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Oh dear, curse those twilight books

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Southwestwhippet Thu 13-Aug-09 10:23:04

DH and I have been set on Isabelle for a girl for months now.

But we are both extraoridarily culturally UNaware about many things and I have only just read the Twilight books. It was only when I mentioned them to a couple of mates/sisters I realised how mainstream/cult popular the series is (and also that there is a film which I guess I kinda new but hadn't registred).

I most upset and concerned that there is about to be born an entire generation of Isabelles/Isabellas. DH seems unconcerned, but he doesn't believe there was a generation of Harrys after Harry Potter either.

am I worrying too much? I don't want my child to have the same name as everyone in her class especially if everyone will then think she has been named after a character in a cult film.

mrswoolf Thu 13-Aug-09 10:56:27

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Issy123 Thu 13-Aug-09 11:02:02

It is very popular already, I'm an Isabel in her mid 30s did not know any growing up but there are lots now.

boodleboot Thu 13-Aug-09 14:32:15

i know of six isabelle/izabella/isobel variations born in the last 18 months....way too popular a name to consider for me....nothing to do with the film i don't seems to be the new emily....

Stigaloid Thu 13-Aug-09 14:41:21

There are about 6 isabella's/e's in one girls lass at school and i know of 4 under the age of 3 at church. It is increibly popular now. Am gutted as wanted to call my DD Isabella but it is just too common place and DH doesn't want to. beautiful name though.

Cluttergump Thu 13-Aug-09 14:43:22

seems to be the failsafe fallback position for mums at the min.....beautiful as it is it just sounds so tired now to my ears....

MrsMattie Thu 13-Aug-09 14:58:14

It's got to be the most popular girls name already (or variations of it, anyway). Very pretty, but already a top 5 name, methinks.

Southwestwhippet Thu 13-Aug-09 15:14:52

Thanks all, I didn't realise that

Back to the drawing board methinks...

NorkilyChallenged Thu 13-Aug-09 15:18:14

It's a lovely name but HUGELY popular (esp if you count all the variants, Isobel, Isabella, etc). As everyone has said, has been that way for a while.

If keen to avoid popular names then you need to have a look at recent top 10/20 name lists and that will let you know if a name you're considering is already quite popular (can't tell you if it's miraculously about to become popular just as you choose it though wink)

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