer Isla but popularity would bother me. Therefore esme.

mandbaby Thu 09-Oct-14 12:19:38

Shakemysilliesout that is exactly what I think too. Isla looks so pretty written down and goes beautifully with the middle name we've chosen and our surname, but I don't want her to be one of 3 or 4 in her class or have people thinking "I'm sick of hearing that name".

dietcokeisgreat Thu 09-Oct-14 12:52:52

Well, DS had six Isla's in his nursery class, he moved to preschool and now there are seven (diff kids).

DS has a popular classic name, but round here the Isla/Islay/Eila thing is getting a bit out of control!

Esme is cute, but also would work when older.

squoosh Thu 09-Oct-14 13:03:41


It's a nicer name plus Islas are everywhere.

bouncingbelle Thu 09-Oct-14 13:16:29


elotrolado Thu 09-Oct-14 13:18:00

Esme for me ... but Isla is nice. Esme just edges it.

Guin1 Thu 09-Oct-14 16:14:41

Esme is my favourite.

Aherdofmims Sun 12-Oct-14 10:17:38

I prefer Esme too, although apparently that is also v popular.

bindiboo Sun 12-Oct-14 14:31:13

Esme! Isla is way too popular now

MrsDarylDixon Sun 12-Oct-14 14:44:41

Definitely Esme.

MrsDarylDixon Sun 12-Oct-14 14:45:53

Or how about Esther?

pilates Sun 12-Oct-14 16:20:14

Def Esme, not keen on Isla.

DearGirl Sun 12-Oct-14 16:22:15

Currently lots of Islas

patienceisvirtuous Sun 12-Oct-14 16:23:15

Both too popular. How about Estelle?

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 12-Oct-14 16:53:15


MiddletonPink Sun 12-Oct-14 19:51:03


Not bothered about Isla.

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