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Iris, Isobel or Eva

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verite Mon 05-Sep-16 09:29:42

Ok - so I think this is our shortlist. DHs fave is Eva which I do really like but I worry is too similar to Ava which is v popular and I also worry that it may end up one of those names that goes out of fashion (whereas DH thinks it is strong classic name). We do both like the other 2 names as well but I got first choice on sons name so feel I should give strong preference to his fave for a girl. Any views on Eva, Isobel or iris?

Pinklily1 Mon 05-Sep-16 09:33:35

All three are lovely. Personally I would go with Iris as the first choice and then Eva. Isobel is very popular around here, more so than Eva.

crayfish Mon 05-Sep-16 09:52:46

Iris is lovely, I really like it and only know one of those whereas I know about eight little Eva/Evie/Ava's. I love Isobel too (and you have the best spelling IMO) but I'm not keen on Izzy as a nn.

Sophronia Mon 05-Sep-16 10:10:57

Iris, it's less popular than the other two

LotisBlue Mon 05-Sep-16 10:13:20

They are all lovely but Eva and isobel (and their variants) are ridiculously popular round here so I'd go with iris.

Foxtato Mon 05-Sep-16 10:32:43

I'd choose Iris smile

Nonameyet1 Mon 05-Sep-16 11:26:40

Like others have mentioned, Isobel and Ava are really popular. I would go with Iris. Unless you love Isobel and Ava go for that as you need to love the name.

doubletrouble41 Mon 05-Sep-16 11:32:06

I am expecting girl twins in November and we are currently settled on Isabel (my fave) and Eva!(DP choice) I think they are both gorgeous x

doubletrouble41 Mon 05-Sep-16 11:33:04

Btw the village I live in has a couple of Irises, no Isabels and one Eva. So not overly popular, any of them x

BadgerIsGrumpy Mon 05-Sep-16 11:40:03

Iris is lovely smile

GoldPlatedBacon Mon 05-Sep-16 12:39:21

I prefer Isobel. If I remember correctly that particular spelling has dropped out of the top 100

Loyly Mon 05-Sep-16 12:43:52


Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 05-Sep-16 14:21:43

Isobel, lovely name.

RiverTam Mon 05-Sep-16 14:26:01


GoldenWorld Mon 05-Sep-16 15:20:58

I actually agree with your DH that Eva is more of a classic name than the other two. I think Iris could end up being the most dated of the three, but they're all nice.

I love Isobel but with all the combined spellings, it's one of the most popular names at the moment. I like this spelling the best though.

heateallthebuns Mon 05-Sep-16 17:40:14

I like all of them!

Pemba Mon 05-Sep-16 17:43:22

Eva and Isobel are gorgeous names, but quite popular.

Iris is less popular (but stlll fashionable) but just not half so nice.

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