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.
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 think...it seems to be the new emily....
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.
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 )