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What do you think of Isaiah for a boy?

(20 Posts)
FreshScent Mon 03-Aug-09 20:07:14

What do you think?

JRocks Mon 03-Aug-09 20:13:03

I like it

cookielove Mon 03-Aug-09 20:14:12

i love it, have loved it from about age 13 when saw a film called loosing Isaiah, so beautiful

rubyslippers Mon 03-Aug-09 20:14:19

it may be a grower ...

am not sure about it

honeydew Mon 03-Aug-09 22:00:30

nice - could be a bit heavy -how much do you want you son to stand out? Be careful with these fashionable but unusual names.

glucose Mon 03-Aug-09 22:05:28

er not fashionable, try biblical

dd has an Isaiah at nursery, family are practising christians, he is a sweet little thing.

hester Mon 03-Aug-09 22:07:47

I like it.

hambo Mon 03-Aug-09 22:10:43

Glucose - I think Honeydew means that at the moment it is fashionable to use biblical names.

It was not/will not be so fashionable in other decades.

Fashionable does not have to mean modern.

MamaLazarou Tue 04-Aug-09 08:29:29

Isiah is a BRILLIANT name!

boodleboot Tue 04-Aug-09 15:04:37

i do not like sounds very dry to me...prefer the other -iah names like Josiah and Jeremiah...

JeMeSouviens Tue 04-Aug-09 15:07:23

Love it.

GossipMonger Tue 04-Aug-09 15:20:11

To me it is too Biblical IYKWIM!

Joshua fine
Joseph fine
Luke fine

Moses not fine
Isaiah not fine
Noah not fine

But just my opinion. If you like it use it.
What sort of thing would it get shortened too do you think?

screamingabdab Tue 04-Aug-09 16:06:41

I also think it is a bit too Old Testament

Although I like Elijah, strangely, and Isaac.

Or failing that, Nigel

GrimmaTheNome Tue 04-Aug-09 16:26:40

Don't like OT prophets. At least its better than Melchizidec thoughgrin.

Or Elisha... which seems to have been adopted as a girls name and pronounced El-ee-sha - I was quite suprised when I first saw it and pronounced it El-eye-sha like I'd always heard in church, Elijah and Elisha...

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Tue 04-Aug-09 16:38:34

Its a bit Amish to me, don't know if it is actually an Amish name but it sounds it. I prefer Issac.

jellybeans Tue 04-Aug-09 19:04:28

I like it. Good name.

Firawla Tue 04-Aug-09 19:39:28

I like it

MaElsie Wed 05-Aug-09 12:55:39

Go for it, I think it's a good, solid boys name. You'd know where you were with an Isaiah - he'd be bound to be tall, broad and have a deep, resonant voice.

Plus, the more people who choose Biblical prophets' names, the less strange will our choice of Biblical name appear when our child is born!

Jemima123 Wed 05-Aug-09 15:55:52

I like it. Also chose Isaac for a middle name for a friend's baby - she was smitten!

RubyLove1 Wed 05-Aug-09 16:13:09

I absolutely LOVE the name Isaiah, but where I live (which isnt where Im from to would have made a difference to me) all the guys my DP grew up with have biblical names like Isaiah and Isaac and Elijah and Josiah etc etc (which I love) and DP said no way...<gutted>

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