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Isis is a name of power like any name of a god or goddess
I love this name, but people who don't understand the difference between a pronoun and acronym exist so probably keep that in mind given that fact.
A name that reminds me of the terrorist group.
As cute as it is, I'd avoid naming your baby Isis as most people are bound to think you named her after the terrorist group instead of the Egyptian goddess. If you really like the name, Iris is similar and just as cute.
As a follower of the goddess Isis it makes me sad that the name is going to be stuck with ties to a terrorist organization. I'd still use it. Hopefully the association with this name can go back to the goddess in time.
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Isis is not a common name in Europe, but Isis (pronounced eezis in North Africa) are common in Sudan.
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Isis was an Egyptian goddess of motherhood and fertility, who was attested as early as the Old Kingdom of Egyptian history. One of the nine gods of the Ennead, Isis was the consort of her brother, Osiris, the first (divine) king of Egypt. When Osiris was murdered by his brother Set, Isis collected the pieces of his body and revivified them, so as to conceive their child, Horus. Her name means "seat, throne," seen in her role as a king-maker. Isis was clever and possessed great magical power. During the Late Period, a common representation of Isis was bronze statuettes depicting the goddess seated on a throne and nursing the child, Horus (Gr. Harpocrates). This imagery, which persisted into the Roman Period as her cult spread out of Egypt and throughout the Empire, has often been linked to that of the Madonna and the Christ Child.
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"Isis" is the second track on the Bob Dylan album Desire. It was written by Bob Dylan in collaboration with Jacques Levy.
Isis, temporary stage name for character Ren Stevens in an episode of Even Stevens.
Isis, a character from the movie Bring It On