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Ada, Aida or Ayda

(21 Posts)
johendy Sat 14-Feb-15 08:55:10

Which spelling would you go for?

And I've assumed they'd all be pronounced the same - if you think they wouldn't, please let me know.

AuntieStella Sat 14-Feb-15 09:05:43

I would pronounce Ada and Ayda the same, and prefer the first spelling.

Given that not every keyboard copes with accents, I'd assume that Aida was the same name as the opera, and would pronounce it the traditional way as Ay-ee-da.

MyNameIsSuz Sat 14-Feb-15 09:15:23

I'd also assume Aida was pronounced differently, either ay-ee-da or perhaps eye-da, since 'ai' makes an 'eye' sound. I'd go with Ads if that's the sound you want.

MyNameIsSuz Sat 14-Feb-15 09:16:10

Ada I mean!

Kundry Sat 14-Feb-15 09:18:27

I'd pronounce Aida as Ai-ee-da like the opera. Aida is a great character but she does end up buried alive.

Kundry Sat 14-Feb-15 09:18:50

Oh, and I'd assume you were into opera.

Hakluyt Sat 14-Feb-15 09:24:55

Ada is pronounced Ay-da.
Aida -I-ee-da.
Ayda- I don't know because I have never seen it before, but I would go for the same as Ada- for obvious reasons!

Hakluyt Sat 14-Feb-15 09:27:31

And I think if you use Aida and pronounce it Ada, people will assume you've never heard of a very well known opera.....

wesH Sat 14-Feb-15 09:29:54

Ada. Aida is fine, but don't use ayda - you'll sound like a stereotypical white suburban american parent trying to make their little one sound 'special' by chucking unnecessary Ys into a fairly average name

trainersandcake Sat 14-Feb-15 09:38:14

Robbie Williams' wife is called Ayda and pronounces it Ida.

I like them (Aida less so as I'd just think of the opera!)

Belazu84 Sat 14-Feb-15 13:23:39

Ada- like it

johendy Sat 14-Feb-15 13:32:17

Ahhh thanks. I have zero knowledge of opera and want to avoid unnecessarily 'jazzing' up a name with unique spelling so if we go this way, it'll be Ada.
It's just so short though, for some reason that bugs me.

HighwayDragon Sat 14-Feb-15 15:15:33

It's Ada, wonderful name Ada Lovelace was a wonderful woman, ground breaking computing genius

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 14-Feb-15 15:19:46

I'd go with Ada, for ease.

LadyintheRadiator Sat 14-Feb-15 15:38:15

Love Ada, beautiful name.

ScaryChicken Sat 14-Feb-15 20:39:40


Keep it simple

ScaryChicken Sat 14-Feb-15 20:42:24

Or, if you'd like something longer there's Adelaide

fishfingerSarnies Sat 14-Feb-15 20:53:23

Love Ada it was on my list untill I found out I was having a boy.

Sophronia Sat 14-Feb-15 22:19:06

Definitely Ada - lovely name.

Blahia Sun 15-Feb-15 03:53:31

Aida is my favourite, but u too would pronounce it Ay-EE-da.

Don't like Ayda, and if I saw Ada on paper, I would maybe think it was pronounced 'Adda'.

If you like the pronunciation EYE-da, why not go for the classic Ida?

LabelsMustFaceOut Tue 17-Feb-15 13:41:21

Ada was our top girl choice until I heard DH yell out "f**king Ada!!" whilst getting frustrated with his bike. It's a bit of a saying round these parts, apparently!

We went with something else after that.

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