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Isidora Quagmire is a character in A Series Of Unfortunate Events. She has two triplet brothers, Quigley and Duncan.
kayisforkeen  8/15/2018
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So lovely.
kayisforkeen  8/13/2018
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Isidora is the heroine in Melmonth the Wanderer.
Eileen1209864  7/4/2016
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I really like the spelling Isidora (over Isadora) for some reason.
silly_rabbit  9/19/2015
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I know I would personally rather meet an Isidora than another freaking Isabella... This name is very pretty and very unique. I think if you named your child Isidora you'd get a lot of compliments for originality. Although, to be honest, I can't imagine seriously calling someone Isidora. And I'm not too fond of izzy or Dora either.
― Anonymous User  4/10/2013
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This is my mom's name. I think it suits her well. I like that it's not too common and the sound of it is nice.
Buneary  10/25/2012
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A true favorite of mine, and a much better alternative to the currently overused Isabella and Isobel. I'm not too crazy about the potential nickname Dora, but it's still a fantastic name, and an excellent choice for a daughter.
Black_X  2/7/2012
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Also, the Macedonian form.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2010
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Please don't let this or Isadora (though I prefer it spelled Isidora) become popular! I really love this name, and am planning on using it in the future. But I fear it becoming popular, because I think that takes away from its uniqueness & charm!

Definitely one of the best names I have ever heard of. It has everything going for it, I especially like that it's bi-lingual, used in all the Slavic speaking countries, in Italian, English, Spanish. You could not go wrong with this name.
blue_belle  12/21/2009
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You posted this 6 years ago, but I still wanted to reply because your comment made me laugh a lot! I feel the same way as you about some names, I feel scared to even mention them to people in fear of people discovering them and making them popular!
PurpleManners  10/1/2016
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It's also used in Portuguese, and pronounced ee-zee-DO-ra. [noted -ed]
mellon.collie  11/19/2009
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I think this is a genuinely lovely name, although it reminds me of Isabella, for some reason. In which case, I think it would be a great alternative. :)
walesgal92  7/23/2009
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This name has its roots in ancient Egypt. Goddess ISIS, mother of Horus who was the only one to know the actual name of Ra. The ancient Greeks added the "dora" part of the name which in Greek means "the gift" so the meaning of the name is The Gift of Isis, much like Theodora means God's Gift.
The second meaning is again derived from Greek word for IRON which is SIDERO, so the meaning could be The Iron Lady.
Issidora  4/7/2009
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As of late, there has been another spelling and pronunciation. ISSIDORA and pronounced EE-SS-E-DORA.
Issidora  4/7/2009
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St. Isidore http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isidore_of_Seville
Isadora Duncan famous American ballet dancer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isadora_Duncan
Isidora Sideri http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS0blohm6Fg, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1115259/ Greek singer
Isidora Sekulic Serbian poet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isidora_Sekuli%C4%87
Isidora Bjelica Serbian writer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isidora_Bjelica
Isidora Bushkovski http://www.izzydancer.com/
Issidora Serbian makeup artist, http://www.issidora.com/
Issidora  4/7/2009
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It's striking, but it's too old-fashioned for acceptable first name material. I like that it's so multilingual and it's rare in nearly all the languages it's used in. It would go very nicely as a middle name with a two syllable first name accented on the second syllable -- Marie Isidora, Celine Isidora, Joann Isidora.
mixie  10/22/2008
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The daughter of a friend is called Isidora, only she's named after a city in Italo Calvino's 'Invisible Cities', which her father was reading at the time. They chose the name by random from the book, and it suits her really well. The book is a great namesake, and in it the city of Isidora is a city of 'dreams', which makes violins and telescopes and the buildings have spiral staircases encrusted with spiral seashells.
UbiquitousUnicycle  7/12/2008
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I have known this name to be pronounced ee-seh-DOOR-ah or EE-seh-door-ah, EH-seh-door-ah or eh-seh-DOOR-ah.
Dessa  1/27/2007
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I have a very nice friend named this, I would rather use this as a middle name because it is a little old fashioned.
Dessa  1/27/2007

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