Post # 1
So, we’ve been discussing baby names today. We’ve narrowed it down to a top 3: Isla, Autumn and Norah. I LOVE Norah, but Darling Husband doesn’t think it flows well with his last name. Tell me what you think. Which name do you like best?
We’re also having trouble coming up with middle names. I like Autumn Elizabeth but Darling Husband is sort of indifferent to Elizabeth and I like Norah Jane, but he’s also not so sure about that one. I have zero ideas for Isla.
So, which is best (I’ll add in his last name so you guys can see how it flows).
Isla _____ Butera (it’s pronounced Eye-la for those who don’t know)
Autumn (Elizabeth?) Butera
Norah (Jane) Butera
Disclaimer: Yes, I realize posting his last name is not the best idea… but it’s only a last name and not our first names too, so I’m not too worried. Please don’t lecture me on the subject.
Post # 3
I love Isla, it sounds very pretty with your last name. Maybe in the spirit of the less common first names with the more common middle names, Isla Anne Butera?
Post # 4
I think everyone’s going to end up butchering Isla and pronounce it Is-la like Isla Fisher… but I still think it’s gorgeous even mispronounced 🙂
Not a fan of Autumn, but I do like Norah too.
Post # 5
Honesty, Norah is perfect. I don’t know why, I just feel it is perfect for you, zippy. I love it with the last name, it is classic and simple but somewhat alternative and beautiful. I love it.
Post # 6
I love Nora, although I think Isla is really pretty as well.
I think it would be pretty as Isla Rose or Isla Marie.
Post # 7
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I love both Norah Jane and Isla Jane. Both beautiful names 🙂
Post # 8
Isla is really pretty, Norah as well. My personal favourite is Autumn, but that is because it seems so different from any other name lately.
Post # 9
my fav is is def ISLA! i also like norah. personally, and that is just really my own opinion, i’m not too crazy about automn with his last name. sorry 🙁
i think ISLA JANE OR ISLA ROSE would be really pretty! good luck with your decision!
Post # 10
They are all so pretty but I think Autumn sounds best with your last name!
Post # 11
I also think that Isla might be pronounced Is-La But with that said, nearly everyone pronounces my daughter’s name wrong/spells it wrong. So if you like it, do it! I like that name.
1. Isla Olivia Butera 2. Norah Jane Butera 3. Autumn Elizabeth
Post # 12
I really like Autumn Elizabeth, though I might be biased because my middle name is Elizabeth 🙂 And also, I knew a girl named Isla in high school and she was…let’s just say no one liked Isla 🙂 Haha.
I really do like the name Autumn, though!
ETA: About the girl Isla I knew, every year on the first day of school/if we had a substitute teacher, they would always call her “Is-la” when they called attendance and it made her SO mad. It’s not a huge deal, but just something to think about.
Post # 13
It is rare that I like someone’s selections of names so much. My first thought when I see those names is “oh no, Isla!” Isla is unfortunately crazily popular in the UK and there will be lots of other little Islas about her age. I totally love Isla (it is one of my very favourite names) but I would be weary of because of the popularity in the UK Top 100 baby names over the past few years (I am such a geek to pay close attention to such things). Autumn I think is really nice and has lovely connotations. Norah is pretty too, though old-fashioned but I’m not sure it matters for such a classic name. Either way, you can’t go wrong, they’re all lovely names. 🙂
ETA: Although, I would add that I think Isla’s popularity means it is less likely to be mispronounced (though some people always will).
Post # 14
I love all three, though I think I like Isla the best with his last name. What about Isla Grace?
Post # 16
@VickyAurea: It won’t be that big of a deal with it being popular here. We’re due to move back to the states when she’s 2, so she’ll never be in a UK school.
Thanks for your opinions, ladies! Keep em coming.