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Poppy Rae or Isla Rae ?

(32 Posts)
emmalouise90 Sun 06-Dec-15 09:19:52

At first we really liked Isla but as we have chosen Rae as a middle name from my Partners grandad was Ray. Everyone was saying is sounded like ira and it really put us off! The only other name we liked was Poppy Rae plus we know 3 babies been born called Isla recently! What do you think? Thanks

GoldPlatedBacon Sun 06-Dec-15 09:52:59

I prefer Poppy.

lljkk Sun 06-Dec-15 09:56:55

I worked with a brilliant lovely Lisa Rae. I am not a fan of Poppy so Isla if you must.

Gambia Sun 06-Dec-15 09:57:22

Think Poppy Rae sounds lovely.

emmalouise90 Sun 06-Dec-15 10:00:45

Thank you Gambia plus it's quite respectful to me my great grandad fought in the war and always wore a poppy when he was alive smile

Borninthe60s Sun 06-Dec-15 10:10:40

Both are very popular names now. Poppy is my fave tho!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 06-Dec-15 11:21:22

Poppy Rae. Poppy is a fantastic tribute to all our brave men who fought in the war.

Jenna2512 Sun 06-Dec-15 11:29:59

Poppy Rae

emmalouise90 Sun 06-Dec-15 11:53:53

Thank you I feel a whole lot better about the decision I made nowsmile

SleepyEmu Sun 06-Dec-15 11:56:16

Definitely Poppy smile

I know a couple of Isla-Rae's...and I've got to admit that it always sounds a bit like 'IRA' to my ears. Not the best connection!

howtorebuild Sun 06-Dec-15 11:56:21

I remember your IRA thread. Poppy is a better fit with Rae.

mydogeatsnutstoo Sun 06-Dec-15 12:13:41

Poppy Rae is better, it does sound like IRA.

They are both very over used now so I would think of something different if I were you personally.

emmalouise90 Sun 06-Dec-15 12:13:47

Thank you yes I couldn't et the ira out of my head once I was told it lol

smartyclogs Sun 06-Dec-15 12:21:42

What about Rae as a first name?
Not too many of those running about.

numberseventeen Sun 06-Dec-15 12:22:52

Also posting to say I would go with Rae, lovely name and less popular

CastaDiva Sun 06-Dec-15 12:32:08

Isla Rae doesn't sound remotely like IRA unless you have a speech defect.

I quite like Rae as a first name, but I think as a middle name it sounds double-barrelled and a bit hillbilly. What comes immediately to mind is Billy-Ray Cyrus whinging on about his heart.

There are an awful lot of small Islas and Poppys around, if that influences you one way or another. It would rule them out for me, having been the child with four other CastaDivas in my class all through primary school, which is grim.

emmalouise90 Sun 06-Dec-15 12:37:40

I do like Rae as a first name but my partner is Ray his uncle and grandad also Ray didn't want it to look like she was copying her dads name so would rather it as a middle name where I live there aren't many young Poppy's about but an awful lot of Islas but only recently

celtictoast Sun 06-Dec-15 15:31:58


Sam9oo Tue 16-May-17 13:08:56

my girl is called PoppyRae also she was born 2010

harderandharder2breathe Tue 16-May-17 13:44:59

Poppy Rae

Lovely tribute

sidonie1 Tue 16-May-17 14:18:19

Love Poppy! And sounds great with Rae as middle name

Rockaby Tue 16-May-17 14:21:09

I like Poppy Rae. Isla Rae is nice too but does sound a little bit like IRA. It wouldn't necessarily put me off using it though if I really loved the name.

SingaSong12 Tue 16-May-17 20:21:16

I prefer Poppy - never heard of Rae but it sounds nice.

Jemimapuddleduk Tue 16-May-17 20:52:09

I love the name Ray/Rae. Really gorgeous.
I think Poppy Rae is loveky.

ShotsFired Tue 16-May-17 21:00:57

What's to stop you calling her Poppy Ray?

I mean that seriously. It's a middle name, she's not going to use it a lot; and Rae isn't like a feminine equivalent to Ray, it's a different name (I mean like Joseph/Josephina which would be a clear tribute, not just a handy homophone).

...Or if you were going to hyphen it (not sure?) Poppy-Ray sounds like a sunny flower anyway!

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