Names similar to Isla but less popular!

Discussion in 'Baby Names' started by Bellef, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Bellef

    Bellef Active Member

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    Isla has been my favourite name for years and years... unfortunately it now seems to be everyone's favourite name now! I really want to avoid a popular name if possible, as I don't want my little girl to be one of 4 or 5 in her class with the same name, but I am struggling to find anything I like as much as Isla. I have searched the internet, downloaded apps and read baby name books but nothing comes close.

    Has anyone any suggestions? Our surname is long so it really needs to be quite a short name.

    Inspiration would be fab!
     
  2. naomi88

    naomi88 Well-Known Member

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    We are the same trying to get away from anything too popular (ie top 10)

    How about:
    Layla
    Rose
    Evie
    Ivy
    Orla
    Hollie
    Allie
    Luna

    Xxx
     
  3. MrsS15

    MrsS15 Well-Known Member

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    Isla is a lovely name but yes getting quite popular. Other suggestions..

    Iona
    Ayla
    Lyla
    Maya
    Aria
    Iris
    Aoife (eefa)
    Ivy
    Etta
    Inis
    Ilena
    Indi/India
    Ezra

    I'll add anymore if I think of some :) xx
     
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  4. Louloubelle84

    Louloubelle84 Well-Known Member

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    I really like Skyla. Saw some little girl on a programme once with that name and I always remember it x
     
  5. Tonks82

    Tonks82 Well-Known Member

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    I've just found out I'm having a boy but I had Ida on my girls list.

    I think it's popular yet not very common and sounds a bit like Isla.

    Xxx


     
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    Rooster30 Well-Known Member

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    In one of the baby groups I take my daughter to there's an Alma. I love it. Old fashioned but very unique these days.
     
  7. Glordag

    Glordag Well-Known Member

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    I think Iris is really pretty
     
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    Isha, Isabella , Ivory,
     
  9. Bellef

    Bellef Active Member

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    Thanks everyone, some lovely names to consider. I am tempted to just go with Isla rather than try and force myself to like another name and then regret it further down the line but we shall see if anything else grows on us!
     
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    Ellsbells Well-Known Member

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    Esla is a nice alternative :) Also Mila was on my list for girls (but I had a boy instead!) x
     

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