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Ayla or Isla

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Bythelake89 Fri 10-Jan-20 19:33:17

What do you think of the names Ayla (pronounced as it's written) or Isla (pronounced Eye-la) as girl's names? Preference?

nonamemummy Fri 10-Jan-20 19:34:40

Isla ! flowers

Poppyfields21 Fri 10-Jan-20 19:35:00

To me these are very different names, I personally would use Isla but not Ayla as I have Scottish heritage, not Middle Eastern.

Allofme1 Fri 10-Jan-20 19:35:32

Isla- Beautiful Scottish name.

MsChatterbox Fri 10-Jan-20 19:36:02


HalfManHalfLabrador Fri 10-Jan-20 19:36:56


Goodnightjude1 Fri 10-Jan-20 19:38:09

Isla is beautiful

Wallabyone Fri 10-Jan-20 19:44:28

Ayla is pronounced just like Isla by all the Turkish/Turkish Cypriot Aylas I know. I see both as different versions of the same name.

Bythelake89 Fri 10-Jan-20 19:45:53

@Wallabyone ah that's good to know! Thanks

QuillBill Fri 10-Jan-20 19:46:02

I was teaching a reception class (supply) al,OST full of Isla variants today.


I try so hard to get names right as it must be awful to have a stranger replace your teacher mispronouncing your name, I only got to grips with Isla and Arla.

I really struggle with Iyla as it looks like Lyla.

misspiggy19 Fri 10-Jan-20 19:46:32


GatoFofo Fri 10-Jan-20 19:46:54

I know both and they are pronounces the same. I much prefer the spelling Ayla.

Bythelake89 Fri 10-Jan-20 19:49:44

@QuillBill just google Isla after reading your post, and saw 'most popular baby names of 2019 are Archie and Isla!' I feel so unoriginal 😂

PlantPotting Fri 10-Jan-20 19:50:46

Isla ❤️❤️❤️❤️

ParsleyPot Fri 10-Jan-20 19:54:02


Nicknackpaddywack16 Fri 10-Jan-20 20:01:11


Ohyesiam Fri 10-Jan-20 20:03:06


thetrinityisshite Fri 10-Jan-20 20:16:13

Isla.. the other one is a complete bastardisation of the Scottish spelling. Kind of like equivalent of Neve or shovon!

notaregularmom Fri 10-Jan-20 20:22:39


autumndreaming Fri 10-Jan-20 20:31:47

@thetrinityisshite it really isn't a 'bastardisation'. Ayla is a Turkish name.

wishing4sun Fri 10-Jan-20 21:29:40

I live Isla my ds18 girlfriends name.
I work in and have lots of variants of names, spellings and pronounciation, it's fun trying to remember which is which confused

WindyMiller1020 Sat 11-Jan-20 01:29:33

I like both smile

Also like Ailsa (ayl-sa) and Orla

Bythelake89 Sat 11-Jan-20 21:22:52

@WindyMiller1020 Ailsa is very pretty 😍

TakeMe2Insanity Sat 11-Jan-20 21:54:14

Ayla - the glow/halo of the moon 😍 In Arabic and Turkish
Isla - meaning island in Scotland

Both lovely names but different to one another. They do sound the same.

PlantPotting Sat 11-Jan-20 22:34:39

I really love Isla
Much less popular numbers wise than it used to be according to the official data

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