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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.

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.

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