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Avery or Isabel?

(21 Posts)
FreshScent Sat 23-May-09 00:01:24

Which do you prefer for a girl and why?

HolyGuacamole Sat 23-May-09 00:03:56

I prefer Isabel as Avery reminds me of a bird aviary and I think there is a company that makes scales or something called Avery.

fedup1981 Sat 23-May-09 00:04:42

Isabel. I love the name Isabella, it's really feminine. Avery reminds me of aviary. Or average.

piscesmoon Sat 23-May-09 00:05:03

Isabel or Isobel

nevergoogledragonbutter Sat 23-May-09 00:06:43

Avery is really crap.
As is avril or avis or aveline.

Isabella or Isobel.

Ronaldinhio Sat 23-May-09 00:10:02

I like avery but I think it's because it reminds me of the mum in Syvia's Mother by Dr Hook

Isabel lovely

mrswoolf Sat 23-May-09 01:54:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

nooka Sat 23-May-09 04:21:39

Isn't Avery a boys name (and American to boot)? I'm sure that Fern in Charlotte's Web has a brother called Avery.

Lots of Isabel's around though (especially if you include the Isobel, Isabelle and Isabellas too).

sockmonster Sat 23-May-09 09:56:32


janeite Sat 23-May-09 10:01:31

I really, really don't like Avery, sorry.

Isobel is a lovely name.

lechatnoir Sat 23-May-09 10:33:42

Like the others Avery makes me think of birds (but like Ava) and like Isabel if you don't mind that it's very popular now

Thunderduck Sat 23-May-09 10:58:53

Isabel. Avary makes me think of a bird house.

peppapig3 Sat 23-May-09 11:39:44

Isabel is lovely. Don't like Avery at all!

PistachioLemon Sat 23-May-09 11:47:54

Another one that thinks Avary sounds like
(a) a boy's name and
(b) something you keep birds in

Isabel is lovely but very popular.

Bonneville Sat 23-May-09 11:54:30

Avery sounds too much like ovary and the first thing that came to mind was that its the name of a company that makes scales.

MsMaggieBeauregarde Sat 23-May-09 15:29:48

have you been on american name boards? Avery was suggested often on the american boards when I was pg years ago.

Go with Ava or Isabel.

PistachioLemon Sun 24-May-09 11:09:51

FreshScent - I do like Ava. In fact, probably more than Isabel. Perhaps consider that as an alternative to Avery?

MrsMattie Mon 25-May-09 12:13:07

I know a little Avery, but he is a boy and American. Where is it from? it sounds made up.

Isabel? Meh. Gotta be in the Top 5 this year. Isabella much prettier, but still quite common. Depends if that bothers you.

chandellina Mon 25-May-09 19:24:15

My (American) niece is named Avery and the name has grown on me a lot. We often call her "Ayves." I believe it is far more commonly used for girls than boys at this point.

I do love the name Isabel in its various usages though too. And Ava.

Paolosgirl Mon 25-May-09 19:26:19

Avery sounds too much like aviary.

Really dislike it, sorry. Sounds v. American. Love Isabel though.

ponynuts Wed 03-Jun-09 11:55:47

Isabel. Avery's not nice to say to someone, especially as their name.

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