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Lily, Eva, Aoife or Isla

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verite Sun 22-May-16 23:58:08

Any views?

LovelyLungtch Mon 23-May-16 00:06:42

Very overused.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 23-May-16 02:36:10

Eva. Is gorgeous
Lily Over used. To the point of irritation. I think it's a horrible name. Lilia would be a nice alternative.
Aoife. A bit more different, but not to my taste
Isla. . Yes it's overused, but gorgeous at the same time.

LucyBabs Mon 23-May-16 02:47:53

Lily : lovely name
Eva: Did you know it's pronounced Ava in Spanish?
Love the name Eva or Evie after Lucy of course wink
Aoife: great Irish name but out of date in Ireland IMO
Isla: have no idea how this is pronounced?

WanderingTrolley1 Mon 23-May-16 03:02:43


Can't stand the others.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 23-May-16 03:53:33

Isla. Is pronounced. Eye-ler. It rhymes with Tyler

1horatio Mon 23-May-16 07:24:44

I really don't like Isla.
Lily is lovely, but just sooo popular. I also like Eva. Aoife is really pretty and less popular, which is something I personally like.

megletthesecond Mon 23-May-16 07:26:42

All lovely but all over used. They sound like half of dd's infant class.

LaGattaNera Mon 23-May-16 07:29:12

Eva definitely the best and v classy.

HouseOfBiscuits Mon 23-May-16 09:10:50


Sgoinneal Mon 23-May-16 09:15:15

I like Aoife, and Eva.

Kn33 Mon 23-May-16 09:58:30

I like them all smile
Be prepared for being asked one L or two if you go for Lily though drives me insane

useyourimagination Mon 23-May-16 10:04:12

I know lots of Evas and Lilys, one or two Aoifes but not a single Isla. I'd go with Isla.

verite Mon 23-May-16 11:30:45

I love Isla but one of my concerns was its popularity. It's apparently no 3 on list of most popular names (and lily no 9). Eva by comparison is 27 and aoife is not even in top 100 so surprised people think they are overused. Our surname also has a prominent l sound in it so not sure if lily and Isla sound wrong with it. Dilemmas, dilemmas.

verite Mon 23-May-16 11:32:23

Oddly by the way, none of the girls in my sons primary school class have any of those names so maybe the popularity is regional (we are london).

RiverTam Mon 23-May-16 11:35:27

I'm London too and all the 'popular' and 'overused' names are not so where I live, people clearly bend over backwards not to give their child such a name! Boys' names are more so here.

I like Eva best from your list. I don't know of one, though I know of one Eve and one Evie.

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 23-May-16 12:03:58

Eva is the nicest by far.

AngelsWithFilthySouls Mon 23-May-16 12:06:54

Love Isla (know one aged 6) and Aoife (don't know any). I quite like Eva (know one aged 3) too but really not keen on Lily (don't know any).

SabineUndine Mon 23-May-16 16:08:06


icouldabeenacontender Mon 23-May-16 16:09:57

Anything but Isla.

HollyC255552 Mon 23-May-16 16:12:56

Eva definitely!! Its my DD name after all. grin

heron98 Mon 23-May-16 16:15:01

I like Isla. Aoife is fucking awful (sorry).

LadyAntonella Mon 23-May-16 16:23:06

Aoife is maybe less popular than the others and it's also my personal favourite. smile

LadyAntonella Mon 23-May-16 16:23:37

Really like pp's suggestion of Iona too.

TeradelFuego Mon 23-May-16 17:17:43

Eva is gorgeous. Aoife has a similar sound, I believe, but might have problems with people pronouncing it wrongly. Have you got any Irish connections?

Lily is pretty but quite overused at the moment, as pps said.

Isla is tremendously popular ATM. I don't know why really, it is fine but I find it a bit dull somehow.

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