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#1 Joza

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:14 AM

So, baby #2 is only a couple of weeks away. We have decided on the name Isla if it is a baby girl
However, I am stuck between Juliet and Josephine as a middle name!
Both are family names, with Josephine probably a bit more 'family' as Juliet has come from my paternal grandmother, Jewel.
I think I am leaning towards Isla Josephine, but just wanted to get the EB name guru's expert opinions haha!
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#2 Steggles

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:26 AM

Isla Josephine is my pick. I prefer it based on length - I love Juliet too - dont think you can go wrong!

#3 Harmonica

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:26 AM

Isla Josephine gets my vote - seems to flow nicely!

#4 Amber Spyglass

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:29 AM

I love them both, perfect choices. I'm a huge fan of using family names as middle names, and would never personally consider a middle name just because it sounds good.
So I would say honour your grandmother. I'd probably use her actual name and go Isla Jewel.
But, if you are still thinking Juliet,  I prefer the Juliette spelling.

#5 kerilyntaryn

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:29 AM


#6 Jekaho

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:32 AM

QUOTE (Steggles @ 15/04/2012, 07:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isla Josephine is my pick. I prefer it based on length - I love Juliet too - dont think you can go wrong!

My thoughts too.

#7 Joza

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:35 AM

Sorry, I should clarify that they are both family names original.gif
Josephine was my great grandmothers name, and the reason I am Jo myself wink.gif

#8 Melissa4444

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:40 AM

Sadly, I think Josephine fits better with Isla.

But I'd choose Juliet over any of the names. It's so, so pretty.

#9 Severus

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:45 AM

Hey Joza,

two thumbs up for Isla, love that name!
When I read your topic title I thought 'That'll be tough,' because both Juliet & Josephine are gorgeous names.
To match with Isla, though, I would definitely go with

Isla Josephine

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#10 kerilyntaryn

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

I'd go Josephine then after you

#11 Joza

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:53 AM

Thanks guys! So far Josephine is the winner it seems!
Melissa4444 I too LOVE Juliet, but it's a no no as a first name sad.gif

#12 vanessa71

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:55 AM

I much prefer Juliet.

#13 pippityroo

Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:02 AM

I prefer Juliet over Josephine. But Isla Josephine just 'flows' better IMO.

Great combos either way.

#14 ohboy

Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:05 AM

QUOTE (PippityPip @ 15/04/2012, 08:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I prefer Juliet over Josephine. But Isla Josephine just 'flows' better IMO.

Great combos either way.


#15 discomonkey

Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:06 AM

Isla Josephine is lovely. If you decided to go with your grandmother, I think Isla Jewel is also really pretty. I think you lose the specialness changing it to Juliet.

Good luck!

#16 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:11 AM

I much, much, much prefer Juliet as a name - so even if the flow isn't great I still couldn't bring myself to recommend Josephine

#17 vintage.blue

Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:16 AM

Juliet is my favourite, but Isla Josephine does flow better. Lovely names, OP

#18 Franny Glass

Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:26 PM

I much prefer Juliet, but agree with PPs that Isla Josephine flows better. For some reason I don't think Juliet works that well as a middle name - it tends to 'upstage' any name which comes before it IMO.

#19 little lion

Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:38 PM

I love Jewel actually, I'd probably go for that. original.gif

Franny, your daughter is lovely.

#20 Futureself

Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

Both are lovely choices. I agree with PPs that the length of Josephine flows well.

QUOTE (Joza @ 15/04/2012, 07:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry, I should clarify that they are both family names original.gif
Josephine was my great grandmothers name, and the reason I am Jo myself wink.gif

What a fabulous connection to pass along  original.gif

#21 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:13 PM

I love Juliet but I think Isla Josephine flows better.

#22 Franny Glass

Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:26 PM

QUOTE (little lion @ 15/04/2012, 08:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Franny, your daughter is lovely.

Thank you little lion!

#23 Bel Rowley

Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:40 AM

Both good but I think Isla Josephine works better.

And naww look at little Clementine, what a beauty wub.gif .


Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:41 AM

Juliet without a doubt. No comparison at all.

Also I would use Juliet for a first name. Too many pronounce Isla as Is -la.

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