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Pippa, Isla??

(29 Posts)
over101 Tue 30-May-17 21:52:11

Which do you prefer? Isla or Pippa? Probably Helen as a middle name. Or any other suggestions for names like these?

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Tue 30-May-17 21:53:43

I like Isla better.

Redpramlady Tue 30-May-17 21:54:29

Pippa is my fav name but it's slang in European countries for all sorts! So didn't use it :-(

fannydaggerz Tue 30-May-17 21:55:06

I prefer Isla. I think of pippa from home and away (many moons ago)

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 30-May-17 21:55:35

Pippa as Islas are everywhere, plus. Pippa Helen goes a lot better than Isla Helen.
Other suggestions.
Poppy Helen
Piper Helen

museumum Tue 30-May-17 21:55:53

I love the name Isla but where I live it's so so so popular - like three in every nursery class popular.

SuperBeagle Tue 30-May-17 21:56:23


I've never warmed to Pippa.

over101 Tue 30-May-17 21:59:06

Pippa is more common where I live so have been leaning towards Isla. I like Poppy but my husband isn't keen. Totally undecided on boys names...I like fairly traditional but not overly common names for but it's so hard.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 30-May-17 21:59:23

Isla Helen is lovely.

PossomInAPearTree Tue 30-May-17 22:00:48

Philippa Helen with Pippa as a nickname is lovely.

Epipgab Tue 30-May-17 22:14:06

They're both nice!


over101 Tue 30-May-17 22:41:29

I love Iona!! Also considered Aoife smile

Sophronia Tue 30-May-17 22:44:38

Philippa Helen nn Pippa

over101 Tue 30-May-17 22:55:58

A close relative is called Philip so Philippa is a bit close. Also not keen on shortening names to nicknames.

PossomInAPearTree Tue 30-May-17 23:15:27

In that case don't go for Pippa. She would never be able to holiday in various European countries.

Jooni Wed 31-May-17 05:30:53

I love Pippa so much but the slang issue is a pretty big one.

Isla is a bit dull. Iona is fab though!

SuperBeagle Wed 31-May-17 05:57:44

How about Polly or Piper for other short P names?

titsbumfannythelot Wed 31-May-17 06:09:17

Isla is beautiful

shesabrick Wed 31-May-17 06:33:18

Isla is a lovely name.

Pippa is nice but it is a nickname and if you don't like Philippa then I would avoid it as she will have people assuming it's her name her whole life. Rather like using Becky on a birth certificate.

Loopytiles Wed 31-May-17 06:34:50


17caterpillars1mouse Wed 31-May-17 09:41:47

Isla is everywhere making it a bit dull for me. I know so many under 1s names Isla.

I like Pippa, though prefer Pip. I'd probably have it as a nickname for Philomena or Phillipa

Argeles Wed 31-May-17 11:52:09

Isla. I personally am not fond of Pippa.

TurquoiseDress Thu 01-Jun-17 10:48:45

I prefer Pippa

Isla feels like it is everywhere

or just go for Poppy!

MissBax Thu 01-Jun-17 10:51:14

I prefer Isla but it's VERY popular now!

Rockaby Thu 01-Jun-17 12:32:06

Pippa, but I would have it with Philippa on the bc, just in case she ever moves somewhere where Pippa means wank (or whatever it means). Gives her the option to be known as Philippa and fill in forms with Philippa.

Isla is pretty but I find it a bit overdone.

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