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GC79 Fri 08-Apr-16 21:27:53

From a previous thread really. I think it's a pretty name but presumably not used at the moment? Out of interest can anyone cleverer than me find out how many babies were called Isis in the last year or two?

SpeakNoWords Fri 08-Apr-16 21:45:22

Hopefully this link will work:

CoteDAzur Fri 08-Apr-16 21:50:34

Are you serious? True, not many babies in the English-speaking world have been named Isis in the last couple of years, presumably because it has become the name of a terrifying and bloody organisation that is all over newspapers and TV channels - Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

CremeEggThief Fri 08-Apr-16 21:52:24


GC79 Fri 08-Apr-16 21:52:32

Well exactly, prior to the last couple of years I imagine it had been used as a name. I wondered if anybody has used the name recently as I couldn't find an updated link. (It was mentioned as a name in a previous thread which made me think).

GC79 Fri 08-Apr-16 21:53:52

This speaknowords - that's what I was looking for but couldn't find.

Branleuse Fri 08-Apr-16 21:54:11

I know a fabulous little girl called Isis.

I guess its a bit unfortunate now

Palomb Fri 08-Apr-16 21:54:49

There are loads of things in Oxford named Isis after the river. Lots of businesses have changed their names recently.

It's a shame really as Isis is a really pretty and interesting historic name.

spankhurst Fri 08-Apr-16 21:57:38

I heard a radio prog a couple of years ago about women and girls called Isis and how sad they were that their name had basically become a disgust-inducing sound.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Fri 08-Apr-16 22:03:07

Apparently there was a dog called Isis on a TV programme.
Poor thing got killed off in the script.

Palomb Fri 08-Apr-16 22:08:26

That was Downtob Abbey. I think the dog died of old age confused

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Fri 08-Apr-16 22:11:56

I thought they said it died of old age to write it out of the programme.

Sunnybitch Fri 08-Apr-16 22:12:26

Why do you want to know how many children were called it hmm

GC79 Fri 08-Apr-16 22:16:06

I suppose I just wondered if anyone would still use it given the current connotation.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Fri 08-Apr-16 22:18:47

I should hope not.

jeremyisahunt Fri 08-Apr-16 22:19:33

Izzy is quite cute and could be short for 'isis'

fuzzyllama Fri 08-Apr-16 22:20:12

I know of a party rep type person with a daughter called Isis. She told us she gets regular abuse from people and hate mail. Would definitely not be my choice of names right now, despite its meaning as a name.

BikeRunSki Fri 08-Apr-16 22:22:10

I wanted to call DD Isis (she is 4) but DH vetoed. He's a lot more politically on the pulse than me. I'm glad he vetoed.

FuzzyOwl Fri 08-Apr-16 22:22:34

Chardonnay in Downton Abbey, Isis was around between 1916ish to 1924. Even by today's standards, that is a reasonable life expectancy for a Labrador. She died of old age and was very rarely refered to in the show by her name anyway as she was more of a background character.

vichill Fri 08-Apr-16 22:24:24

Its a beautiful name but forever tainted. Iris is just as pretty.

IslaSinga Fri 08-Apr-16 22:37:33

A friend met a toddler Isis at a baby group recently.

mrsmeerkat Fri 08-Apr-16 22:40:08

I don't think is id appropriate at the moment op. No.


Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 08-Apr-16 22:46:52

It's nice sounding and if it wasn't the name of a terrorist group id be saying. "Yes definitely, it's lovely, but with what's going on. I think it could cause your little one problems and people would certainly pull a cats bum at the name.
Other suggestions.
Irena (i-ray-na)
Ina (eye-na)

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 08-Apr-16 22:48:25

Aine (On-ya)

GC79 Fri 08-Apr-16 22:50:08

Sorry, just to make it clear, I wasn't intending to call my child Isis. Was just wondering about up to date stats. Which a pp kindly provided.

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