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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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Ziggyb Tue 14-Jan-20 22:44:34

Robbie Williams has both

Confusednewmum1 Tue 14-Jan-20 22:40:57

All names where on our list and DD was called Ada as we left hospital. But I could quite settle on it, felt too harsh.... DH was disappointed as he loved it. We ended up with Lydia which neither of us loved but fitted just right after a week or so with no name. X

Iwillsleepin2020 Sun 12-Jan-20 19:49:45

Ada! Wanted it for our daughter but cousin got there first. Think it’s beautiful for a little girl but also classy for an adult

Batqueen Sun 12-Jan-20 19:37:01

Theodora! I’m now humming the song ‘Dear Theodora’ from Hamilton. If you don’t know it op look it up - it’s about a baby girl!

17caterpillars1mouse Sun 12-Jan-20 19:34:10

I love Theodora and Thea. Ada is becoming very popular very quickly which makes me think it will date

CassandrasCastle Sun 12-Jan-20 19:21:25

@NoSauce But I like it! confused It's not the final choice, no doubt the list will change a bit a couple more times..

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bridgetreilly Sun 12-Jan-20 19:09:59

@CassandrasCastle, I actually really love Agnes. Or Annis.

TheWashingMachine Sun 12-Jan-20 18:47:34

Theodora is wonderful

NoSauce Sun 12-Jan-20 18:45:50


(DPs Mum is currently calling the baby 'Aggie' in jest - I have a feeling she'll hate Ada grin

She would be right to. It’s hideous. There’s so many beautiful names out there to choose from OP. Don’t settle for one like Ada!

CassandrasCastle Sun 12-Jan-20 18:41:14

(DPs Mum is currently calling the baby 'Aggie' in jest - I have a feeling she'll hate Ada grin)

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joffreyscoffees Sun 12-Jan-20 12:56:13

*not very popular.

It's still outside top 50 in the UK so I definitely don't think she'll ever be in a class with others, maybe not even the whole school. We're in West Yorkshire and I'm often told 'ooo that's unusual' when randoms ask her name.

joffreyscoffees Sun 12-Jan-20 12:53:41

They were all on my list and loved them all. We chose Thea in the end and we love it. It's never very popular where we are which is great too.

NoSauce Sun 12-Jan-20 12:37:09

Ada is horrible. Ugly and frumpy. Thea is nice.

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


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

Theodora is amazing

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

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

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

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 08:45:18

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.

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

I prefer Thea. I find Ada too bland.

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.

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.

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

How about Adeline?

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

Ada, by a long way.

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

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