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Ada or Ayda?

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nicannie Mon 25-Nov-19 13:53:24

What would you say is a better spelling? I would pronounce both the same, would you pronounce them differently?

Also, what's your thoughts on this name? It's one that's been in my mind for a few weeks now as potential for our baby girl due March 2020.

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Honeybee85 Mon 25-Nov-19 13:55:31

I would pronounce Ada as Aadaa and Ayda as Eeyda.

Ada is a lovely name! Very cool vintage feeling to it, as in Ava Gardner.

Flymetothestars Mon 25-Nov-19 13:56:41

Lovely names. Like either spelling
I’d pronounce them slightly differently as above but don’t know if that’s right or now, I don’t know anyone with these lovely names

NannyR Mon 25-Nov-19 14:00:59

I prefer Ada. I pronounce Ada the same as Ava, just with a d. Ayda would make me wonder whether it was pronounced slightly differently, due to the unusual spelling.

Thetimetravelerswife Mon 25-Nov-19 14:02:49

Ada spelling

nicannie Mon 25-Nov-19 14:02:50

From your three responses then, the spelling I'd go for is Ada as I definitely am pronouncing that like Ava but with a d instead of v. Thanks for the kind comments about the name so far xx

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VenusClapTrap Mon 25-Nov-19 14:45:03

Ada is much better Ayda looks like it should be pronounced eye-da.

nicannie Mon 25-Nov-19 14:55:26

I totally know where your coming from now you point it out like that @venusclaptrap - definitely going with Ada moving forward!

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SuckingDieselFella Mon 25-Nov-19 14:59:39

Ada - very nice name.

Ayda - other people will pronounce it wrong her whole life. I have an unexpected y in my name and I can tell you this for a fact. smile

nicannie Mon 25-Nov-19 15:03:11

@suckingdieselfella - hear what your saying and definitely makes sense!

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Flymetothestars Mon 25-Nov-19 15:29:40

Great choice of name and spelling OP

Flymetothestars Mon 25-Nov-19 15:29:52

@nicannie OP

nicannie Mon 25-Nov-19 15:33:25

@flymetothestars for Ada or Ayda?? I'm thinking Ada is the winner ??

Does anyone think it might be quite old fashioned? There's been a few rumbles of that when I've mentioned the name at my work etc

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SuckingDieselFella Mon 25-Nov-19 15:47:35

Nothing wrong with old-fashioned. Much better than a celeb name.

nicannie Mon 25-Nov-19 15:53:22

@suckingdieselfella thank you, totally agree lol. I think I'll keep this on the short list and pick another one or two that we like and then when she is finally here we can decide x

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QueenWhatevs Mon 25-Nov-19 15:55:38

I know an Ada and an Ayda under 4, so even if its a little old fashioned its definitely having a moment smile

Ohyesiam Mon 25-Nov-19 15:56:03

Ayda looks like eyeda to me ( like a pirate would say ay ay captain)

DramaAlpaca Mon 25-Nov-19 16:54:53

I'd go for Ada. Keep it really simple and nobody can mess around with the spelling and pronunciation. It's a nice name, one of the few 'granny chic' ones I like.

TheJoxter Mon 25-Nov-19 16:58:52

Definitely Ada, I’d expect Ayda to be pronounced like Ida which is a different name in itself

TiceCream Mon 25-Nov-19 17:01:01

I’d say Ayda as Eye-da. If you want the Ada pronunciation then I’d spell it that way.

AdaColeman Mon 25-Nov-19 17:01:24

Ada is a fab name!

MrsNoMopp Mon 25-Nov-19 18:33:55

I met an Ada who must have been about 30. It really suited her.

bridgetreilly Mon 25-Nov-19 18:36:13


It is old-fashioned but in that sort of way which is popular at the moment.

missmouse101 Mon 25-Nov-19 18:42:34

Yikes, I really dislike it. Really grannyish like Gladys and Ethel.

Omashu Mon 25-Nov-19 18:44:24

It’s really growing in popularity. I’m not fond of it but clearly many others are! Ada is the nicer spelling.

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