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How popular is Isla?

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SpringFlowers Wed 26-Dec-12 05:49:00

That's kind of it really...I love the name Isla but keep hearing that it's become very popular. Any views or alternatives?

FellatioNelson Wed 26-Dec-12 05:51:11

Very. But it is beautiful.

SomersetONeil Wed 26-Dec-12 06:48:37

Yes, very popular. Is of this era, so will likely date. But that's not important to a lot of people.

vintageviolets Wed 26-Dec-12 07:19:03

My DS is Ayla, pronounced the same as Isla.
she is in her 20's.

Kt8791 Wed 26-Dec-12 07:44:09

Very. But a pretty name.

FellatioNelson Wed 26-Dec-12 07:45:43

Are you Asian vintage? I have a friend with a daughter who spells it that way, also in her 20s and they are Asian.

boysarelikehogs Wed 26-Dec-12 07:45:58

Very. I know an Isis which is lovely. Very different meaning but similiar sound?

FellatioNelson Wed 26-Dec-12 07:47:53

I know an Isis as well. she would be about 11 now. It's beautiful.

FellatioNelson Wed 26-Dec-12 07:48:57

I always wanted Elsa for a girl but I only had boys. Elsa is gorgeous - very elegant and timeless, and not at all over-used.

ICompletelyKnowAboutGuineaPigs Wed 26-Dec-12 08:43:47

Oh no, disappointed to hear it's popular...Isla is currently top of my list! I've only met one Isla and she was my age so maybe it varies by area? Names don't have to be massively unusual for me, but I do like them not to be very popular.

What other names do you have OP?

Onezerozero Wed 26-Dec-12 08:46:09

It's very popular here. But it is nice!

comeonbishbosh Wed 26-Dec-12 10:04:46

Like it. Never met one round here (big northern city) so these things can be quite localised. Hardly top ten, so if you like it go for it!

GW297 Wed 26-Dec-12 14:25:21

Popular but so lovely!

jinglebellyalltheway Wed 26-Dec-12 14:28:53

very, seems to be one in every group we go to

JingleBel Wed 26-Dec-12 14:30:26

Popular here (s London)

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 26-Dec-12 14:31:32

Very popular - here in NE England and we met two on holiday put of about ten kids. It's a really nice name that's why!

SpringFlowers Wed 26-Dec-12 15:29:09

Thank you for your comments. I also like Ottilie (Otti) for short and Orla.

TidyDancer Wed 26-Dec-12 15:36:16

It's become one of those names like Paris, Charlie, Evie (etc) were in their time. Very popular spike then they seem to fade a bit. So I suppose it depends on whether you want to use it soon? Ie are you currently pregnant? In a few years time, it might not be so popular.

Where did you hear Ottilie? I've never heard of that before! It's quite sweet.

Feckthehalls Wed 26-Dec-12 15:39:48

very, in Scotland . Not sure about elsewhere

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 26-Dec-12 15:49:41

I have an Orla, good choice. Otti is lovely too.

SnowProbs Wed 26-Dec-12 17:18:39

Very popular in London in the last 2 or 3 years. I know three under 3 yrs. it is very pretty, though.

D0G Wed 26-Dec-12 17:21:00

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SpringFlowers Wed 26-Dec-12 18:08:52

I think we're settled on a short list of either Isla, Ottilie or Orla - baby due in January. Any middle name ideas?

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 26-Dec-12 18:24:27

Isla is apparently very popular now but I've only met one and that was years ago. My orthodontist was called Isla.

PorkusEnormous Wed 26-Dec-12 21:02:10

I'm in a small town on Southwest coast, very very popular. Several in my DD's ballet class and more in her nursery.

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