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Ada or Sara?

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Ondine Fri 10-Jul-09 17:44:40

Am almost sure I will go for Ada..... just a few questions?

I'm starting to worry Ada might be a bit mousey and may fall on the wrong side of retro chic e.g. Hilda and not the right side like Ava & Pearl?

Do you have an image of what you would imagine an Ada to be like? I?m hoping not mousey or matronly and more elegant and intelligent!

Sara (pronounced Sah-ra) would be the second choice. I have no concerns over it. Just a bit safe maybe.

Which do you prefer?

differentID Fri 10-Jul-09 17:46:54

I see Ada as spirited!smile

belgo Fri 10-Jul-09 17:47:16

Ada is a fab name. Most definitely on the right side of cool.

I know a very tom boyish Ada.

belgo Fri 10-Jul-09 17:47:43

The Ada I know is certainly spirited!

Jojay Fri 10-Jul-09 17:48:52

Much prefer Sara. Ada doesn't seem cool to me - sorry.

But what do I know wink

claricebeansmum Fri 10-Jul-09 17:49:16

Sara will end up being Sarah however hard you try.

Ada is fab. Also easy for her to spell and write when she gets going. Is it OK with your surname?

Ondine Fri 10-Jul-09 18:05:46

Spirited sounds good, glad no one is thinking mousey.

Hadn’t thought of Sara becoming Sarah, not keen on having to correct pronunciation all the time.

Surname is ‘Darling’ blush. It’s quite a tricky one and is going to be very tricky for a boy. But Ada and Sara both probably go as much as is possible.

claricebeansmum Fri 10-Jul-09 18:07:10

So she is going to be A Darling? grin That's quite nice?

Stranger: Who are you?
DD: A Darling!

MrsMattie Fri 10-Jul-09 18:07:59

Hmmm. Not keen on Ada.

Sara is prettier than Sarah. Prefer Zara though.

claricebeansmum Fri 10-Jul-09 18:08:19

But S Darling might end up sounding like "starling".

brimfull Fri 10-Jul-09 18:08:35

I love Sara

salbysea Fri 10-Jul-09 18:09:53

Like Ada Darling

dont like Sara or Zara etc - prefer Sarah

gorionine Fri 10-Jul-09 18:10:18

I like both names, altough when reading your Op title too fast I thought you wanted to call you Dd Asda{smile]!

LaDiDaDi Fri 10-Jul-09 18:10:33

Ada, I really like it and have suggested both Ada and Ida to dp if this bump is a girl.

ScummyMummy Fri 10-Jul-09 18:11:42

Much prefer Sara. Ada very drab, imo.

Ondine Fri 10-Jul-09 18:27:17

I hadn’t thought of A Darling smile. Quite sweet.

Also just realised Sar and Dar rhyme <duh>. Not sure if that is a problem though?

I think Zara is nice, but the chain of shops puts me off. Asda lol, hope you are the only one who speed reads Ada like that!

ZippysMum Fri 10-Jul-09 18:51:21

Ada is great.
I had an Auntie Ada who made the most delicious coconut ice.
Sara is nice, but I know a couple of Sara's and they constantly battle with the Sara / Sarah thing.
A Darling is also gorgeous.

HumphreyCobbler Fri 10-Jul-09 18:57:26

Dd was going to be Ada.
I loved it, but dh had a wobble.

It is a beautiful, elegant, palindromic name.

Go for it.

piscesmoon Fri 10-Jul-09 19:08:18

Ada is an old lady. Sarah with an h is lovely-I don't care for it without.

sazzerbear Fri 10-Jul-09 19:10:58

Sarah will be pronounced as Sara and vice versa and both will be spelt incorrectly, Ada has my vote!

salbysea Fri 10-Jul-09 22:25:23

I disagree, although Sara is pronounced Sarah by some, Sarah is never pronounced Sara

salbysea Fri 10-Jul-09 22:26:41

equally with the spelling, people assume its with a H, its the default, so the annoyance of being misspelt and mispronounced only really applies to the Sara version

jellybeans Fri 10-Jul-09 23:10:55

Much prefer Sara or Edie/Ava/Eva.

LaDiDaDi Fri 10-Jul-09 23:15:55

What about Sadie?

random Fri 10-Jul-09 23:17:26

Ada is awful..whats with all the old lady names?

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