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    A friend of mine was gong to name her daughter Ayla but changed her mind at the last minute and named her Aria instead. My tutor at uni was Ayla and she was beautiful and smart so I have positive associations with the name - she was Turkish. I do actually love Sage as well. Isla and Ayla and very similar in sound, so it depends how close these cousins will be. I don't think it's a deal breaker though if you absolutely love them name.

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    If I loved the name, and my sibling didn't have an issue with it, i'd use it.
    They're cousins... even if they spend all their time together, I don't see why it should matter. I've known kids who have best friends with the same names :P

    If Isla were your other child, then yes I'd think it was an odd combination. But then I think that of myself and my sister, my friend and her sister etc. who only have one syllable of their name the same.

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    I know someone with an Ayla. It's a gorgeous name. I prefer it to Sage.

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    We're in a similar situation at the moment and have decided not to let it hold us back from a name we love. Go with your heart both names are lovely, by the way!

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    I was going to use ayla , from clan of the cave bear. Like ay-la. Isla I think I-la. Go for it!

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    It was our second choice for dd, pronouncing it ay-la with a long a.

    Will the children be cousins? I thought I read it as your niece has a 2 year old called Isla... And if so since they are further apart than cousins I would be even more inclined to use it.

    Go for it, I say!

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    Hehe, 2 of my friends and I have play dates, and they have daughters, one named Ayla and Isla. I feel they are similar, but we never get the 2 confused.

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    gosh this thread somehow reminded me of myself and a friend who have the same name and also another 2 male friends - they have the same name - dennis... and believe it or not for the first 20 years of all of our lives we were always known as and referred to as fat (lets just use Amanda for instance) so fat Amanda and Skinny Amanda and Fat Dennis & Skinny Dennis.. so each of us would know who is being referred to. how awful now that I think about it... but to us 4, it was completely normal. LOL.

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    Too similar! You could get away with it as a middle name but it's ultimately the same name with different spelling!

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    I love both names. They are gorgeous. As cousins I don't think they are too close. I would probably go with Sage though.


 

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