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November 1st, 2012 07:12 PM #6
I love the name Isla! I think that if you really love it you should use it, no matter how popular it might be one day.
Personally I'm not a huge fan of Cosette or Colombe, but they are nice enough and work well with Isla. I say if there are two so-called rare names that you enjoy, then use them! It's about what you love, not what anyone else might think.
A couple other names I like that have a similar feel to Isla:
Mila (love this one!)
Irie (pr. eye-ree)
Good luck with your decision! Hope all goes well for you!Luna ♥
November 1st, 2012 09:00 PM #8
November 1st, 2012 10:07 PM #10Senior Member
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Wilma? I have known a couple of Wilma's (one a much predicted older doddery woman and the other young and dynamic nurse!) and the name is quite beautiful I think. To me it has more substance than Willa and even though my immediate thought was 'old lady' i have now started to assosiate it with a warm pleasant person! Isla is sweet though and I love both the combinations you put forward, i think it will be hard to find a name you like just as much!Expecting a baby GIRL!!! 19/3/2013
November 1st, 2012 10:32 PM #12♪~genevieve~♪
my current name loves:
for the beautiful young girl: ivy, felicity, cora, rose, carmen, flora, josephine, virginia, ramona, anastasia, louisa, francesca, clara, saskia, ida, wren, penelope, opal, cassia, ruth, eleanor, jane, piper, juliet, eliza, clio, aurora
for the dashing young boy: theodore, oscar, nathaniel, darius, felix, hugo, atticus, conrad, wesley, elias, arthur, august, sebastian, lionel, harry, casper
November 1st, 2012 10:54 PM #14Senior Member
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Isla is already really really popular here (Australia) but it's a nice name. The silent s will get destroyed sometimes though.
Ivy - Already mentioned, probably not unpopular enough for you, but pretty and straight-forward as far as spelling.
Izarra - Basque word meaning "star" and a guilty pleasure of mine.
Isolde, Iseult, Izolda - All variations of the Isolde of Celtic/Arthurian legend. Pronunciations are the issue here, because its been used across many languages.
Zelda, Zella - Known, but uncommon, phonetic but rare. Takes the common (but pretty) "ella" sound in a different direction.
Iola - Nameberry says its terribly outdated, but I think it's sound and meaning are both pretty. It is not likely to follow Isla up the charts, which may be some comfort.
Yael - Little-used Biblical gem with a similar vowel-y feel as Isla.
Ayelet - pronounced eye-YELL-it. A-names are very, very popular for girls and many are climbing, so when trying to avoid trends I mostly avoid them, (though I like some when I put popularity concerns aside) but Ayelet is probably NOT going popular places. But it's pretty, with nice meanings, and not too hard to say.