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Ava or Astrid?

(37 Posts)
Kaytronkit Thu 26-May-16 08:32:37

Your opinions please x

Mermaid36 Thu 26-May-16 08:34:22

Ooh, I love Astrid!

Allalonenow Thu 26-May-16 08:35:29

Astrid is fabulous!

manicinsomniac Thu 26-May-16 08:38:23

Love both but Astrid is just amazing - one of my favourite names.

gingerboy1912 Thu 26-May-16 08:54:26


ElectroStallion Thu 26-May-16 08:59:15

Astrid, no question.
But Ava should be spelled Eva.

Britnyspears Thu 26-May-16 08:59:58

Ava is common now (unfortuneatly, i adore Ava Gardner).
Astrid is very strong! Love it.

RainbowsAndUnicorns5 Thu 26-May-16 09:03:34

I don't like Astrid, seems very blunt. How many syllables in your surname?

Kaytronkit Thu 26-May-16 09:51:30

Thanks all, please keep your opinions coming, it's good to know what people think before you settle on a name. Our surname is one syllable, I know what you mean that's why I was unsure when I say 'Astrid' to myself sometimes it doesn't sound right but maybe I'm just overthinking it. I think it's a really pretty name but I suppose that's because I like it whereas some people may not x

Laniakea Thu 26-May-16 10:33:03


Ava is stale - lots of them around (& you get the Eva/Ava issue too). Love Astrid.

ABitAsleep Thu 26-May-16 10:41:54

Ava is very popular right now, it would put me off for that reason.

I like Astrid, it's more unusual, but not too wacky. It reminds me of stars and space, and also kind of gladiators (Possibly from the character on How To Train Your Dragon)

I also like Astra and Aster

FlyDragonfly1 Thu 26-May-16 10:54:11

Astrid is lovely. Reminds me of the Kylie Minogue character in Doctor Who and How to Train Your Dragon (both lovely characters).

Ava is very over-done where I live. I know of five born in the past year, as well as a couple of Ava-May/Ava Grace type names. I can see the appeal of it but it's extremely popular at the moment.

IoraRua Thu 26-May-16 13:09:40

There's a bit more to it than Ava. Ava is a bit bland imo.

HouseOfBiscuits Thu 26-May-16 13:18:27

I prefer Ava. Astrid sounds quite harsh.

Absolutelyfabulously Thu 26-May-16 13:19:03

I know of an Astrid who has the nickname Asta - best of both worlds.😀

LillyVonSchtupp Thu 26-May-16 13:19:54

Astrid is fantastic.

Avas are bloody everywhere. It and all it's variants have been done to death and then done some more.

BeckyWithTheMediocreHair Thu 26-May-16 13:22:53

Astrid for sure.

Ava / Eva / Evie is so popular (and why would you spell it Eva if you wanted Ava? The pronunciations are totally different in the uk).

Sophronia Thu 26-May-16 13:54:23

Astrid! Ava is nice but so popular.

twinjocks Thu 26-May-16 15:01:05

Astrid - for all the reasons given above!

BoboBunnyH0p Thu 26-May-16 19:44:24

Astrid, less popular, strong but not too harsh sounding.

houseeveryweekend Thu 26-May-16 19:49:45

Both are gorgeous but personally id go for Astrid as its less common.... i think Ava is in the top ten girls names for last year so there might be alot of girls around called Ava when she goes to school x

Kaytronkit Thu 26-May-16 20:24:33

Thanks all, it's definitely looking like the majority prefer Astrid. I love that it means 'divinely beautiful' aswell. It might be the one!

nectarini1983 Thu 26-May-16 20:26:06


Ava has been done to death over the last 7 or 8 years.

n0ne Fri 27-May-16 11:36:14

My DD was nearly an Astrid. Gorgeous.

pilates Fri 27-May-16 13:44:27


Astrid sounds harsh.

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