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Kitty or Ada?

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Myu5ername Mon 29-Aug-16 22:25:19

I am having my second girl soon and trying to decide on a name. We both love Ada but everyone hates it - not that I often care of negative opinions but this time round it's making me think twice. Kitty was always a favourite name but I now know a couple of kitty's which is no bad thing but would probably prefer a name that I don't directly know someone with already.

What are your thoughts?

prettypinklady Mon 29-Aug-16 22:43:34

Hello kitty

user1471501988 Mon 29-Aug-16 23:41:19


whatstheplanphil Mon 29-Aug-16 23:46:20

I really like Ada and Kitty actually, I always think you should go with what you and dp want, I think both names are reAlly lovely but if I had to choose I have to say I would choose Ada.

kittybiscuits Mon 29-Aug-16 23:47:20

Kitty is a lovely name smile

Mausageandsash Mon 29-Aug-16 23:50:41

Love Kitty - very pretty and sweet

RitesOfSpring Mon 29-Aug-16 23:59:20

Ada is really nice, Kitty I hate!!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 30-Aug-16 00:03:17

Kitty is lovely.

Not keen on Ada.

hownottofuckup Tue 30-Aug-16 00:04:59


Alisvolatpropiis Tue 30-Aug-16 00:20:41


Kitty is ridiculous as a given name.

CodyKing Tue 30-Aug-16 00:21:01

Anya is better

Prefer Kitty

MrsGsnow18 Tue 30-Aug-16 07:30:35


SmileAndNod Tue 30-Aug-16 07:33:09

Kitty - though the ones I have met haven't been pretty and sweet, they've been feisty (and pretty)

GoldPlatedBacon Tue 30-Aug-16 07:56:01

I like Ada.

Kitty is OK but If you choose Kitty please use Katherine as the given name and use Kitty as a diminutive

BeingATwatItsABingThing Tue 30-Aug-16 08:02:13

Who are you pronouncing Ada? Adda (like the snake) or Ayda? If it's the first, no! If it's the second, still not keen but better.

I don't like Kitty. It sounds like a nice nickname for a child but not their actual name. I don't think you can go into a business meeting and say your name is Kitty, for example. Sounds cute for a child but what about when they are an adult?

SorenaJ Tue 30-Aug-16 09:07:49


Pomegranatemolasses Tue 30-Aug-16 09:12:15

Gosh, I'd better inform my super-bright and ambitious DD that she cannot 'go into a business meeting and say her name is Kitty', hmm

What utter rubbish! Go with Kitty, OP. It's a lovely name.

Glittermud Tue 30-Aug-16 09:16:48

I have an Ada and she's a glorious, beautiful geeky brain box. She's also v proud of her namesake Ada Lovelace's achievements and the fact that her name is a bit unusual.

I think it's a beautiful name steeped in history.

Zippidydoodah Tue 30-Aug-16 09:17:20


Kitty just makes me think of, um, a kitty cat....and doesn't sound like a real name to me. Sorry!

Zippidydoodah Tue 30-Aug-16 09:18:15

Ps Ada was actually on my list of names so I might be a little biased!

MumOfTwoMasterOfNone Tue 30-Aug-16 09:23:45

I like Ada but really dislike Kitty. It's just naff IMO. But that's just it, it's an opinion. A lot of people told me they didn't like choice for our DD but it's a family name, I love it and don't regret it at all!!
TBH the people who didn't like names I liked chose horrible names for their children so I wouldn't want them to like my choices grin

katemess12 Tue 30-Aug-16 10:30:38

Kitty is awful. No different than naming your child "cat". If you insist, give her Katherine as a full name and call her Kitty for short.

Ada is gorgeous.

Pinklily1 Tue 30-Aug-16 10:31:15

Ada is lovely. I also like Kitty but out of the two would go with Ada.

0pti0na1 Tue 30-Aug-16 11:08:45

Ada, definitely.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Tue 30-Aug-16 13:11:42

Ada or Katherine (nn Kitty) for me. I don't really like Kitty as a full name personally,though it's ridiculous to say that no one in a business meeting might introduce themselves as Kitty hmm.

It is just a bit cutesy to my ear and I'd rather my DD had the option to use something with a more formal feel if she wanted to. I guess Kit is a bit less cutesy maybe? Kitty with nn Kit is quite cool for a girl I think. Still far prefer Katherine though. It's got more history to it IMHO.

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