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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
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    461

    Namer's remorse, 5years late...

    I'm starting to really regret naming my eldest, who is about to turn 5, Isla. I am very critical of anyone naming their kids hard to spell/pronounce names and here I am with an Izzla or Ice-la:-/
    Also in my town and surrounding areas I know at least 4 other Islas (some spelled Isla, Ila and Iyla (double eww!)). Not to mention a couple Lilahs which are pronounced the same. When I chose her name it was just barely in the top 1000, now it's top 100 in Vermont! To top it off, we are trying to come up with a name for #3 and it seems hard to find names that "go" with it. The name suits her and she gets positive feedback when she tells her name to people but I'm just a bit...regretful.
    Anyone else feel this way?

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    48
    I'm sorry for your regrets, but it's still a beautiful name. And if you look on the bright side, one of your problems with it should in time solve the other...i.e. as Isla grows in popularity it will become more familiar and get mispronounced less.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    695
    I feel sorry for you but try to look on the bright side and take it as a compliment to your taste. I have a teenage stepson Mason (named before it was uber popular) but he still likes his name. Hopefully your daughter still loves/will love her name and being a trend-setter!
    Personal Favorites: Mira Cairdeas and Darrow Paine

    Best Wishes To All

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    FL, USA
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    Isla is a beautiful name and I think you should keep it.
    ~Emily

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  5. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    461
    Yeah I def won't change it and still think it's beautiful. I'm just feel kind of embarrassed when someone asks how I spell it or ask if it's a family name...

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