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Ada or Theodora/Thea

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CassandrasCastle Sat 11-Jan-20 17:32:28

Times are getting hard, my original shortlist for dd due in April has been torn up and I am all at sea..It's actually getting a bit stressful🤔
I think Ada is probably very overdone, but we both like it.
Theodora shortened to Thea is another contender, although DP likes it less.
What do people think?

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PlantPotting Sat 11-Jan-20 17:42:41

I love Ada x

bridgetreilly Sat 11-Jan-20 17:51:25

Ada. I love it and I also think Thea is more popular than Ada.

AnnaSparks Sat 11-Jan-20 17:57:04


CassandrasCastle Sat 11-Jan-20 18:00:50

I just looked on a baby name graph thing and Ada shows a really steep increase shock Thea even more popular. I don't mean that in a snobby way, I guess I just don't want her to be one of 3/4 in a class

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Daddylonglegs1965 Sat 11-Jan-20 18:05:36

Don’t like any sorry

CassandrasCastle Sat 11-Jan-20 18:06:27

Hahaha thanks 🙈

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latheritup Sat 11-Jan-20 18:14:22

Ada grin

Charlottejbt Sat 11-Jan-20 18:20:05

Theodora is beautiful.

MyCatScaresDogs Sat 11-Jan-20 18:34:49


CassandrasCastle Sat 11-Jan-20 20:37:17

I honestly had no idea that Thea was so popular...I quite like the idea of Teddy being another nickname - although have a nephew called Ted 🤔

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PlantPotting Sat 11-Jan-20 20:52:28

OP she’s highly unlikely to be one of three in a class remember to look at the actual percentage on the Y axis of the graph!!

CassandrasCastle Sat 11-Jan-20 20:56:18

Good point! It just showed such a steep rise though

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DramaAlpaca Sat 11-Jan-20 23:08:31

Ada, by a long way.

I can't stand Thea, it's so weak sounding.

SoftSheen Sat 11-Jan-20 23:10:18

How about Adeline?

Tillygetsit Sat 11-Jan-20 23:18:01

Ada is great. I've a niece called Thea. One of 4 born at the same time. She's 7 months.

Fantail Sun 12-Jan-20 04:48:23

It could show a steep rise going from 10 nationally to 70 nationally. The chance of her being 1 of 3 would be tiny.

Girls in general are given a wider range of names than boys too.

daisypond Sun 12-Jan-20 08:34:43

I prefer Thea. I find Ada too bland.

SundayMorningSun Sun 12-Jan-20 08:45:18

You can also check how many there are in your area if that really bothers you. Even the most popular names are only like 1% now.

I'd go for Ada - you like it better, less popular, less fussy than Theodora, Thea can end up as Fea.

TheoneandObi Sun 12-Jan-20 08:46:52

Think Ada has zoomed in popularity because she was such a great character in Peaky Blinders

SundayMorningSun Sun 12-Jan-20 08:48:10

Go down to "explore girls names by region" and it gives you a map.

MikeUniformMike Sun 12-Jan-20 12:13:14

Ada is awful and Theodora isn't very nice. Thea is a bit meh because Theo is so popular

Poorolddaddypig Sun 12-Jan-20 12:17:31

Theodora is amazing

CassandrasCastle Sun 12-Jan-20 12:20:22

I think I'm going towards Ada - at least it'll get the shortlist reduced somewhat..

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Urkiddingright Sun 12-Jan-20 12:33:39


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