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Thread: Isla as a nn for Isabelle?
April 27th, 2013 04:28 PM #6Little Bean arriving September 2014
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April 27th, 2013 05:13 PM #8Senior Member
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I personally wouldn't. I know the letters are in the right order, but the starting sounds are so different. I see Isla as its own, stand-alone name, totally unrelated to Isabella. Sometimes I do like stand-alone, separate names as nicknames, but usually that's to take a wilder, GP name (Mars, Thor) and help it fit my style more (Marshall, Arthur). Since Isla and Isabella are on a fairly similar plane, I confess it doesn't make as much sense to me that it would function as a nn for Isabella. I too like Isa better. (Granted, all that's my opinion. You can, of course, do whatever you like )
April 27th, 2013 05:25 PM #10
I think it would be fine.
April 27th, 2013 05:43 PM #12
I think it could work, in theory. While they have the same letters, they don't share any sounds. I think Isabella is closer, but it's still weird. But I see where you're coming from: Isla and Isabelle are match-y for sisters, and both are amazing names (even if you aren't expecting).
But Isla has no connection to Isabelle.
*If you pronounce Isla as ees-luh (the Spanish prn), I think it would make a lot more sense.~lucy reine~~ celestine eira ~ mary simona ~ elizabeth echo "ellie" ~ eleanor heaven "lena" ~ vivienne ailsa ~ felicity emma "fay" ~ catherine aiko "rin" ~ elsa verity ~~ jasper red ~ evander lachlan 'evan'~ kai nicholas ~ ezra link ~ avery thomas ~ michael satoshi "mischa" ~ finn jeremias ~ ezekiel hayden ~ alexander rowan "sacha" ~
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April 27th, 2013 06:00 PM #14Senior Member
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I don't think it would work well. They are totally different sounds. If Isla were pronounced "is-la" and not "eye-la," then I would say it could work.Current Favorites:Elizabeth Lily nn EllieMary Emmeline nn MaisieSarah Evangeline nn Sadie
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