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Due tomorrow! Isla, Madeline, Harriet, Isobel?

(59 Posts)
Donostia Fri 23-Jun-17 19:06:31

Or any suggestions along similar lines?

It needs to be fairly easy to pronounce in Spain where we live, although not necessarily a Spanish name (as we aren't!)

Isla is a bit of a nono as it's an actual spanish word but it is pretty.

Sister to Bertie (Albert) which is why she can't be Alba which I love!

JohnLapsleyParlabane Fri 23-Jun-17 19:09:16

Madeline, love that name.

NavyandWhite Fri 23-Jun-17 19:22:15

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PuppyMonkey Fri 23-Jun-17 19:25:02

Got to be Madeleine (but not Madeline).

greendale17 Fri 23-Jun-17 19:26:36

Madeline seems to be quite a popular name at the moment.

I say Harriet

Bitchfromhell Fri 23-Jun-17 19:32:36

I love Lucia. In Spanish the pronunciation is Lu see ah which sounds lovely to me.

BewareOfTheToddler Fri 23-Jun-17 19:34:43

If you like Isla, how about Ayla? Same pronunciation (I think) and easier for Spanish-speakers to pronounce. Of your other names, I like Madeline and Isobel best (though prefer Isabella myself smile).

Mylittlestsunshine Fri 23-Jun-17 19:35:24

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Donostia Fri 23-Jun-17 19:55:02

Lucia is nice but we have one in the family!

Yea suddenly madeline/leine has dominated this board - bit of a surprise given how low it is on the ONS list!!

Isobel is the spanish spelling, I like it as least frilly, but is it too popular?

Wish DH hadn't vetoed Clara..

Harriet is lovely, if not first name it'll
definitely be a middle. The only thing putting me off is the hoiky way the spanish pronounce the letter "h"

MargotLovedTom1 Fri 23-Jun-17 19:57:46

Isabel is the Spanish spelling; Isobel is the Scottish variant.

Agree Lucia is really nice.

MargotLovedTom1 Fri 23-Jun-17 19:58:55


MayhemAndRudderless Fri 23-Jun-17 20:06:55

None of those names, especially Isla.

Just a few I like:


FraterculaArctica Fri 23-Jun-17 20:09:54

Harriet is fab :-)

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 23-Jun-17 20:13:48

Rosita or Pepita ! 😄

SuperBeagle Fri 23-Jun-17 20:23:10

Madeline but I would pronounce that mad-eh-LINE to rhyme with wine.

Madeleine is different IMO

KatnissNeverdone Fri 23-Jun-17 20:26:04

Matilda? Similar to Madeleine and Harriet.

pilates Fri 23-Jun-17 20:29:55

I like all your names except Isla.

Eleanor but not Ellie

Fallinggracefully Fri 23-Jun-17 20:38:42

I think they are all nice but I think Madeline Harriet is beautiful.

Donostia Fri 23-Jun-17 20:48:15

I love Matilda but can't stand Tilly! Just as you say pilates Eleanor is lovely but not Ellie. I also like Miranda but not Miri, Randy (urgh) or Mandy.

I don't mind Hattie or Maddie (but still prefer the full versions)

Ah yes, Isabel not Isobel, thank you!

Donostia Fri 23-Jun-17 20:49:26

mayhem of those five names you have mine and both my sisters names in your list!!

Twinkie1 Fri 23-Jun-17 20:53:18

Harriet, it's an ace name, ours is 16 and she loves it.

Twinkie1 Fri 23-Jun-17 20:54:28

She refused to answer to anything other than Harriet until a couple of years ago when she became Harry!

Bananacustardyum Fri 23-Jun-17 21:00:21

I love Harriet. My favourite book when I was young was 'Harriet the Spy'!

MargotLovedTom1 Fri 23-Jun-17 21:06:37

OK, I'd go for Isabel (as you're in Spain).

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