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Isla Grace or Layla Grace?

(54 Posts)
Crystal15 Mon 07-Nov-16 15:51:23

I can't decide!

OutOfBlueComesGreen Mon 07-Nov-16 15:51:59

Isla imo.

NotAMamaYet Mon 07-Nov-16 15:55:38


If the other, please spell Leila not Layla......

mediumdeadwood Mon 07-Nov-16 15:57:16

Layla. And I prefer your spelling to Leila.

Mamia15 Mon 07-Nov-16 15:57:57

Definitely Isla - its a pretty name smile

Dislike Layla.

HubbleBubbles Mon 07-Nov-16 16:00:55

I love Layla! Like Eric Clapton - retro cool. Isla is a bit over done now imo.

LivinOnAChair Mon 07-Nov-16 16:03:38

Isla is my name of choice if we ever have a DD, Isla Grace is lovey!

OvO Mon 07-Nov-16 16:04:51


My DS's school has more Layla's than Isla's! Scottish school too so you'd think Isla would be more popular.

Both are very pretty though.

weegiemum Mon 07-Nov-16 16:15:30

Layla (or Leila).

Isla is off-the -chart common here. Its the new Lily.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 07-Nov-16 16:18:08


But if it's Layla then that spelling.

Chinlo Mon 07-Nov-16 16:19:00


Isla is probably nicer, if you don't mind it's popularity. For me number 3 is just too much. I don't mind a top 20 name, top 10 maybe, I suppose, if I really loved it. But top 5? I don't think I could do it.

Pemba Mon 07-Nov-16 17:10:33

Layla Grace. Or preferably Leila Grace (much prettier and more classic spelling).

Isla is OK, but for some reason it has become superpopular the last few years, they are all over the place.

Chinlo Mon 07-Nov-16 17:40:30

Layla Grace. Or preferably Leila Grace (much prettier and more classic spelling)

Actually, according to behindthename, which is normally very reliable in these matters, Layla is the original spelling and Leila is a variant.

Therefore, Layla is more classic smile and in my opinion, prettier!

veiledsentiments Mon 07-Nov-16 17:43:55

I like both, but it's Laila. Had mine 18 years!

veiledsentiments Mon 07-Nov-16 17:46:54

Leila to me is Leela. My daughter is named after the first Laila that I knew 35 years ago. And it was definitely Laila.

Pipilangstrumpf Mon 07-Nov-16 18:08:00

Isla is too popular and will soon sound dated.

Layla less common so would choose it on that basis

Pipilangstrumpf Mon 07-Nov-16 18:09:25

I prefer the Layla spelling. Pronounced as it is written- Lay-la. Easy.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 07-Nov-16 18:16:57

Isla Grace.

Newtoday Mon 07-Nov-16 18:20:49


MadameSilva Mon 07-Nov-16 18:36:10

Isla Grace will probably be at school with 8 other Isla Graces

Shadowboy Mon 07-Nov-16 18:38:59

Love Isla. Layla for some reason makes me think of a porn star. I also love Grace.

Corialanusburt Mon 07-Nov-16 18:47:00

Shadowboy, I also always think of a porn star when I think of the name Layla. It sounds pleasant to say but looks somehow a bit tarty.

There are way too many Islas now. In the 79s when I was little there was only Isla St Clair.

PipersPiping Mon 07-Nov-16 18:50:34

Isla. I think the popularity thing must be regional, my Isla is 6 and we've not met or heard of another locally in that time.

Sophronia Mon 07-Nov-16 18:54:29

Isla. I don't like the 'lay' part of Layla.

PoldarksBreeches Mon 07-Nov-16 18:55:57

Layla something else.
Isla and Grace are so common now that they are utterly dull. Choose something original.

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