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What do you think of Ada?

(59 Posts)
crazybutterflylady Tue 01-Jan-13 20:56:09

Due with DD2 in a month. DD1 is Tabitha. We both love Ada but I have slight reservations because its so short - not sure why that's making me think twice. Middle name possibly Grace or Poppy...

BaileyBillyBooBoo Tue 01-Jan-13 20:57:27

I think Ada is lovely!

gingercats Tue 01-Jan-13 20:58:53

Ada Grace sounds really nice. Pretty name and fairly unusual, congrats!

tigerdriverII Tue 01-Jan-13 20:59:50

Sorry but it makes me think of the granny of my next door neighbours when I was a kid about million years ago. She wasn't someone you'd want your DD to be like! Ava, on the other hand....

crazybutterflylady Tue 01-Jan-13 21:02:48

It was actually my nana's name :D

Ava is too popular for me, and I went to school with a bitch called Ava.

MatchsticksForMyEyes Tue 01-Jan-13 21:03:48

I think Ada is a beautiful name.

BillyBollyBrandy Tue 01-Jan-13 21:04:31

I love Ada, also my nan's name! I like it as a nn for Adelaide as well. DH didn't the bugger

HelpOneAnother Tue 01-Jan-13 21:11:52

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Haberdashery Tue 01-Jan-13 21:17:21

I think Ada is fab, though I don't like your choice of middle names so much. Grace is OK and I do see that it's nice to have a more usual surname if you have an unusual first name. Ada Lovelace was an amazing woman.

crazybutterflylady Wed 02-Jan-13 12:41:54

I just think there's a chance she might not like her name then she can use the middle one. Hopefully wont be necessary though.
My first name means Grace so I like that for that reason, DH likes the name Poppy so I thought it was a good way of including it.
We are planning on going for 3rd eventually though and if that's a girl we'll need a name in reserve!

Catchingmockingbirds Wed 02-Jan-13 12:44:16

At first I thought it said asda blush, I don't like it sorry, it's awful.

PoppyWearer Wed 02-Jan-13 12:45:45

I've heard of a couple of baby Ada's in the past few years (London/South East) - both mums were Turkish, it was pronounced "Adda". I really like it!

crazybutterflylady Wed 02-Jan-13 12:52:02

We would pronounce it Ay-da, that's the traditional pronunciation I think.

tunnocksteacake Wed 02-Jan-13 12:53:24

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Alisvolatpropiis Wed 02-Jan-13 12:54:16

I like it.

My DP has a friend with a little girl called Ada smile

12ylnon Wed 02-Jan-13 16:35:20

Ada is beautiful. Great for a little girl and a woman imo. Reminds me of cold mountain.

BadBuddha Wed 02-Jan-13 16:38:23

I like it. I know an Aida, also pronounced 'ay-da', which is nice too.

GoldPlatedNineDoors Wed 02-Jan-13 16:39:22

Love it! Still two syllables so only seems short on paper.

Dds name is Meg and sometimes sounds too short when I say it grin

GoldPlatedNineDoors Wed 02-Jan-13 16:39:49

I also love Veda (like the girl off My Girl)

12ylnon Wed 02-Jan-13 16:40:06

Just please not grace as a middle name....

Blanketsandpillows Wed 02-Jan-13 16:41:57

Love it

thegreylady Wed 02-Jan-13 16:53:53

I think its awful-sorry blush and Tabitha is so lovely it would be a shame to give dd2 a less pretty name.I remember some years ago meeting a woman whose newborn dd was Ada Muriel ...
Ava is prettier I think.

msrisotto Wed 02-Jan-13 16:58:36

I really like the name Ada, reminds me of Ada Lovelace, a great woman! Veda is cool too.

ByTheWay1 Wed 02-Jan-13 16:59:19

lol - I also thought you'd missed out an S - asda.....

I do not think it is as "pretty" as Tabitha....... my cousins were Tabitha and Sabrina which always sounded so cool to me....

Arisbottle Wed 02-Jan-13 16:59:55

I also read it as Asda.

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