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Ivy, Iris or Isla?

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Jeffacake Mon 03-Dec-18 19:38:19

Which one do you prefer as a sibling for Elliot?

I love Isla, but was worried about popularity. I keep swapping between Ivy and Iris. Both I love one minute then have doubts the next.

Phoebe was also on the list but I think I’ve gone off it.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 03-Dec-18 19:39:39


WisestIsShe Mon 03-Dec-18 19:39:46

Iris, it's classic and pretty.

sleepismysuperpower1 Mon 03-Dec-18 19:40:00

isla imo

earlybyrd Mon 03-Dec-18 19:40:19


Eleanorrr Mon 03-Dec-18 19:44:52


ernjas Mon 03-Dec-18 19:45:03

Ivy or Iris are both lovely. Isla seems a bit faddy now.

pipilangstrumpf Mon 03-Dec-18 19:45:43


3out Mon 03-Dec-18 19:47:06

There’s a lot of Ivy/Ivies. I’d go Iris

bridgetreilly Mon 03-Dec-18 19:56:45

In order:
Elliot and Iris
Elliot and Ivy
Elliot and Isla

But I actually like them all!

Soiree Mon 03-Dec-18 19:57:50


pipilangstrumpf Mon 03-Dec-18 19:58:02

I thought Iris is becoming quite popular (and Isla was very popular), so to me Ivy seems the most classic

17caterpillars1mouse Mon 03-Dec-18 20:08:46


Penny33 Mon 03-Dec-18 20:28:48


baubled Mon 03-Dec-18 20:31:23

All nice but I love Ivy

RedWineIsFabulous Mon 03-Dec-18 20:32:41

Honesty? Love all three!

Couldn’t choose to be honest as they’re all so pretty!

Notveryadventurousname Mon 03-Dec-18 20:34:54


Kintan Mon 03-Dec-18 20:37:56

Iris! Isla has become very popular, and to me Ivy is a really dull name.

Mumshappy Mon 03-Dec-18 20:39:07

Ivy or Iris I dont like Isla

SeigneurLapindeGrantham Mon 03-Dec-18 20:41:20

Isla it's so pretty

MamaDane Mon 03-Dec-18 20:45:10

Isla. All three names are lovely though. Don't worry too much about popularity. It just means a lot of people have your good taste in names wink

Jeffacake Mon 03-Dec-18 20:59:58

Thanks everyone.... glad all 3 are generally liked but I’ve now still no idea which to pick! I might let DS choose nearer the time by drawing it from a hat!

Shadow1234 Mon 03-Dec-18 21:49:20


Haworthia Mon 03-Dec-18 21:51:27

Isla is top ten (or very close to it) so personally I’d avoid for that reason. Ivy is getting really popular too - I know more than one. Now, that might make it seem like I prefer Iris by a process of elimination, but actually I LOVE it and wanted it for DC2 (who was a boy) grin

ArtisanPopcorn Mon 03-Dec-18 21:57:48

They're all nice but they're also all very popular which would put me off.

strawberrypenguin Mon 03-Dec-18 22:11:41

Isla. I love it but DH would have vetoed it if we'd had a girl!

DramaAlpaca Mon 03-Dec-18 23:30:07

Isla is lovely. I gather it's very popular but I've never actually met one.

Rainbowrebs Tue 04-Dec-18 01:07:59

I would go for Ivy or Iris.

Isla is too similar to Elliott in my opinion - both start with a vowel followed by an ‘l’ syllable.

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Tue 04-Dec-18 01:54:14

They are all
Lovely names but they are really popular. It would put me off tbh.

Beeziekn33ze Tue 04-Dec-18 02:00:34


Sophronia Tue 04-Dec-18 02:48:19


Hofuckingho Tue 04-Dec-18 03:06:11

Isla, the other two make me think of very old ladies.

RedDwarves Tue 04-Dec-18 08:12:02


Astronica Tue 04-Dec-18 09:14:09

Ivy is my favourite, then Iris.

JC4PMPLZ Tue 04-Dec-18 09:16:23

too many Irises. Go for Ivy - fabulous name.

KiplingAngelCake Tue 04-Dec-18 10:11:30

All lovely. If I had to choose, I've go with Ivy.

octoberfarm Tue 04-Dec-18 10:49:42

I adore Isla but the popularity puts me off a little. Love both Iris and Ivy too - I think sound-wise I maybe marginally prefer Ivy, but I knew an Iris and she was one of the most wonderful people I've ever met, so that would sway me there. She was Iris Grace smile

foxtiger Tue 04-Dec-18 11:17:28

I love Iris, have done for years. I can't get past the fact that Ivy was the name of a relative of mine who was not a very likeable person, but also I know some people don't like it for the connotations of "poisonous" and "clinging." Isla is pretty, but it is so popular now that I think Iris is probably the best choice.

daisypond Tue 04-Dec-18 12:15:03

Iris by far. Isla is nice, but I really dislike Ivy.

midsomermurderess Tue 04-Dec-18 15:54:13

Iris for me too. And I think it is used less frequently than the others.

Picknickers Tue 04-Dec-18 23:15:51

Iris easily.

Emelene Tue 04-Dec-18 23:17:01

I like Ivy! I know a gorgeous 2 year old Ivy which helps though. smile

nocluenoidea Wed 05-Dec-18 09:26:46



Something about Iris doesn't flow. Isla is a lovely name despite it's popularity!

MadameJosephine Wed 05-Dec-18 09:35:15

Iris, it’s beautiful and nowhere near as common around here as the other two.

FlamingoFlamango Wed 05-Dec-18 15:48:38


Gobletoffire Wed 05-Dec-18 15:51:23

Iris. Ivy a close second. All lovely names x

jessstan2 Wed 05-Dec-18 15:52:33


LegoPiecesEverywhere Wed 05-Dec-18 19:51:49

Iris is lovely. Not on your list but also like Ines

Jeffacake Wed 05-Dec-18 21:00:55

I’ve never known how to pronounce Ines!

MikeUniformMike Wed 05-Dec-18 21:23:16

Of the 3, Iris.

MummyBearRose Wed 05-Dec-18 21:57:18

Ivy 👶🏽

HappyGoLuckyGo Wed 05-Dec-18 22:25:57

Iris! 100%
Fits someone of any age, more than Ivy. And Isla is a bit faddy...

DeliveredByKiki Wed 05-Dec-18 22:26:31


ForAMinuteThere Thu 06-Dec-18 07:29:52

Isla is extremely common where I live. And unfortunately has some connotations. The amount of times I hear them get called as Iz-la too is bizarre.

Ivy and Iris are both beautiful. Only know 1 of each and they'd certainly be on my list.

ForAMinuteThere Thu 06-Dec-18 07:30:56

What about Ida?

L0kiWh0 Thu 06-Dec-18 08:50:33

Choose Iris! I really love it and wanted it for this baby if it’s a girl, but can’t due to our surname being Lewis.

Jeffacake Thu 06-Dec-18 16:09:58

Iris doesn’t sound perfect with our surname either... it has a S on the end... but I figure she might marry and change her surname at some point!

L0kiWh0 Thu 06-Dec-18 17:00:37

It’s sods law isnt it.

The only boys name I like is Ellis and we can’t have that either 😫

Frosty66611 Thu 06-Dec-18 17:01:55


IdaBWells Thu 06-Dec-18 17:03:39

I prefer Phoebe 🙂

90mammasophie Thu 06-Dec-18 17:10:11

Isla is too popular / overdone & maybe on the way out a little bit for that reason. The other two are both beautiful names. I love iris

Jeffacake Thu 06-Dec-18 21:25:03

Someone today linked Iris to Isis... I don’t think I can I hear it now! Why do people have to ruin things with their unhelpful comments!

Jeffacake Thu 06-Dec-18 21:25:19


LilySays Thu 06-Dec-18 21:26:21

Ivy! So beautiful and simple.

If I had another girl she would be Violet or Ivy. smile

Ipanema01 Fri 07-Dec-18 14:18:42

Iris by miles. SO beautiful

GrannyHaddock Fri 07-Dec-18 14:42:47


stellarfox Fri 07-Dec-18 18:24:01

All three are on my shortlist, they are all lovely! My current favourite I think is Ivy but I could easily choose any of them. Isla is very popular so that does put me off a bit.

Ignore the isis comment!

Yidette86 Sat 08-Dec-18 05:12:06

Ivy is a lovely name... Isla is far too common imo..

Kittensgalore Sun 09-Dec-18 14:02:15

Love Iris, if I had had another DD she would have been Iris. Beautiful and works for a a wee one and older. Maybe popular but for a good reason. Don't like Isla or Ivy nearly so much.

Jitters22 Sun 09-Dec-18 14:04:23

Definitely Iris, but I'm biased.

It was my beloved mum's name - she died two years ago and I love that it seems to be becoming popular again.

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