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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?

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

I think Ida goes np better with Joyce.

Or you could try Aida?

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


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!

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!

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.

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

Ada! Wish I'd named DD afterAda Lovelace.

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

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

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

Good point okayhazel

Its such a hard decision!

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.

soontobeslendergirl Sat 04-May-13 21:04:50


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Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 04-May-13 21:17:28

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 ?

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 04-May-13 21:17:57

Babes? Damn phone!! Meant to say names.

StitchAteMySleep Sat 04-May-13 21:28:46

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)

StitchAteMySleep Sat 04-May-13 21:30:20

Elsa/Esie that should be.

MoonlightandRoses Sat 04-May-13 21:33:45

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

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

Ida is beautiful Ayda for me looks clumpsy

What about Ayla?

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

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

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

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

QuantitativePleasing Sun 05-May-13 10:26:19

Sorry, for me both are unglamorous granny chic.

QuantitativePleasing Sun 05-May-13 10:26:58

Sorry, you wanted other suggestions too grin

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

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"

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

I like Ayla or Anya.

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

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

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