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Help me with names....being indecisive!

(19 Posts)
fixuplooksharp Sat 25-Jul-15 16:17:52

I am normally great at making decisions but this name business is hard!!
I have 3 names that both myself and DH really like, but struggling to decide between them. So thought I'd ask you lovely lot smile
Ayla - pronounced as it looks a-la
What are your thoughts, or to confuse me even more and other similar suggestions?
I have two boys called Archie and Harry so a name that goes well with them smile

chocfireguard Sat 25-Jul-15 16:21:19

You might want to get this moved to the baby names thread. But I like Ayla.

fixuplooksharp Sat 25-Jul-15 16:23:15

Thanks, I didn't realise there was one. I'll have a look smile

chocfireguard Sat 25-Jul-15 16:23:16

Though Isla goes better with Archie and Harry!

fixuplooksharp Sat 25-Jul-15 16:25:33

Isla was our first choice but since then I have heard of a couple local to us, so started thinking of others, it's so hard to decide!

chocfireguard Sat 25-Jul-15 18:09:19

How about Esme, Rosa or Violet? I think they all go with Archie and Harry and are a similar vibe to Isla?

Spydra Sat 25-Jul-15 18:12:44

Ayla is lovely but since brother is Archie she should have her own initial. Mya is nice but I'd spell it Maya.

Wishful80sMontage Sat 25-Jul-15 18:15:17

I like Isla best with the other names smile

eaiand2 Sat 25-Jul-15 18:43:43


The others you'll forever be spelling it and teaching others how to pronounce them!

Stingingthistle Sat 25-Jul-15 18:56:32


Ayla by the way is a Turkish name pronounced the same as Isla. So if you want it said as ay-la it might cause confusion.

fixuplooksharp Sun 26-Jul-15 10:29:18

Thanks everyone smile I think we have now discounted Mya. So just between Ayla and Isla. Is there another way of spelling Ayla?

VixxFace Sun 26-Jul-15 11:35:58


plonkie Sun 26-Jul-15 11:53:42

Aayla? Pretty name. Lots of a's but pretty!

Bin85 Sun 26-Jul-15 11:56:32

I think it's easier to have 3 different initials for your DC
Think shopping lists
Scoring in games
Post when they are older

fixuplooksharp Sun 26-Jul-15 15:06:01

Yep good point on the different initials, it would get annoying!
Aayla is a lovely way of spelling it though smile

Bin85 Sun 26-Jul-15 22:56:08

Archie , Harry and Clara?
I think sound good together and share ar

fixuplooksharp Mon 27-Jul-15 10:14:49

Ooh Clara, that's a lovely name! Thanks smile I'll mention that one to DH.

BertrandRussell Mon 27-Jul-15 10:20:28

If you want to to go (and there's no reason why you should) then I don't think Ayla goes- Archie and Harry are very traditional. I also think you'll have huge prononciAtion issues with Ayla. Go for Isla. Or for something completely different. Lara perhaps? Mia? Sara?

fixuplooksharp Mon 27-Jul-15 11:31:13

Thanks Bert, I was wondering the same, Ayla is lovely but doens't sound as traditional as Archie and Harry, and I would like an older traditional sounding name to go with them. Isla definitely seems to fit better doesn't it!

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