Would you change the spelling of Isla?

I am not generally fond of spelling names to be “different” but we absolutely love the name [name]Isla[/name]- but are concerned wtih the baby having to constantly correct people’s pronunciation and spelling.

Would you change the spelling of [name]Isla[/name] to…



[name]Ila[/name] ?

Any other spellings that you can think of?

What do you think?

Thank you!

NO! Part of the charm of [name]Isla[/name] is it’s attractive, sophisticated look and spelling. [name]Isla[/name] is getting more popular by the day. I think most people will be more familiar with it than you think. By the way, this is coming from the mother of a [name]Phoebe[/name] who was convinced that EVERYONE would mispell her name. They hardly ever do.

I would not change the spelling.

I do have a client at work who is in her eighties and is named [name]Eila[/name] (pronounced same as [name]Isla[/name]). I complimented her name and she said it is now being used by other members of the family for their new babies.

No! I recently found out that one of my coworkers’ daughters was named [name]Isla[/name], but she spells it Iyla. The appeal of the name dropped dramatically once I found out about the spelling change, and I don’t think it makes it that much easier, honestly. [name]Isla[/name] looks perky and fun, but Iyla looks weird to me, honestly.

Nope, not at all. I agree with a pp that it’s becoming more “known” and people will get the pronunciation.

Definitely don’t change the spelling of [name]Isla[/name]… it is gorgeous and charming and half of that charm is in the spelling alone. Since we are used to pronouncing and spelling Island, [name]Isla[/name] shouldn’t me such a stretch, plus [name]Isla[/name] [name]Fisher[/name] makes this name pretty well known. Everything else looks unique and not as nice. I have seen it spelled [name]Ayla[/name] though…

I wouldn’t worry about it. [name]Isla[/name] is getting more widely known as a name, and even if people get it wrong the first time the pronunciation is easy to remember once you’re corrected once. It’s just like island or aisle, there’s a silent s. Also seplling it differently makes it loose it’s charm. [name]Ilah[/name] or Iyla just don’t look as nice as [name]Isla[/name].

Thank you for all of your responses!

I definitely agree…I love love love to write it spelled [name]Isla[/name]. I was recently telling co-workers the name choice and they seemed so confused on how it was spelled, that is why I decided to ask you clever berries :slight_smile: Decision made…[name]Isla[/name] will remain [name]Isla[/name].

Thanks again :slight_smile: