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Buntysoven Wed 13-Dec-17 01:54:58

After scouring list after list of names and OH and I thrashing out likes and dislikes we came across the name Zayda. Not sure we can use Angelica with it but we think it sounds lovely has a nice meaning and doesn't sound too sing-songy with our DD Nancy. Too far out for a typically British surname? I tentatively really really like it.

lorelairoryemily Wed 13-Dec-17 02:02:58

If you love it then go for it! Personally I don't like it. Sorry!!

Battleax Wed 13-Dec-17 02:04:14

Zay-der? Or Zy-E-der?

ladybug92 Wed 13-Dec-17 02:07:42

What does it mean? I think it's nice and different smile

Battleax Wed 13-Dec-17 02:10:12

If you lose your nerve then Nancy and Zelda make a nice (flapper era) pairing.

RefuseTheLies Wed 13-Dec-17 02:14:33

Zara as an alternative?

DarthMaiden Wed 13-Dec-17 03:06:32


Smacks of trying too hard tbh and frankly, however you pronounce it it's not attractive because it's "hard" sounding in the "za" and "da".

Reminds me a bit (a lot) of Lord Vader.

But hey, if you want to embrace the dark side and have a child nicknamed "Sith" then crack on.

17caterpillars1mouse Wed 13-Dec-17 06:53:09

I really don't think it fits with Nancy but if that doesn't bother you then it's nice enough. I think I prefer it spelt Zaida though

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 13-Dec-17 11:12:58

Nancy and Zayda Angelica.
I ❤️ It Bunty. 😄

TatianaLarina Wed 13-Dec-17 11:25:48

I prefer Zayna (usual Arab spelling Zaynab) or Zara.

OhMyGoddd Wed 13-Dec-17 11:33:19

It's great because you can buy her this mug

Queenofthedrivensnow Wed 13-Dec-17 11:38:03

It's Yiddish for grandad!!!

What about Zadie.

QuiteLikeable Wed 13-Dec-17 11:42:30

It's alright - my friend has a Zora which I think sounds a bit gentler.

SleepFreeZone Wed 13-Dec-17 11:43:43

I like Zara, don't like Zayda though m, sorry.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 13-Dec-17 12:07:04

Prefer the spelling Zaida but yes, nice with Nancy.

StiltonForDays Wed 13-Dec-17 12:08:47

I have a fondness for Z names. Never heard Zayda before, sounds vaguely Arabic? Not overly into it I have to say.

Zora is ace, though.

HuskyMcClusky Wed 13-Dec-17 12:11:07

My friend has a Zeta. I prefer that to Zayda.

NauticalDisaster Wed 13-Dec-17 12:50:19

I immediately thought of grandfather! It's a Yiddish thing :-D

Joinourclub Wed 13-Dec-17 12:55:37

I like the suggestion of Zadie.

Snowman41 Wed 13-Dec-17 13:00:41

Zay-der? Or Zy-E-der?

Where are you getting the ER sound from?

The name ends in an A which would give the sound AH

OP, I really like it

Battleax Wed 13-Dec-17 14:35:38

The name ends in an A which would give the sound AH

Is this an accent thing?

Samantha, Mathilda, Sara, Natalia, Alexandra, Xenia, Isabella etc all end an "er" sound.

Doingthebattybat Wed 13-Dec-17 15:21:19

Yep, Yiddish for Grandpa. Because my mind went straight to this I couldn’t get past it as a name. It also sounds a bit like Darth Vader/Zader so there could be issues with getting teased about it.

lorelairoryemily Wed 13-Dec-17 15:26:01

@Battleax it must be an accent thing. All those names you listed end in AH not ER. Samantha, not samanther.

Battleax Wed 13-Dec-17 15:29:27

I'm trying out accents now grin

I can make it an "ah" in a kind of cod-Essex but I'm struggling for others.

Snowman41 Wed 13-Dec-17 15:56:18

Samantha, Mathilda, Sara, Natalia, Alexandra, Xenia, Isabella etc all end an "er" sound.

They really don't. They and in AH. That's why the have an A on the end?

Why your you say samanther?

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