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Orangeisthenewbanana Sun 04-Jan-15 15:40:58

Isla's. And what age are they/part of the country?

Really like this name and just want to get a feel for how popular it really is. We're in South London and I know 2, but only one in London.

Thank you!

Vvvoom Sun 04-Jan-15 15:44:18

There are two in my dd's year (2 classes). I love this name.

Vvvoom Sun 04-Jan-15 15:44:39

They are 8. Southwest.

DevonFolk Sun 04-Jan-15 15:44:52

I've only met two in my life. One I was at school with in Buckinghamshire and the other is 7 and lives in Devon.

BiancaDelRio Sun 04-Jan-15 15:45:33

There are absolutely loads here in my part of W. Yorks. From newborns up to 5-6 year olds.

It's definitely had a huge jump in popularity in the last few years. Along with Reuben and Noah for boys.

KatieKaye Sun 04-Jan-15 15:46:18

Loads.
Most are in their 40s and 50s.
Its always been popular in Scotland.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sun 04-Jan-15 15:46:33

I like it and I don't know any! N London here.

HoggleHoggle Sun 04-Jan-15 15:46:36

I don't know any yet, but two people recently have said they'll use that name for their girls.

Sundayplease Sun 04-Jan-15 15:47:27

I know one aged about 14.

Zara16 Sun 04-Jan-15 15:49:16

There are 3 in the reception classes I work in, so they're about 4 and we're in the south east

Deerhound Sun 04-Jan-15 15:53:33

I have a colleague with one. She's about 3 I think (n London)

myotherusernameisbetter Sun 04-Jan-15 15:54:01

I'm in Scotland - I know loads of all ages.

squoosh Sun 04-Jan-15 15:56:47

Isla is surely a Top 10 name in all parts of the country at this stage. The naming statistics for 2013 give a breakdown of Top 10 names by region.

florascotia Sun 04-Jan-15 15:58:06

Isla was 5th most popular name for girl babies in England and Wales in 2013 (3526 babies with that name):
www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-318125

and 4th most popular girl baby name in Scotland in 2013 (374 babies with the name):
www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/files2/stats/popular-forenames/2013/babiesnames-2013-t2.pdf

tumbletumble Sun 04-Jan-15 16:05:14

I don't know any (Hertfordshire)

florascotia Sun 04-Jan-15 16:09:39

Sorry Squoosh - cross-posted!

TheOnlyWayIsLindt Sun 04-Jan-15 16:10:12

None. Midlands.

DearGirl Sun 04-Jan-15 16:11:27

3; 1 + 3 + 9

BlueSuedeStiletto Sun 04-Jan-15 16:14:30

Personally: 1, 5mo (and flippin' gorgeous!)

Have met quite a lot at work (A&E)- maybe one every couple of weeks- who seem to be between newborn and 8ish. I'm in south London. I love the name though, it's feminine but not girly

ataposaurus Sun 04-Jan-15 16:16:34

My daughter's name is pronounced the same though spelled slightly differently - we named her 7 years ago and don't know many her age though suspect in Scotland it is common for all ages. Unfortunately, since then it has had an explosion in popularity elsewhere in the country and we are constantly encountering Islas aged under 4. So I would avoid if you don't want something popular!

turdfairynomore Sun 04-Jan-15 16:18:38

3. Aged 6, 4 and 2.

BikeRunSki Sun 04-Jan-15 16:22:40

Loads in West Yorks here too, all ages up to about 7; also an 8 year old one in Worcester.

CaptainJamesTKirk Sun 04-Jan-15 16:26:01

I know 2 (south east), they're both 2 years old.

calzone Sun 04-Jan-15 16:27:50

I know about 7 Isla's.....ranging from 0-6y.

Marcipex Sun 04-Jan-15 16:29:21

One aged 7 and one baby.
It's a lovely name.

Nearly all the babies I know are called Gracie or Esme. No boy babies around here!

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