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Your mother's name is Jenny, isn't it? Yes, it is Jenny.

Your mother's name isn't Jenny, is it? No, it is Jenny.

Is Jenny your mother's name? Yes, it is Jenny.

Isn't Jenny your mother's name? No, it is Jenny.

Are the responses to each question correct assuming my mother's name is Jenny?
I am not sure with the last question above whether it should be "No, it is Jenny" or "Yes, it is Jenny".

'Isn't using simple past more natural than using past perfect in a sentence without another past action/event?' 'Probably, but it's hard to know what's in a speaker's mind.'

What is meant by the response 'probably' from the question "Isn't using simple past..."?
Does it mean simple past is probably more natural or isn't probably more natural?

I'm just a bit confused about this. Please help.
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Your mother's name is Jenny, isn't it? Yes, it's Jenny.
Your mother's name isn't Jenny, is it? Yes, it's Jenny.
Is Jenny your mother's name? Yes, it's Jenny.
Isn't Jenny your mother's name? Yes, it's Jenny.

simple past is probably more natural
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Thank you to your answer. At first, I thought the linking verb, whether it's positive or negative in the question, will determine the correct response with either yes or no, but I was wrong.

Therefore, if Jenny were not my mother's name, then simply the correct response to all the questions below would be:

Your mother's name is Jenny, isn't it? No, it isn't.

Your mother's name isn't Jenny, is it? No, it isn't.

Is Jenny your mother's name? No, it isn't

Isn't Jenny your mother's name? No, it isn't.

Kindly confirm.
Yes, your sentences are natural.
Thank you for your confirmation. Cheers. Emotion: smile
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