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Ismay Flora

(31 Posts)
Achoo123 Sat 13-Feb-16 07:22:48

What do you think of Ismay Flora?

BosomySusan Sat 13-Feb-16 07:24:03

It reminds me of dismay I'm afraid, don't like it at all. Why not use Esme? Flora is lovely.

Aussiemum78 Sat 13-Feb-16 07:27:04

I've never heard of ismay before, only Esme. Esme I don't mind. Ismay I'm not as keen on...pronounciation "iz may"?

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Sat 13-Feb-16 07:28:38

Never heard of Ismay before and really not keen. Quite like Flora.

Veterinari Sat 13-Feb-16 08:17:26

Agree with pp
Esme flora

VinceNoirLovesHowardMoon Sat 13-Feb-16 08:18:10

What is Ismay?

VegasIsBest Sat 13-Feb-16 08:26:51

Ismay was the surname of the builder of the Titanic. Not an auspicious start in life for your baby.

mercifulTehlu Sat 13-Feb-16 08:27:54

Really like both!

pilates Sat 13-Feb-16 08:29:31

Not for me.

BinaryFinary Sat 13-Feb-16 08:29:44

It sounds a bit like a question

NNalreadyinuse Sat 13-Feb-16 08:31:18

Ismay sounds like it was made yp by someone who didn't know how to spell Esme. Your child will spend her whole life telling people how to spell her name and getting eye rolled at the yoonique spelling.

AgentCooper Sat 13-Feb-16 08:33:58

Yeah, that's what I was thinking, Vegas, Ismay was the Titanic guy!

Only1scoop Sat 13-Feb-16 08:36:02

Not heard of Ismay

Like Flora though

Agree with pp sounds like question

Is May Flora?

MackerelOfFact Sat 13-Feb-16 08:36:27

Ismay just looks like dismay. It makes me think of someone who really doesn't like sunflower spread. Sorry.

tilder Sat 13-Feb-16 08:37:27

I love the name Flora. I didn't choose it for dd because 'spreadable flora', 'I'm interflora' etc. Sorry. Still love it, just might be tricky for a teenager.

Agree that Ismay does sound like a question.

snowgirl1 Sat 13-Feb-16 08:38:09

Flora - lovely. Ismay - not keen. Esme would be fine though.

sooperdooper Sat 13-Feb-16 08:38:18

Don't mind either alone but I don't think they work together very well, just doesn't particularly flow

slebmum1 Sat 13-Feb-16 08:39:25

Is May Flora?

PippaHotamus Sat 13-Feb-16 08:40:09

I quite like it tbh, not sure why as it's quite a strange name, but it looks nice with Flora.

I'd try saying it out loud IIWY and go from there. Sometimes the nicest names on paper are really awkward to say.

confusedandemployed Sat 13-Feb-16 08:40:28

I love them both. But I knew an Ismay so I'm used to the name.

JakeyB Sat 13-Feb-16 15:23:05

I like Ismay. A fine old English name and much more traditional than Esme.

I do think it's a shame that English names and pronunciations seem to be sidelined these days in favour of European pronunciations, so it's nice to see one of the old ones possibly making a comeback. smile

IoraRua Sat 13-Feb-16 18:21:56

Ismay reminds me of:
A) dismay
B) Esme
C) it's me - as in Ismay Flora looks like "it's me Flora"

Really don't like.

mrsschu Sun 14-Feb-16 00:14:52

Is it a name? I've never heard of it (which doesn't mean it isn't a name of course). Honestly I would think you were trying to put a youneeq spin on Esme (which I really like btw). I don't like Flora, reminds me of the margarine I'm afraid.

SuckingEggs Sun 14-Feb-16 00:18:10

Another who thinks it sounds like a question.

Flora Esme is nice.

lemonpoppyseed Sun 14-Feb-16 00:29:03

I know an Ezmay, which might be a nice compromise...

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