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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.

Whattodoabout Thu 28-Nov-19 16:45:20

Ada and it’s pronounced ade-ah.

Ingridla Thu 28-Nov-19 16:48:10

Ada. It was my grandmothers name!

PurpleFrames Thu 28-Nov-19 16:57:09

I personally find Adya more modern

confusedyoungthing Sat 30-Nov-19 18:10:01

I'd pronounce them the same. Rhyming with Ava.

Ada is definitely the better spelling. Ayda feels a bit unnecessary.

20viona Sat 30-Nov-19 18:14:33


CharitySchmarity Sun 01-Dec-19 11:35:05

My grandmother and great-grandmother were both called Ada so I've always known how to pronounce it. I'd stick with Ada - most people have heard of it (due to Ada Lovelace) and if they do pronounce it wrong, you only have to tell them the right way. For what it's worth, I rather like it.

Nonnymum Sun 01-Dec-19 11:36:26

I would spell it Ada

Addsverisimilitude Sun 01-Dec-19 15:50:38


PrincessLouis Sun 01-Dec-19 16:06:17


I think Ayda is a phonetic spelling of Ida

LikeARedBalloon Sun 01-Dec-19 16:48:16

Beautiful name. Ada was my chosen baby name....but it didn't go with the surname sad Booo!

WeDieAndSeeBeautyReign Sun 01-Dec-19 16:53:01

I think Ayda is a phonetic spelling of Ida

I'm not sure why anyone would need a phonetic spelling for a name as simple as Ada.

Ayda looks like a spelling mistake for Aida which is not pronounced the same way as Ada.

WeDieAndSeeBeautyReign Sun 01-Dec-19 16:57:02

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

Yes me too. Some old fashioned names are beautiful but Ada, Gladys and Ethel are not amongst them.

If OP is set on it then at Aida is at least a real name with a cultural background rather than a spelling mistake.

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