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Ava - Too Popular?

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ForumUsername Mon 29-Jan-18 16:05:47

Our little girl is nearly 10 days old and we haven't picked a name

We like Ava but it's very popular and that's putting us off
Is it silly to not go with it because it's popular?

Has anyone any other suggestions?
We want something classic but not overly used....

ADsBadAccent Mon 29-Jan-18 16:07:30

I love Ava (if I ever had another) but also worry that its too popular.. although I do have a DS with a top 5 name and he is the only one in his class. So I’m no help really!

Mayhemmumma Mon 29-Jan-18 16:09:38

It's popular because like you lots of people like it! Go for it if you still want to, she might be one of a few Avas in her class but maybe not....there's a couple in my children's school but it out numbered by Tallulah which surprised me.

Ada is similar and nicer imo.

MikeUniformMike Mon 29-Jan-18 16:10:00

I think Ava is overused, and there are a lot of names that sound or look like it.
Do you like any other names? Are there any names you don't like?

MammieBear Mon 29-Jan-18 16:11:30

Ada is a similar name but a little rarer or go for Aveline that way you can still use it as a Nn. Good luck

Lostflipflop Mon 29-Jan-18 16:12:19

My daughter is Ava she is almost 11. We know of no other Ava's her age but lots of them under 6!

I think I would still name her Ava if I was pregnant with her now smile

MikeUniformMike Mon 29-Jan-18 16:12:50

I don't like Ada at all other than the Lovelace connection. It will get shortened to Ade or Ades.
Eve and Evie are nice but popular. I don't like Eva.
Ivy is popular on her but I really don't like it.
As a random suggestion, do you like Polly?

MikeUniformMike Mon 29-Jan-18 16:14:01

Aveline? No. Everyone over 40 will think of Bread.

TheWizardofWas Mon 29-Jan-18 16:14:11

I have only met one. Lovely name.

flybabyfly Mon 29-Jan-18 16:15:35

I think it’s pretty, but I probably wouldn’t use it myself. Personally I’m not so concerned by popularity per se, but it will date...

LexieLulu Mon 29-Jan-18 16:19:57

I don't know a single Ava (I live in NW)

It's beautiful, you should use it if you love it

Tattybogle89 Mon 29-Jan-18 16:21:38

Don’t worry about popularity it just means more people will like her name.
She will be YOUR Ava with her own personality and it really doesn’t matter. Whatever you pick here will be people all over with the name so go with your heart

IHaveBrilloHair Mon 29-Jan-18 16:22:08

I think it will date.
It's a nice name, but it's a bit like Mia, Ella etc, a bit blah and very of its time.

cptartapp Mon 29-Jan-18 16:24:41

Too many. I live in NW and know loads. Ava's, Eva's, Ellie's, Ella's...
Emma would make a refreshing change.

SpottyBrolly Mon 29-Jan-18 16:30:01

I don't know any, however I do knows a few Lunas the first time I heard the name 5 years ago but more now. Use it if you like it she'll be your Ava.

lizzlebizzle33 Mon 29-Jan-18 16:40:29

Ten days and no name? Aww, just go with Ava, it's lovely. I'm sure in your head your already kind of calling her that and anything else may sound weird now.
Congratulations on your new baby!xx

NewSingleMummy Mon 29-Jan-18 16:47:23

Lovey name by very popular. 4 of them in my DD baby room alone at nursery

Castlelough Mon 29-Jan-18 16:49:28

My Ava is almost a year old now. I still absolutely adore her name, even though it was dh's suggestion and not on my own list. We haven't met any other baby Ava despite it's popularity and everyone always complements it. I don't really think Ava will date. It wasn't a "new" name to begin with and is fairly multicultural too. It is sweet, simple, classic and elegant all rolled into one. Good luck!

Annabelle4 Mon 29-Jan-18 16:49:38

I don't think it's as popular now as it was a few years ago.

It's a beautiful name anyway.

ChocolateCrunch Mon 29-Jan-18 17:09:10

I don't know any Avas, but loads of Evas/Evies, so if that's the name you like, go for it

AnyaMoondial Mon 29-Jan-18 17:20:29

Ava is nice.

How about Kate? I think it is very beautiful in its simplicity.

pinkmagic1 Mon 29-Jan-18 17:25:43

It is a nice name but somewhat overused. What about Anya?

notacooldad Mon 29-Jan-18 17:27:27

Why on earth does it matter if it's 'too popular'
If you both like it, which often is half the battle, pick it!
It really doesn't matter what other people on MN think ( including me!)

notacooldad Mon 29-Jan-18 17:31:12

Everyone saying it is overused, well I work with young people and their families and I haven't come across one Ava
I'm meeting a lot of what people on hear call made up names names or usual names spelt in ways that nobody else has seen before.
Ava is lovely.

MikeUniformMike Mon 29-Jan-18 17:39:52

I think the OP should use it if she and the baby's father love it.
I said it was overused because to me it's one of those names that is made less attractive by being popular. I think there are prettier names.
It was in the top 10 for 2017, so the chances of being known as Ava Surname is quite high.

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