I’ve been thinking about the name [name]Isadora[/name] recently, and am surprised that it isn’t more popular, given its similarity to [name]Isabella[/name] and the like. I really like it, and think the nickname options are lovely ([name]Dora[/name], [name]Isa[/name], possibly [name]Sadie[/name]). What do you think of it? Is the association to [name]Isadora[/name] [name]Duncan[/name] too strong? Any middle name ideas would be most welcome. I was also considering [name]Diana[/name], but I’m stuck on middle names again. Thanks! Bekah x

I love [name]Isadora[/name]! Like you, I’m surprised that it’s relatively underused, but I’m also glad it isn’t too popular. I had a thread about it months ago, and most posters said that the connection to [name]Isadora[/name] [name]Duncan[/name] isn’t too strong…

For a middle name, I think that word names are best avoided ([name]Isadora[/name] [name]Poppy[/name] --> Is a door a poppy?). [name]How[/name] long is your last name, and what letter does it start with?

[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Bridget[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Fay[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Helen[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Lucy[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Natalie[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Niamh[/name] (NEEV)
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Sophie[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Sylvie[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Tess[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Winifred[/name]

[name]Diana[/name] is lovely, too! Middle names:

[name]Diana[/name] [name]Bridget[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Fay[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Gwendolen[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Hazel[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Helen[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]June[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Juniper[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Lillian[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Lily[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Lucille[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Lucy[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Miriam[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Poppy[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Rosalind[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Rosaline[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Rosamond[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Scarlet[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Sophie[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Tess[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Therese[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Winifred[/name]

Good luck! :slight_smile:

[name]Cecily[/name]- thanks for your answer! I do love [name]Isadora[/name] but did worry about the connection. Good to know that it shouldn’t be an issue and that it’s really quite rare. I see what you mean about Is a door a…! Our last name is 2 syllables and begins with a C. Thanks again! Bekah x

I like [name]Isadora[/name] a lot. I think it hasnt become popular yet because [name]Isabella[/name] spiked because of the -ella part rather than the isa- part. [name]Izzy[/name], [name]Sadie[/name], and [name]Dora[/name] are all cute nicknames. I don’t think the [name]Isadora[/name] [name]Duncan[/name] thing is a big deal. I didn’t even know who she was until I looked her up after you mentioned it.

I’m considering [name]Isadora[/name] [name]Delphine[/name].
I really like [name]Theodora[/name] and [name]Pandora[/name] also.
[name]Sadie[/name] is a name I hadn’t thought of,but how sweet as a nickname

[name]Diana[/name] is lovely.

Personally, [name]Isadora[/name] isnt my style. My style is more cool-sounding names that are fun.

Like, my faves are [name]Kerry[/name] [name]Nicole[/name] and Mitchie [name]Danielle[/name]. Much different then [name]Isadora[/name].

I personally think the reason [name]Isabella[/name] is so much more popular than [name]Isadora[/name] is #1: Because [name]Isabella[/name] has a more exotic feel, whereas [name]Isadora[/name] sounds like one of your ancestors. #2: [name]Isabella[/name] is a lighter, more friendly (at first) sort of name. I mean, who doesn’t want the bright ball of sunshine whom everyone likes at school and who will probably turn out to be famous or a teacher or some sort of social worker? that is most likely why [name]Isadora[/name] is not as popular as [name]Isabella[/name], because [name]Isadora[/name] is more emotional, dramatic, creative and is more likely to be an artist or a writer.
I think that (in a nutshell) [name]Isabella[/name] is labeled as more happy, popular girl and [name]Isadora[/name] is more dark, creative and a the tiniest bit more interesting.
After all is said and done, I like [name]Isadora[/name] more than [name]Isabella[/name]:wink:

Time for mn

[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Eleni[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Elena[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Lilou[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Mab[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Truth[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Colette[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Estelle[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Eliana[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Amelie[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Aurelie[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]June[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Laurel[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Justice[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Elle[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Renee[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Kathryn[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Lilac[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Avril[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Blume[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Carolyn[/name]

I hope this helps:)


I immediately think of [name]Isadora[/name] [name]Duncan[/name], but I danced all the way through college. I don’t think most people even know who she is. Either way, it is a cool name and I wouldn’t mind sharing a name with a dance pioneer, even if she did die tragically.