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GraceBlish Fri 28-Apr-17 09:52:32

Hi all smile this is my first post.
We're expecting our first child (a little girl) in August and we're really stuck on choosing a name. Our favourite was Ava but then we were told it's becoming more and more popular now, and I don't want her to be Ava (1of3) in school.
Here's a list of some of the names we've shortlisted - as you can see they're all quite similar. So I was hoping anyone could just give their views on whether they know many people with the same names and which you like. Thank you!
Aya (pronounced like Ava but with a Y)


Camnico Fri 28-Apr-17 09:55:17

I'm pregnant and if it's a girl I'm calling her Ava. Ayla is gorgeous, the only one I don't really like up there is Iva

GraceBlish Fri 28-Apr-17 10:04:57

Thanks @camnico! Apparently Ava was the 9th most popular girls name last year, which is a shame because I really do think it's so beautiful!

NotTheBelleoftheBall Fri 28-Apr-17 10:05:41

Rosa (I'm biased though)

FeedTheSharkAndItWillBite Fri 28-Apr-17 10:08:23

Cora and Ruby are so awesome!

I think all your names are great, tbh. Except for Iva tbh (imo).

GraceBlish Fri 28-Apr-17 10:14:14

Thank you smile Cora is my next in line to be honest! smile

kimlo Fri 28-Apr-17 10:14:48


Teddy6767 Fri 28-Apr-17 10:18:23

Ivy, rosa and ruby are all beautiful

malin100 Fri 28-Apr-17 10:25:37

Another vote for Ivy, Rosa or Ruby.

Cupofteaandtoilet Fri 28-Apr-17 10:34:49

Ava, Ruby and Maya (various spellings) are fairly common here.

I quite like Ivy.

I think there's a lot to be said in favour of having a 'normal' name, rather than a more unusual one. Having the same "That's an unusual name" "How do you spell that?" "Where does it come from?" type conversions can become tiresome after half a century. Speaking from vast experience.

I, perhaps unkindly, feel that unusual names are inflicted on babies for selfish reasons. Popular names are popular for many reasons. If you like Ava, stick with it.

GraceBlish Fri 28-Apr-17 10:40:22

Thanks @Cupofteaandtoilet - as this is my first child and we don't have any other babies in the family I just don't have a clue what's popular nowadays. Cheers for the info smile

BasicBetty Fri 28-Apr-17 10:44:16

Cora or Rosa.

BillyButtfuck Fri 28-Apr-17 10:50:56

I know 1 Ava and 1 Ivy, both under 5

Ivy is a beautiful name, I also like Rosa.

SuperBeagle Fri 28-Apr-17 11:23:08

I love Ivy.

I also like Ava, Ruby, Cora, and Nora. I like Aya but suspect it'd be mispronounced a lot.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 28-Apr-17 11:39:07

If you're concerned about popularity. Avoid Ruby you can't put a pin head between them. Ivy is almost on a par with it.
I love Cora.

GraceBlish Fri 28-Apr-17 11:42:09

Thanks Awwlookatmybabyspider and SuperBeagle smile

pilates Fri 28-Apr-17 11:51:44

Rosa, I don't know any.

rabbitmummy Fri 28-Apr-17 12:05:57


FeralBeryl Fri 28-Apr-17 12:13:12

I love Rosa and Ivy.

Please don't call her Iva unless your surname is Biggun grin

WowserBowser Fri 28-Apr-17 12:17:25

Cora and Rosa

malin100 Fri 28-Apr-17 13:43:09

I'll also just throw this out there but I've never met an Ava (maybe it's not popular where I am from) and have only seen it written. I don't know if it's pronounced as written like ah-va or more like ai-va. So when you say "Aya (pronounced like Ava but with a Y)" I'm still none the wiser. grin off to Google!

FluffyBathTowel Fri 28-Apr-17 14:00:29

Cora is my favourite followed by Ivy then Ava and Rosa. All lovely names imo. Not keen on any of the others.

derryjojo Fri 28-Apr-17 14:17:21

Ivy and Rosa

WankersHacksandThieves Fri 28-Apr-17 14:21:05

Cora is the nicest after Ava itself.

How about Mara?

fanfrickintastic Fri 28-Apr-17 14:24:03

My son's nursery class has 3 Ava's, there's only 12 children in he class! My friend also called her child Ava. It is really popular, but because it is a lovely name.

Our of yours I like Nora best, then Cora

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