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  1. #6
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    Oct 2012
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    It's a Scottish name pronounced 'eye-la'.
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  2. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
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    Some where on the East Coast
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    Eye-la It was one of the names we had if Everett had been a girl.
    Jamie

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  3. #10
    Join Date
    May 2013
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    Munchkinland
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    It's like the beginning of the word "island". You don't say the "s". My cousin's name is Isla and I also went to college with a girl named Isla - they both pronounce it the same way.

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Great Lakes
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    I agree with pretty much everyone else. The "s" is silent, like aisle or island. EYE-luh.
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  5. #14
    My first language is spanish and since isla is the spanish word for island I say it as I would say that word which is ees-lah I hope the explanation for the pronounciation makes sense

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