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What do you think of Ada?

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crazybutterflylady Tue 01-Jan-13 20:56:09

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...

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!

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.

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?

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

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

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

I would pronounce it Ay-Da.

It's on my name list now!

squalorvictoria Thu 03-Jan-13 21:11:05

Well spotted!

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.

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

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

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"

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

OP love it.

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.

squalorvictoria Wed 02-Jan-13 23:41:23

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.

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

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

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

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.

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>

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.

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.

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!

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

older people might think of this ada but she rocks

GoldPlatedNineDoors Wed 02-Jan-13 18:07:36

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

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

According to Mumsnet & Office of Natainal Statistics, Ava is the 9th most popular girls name in the UK

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