Advanced search

Think you've decided on a name? Check out where it ranks on the official list of the most popular baby names first.


(38 Posts)
FairfaxAikman Mon 06-Mar-17 09:40:04

Is it too similar to the all-too-popular Ava?

Decided that my original far out choice is better for a middle name but we still want something that means something to us.

DH is a computer programmer and I am an admirer of women who give zero fucks so we've come across Ada Lovelace.

I quite like it but DH is less sure as he is not really a of a fan of "old fashioned" names (he vetoed Alice and Iris).


Joeybee Mon 06-Mar-17 09:51:58

I think Ada is a nice alternative to Ava, and actually I think it's a nicer name.
I love 'old fashioned' names though.
I like how Ada sounds both feminine and strong, and an Ada could be a professional, a singer, a business woman - anything, I think Ada is a lovely name that can grow with a person.
Though I think if your DH isn't keen, and isn't likely to be persuaded around, then maybe try and find another name which you both like (easier said than done, I know!) as you said you ant the name to be meaningful to you both.

MiniMaxi Mon 06-Mar-17 10:01:36

I like it! Can be short for Adelaide or Adeline I think if you want a longer version

Rockaby Mon 06-Mar-17 10:03:28

I think it's lovely and I only know one who must be about 5yo now.

It would fall in to the 'vintage' name category for me though, so if your DH doesn't like those sorts of names I can see why he might not like this.

How about Aphra or Alba?

Rockaby Mon 06-Mar-17 10:04:08

Love mini's suggestions too though.

reallybadidea Mon 06-Mar-17 10:07:15

I like it a lot. Much more than Ava. I immediately thought of Ada Lovelace too smile

NameChange30 Mon 06-Mar-17 10:09:06

LOVE IT. Love the way it sounds. Love the connection to Ada Lovelace.

NameChange30 Mon 06-Mar-17 10:09:38

PS It's about a million times nicer than Iris and it's cooler than Alice.

ToastVacuum Mon 06-Mar-17 11:00:18

Ada is a great name, and a nice change from Ava.

LemonBreeland Mon 06-Mar-17 11:02:23

Dd has a friend called Ada. I think of it as quite a strong nsme and totally different to Ava.

NavyandWhite Mon 06-Mar-17 11:33:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RedSauce Mon 06-Mar-17 11:37:35

I prefer Ada.

ThursdayLastWeek Mon 06-Mar-17 11:39:52

I LOVE Ada, was on my list for DS2 smile

I love that 'between wars' feel, and over the character Ada Shelby in Peaky Blinders.

Mrsknackered Mon 06-Mar-17 11:40:13

Have always loved it, since I was a teenager and read Bleak House.
Ada Lovelace is a very cool namesake.

WhenLoveAndCakeCollide Mon 06-Mar-17 12:14:57

I love, love, love Ada. Oozes vintage charm.

Sistafromanuthamista Mon 06-Mar-17 12:21:31

I like it. I know a 2 year old Ada and a baby Adeline who is increasingly being called Ada. It's much nicer than Alice and Iris imo.

If your DP isn't keen on vintage names would he consider Ida but pronounced European way as Ee-dah

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 06-Mar-17 12:28:02

How about Ida ?

Sophronia Mon 06-Mar-17 12:41:18

It was my great-gran's name, actually she hated it and went by one of her middle names! I like it though.

Jooni Mon 06-Mar-17 13:39:22

I know an 18-month-old Ada, I think it's a nice, sweet, strong name. It's not too close to Ava.

HeyRoly Mon 06-Mar-17 13:46:18

I have one, and although there's one person of our aquaintance who insists on calling her Ava (you know when you fail to correct someone and kick yourself later? grin) being mistaken for an Ava isn't a common occurrence.

She suits her name perfectly. She's strong and opinionated and definitely gives zero fucks wink She could also write her name at the age of three, because it's nice and simple!

Bear2014 Mon 06-Mar-17 15:55:35

Love Ada. We've just found out we're having a boy but if it was a girl, it would have been either Adeline or Adelaide, nn Ada.

reuset Mon 06-Mar-17 17:58:39

Nice name. I prefer it over Ava

Iloveantiques Mon 06-Mar-17 18:00:09

We know an Ada. Beautiful name.

pilates Mon 06-Mar-17 18:11:34

I like it very much

coxsorangepippin Mon 06-Mar-17 18:14:37

Love it. Also like Ida, as in Ida B Wells another amazing giver of zero Fuchs

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: