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JanuaryJuniper Sun 09-Apr-17 20:12:38

What do you think of Eisley for a girls names (eyes lee)?

It's not really heard of over here I have become familiar with it from browsing American baby name blogs/sites!

I have a feeling it will get torn to shreds here wink

I like it and it's growing on me but I'm not sure if it would work over here!

Gallavich Sun 09-Apr-17 20:13:03

No, really bad

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 09-Apr-17 20:15:27

I think you would be setting her up for a lifetime of having to correct pronunciation and spell it out every time she says it. Isla is easier but similar.

00100001 Sun 09-Apr-17 20:17:42

As long as you don't mind and don't think your daughter would mind doing a lifetime of:

Spelling the name out.
Saying the name for someone when they read it.
Correcting the pronunciation
Explaining the name.
Receiving a blank stare when the name is mentioned
Insisting that "no it is a real name"
"yes, my/her name really us Eisley"

Then go for it

LateToTheParty Sun 09-Apr-17 20:17:49

I haven't heard it used as a name. It sounds unisex or male to me, but mostly reminds me of Star Wars! (the Mos Eisley Cantina on Tatooine).

Redyellowpinkblue Sun 09-Apr-17 20:17:57


Not my cup of tea at all, and doesn't sound likes it's spelled either so it's a no from me.

smashyourglasses Sun 09-Apr-17 20:20:34

I quite like this one.

smashyourglasses Sun 09-Apr-17 20:25:06

The Isley Brothers is the only similar thing i can think of, which isn't a bad thing at all.

Pallisers Sun 09-Apr-17 20:27:41

I'm in the US and have never heard of it and wouldn't think "oh what a lovely name" when I heard it. I'd presume it was a surname from the family being used as a first name.

Topseyt Sun 09-Apr-17 20:31:15

Don't like it. It doesn't even really sound like a name.

Marmalade85 Sun 09-Apr-17 20:32:16

Sounds like Elvis Presley mushed together

Floggingmolly Sun 09-Apr-17 20:33:03

Awful, sorry.

ChippieFishieHorshie Sun 09-Apr-17 21:16:15

It's not particularly awful imo. But I'm not really convinced, tbh...

Oysterbabe Sun 09-Apr-17 21:18:26

It does have that made up sound about it.

JanuaryJuniper Sun 09-Apr-17 21:47:35

Ok ok, I had actually gone off it by the time I got back to the thread but that has doubly made me discount it. Thanks anyway grin

00100001 Sun 09-Apr-17 22:35:47

Other similar names you may like ;

Alice /Alicia

Deadsouls Sun 09-Apr-17 22:40:07

No, it doesn't sound nice.

squoosh Sun 09-Apr-17 22:47:34

Her brother would be Isley's Brother

Floggingmolly Sun 09-Apr-17 22:52:33

squoosh. grin

pieceofpurplesky Mon 10-Apr-17 00:29:58

I thought about the Star Wars cantina too.
How about Bexley - I know one and she sometimes shortens it to Bex. It's a similar style ...

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 10-Apr-17 08:11:22

Isla is lovely OP, and similar.

Thatextrainch Mon 10-Apr-17 08:52:23

I don't think it's terrible but I find it quite hard to say.

Choccyhobnob Mon 10-Apr-17 09:37:59

purplesky my family are from Bexley grin

pieceofpurplesky Mon 10-Apr-17 10:11:33

Choccy I have friends from there - it's a lot better than Mos Eisley though and can be shortened to Bex!

BounceBounceSplishSplash Mon 10-Apr-17 10:46:33

Glad you've gone off it OP - it's a terrible name imo

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