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#31 of 53 Old 12-02-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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I would think EEs-la
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Eye-la. Only because it's spelled like island and not because I am aware of any other people with that name or aware of any cultural meanings.

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Eye-la, like the actress
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Eye-la, definitely. Beautiful name! And it helps that Isla Fisher has made it recognizable...that should help with pronunciation.

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I have a Madeline... I didnt know if it should be pronounced MAD-a-LINE or MAD-a-LYNN... so I called her Maddy until she decided on her own how to pronounce it. Thank god she chose MAD-A-LINE... because thats what I was going for. She was named after the little french story book character, Madeline.
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Iss-la

Until very recently when I finally heard the pronounciation of actress Isla Fisher's name did I realize one does not pronounce the "s" in the name.

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I have a Madeline... I didnt know if it should be pronounced MAD-a-LINE or MAD-a-LYNN... so I called her Maddy until she decided on her own how to pronounce it. Thank god she chose MAD-A-LINE... because thats what I was going for. She was named after the little french story book character, Madeline.
This is funny to me because my friend's daughter is Madeline, pronounced Mad-a-LYNN. We were discussing the pronunciation of her name just a couple of weeks ago, and she mentioned that lots of people pronounce it Mad-a-LINE because of the French story book character, but that the French don't pronounce it that way!

As for Isla....I would look at it on paper and probably ask the person how it's pronounced, because I can honestly see it being said either way. Someone mentioned that EYE-la should be spelled "Ayla," but my son has a friend named Ayla and they pronounce it with a long "a" sound in the beginning....EH-la. Just like Kayla without the "K".

I have a weird name that is constantly misspelled and mispronounced, so I pay close attention to named that are different. I know it can be annoying correcting people all the time.
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I read the other board, too, but not as often. :-) (Figured out you were on both when you posted about not feeling baby move much one night last week.) I've been saying Eye-la in my head. I think it's beautiful. I have a Caroline who is sometimes called Carolyn. At three years, she is super quick to correct them. I'm sure Isla won't have any problem setting folks straight either.

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EES-la

But I lived in Spain for a few months. It's a word there. Pronounced that way.
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EYE-la here. But then I have an internet friend with the name, so I knew how to pronounce it.

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Does it help to know that people constantly mispronounce, JODY? 4 letters folks. All phonetic. It doesn't matter. people see what they want to see anyway. Just tell them right off before they see it spelled out. They will eventually get it.

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Ees-la, because that's how it's pronounced in Spanish. I know nothing about most popular actresses, though...

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in english eye la
in spanish ees la

but, as my husband says, u can spell and pronounce a name ANY way u want; just educate people on it

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but, as my husband says, u can spell and pronounce a name ANY way u want; just educate people on it
Sure... but if you have a name that doesn't follow standard English spelling/pronunciation rules, you have to be prepared for EVERYONE to get it wrong.

My husband is a substitute teacher, and runs into names where the spelling seems completely divorced from the pronunciation (try Yannit="Juhnay", for example), and the kids are saying "why do subs always mispronounce that name?" Well, because that combination of letters isn't pronounced that way in English, kid.
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Popping in from October to say that I know this name and I know it's EYE-la. A couple from my childbirth class just named their baby girl this, and I think it's a beautiful name! It fits her perfectly.

I only know the pronunciation from knowing the actress, though. My husband still (purposely) mispronounces it as Iss-la just to be annoying.

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Ok, verbatim from hy head and what I would probably say out loud: Ees-la...(stammer)...Eye-la...(stammer, again)

IRL, that would be followed with another stammer, followed by: "I have heard it pronounced both ways, which pronunciation do you use/prefer?"

The pronunciation of my own DD's name, Amiti, is not an obvious one to most either...it generally does not bother me as I recognize that even I do not pronounce it exactly right, i.e. the same way way as a native South Asian speaker would ... smae goes for my surname...eh, as long as I can cash my paycheck, it does not really bother me how one pronounces it!

Apparently doing it rong and ruining it for everyone, but I don't give a crap anymorebanana.gif

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I think it's a beautiful name. Since you love it, I would go with it! Just know that many people WILL mispronounce it. I've dealt with that all my life. It's not so bad.

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My son's name is Eman pronounced E-mun rhymes with demon and semen. Many times when taking him to the dr or orthodontist they pronounce it e-MON. And my last name has silent letters, so they just butcher that. Poor kid.

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Any way you pronounce it, it is a beautiful name
But since you asked i would say Eye-la .

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