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October 6th, 2013 05:47 AM #1Junior Member
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October 6th, 2013 06:02 AM #3Senior Member
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This is a question dear to my heart and I'll be watching the thead.
I love the concept of Isis but it's got a lot of baggage. My husband said he finds it jarring to consider on a daughter as pale and Irish-last-named as any daughter of his is likely to be, too.
I prefer the more Isis-y spelling Isidora to Isadora, which reminds me more of Isabella, which I don't like *nearly* as much. Dora is not a plus, but Isidora does have a certain low-key vintage quality that Isis doesn't? I can picture more vintage names I like going with Isidora than with Isis.
Isidra is maybe my favourite, but the most obscure of all three. It's a Spanish variant of Isidora.
I would use Izzy for short, but I know not everyone likes Izzy. I find it fairy spunky. Issy looks lispier to me, and I dislike Dora very much.
But want to gather more suggestions myself!
October 6th, 2013 06:51 AM #5Gwen Eleanor... Mary Josephine ... Anna Juliet ... Iris Evelyn ... Sage Catherine ** Arlo Grant ... Drew Thomas ... Eli James ... Owen Vincent... Jay Theodore
October 6th, 2013 11:24 AM #7Senior Member
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I loved the response from stripedsocks--Isidra is so unique! If you don't like Issy or Dora, could Sidra be a nn you like for Isadora? it's maybe a couple of degrees removed--translate the name to Spanish, then take the nickname from the Spanish variant... but it's so full-flavored! It's similar to Sandra so it isn't completely unfamiliar but there's this exotic twist...
I love Isis as well but I see what paw meant when she said it sounded a bit cold. I also can really only see it on someone with a darker complexion--the Egyptian connotation is just SO strong. I would buy Isis as a nickname for Isadora if that suits you.
October 6th, 2013 11:31 AM #9
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Alice, Amélie, Audrey, Cosima, Eleanor, Isadora, Lucie, Lydia, Ophelia, Rose, Scarlett, Stella
Alistair, Arthur, Casper, Charles, Marius, Nicolas, Oscar, Perceval, Theodore, Victor, Vincent, Xavier
GPs: Aoife, Artemis, Arwen, Guinevere, Hecate, Iphigenia, Musichetta, Nyx, Olive, Philomena, Wendy, Xanthe, Zenobia / Cecil, Chester, Crispin, Hamish, Lucius, Lysander, Magnus, Seamus