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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?

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diddlediddle Tue 14-Jan-20 12:04:16

Although Isla is more popular it is more classic whereas Ayla is very of the moment and will date less well

PlantPotting Mon 13-Jan-20 20:49:59

Much much prefer Isla

AlpacaGoodnight Mon 13-Jan-20 20:33:29

Much prefer Ayla!

Grufallosfriends Mon 13-Jan-20 12:21:04

I much prefer Ayla.

When I see Isla I think Ees la, as in La Isla Bonita.

december20100 Mon 13-Jan-20 11:44:36

Isla is one of the most popular at the moment and I do like it. But don't have Rose as the middle name or even worse Hyphenated.

BethanyGilbert Mon 13-Jan-20 08:02:59

I like both. I know 4 Isla’s I can’t think off of the top of my head. Only one Ayla though I did call her Isla by mistake the first time I met her.

thetrinityisshite Sun 12-Jan-20 23:52:30


So I hear! Ach well.. I stand corrected. Apologies. I think they are different names though as the pronunciation is a bit different.

I still vote Isla.

wonderstuff Sun 12-Jan-20 23:20:31

I have an Isla, I really thought it would be an unusual name! I teach secondary and had never met an isla. DD was born in 2007 and I guess I was on-trend.. She hates it when people mis-pronunce it, guess the upside of its popularity is that won't happen too often. In hindsight a silent letter is a bit tricky when you're learning to read and write it.

MrsP2015 Sun 12-Jan-20 23:12:47

I used to love Isla until it became SO popular.
Ayla is gorgeous and prefer the Ayy- La sound rather than Isla.

Although Kayla is now quite popular...

peachypetite Sun 12-Jan-20 23:08:09

@thetrinityisshite get your facts straight! It’s a very common Turkish name too, Ayla.

Astronica Sun 12-Jan-20 23:02:58


JRUIN Sun 12-Jan-20 20:49:27

Definitely Isla.

Isadora2007 Sun 12-Jan-20 20:47:35

They’re very very popular around here. Ayla less so than Isla... but I still know 4 Aylas from 2-10 years old.

diddlediddle Sun 12-Jan-20 20:45:23

I'm afraid they are rather unoriginal 😬

Any other names you're considering?

Tiddlertoddler Sun 12-Jan-20 20:11:28

Are you pronouncing Ayla like Kayla without the K? I like both but think Ayla is more original if pronounced as above smile

Savannaha Sun 12-Jan-20 20:08:26

they sound the same but ayla is more original

user1480880826 Sun 12-Jan-20 20:05:37

If you don’t mind you daughter having the same name as everyone else then go for it.

ablisha Sun 12-Jan-20 19:59:42

I'm a teacher and have an Aisla in my class but pronounced just as Isla would be - just another idea!

Wasail Sun 12-Jan-20 19:47:42

Ayla for me is from Clan of the Cave Bear books. I like the name a lot.

My phone tried to autocorrect to Ayala which also seems a lovely name.

sel2223 Sun 12-Jan-20 19:42:56

Ayla is one of our favourite Turkish names

AlexaShutUp Sun 12-Jan-20 14:14:19

Another vote for Isla.

Flymetothestars Sun 12-Jan-20 14:11:16

Isla ❤️

MikeUniformMike Sun 12-Jan-20 13:58:29

Isla. Ayla looks ugly.

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

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.

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