Isolde?

(34 Posts)
Umlauf Thu 21-Mar-13 17:50:32

I discovered this name yesterday, I think it looks beautiful written down. Not 100% sure about the way it sounds, its pronounced izold-uh, but DH keeps saying, 'older than what?!'

I love the Arthurian and Shakepearean and Wagner connection.

Also digging Edith, but we live in Spain and they would pronounce it completely differently.

All thoughts welcome?!

fussychica Fri 22-Mar-13 19:00:20

Lovely - would never have thought of it though.

ElegantSufficiency Fri 22-Mar-13 17:10:37

Thanks Kobayashi

KobayashiMaru Fri 22-Mar-13 17:07:11

Iseult of Ireland was the lover of Sir Tristan in the Arthurian legends. He married Iseult of Brittany to try and replace his lost (adulterous) lover, but couldn't love her and left her. There are many different versions of what happened.

Isolde is the German version popularised by the Wagner opera based on the ancient stories.

LeslieWrinkle Fri 22-Mar-13 16:40:04

for isolde i would say eezold and for iseult i'd say eesult.

TheSecondComing Fri 22-Mar-13 16:36:15

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Wishiwasanheiress Fri 22-Mar-13 16:35:20

Ah, I thought u pronounced it "I sold".

Iz older sounds even odder.

Pretty written though.

LeslieWrinkle Fri 22-Mar-13 16:33:09

What does Iseult mean? I know a few adult Iseults. Is it from a legend?

Ellypoo Fri 22-Mar-13 16:30:58

I know an Isolde - the name has grown on me, wasn't sure at first though!

KobayashiMaru Fri 22-Mar-13 16:26:44

Iseult is the original Irish version, and not uncommon in Ireland. Other variants are Isolde, Isotta, Yseult, Isode, and Eysellt.

MidnightMasquerader Thu 21-Mar-13 23:30:07

I know of a 4YO Isolde; Irish, funnily enough.

I don't like the name personally, although written down it's remarkably similar to my own!

WinkyWinkola Thu 21-Mar-13 23:10:58

Love it

ShrewveTuesday Thu 21-Mar-13 20:42:51

I much prefer Iseult (variant on the same name), but I like it. There's also Yseult. The obvious reference is Tristan and Isolde.

I work with chemical products...this sounds like one....sorry.

Minty82 Thu 21-Mar-13 20:07:06

Nope, both definitely Isolde and both very definitely Irish! Just a coincidence then.

LeslieWrinkle Thu 21-Mar-13 19:56:13

Minty82, were those adults called Iseult or Isolde? Iseult wouldn't be that unusual but I've never met an Irish Isolde (that doesn't mean there are none of course)

LeslieWrinkle Thu 21-Mar-13 19:54:04

I like it. but, as i would say it. but i don't like eesolday

Still18atheart Thu 21-Mar-13 19:23:09

i quite like it. nn izzy??

Umlauf Thu 21-Mar-13 19:09:58

Oh really! Not really, I speak German but don't spend time there sadly. I quite like milkmaid though!

My DD1 goes to school with an Isolde. 5 years old (not a 40 year old) Parents are a tad pretentious but not overly so. Isolde herself is a fab kid, great friend, curious, fun, kind to my DD2... so the name has really positive meaning for me!

Weissdorn Thu 21-Mar-13 19:04:25

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TomArchersSausage Thu 21-Mar-13 18:59:11

Yes I can see what you both mean <no helpgrin> I does look pretty written and yet it does also sound like 'Is Older.'

It's funny how some names can be ok and maybe not ok at one and the same time. I always liked Igraine. It sounds so magical; she was King Arthur's mother.

Then again, it's awfully close to migraine, so that put paid to that one for meconfused

Umlauf Thu 21-Mar-13 18:48:45

THAT'S TRUE! And he suggested Isabel! Ha I shall argue that point!

Minty82 Thu 21-Mar-13 18:45:25

I love Isolde. I know a couple (adults) so it's not totally out there - both Irish so maybe it's more common there? Gorgeous name. And your husband's point also applies to Isabel and Iona and doesn't seem to put them out of use.

Minty82 Thu 21-Mar-13 18:45:10

I love Isolde. I know a couple (adults) so it's not totally out there - both Irish so maybe it's more common there? Gorgeous name. And your husband's point also applies to Isabel and Iona and doesn't seem to put them out of use.

Umlauf Thu 21-Mar-13 18:31:33

A Dell!

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