Advanced search

Think you've decided on a name? Check out where it ranks on the official list of the most popular baby names first.


(30 Posts)
iscreamicecream Thu 17-Dec-15 09:40:58

What are your thoughts on this as a stand alone name?

Like Isabella but popularity puts me off and I don't LOVE it whereas Issie is a name that I've always imagined calling my daughter.

Is it too close to ISIS???

Thanks all X

Eigg Thu 17-Dec-15 09:43:07

Hmm, I'm not sure. It would probably grow on me.

As an alternative what about Ishbel, then you could call her Ishy? A friend's wee girl is called this and it's lovely.

PurpleDaisies Thu 17-Dec-15 09:44:24

I think it's a nice name. If you like it, just use it.

maybebabybee Thu 17-Dec-15 09:52:30

I wouldn't even associate it with ISIS confused

I vastly, vastly prefer it to Isabella or Isabel though (yawn). It's a sweet name.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Thu 17-Dec-15 09:56:34

It's how my 2 year old pronounces 'silly' so it makes me smile smile

AuntieStella Thu 17-Dec-15 09:57:40

It's not so much that it's close to IS, but that it's close to Issa.

But could it be a nn for an -issa name, such as Nerissa or Clarissa?

CandlesAreBurning Thu 17-Dec-15 09:58:50

If you want to call her Issie, just call her Issy, don't worry about having a "proper" name and permanently shortening it. Wouldn't make me think of ISIS one bit

YeOldeTrout Thu 17-Dec-15 10:00:31

Too close to Isis. Which should be a nice name, but oh well.
Mine is Izzy because we say that NN with a definite Z not S sound. Rhymes with fizzy not hissy.
Do you want Z or S sound?

myotherusernameisbetter Thu 17-Dec-15 11:43:17

I know a Kizzy - technically not short for anything but can be short for Catherine/Kathryn or whatever other version you like - could also be short for Keziah I guess.

KanyeWesticle Thu 17-Dec-15 11:54:50

Z sound or S sound?

Issey Miyake perfume is lovely smile

Sophronia Thu 17-Dec-15 13:53:58

How about Isadora nn Issie?

Mrsindecision Thu 17-Dec-15 14:14:23

Or Isaline nn Issie??

MamaLazarou Thu 17-Dec-15 18:52:55

As in rhymes with hissy? Nah. Izzy is OK as a nickname for Isabel/Isabella though.

BikeRunSki Thu 17-Dec-15 18:57:55


BikeRunSki Thu 17-Dec-15 18:58:12


CremeEggThief Thu 17-Dec-15 18:58:52

No way.

badtime Thu 17-Dec-15 20:40:49

I agree with the people suggesting Clarissa, Larissa, Marisa type names.

Pinklily1 Thu 17-Dec-15 20:44:15

I wouldn't even have thought of Isis!

villainousbroodmare Thu 17-Dec-15 20:47:52

Prefix it with the letter P and see if it still appeals!

I'd be thinking of Marisa, Clarissa etc as pps have said, then it's available as a nn.

squoosh Thu 17-Dec-15 21:17:00


Very retro.

Burgatroyd Fri 18-Dec-15 12:00:53

I love Priscilla. Makes me think of MA's wife, the children's doctor.

Isabel is very popular and by default Issie is too as it sounds so similar.

How about Fizzie?

Jw35 Sat 19-Dec-15 12:59:52

No I think it should be short for something!

CherryPits Sat 19-Dec-15 14:34:23

Its fine as a name on its own.

Lottiedaydreambeliever2014 Mon 21-Dec-15 09:18:48

It's unfinished to me, I think it should have a full name with this as the nickname. We had this conversation at school about a girl with this name and wondered why she didn't have a longer version.

CorydonFrills Mon 21-Dec-15 12:56:34

I like the sound of Issie. If you want to give her a long name as well, Issandra is the one that popped into my head.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: