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(31 Posts)
JanuaryJuniper Fri 16-Dec-16 11:56:42

Ida has really grown on me recently. Though it does seem to be love it or loathe it name from reading old threads. I think it seems so sweet but then I have never known an Ida so have no negative associations.

I think it works nicely with our dc Eli & Aphra.

I like the eye da pronounciation.

So what do you think of Ida?

Raines100 Fri 16-Dec-16 12:22:04

It's not for me, I'm afraid. Sounds like an old woman.

1horatio Fri 16-Dec-16 12:53:28

My greatgrandmother's name.

It's cute, I like it. It's an Astrid Lindgren name imo. So, in the same category as Lina, Alma, Ulla, Helga, Anna etc...

But it is a really nice name.

I would have pronounced this as 'ee-duh'. But my first language isn't English, so... yeah.

Oysterbabe Fri 16-Dec-16 13:10:10

I like it, I think it's cute.

Lunde Fri 16-Dec-16 13:13:22

Very trendy as a Scandi name - my DDs know quite a few Idas at school - usually pronounced 'eee-da"

eckythumpenallthat Fri 16-Dec-16 13:14:58

I love it

JennyOnAPlate Fri 16-Dec-16 13:21:40

I like it but I prefer Ada.

SorenaJ Fri 16-Dec-16 13:23:36


Teds77 Fri 16-Dec-16 13:34:29

I have one, she's mainly named after my Gran but we were in Bamburgh when we found out we were (at last!) pregnant and the town was established by King Ida (an Anglo Saxon king) and that confirmed it was the right name for us.

Never any negative comments and for a long time we didn't know any others. Know a couple of others now.

Teds77 Fri 16-Dec-16 13:35:54

Oh and pronounced eye-duh rather than ee-da.

JanuaryJuniper Fri 16-Dec-16 14:11:10

I don't mind the old lady thing obviously all the old Ida's were once little girls and all the new little Ida's will hopefully live long enough to be old lady's.

JanuaryJuniper Fri 16-Dec-16 14:12:41

Teds that is a lovely story, it took us nearly 4 years to get pregnant with Aphra!

NavyandWhite Fri 16-Dec-16 14:16:09

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Hardshoulder Fri 16-Dec-16 14:21:06

I love it. It's the epitome of that 'good' type of plainness. I don't think anyone in this country would pronounce it as anything other than EYE-duh unless the person introduced themselves otherwise.

BratFarrarsPony Fri 16-Dec-16 14:22:26

I like it but prefer 'Aida' although that might just end up being 'Ida'

SausageSoda Fri 16-Dec-16 14:53:29

I like it smile

Loafingaround Fri 16-Dec-16 15:43:25

I love it and so bizarrely was also looking for old threads on it last night. Most seemed to love it. i love the simplicity in its spelling and sound while still so unique/feminine/graceful and scandi sounding.

stumblymonkey Fri 16-Dec-16 15:48:54

My great grandma was called Ida and she was around until I was 15 so I'm afraid it's an old lady name to me but other people may not have the same association and I have a friend who is considering my other DGG name (Mabel)

MollyHuaCha Fri 16-Dec-16 16:07:08

I know an Ida - pronounced Eee-da. It's a lovely name. Simple, feminine and strong.

luckymucky Fri 16-Dec-16 16:09:33

First thing that jumps to my mind is 'down'.

KlingybunFistelvase Fri 16-Dec-16 16:20:21

I like it!

Artandco Fri 16-Dec-16 16:32:09

I like it. Also like Astrid mentioned above

JanuaryJuniper Sat 17-Dec-16 18:17:05

Yeah I love Astrid but don't know if it goes with other dc.

Currently loving

Ida Juno and Ida Polly

1horatio Sat 17-Dec-16 18:20:45

I love Ida Juno.

Ida is charmingly old fashioned and as somebody else said, just the 'right kind of simple'.
Juno is a classic, dignified but also fresh and crisp sounding. I seriously love this combination.

I personally don't like Ida Polly. That goes more into frumpy/twee territory imo. But if you love it then you should obviously use it.

JanuaryJuniper Sat 17-Dec-16 18:23:16

Ida Juno would be my preference for the reasons you mentioned horatio!

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