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bumpwatcher Fri 10-Jul-09 19:12:18

What do you think to Isla? Is it becoming really popular?

dizzydixies Fri 10-Jul-09 19:12:48

up here in Scotland yes its VERY popular - lovely name though

MrsHappy Fri 10-Jul-09 19:14:44

I like it, but the only problem is that with some last names (ours anyway) it makes the child sound like a holiday destination.

Prosecco Fri 10-Jul-09 19:15:39

yes (also Scottish) but love it!

expertinscunthorpe Fri 10-Jul-09 19:16:13

I love it, a friend also has an Iona which I think is pretty as well and a bit less popular.

Kayzr Fri 10-Jul-09 19:17:09

I love it.

nigglewiggle Fri 10-Jul-09 19:17:41

It's lovely. It is getting more popular in England, but was really uncommon a few years back, so that's not saying it's everywhere.

I think of Isla Sinclair - but that shows my age!

More likely to make people think of Isla Fisher - not a bad thing IMO.

roundabout1 Fri 10-Jul-09 19:24:29

My 3 year old is called Isla, every one says it's unusual & there's only one other in our town & she's 4 months. I think it is becoming more popular though. I always thought of Isla Sinclair too but am glad that people more commonly think of Isla Fisher!

Rindercella Fri 10-Jul-09 19:27:34

Lovely name but very popular.

I'm of an age to remember Isla Sinclair too smile

ZippysMum Fri 10-Jul-09 20:05:02

A friend of mine has just had a little girl named Isla Rose.
Another friend has Isla or Orla as #1 choice if she has another girl.
Lovely name, though.

Pyrocanthus Fri 10-Jul-09 20:22:04

Lovely name, 2 in our Midlands school, both of Scottish parentage.

Iona and Orla lovely too.

yogabird Fri 10-Jul-09 20:22:44


lou031205 Fri 10-Jul-09 20:25:54

My 13 week old DD3 is called Isla - lovely name wink

serin Fri 10-Jul-09 21:26:45


roundabout1 Sat 11-Jul-09 19:55:28

My dd is called Isla Rose too. Have had a few people mispronouncing it & saying it as it's spelt but not too many.

tummytickler Sat 11-Jul-09 19:57:54

I love Isla - my best friend at primary school was calles Isla, but it has become very popular very quickly, which would worry me (faddy/trendy).
But thats just me grin.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sat 11-Jul-09 20:09:25

I love it, but it seems so do a lot of other people as it seems extremely popular at the moment.

kellbell Sat 11-Jul-09 20:19:03

It is a lovely name but getting a bit overdone. I'd put it in the same bracket as Freya for being overdone.

I wouldn't put Rose with it though.

Adding Rose to any halfway decent name immediately makes it sound very twee. May has the same effect and is possibly worse if anything.

That is only my humble opinion though, and I believe everyone is entitled to one!

mrsdisorganised Sat 11-Jul-09 20:25:47

CurlyCasper Sat 11-Jul-09 20:33:55

Good Scottish name, it's fairly common - grew up alongside a couple is Islas (30 now) but never known one without Scottish parentage.

Just please don't add the Y (as in the Isle of Islay) as some people do.

Iona is an island too (and Jura, Gigha, Tiree, Mull, Coll....)

mumofmaniacs Sat 11-Jul-09 20:34:42

Gorgeous. Yes. Love it. Want it

mumofmaniacs Sat 11-Jul-09 20:35:29

Oh, not with Rose. Dont do Rose's

pointydog Sat 11-Jul-09 20:52:16

good name

NanaJo Sun 12-Jul-09 04:33:32

I live in Canada and for whatever reason, Isla is becoming popular here. A neighbour's new granddaughter has been named Isla.

Sugarkane Sun 12-Jul-09 10:58:14

My 14 month old is Isla-Rae, I love the name and have never known another Isla eventhough the name is growing popular, I also live in Scotland.

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