What do you think of Ada?

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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...

BaileyBillyBooBoo Tue 01-Jan-13 20:57:27

I think Ada is lovely!

gingercats Tue 01-Jan-13 20:58:53

Ada Grace sounds really nice. Pretty name and fairly unusual, congrats!

tigerdriverII Tue 01-Jan-13 20:59:50

Sorry but it makes me think of the granny of my next door neighbours when I was a kid about million years ago. She wasn't someone you'd want your DD to be like! Ava, on the other hand....

It was actually my nana's name :D

Ava is too popular for me, and I went to school with a bitch called Ava.

I think Ada is a beautiful name.

BillyBollyBrandy Tue 01-Jan-13 21:04:31

I love Ada, also my nan's name! I like it as a nn for Adelaide as well. DH didn't the bugger

HelpOneAnother Tue 01-Jan-13 21:11:52

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Haberdashery Tue 01-Jan-13 21:17:21

I think Ada is fab, though I don't like your choice of middle names so much. Grace is OK and I do see that it's nice to have a more usual surname if you have an unusual first name. Ada Lovelace was an amazing woman.


I just think there's a chance she might not like her name then she can use the middle one. Hopefully wont be necessary though.
My first name means Grace so I like that for that reason, DH likes the name Poppy so I thought it was a good way of including it.
We are planning on going for 3rd eventually though and if that's a girl we'll need a name in reserve!

Catchingmockingbirds Wed 02-Jan-13 12:44:16

At first I thought it said asda blush, I don't like it sorry, it's awful.

PoppyWearer Wed 02-Jan-13 12:45:45

I've heard of a couple of baby Ada's in the past few years (London/South East) - both mums were Turkish, it was pronounced "Adda". I really like it!

We would pronounce it Ay-da, that's the traditional pronunciation I think.

tunnocksteacake Wed 02-Jan-13 12:53:24

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Alisvolatpropiis Wed 02-Jan-13 12:54:16

I like it.

My DP has a friend with a little girl called Ada smile

12ylnon Wed 02-Jan-13 16:35:20

Ada is beautiful. Great for a little girl and a woman imo. Reminds me of cold mountain.

BadBuddha Wed 02-Jan-13 16:38:23

I like it. I know an Aida, also pronounced 'ay-da', which is nice too.

Love it! Still two syllables so only seems short on paper.

Dds name is Meg and sometimes sounds too short when I say it grin

I also love Veda (like the girl off My Girl)

12ylnon Wed 02-Jan-13 16:40:06

Just please not grace as a middle name....

Blanketsandpillows Wed 02-Jan-13 16:41:57

Love it

thegreylady Wed 02-Jan-13 16:53:53

I think its awful-sorry blush and Tabitha is so lovely it would be a shame to give dd2 a less pretty name.I remember some years ago meeting a woman whose newborn dd was Ada Muriel ...
Ava is prettier I think.

msrisotto Wed 02-Jan-13 16:58:36

I really like the name Ada, reminds me of Ada Lovelace, a great woman! Veda is cool too.

ByTheWay1 Wed 02-Jan-13 16:59:19

lol - I also thought you'd missed out an S - asda.....

I do not think it is as "pretty" as Tabitha....... my cousins were Tabitha and Sabrina which always sounded so cool to me....

Arisbottle Wed 02-Jan-13 16:59:55

I also read it as Asda.

onthemetro Wed 02-Jan-13 16:59:55

It's beautiful, and I like it with both Grace and Poppy. I did think it said Abba at first though but I am horrendously sleep deprived grin

Virgil Wed 02-Jan-13 17:00:49

Love the name Ada

bealos Wed 02-Jan-13 17:01:33

Ada is lovely. And Ada Lovelace rocks!

Reckon it'll be quite a popular name?

CPtart Wed 02-Jan-13 17:04:34

Awful, sorry, and too similar to the so over-used Ava's and Ella's and Eva's. Howabout Esther?

MoonHare Wed 02-Jan-13 17:30:40

It's OK and the sentiment and meaning to you make it special but I do agree with those who've said it doesn't compare in loveliness to Tabitha. How about Ada as her middle name and something different as a first name?

risotto you are the first person ever to agree with me on Veda. Dh looked at me like I was nutso when I suggested it for DDs name.

msrisotto Wed 02-Jan-13 17:52:49

It seems so. Don't take too much comfort though, I liked Blue before Beyonce gave it as a middle name for her first spawn. grin

Sabrina is also cool however I grew up watching Sabrina the teenage witch! I think my friends would be very suspicious that i'd lost my marbles!

I really like Ada. Lovely name.

Jasbro Wed 02-Jan-13 18:05:29

Love it - it's on my shortlist too. My first DD is Ivy and people could call that an old lady name too, but I love it still and it really stands out. Go for it!

bealos Wed 02-Jan-13 18:07:21

Ooh I know a Sabrina (20yo ish) and she seems to like it.

MardyBra Wed 02-Jan-13 18:08:10
bealos Wed 02-Jan-13 18:08:28

jasbro aren't 'old lady' or 'nan' names very very trendy now though? My friend was advising me to go for a name from my mums generation (think Barbara, Sandra, Jackie) as they are sure to be less popular!

Northernlebkuchen Wed 02-Jan-13 18:10:00

I think it's lovely and it's my tip for a name which is really going to get more popular.

Ada Mary

Ada Ruth

Ada Louise


You can call her Addie too which I think is very cute.

AlexanderS Wed 02-Jan-13 18:14:08

I like it, it's a nice alternative to Ava, which is overused. I much prefer Ava Grace to Ava Poppy, it flows better.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Wed 02-Jan-13 18:26:56

Love the name Ada, a band called the national do an amazing song called Ada, it made me fall in love with the name.
<crap at doing links otherwise I'd link to utube>

Viviennemary Wed 02-Jan-13 18:36:11

I'm not to keen on Ada I'm afraid. It is very grannyish and not in any way attractive. Grace is OK.

nilbyname Wed 02-Jan-13 18:38:19

Ada could be a shortie for Adeline which IMO is a very lovely name.

everlong Wed 02-Jan-13 18:45:33

Sorry it's awful.

What about Vita?

My daughter is named Ada after the song by The National! Good call TheAccidentalExhibitionist.

REALLY hope it doesn't get popular. It's just inside the top 500 at the moment IIRC.

Dominodonkey Wed 02-Jan-13 23:55:58

Sounds like a skanky old granny.

I think it would be really cruel when your older daughter has such a pretty name.

sashh Thu 03-Jan-13 03:45:28

Hey, I'm usually first with the Lovelace connection.

OP love it.

MalibuStac Thu 03-Jan-13 03:56:22

Love the name Ada much nicer than Ava which is being used everywhere just now.

GoodKingWenSOLOslas Thu 03-Jan-13 03:56:40

Ada is a hard name IMO and reminds me of several old ladies I knew in my childhood. I don't like it. Sorry.

Caladria Thu 03-Jan-13 04:00:27

Would you pronounce it ah - da or ay- da?
I like it but might be scared off because it makes me think lf this indescribably weird Nabokov novel called Ada or ardor, which I think is the russian pronunciation. OTOH Ada Lovelace was awesome.

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?


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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