Girl name opinions

(24 Posts)
Mummystar123 Thu 03-Mar-16 17:07:46

Surname is Mc.......
Isabella
Quinn
Islay
Eilidh

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 03-Mar-16 18:56:04

Isobella.... Yes
Quinn..... Gorgeous.
Islay. How's it pronounced, eye-lay. If so Yes
Eilidh. No, sorry. I can't Stand names that are spelt nothing like they're pronounced.

eatmytoes888 Thu 03-Mar-16 19:19:19

Isabella is gorgeous but I am knee-deep in them... SE

BertrandRussell Thu 03-Mar-16 19:22:34

Isabella or Eilidh. Islay is a place not a person and Quinn is a last name not a first name.

You did ask!

Mummystar123 Thu 03-Mar-16 19:26:44

It's pronounced eye- lah

mangocoveredlamb Thu 03-Mar-16 19:30:03

I'd spell the name pronounced eye-lah Isla. And I love it!

IoraRua Thu 03-Mar-16 19:40:51

Eilidh is lovely, and spelt perfectly reasonably.
Isabella, meh.
Islay - I just see "I Slay" in it, sorry.
Quinn, no, too gender neutral for my tastes.

IoraRua Thu 03-Mar-16 19:41:39

Forgot to add - I actually like Isla/Islay. It's just that visual that puts me off.

mydogeatsnutstoo Thu 03-Mar-16 20:42:07

Eilidh is lovely and looks pretty
Islay does not look attractive this way, makes me think of the whiskey. Isla is lovely but popular.
Isabella is pretty but also popular
Don't like Quinn at all, much less appealing than the other names

thebiscuitindustry Thu 03-Mar-16 20:52:07

Isabella, then Eilidh.

DontKillMyVibe Thu 03-Mar-16 21:02:19

Isabella is a lovely name but Isabella's are everywhere at the mo.

Love Quinn. I know it's a surname & I don't generally like surname or unisex names but I do associate it with being a girls name that isn't surnamey if that makes sense.

Don't like the other 2.

Mummystar123 Thu 03-Mar-16 21:34:57

Thanks- I'll be pronouncing it the Scottish way so Isabella izah-bellah

Murphyslaw21 Thu 03-Mar-16 21:36:26

How do you pronounce eilidh

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 03-Mar-16 21:37:34

Like Hayley, but you drop the H, so Ay-lee

Mummystar123 Thu 03-Mar-16 21:40:13

Yes like lighthouse says. I think it's so beautiful.
I already have an Aiofe and Niamh so we're used to name spelt differently to their phonetic spelling

Murphyslaw21 Thu 03-Mar-16 21:41:41

Oh I like that. Not heard of that before

weebarra Thu 03-Mar-16 21:43:38

I know an Islay pronounced Eye-la and even here in Scotland people have issues with it. I like Isabella and Eilidh.

marmitecrumpets Thu 03-Mar-16 22:55:14

Quinn is beautiful

TheVeryHungryPreggo Fri 04-Mar-16 07:00:46

I like Eilidh best and think it would go well with Aoife and Niamh. My siblings and I all have Gaelic names and I think it's nice to have some common thread like that.

Quietwhenreading Fri 04-Mar-16 07:05:48

Eilidh is my favourite from your list. (And the spelling is fine)

If you like Scottish names have you thought of Ishbel as an alternative to Isabella?

NadiaWadia Sun 06-Mar-16 04:43:38

Isabella is gorgeous, but very popular if that bothers you. BTW I don't understand your comment about pronouncing it the Scottish way 'izah-bellah'. How is that different from the English way, or am I missing something?

Eilidh is very nice. Didn't know how to say it before, but I like it!

Islay is an island, so I'd choose the spelling Isla instead (also very popular though).

Quinn - don't like this at all, the only times I have come across it were the cheerleader character in 'Glee', and the song 'the Mighty Quinn' by Manfred Mann (which was referring to a male I think). Dislike surname names anyway. Plus it sounds like 'quim', which is not great.

Jw35 Sun 06-Mar-16 13:36:02

Islay but spelt Isla or Isabella

Sgoinneal Sun 06-Mar-16 17:11:51

I prefer Eilish/Eilis to Eilidh

I don't think Isabella goes with your other two names

Like Isla/Islay but it's v popular

Like Quinn.

How about Caoimhe, Siun or Siofra?

kiwiscantfly Mon 07-Mar-16 08:06:47

I love Eilidh (I have one) and I like Quinn too. What about Saoirse if you like Irish/Gaelic names?

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