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Noa for a boy?

(18 Posts)
lucieloos Thu 05-Jan-17 23:26:03

Noa is a boys name in Wales (pronounced Noah) but a quick google search has revealed that it's commonly used as a girls name. What do you think of it for a boy? We prefer this spelling as we are Welsh.

SuburbanRhonda Thu 05-Jan-17 23:27:45

Unless you're actually in Wales, I'm guessing you'll always have to spell it for people. As will your son.

lucieloos Thu 05-Jan-17 23:29:06

We don't mind having to spell it. It's not as though it's a complex name and there are plenty of other names that we like that would involve some degree of spelling as well.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 05-Jan-17 23:31:45

It's lovely.

SuburbanRhonda Thu 05-Jan-17 23:32:51

Go for it then!

Pluto30 Thu 05-Jan-17 23:32:53

Noa is a girl's name.

Noah is the boy's name.

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Thu 05-Jan-17 23:33:32

If you're Welsh and that's the Welsh spelling I'd go for it! A lot of people won't even be aware of Noa as a girls' name.

Thingymaboob Thu 05-Jan-17 23:33:57

I'm Welsh. Noa is definitely a girls name.

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Thu 05-Jan-17 23:37:12

But if it's not in fact a legitimate Welsh name, well then I'd advise sticking with Noah!

ophiotaurus Thu 05-Jan-17 23:40:06

Noa was a perfume wasn't it?
I would go for the traditional Noah spelling.

ophiotaurus Thu 05-Jan-17 23:41:24

It is a perfume by Cacharel.

BackforGood Thu 05-Jan-17 23:46:32

I too would go for Noah for a boy.

early30smum Fri 06-Jan-17 00:25:15

I love the name, but would definitely spell it Noah for a boy/Noa for a girl.

Aquamarine1029 Fri 06-Jan-17 04:22:34

Noa for a boy will constantly be misspelled.

RussianCoffee Fri 06-Jan-17 06:10:56

Do you actually live in Wales?

Is Noa well known as boy's name where you are?

To me, Noa is a girl's name. Unless you can answer "yes" to the above (at least the 2nd one) I would avoid.

Dontrocktheboat Fri 06-Jan-17 13:10:21

Noa is a girl's name.

Noah is better for a bit imo.

Joeybee Mon 23-Jan-17 09:00:49

Noa seems a bit feminine, I much prefer the Noah spelling. Plus, though you might not mind spelling Noa's name all the time, he might!
Although, if it is important to you to spell it 'Noa' then go for it, it's still a nice name.

EverythingEverywhere1234 Mon 23-Jan-17 09:04:28

Noa is a girl's name. Go for Noah, make your life and your baby's life simpler!

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