• Rename to Isabella Alpert.--Frw22 13:22, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

I don't think Alpert was Richard's real name. It doesn't sound like a Spanish name at all. According to Wikipedia, it's a Yiddish (German-Jewish) name. We can assume Richard took this name during his stay on the Island (the name is a reference to a Hindu guru of Jewish descent).--Lauridsen77 14:38, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting oppose Alpert is not a Spanish name.--Gonzalo84 04:29, March 25, 2010 (UTC)

Isabella's last name CAN'T be Alpert

Besides Alpert was or not Richard's original last name, it don't make any sense that Alpert was Isabella's last name because in Spain women don't take their husband's last name when they get married. They conserve their birth last names (in Spain people always have two last names: one of the father and one of the mother). The only way to Richard and Isabella having the same last name is that they were family related, and I seriously doubt it...

However, it's posible that Richard and Isabella hadn't any "official" last name, because the Spanish system of last names was not imposed until 1870, and the habit of last name in Spain was not generalized until late seventeenth century.

[1] [2] (They're in Spanish, I couldn't find any info of this in English)

--KaiShi 05:19, March 25, 2010 (UTC)

And as noted, Alpert is not a Spanish last name. It's probably a name he took on the Island, along with changing his name from Ricardo to Richard. --Golden Monkey 15:00, March 25, 2010 (UTC)
I absolutely agree, but that should be discussed on Richard's page because it doesn't have anything to do with Isabella ;) --KaiShi 15:32, March 25, 2010 (UTC)
Excuse me? I was talking about how Alpert isn't a Spanish last name in order to establish how it's doubly unlikely Isabella's last name is Alpert. --Golden Monkey 15:54, March 25, 2010 (UTC)
I know and I think you're absolutely right. I just meant that I don't think we need to keep discussing if Alpert is or not Isabella's last name because of the two reasons that have been mentioned (1. Alpert is not a Spanish last name, 2. Spanish women never take their husband's last name). (I wasn't underestimating your comment or something like that...) --KaiShi 16:23, March 25, 2010 (UTC)
It's possible the writers chose the name Richard Alpert back in season 3 even before they decided he was a Spaniard (as a reference to a real-life Richard Alpert). Retrospectively that makes it a blooper, in a way. Again the most likely explanation was that he chose this name on the Island, as he became more "anglo-saxonized" in contact with the Others (and perhaps to conceal his origins).--Lauridsen77 16:25, March 25, 2010 (UTC)

Lordlion 06:40, April 12, 2010 (UTC)isabel ghost is jacobLordlion 06:40, April 12, 2010 (UTC)

How can appear there if their body doesn`t are inthe island? jacob want manipulate to richard in 2007. is is why jacob is bad and MIB is good

Isabella's Ghost

How did Isabella's ghost appear to Hurley? She didn't die on the island, or have her body brought there, like ALL the other "ghosts" that have been seen. She is the single inconsistent ghost sighting we've had.Sithboy 18:48, April 15, 2010 (UTC)

  • The apparitions created by the Man in Black are just that, illusions. Isabella is the first actual ghost we're likely shown on the Island after Jacob, since she is seen by & only communicates with Hurley. Hurley goes out to the shoreline & begins speaking with her, which I see as a subtle clue that her spirit had just arrived at the Island. The timing coincides with Richard's crisis of faith, so I see it likely that Jacob's ghost sought her out & recruited her. Ghosts aren't tied to the proximity of their bodies (that we've seen in the show), since Hurley talks with Charlie, Ana-Lucia & Mr. Eko on the mainland. See the Theories page for more talk. Duncan905 15:23, April 26, 2010 (UTC)
  • An alternate explanation is that Isabella's ashes or a piece of her, like a lock of hair, is inside the cross Richard brought to the Island. As for the ghosts Hurley sees off the Island, it's possible that people whose dead bodies are on the Island can manifest themselves to receptive off-Island candidates, as happened in Something Nice Back Home with Christian and Jack. Rtozier (talk) 17:31, November 15, 2014 (UTC)