Ida or Ayda? Or other suggestions.........

(26 Posts)
Celaun Sat 04-May-13 20:33:26

Only 10 days until Dc3 arrives and we still can't decide on a girls name! All sorted if its a boy (Zak) but really not sure about a girl.

DH loves Ida but I am still unsure and can't decide if i prefer Ayda instead. Middle name will probably be Joyce. Grateful for views?

fussychica Sun 05-May-13 14:27:04

Sod popularity go with Ava if that's what you really love or you might regret it. It also sounds best with Joyce (though I'd choose Joy - beautiful)
Alternatives:
Anya
Freya
Faye
Anna

Celaun Sun 05-May-13 12:22:40

Ha ha savoy - love that story! little people always have their own interpretation of things

CarriMarie Sun 05-May-13 11:53:49

I like Ayla or Anya.

SavoyCabbage Sun 05-May-13 10:41:26

Lydia? I know an Arylida (ar-lee-da) and my dd asked her "why are you our leader"....smile

Sorry, you wanted other suggestions too grin

To me, similar, but better are Anya, Erica or Freya.

Sorry, for me both are unglamorous granny chic.

RooneyMara Sun 05-May-13 07:08:55

Idha is my favourite, in that vein. It's Swedish.

Celaun Sun 05-May-13 06:54:25

Thanks everyone - some great suggestions and lots to think about!

Frikadellen Sat 04-May-13 23:23:00

Ida is beautiful Ayda for me looks clumpsy

What about Ayla?

Congratulations, and definitely Ida (and then you can buy her Maurice Sendak's Outside over There too).

Elsa/Esie that should be.

Ada means noble kind, Ida means work, so I would pick Ada.

Other options:

Aya (design or paint in Japanese)
Anya (favour or grace in Russian)
Aria (lion in Hebrew)
Asha (hope in Sanskrit)
Aspen (tree)
Astrid (fair in.Norse)
Ella (torch/bright light in Greek)
Elsie/Elsie (my God is a vow in Hebrew)
Ember (burned coal in English)
Erin (from Ireland)
Esther (star in Persian)
Eva (life in Hebrew)
Iona (Scottish island)
Iris (rainbow in Greek)
Ivy

Babes? Damn phone!! Meant to say names.

I think both babes together give a very old lady name tbh. What about Jodie /josie as a middle name or alyssa, allanna , anya as a first name ?

Elsa
Elsie
Mabel
Alva

Irma
Alma
Iona
Ailsa

Spongingbobsunderpants Sat 04-May-13 20:59:20

Dd is an Ida. Chose it as I thought it was classic but cool, different but not weird. I've had nothing but compliments about her name. I used to love Isla as well but every other girl I came across appeared to be called that and I swore (having a name that 6 other girls in my class at school also had) I wouldn't name a child of mine with something that was so prolific.

Celaun Sat 04-May-13 20:49:56

Good point okayhazel

Its such a hard decision!

MerylStrop Sat 04-May-13 20:49:50

Sorry to be blunt but either is a bit clumpy with Joyce.

CheeseStrawWars Sat 04-May-13 20:49:29

Ada! Wish I'd named DD afterAda Lovelace.

OkayHazel Sat 04-May-13 20:47:19

Ida is miles better than Adya. The latter looks like you're trying to spell a name 'creatively' whereas Ida is timeless and always pronounceable.

Celaun Sat 04-May-13 20:44:49

Love isla but thats the name of a friend's little girl so unfortunately can't use that. Keep thinking Ida is a bit too old fashioned - does it sound like an old lady?

Maybe Ava but its annoyingly so popular!

TeresaGreene Sat 04-May-13 20:42:54

Delurking to say I absolutely love Ayda, in fact it's top of my list if DC3 is a girl! Ayda Joyce is a beautiful name!

Meringue33 Sat 04-May-13 20:39:40

Aida
Isla
Eilidh?

AuntieStella Sat 04-May-13 20:38:03

I think Ida goes np better with Joyce.

Or you could try Aida?

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