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Nova or Kaia?

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Chocolateyescakeyes Fri 12-Jan-18 22:58:51

Opinion on the names Nova and Kaia? Which do you prefer?

greenmagpie Fri 12-Jan-18 23:00:02

Kaia sounds a bit like a model of car (or Gaia) - I much prefer Nova. However I do know two Novas already...

villainousbroodmare Fri 12-Jan-18 23:00:51

I think Nova actually is a model of car!

PancakeInMaBelly Fri 12-Jan-18 23:01:08


ShiftyMcGifty Fri 12-Jan-18 23:02:11

Nova will sound stupid to a lot of people. Means “new”

AuntieStella Fri 12-Jan-18 23:05:05

Nova is a car, and is used in other brand names, and makes me think supernova (which might be a bit too much of a tease).

Chocolateyescakeyes Fri 12-Jan-18 23:05:18

Haha! Yes, both are/similar to types of car! Hopefully most would be in the scrap yard by time baby is old enough to realise!

Greensleeves Fri 12-Jan-18 23:05:40

Not keen on either but prefer Kaia

ClaudiaWankleman Fri 12-Jan-18 23:06:05

I don’t think either one is good.

AvonCallingBarksdale Fri 12-Jan-18 23:09:18

Can’t say Nova without then saying Scotia grin

ImAMarshmellow Fri 12-Jan-18 23:14:22

Nova -nope. My mind goes straight to cars.
Gaia how's that pronounced? Is it gay -a

MyDcAreMarvel Fri 12-Jan-18 23:14:55

Nova is too teen mom.

HappyLollipop Fri 12-Jan-18 23:20:16

I prefer Nova.

manicinsomniac Fri 12-Jan-18 23:23:41

I like them both but prefer Nova, I think. I know an adult Nova (very artistic and sophisticated lady) but have never met any others. Kaia is probably quite unusual too but easily confused with the Kias, Kyahs and Kayas.

greenmagpie Fri 12-Jan-18 23:42:34

Oh yeah Vauxhall Nova!

IVflytrap Fri 12-Jan-18 23:50:25

Much prefer Kaia (I assume pronounced Kye-uh).

Nova does sound like a car to me. Also it's the word "new" in some languages, which seems a bit uninspired.

OnNaturesCourse Fri 12-Jan-18 23:51:24

Love them both.

Kaia being my favorite though.

DramaAlpaca Fri 12-Jan-18 23:53:42

I like both, but would choose Kaia probably because I used to drive a Vauxhall Nova back in the day

Afreshcuppateaplease Fri 12-Jan-18 23:56:00

How about Nola? Roma?

RJnomore1 Fri 12-Jan-18 23:57:41

My friend nova is a yoga teacher

The kaia I know is a boy

Not that enamoured of either though both nice people

ShootingQuadrantids Sat 13-Jan-18 00:00:56

Neither float my boat but then again it's not my choice!

SuperBeagle Sat 13-Jan-18 01:16:19


Like the concept of Nova, but I just don't think it's usable on a person.

MrsDilber Sat 13-Jan-18 01:25:23

In the nicest way possible, neither to be honest. Nova sounds like the virus, the other one a car.

But it's your baby.

RosieMapleLeaf Sat 13-Jan-18 01:36:28

I have a Kaia (DD, not a car).

Very few people can say it or spell it correctly on the first try but other than that it's a great name!

Shinybothways Sat 13-Jan-18 01:41:59

God almighty.

Nova was a car, a shitty one at that. But No Va means “won’t go” in several European languages which is why it was called the Corsa on the continent.

It is a crap crap crap name for a child.


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