What do you think of Ada?

(59 Posts)

Due with DD2 in a month. DD1 is Tabitha. We both love Ada but I have slight reservations because its so short - not sure why that's making me think twice. Middle name possibly Grace or Poppy...

Tigerbomb Thu 03-Jan-13 04:02:47

I'm in two minds

It's not a pretty name but it is unusual now

I'm reminded of either an old granny or Ian Dury's song "Fucking Ada"

telsa Thu 03-Jan-13 10:11:51

Ada is lovely and I agree Ada Lovelace is a great heroine!

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 03-Jan-13 20:20:46

Squalorvictoria - hence your nickname! I'm trying to get over my National obsession, not doing very well so far!
If I ever have another child and its a girl I would like to call her Ada for the same reason.

Well spotted!

bealos Fri 04-Jan-13 20:59:41

I would pronounce it Ay-Da.

It's on my name list now!

PiePoPiddlyPo Fri 04-Jan-13 21:25:41

I love it. But then I love old lady names. My DD is a Tabitha smile

AuntyAnna Sun 06-Jan-13 01:41:12

I really like it, I much prefer it to Ava. I think its simple but beautiful.
You could always go with Adeline if you wanted a longer full name. Tabitha & Adeline?

http://www.cso.ie/en/media/csoie/releasespublications/documents/birthsdm/2011/babiesnames_2011.pdf

TidyDancer Sun 06-Jan-13 11:17:00

Ada is okay. It doesn't evoke particularly strong feelings either way with me.

I have also met a Turkish Ada who pronounced it Adder. For a long time I thought it was a different name! I prefer the Ae-der pronounciation personally.

bealos Mon 20-Jan-14 15:52:52

By the way - I ended up calling my daughter Ada after seeing it here!

She's one today!

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