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Ada or Ayda?
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nicannie · 25/11/2019 13:53

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.

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Honeybee85 · 25/11/2019 13:55

I would pronounce Ada as Aadaa and Ayda as Eeyda.

Ada is a lovely name! Very cool vintage feeling to it, as in Ava Gardner.

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Flymetothestars · 25/11/2019 13:56

Lovely names. Like either spelling
I’d pronounce them slightly differently as above but don’t know if that’s right or now, I don’t know anyone with these lovely names

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NannyR · 25/11/2019 14:00

I prefer Ada. I pronounce Ada the same as Ava, just with a d. Ayda would make me wonder whether it was pronounced slightly differently, due to the unusual spelling.

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Thetimetravelerswife · 25/11/2019 14:02

Ada spelling

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nicannie · 25/11/2019 14:02

From your three responses then, the spelling I'd go for is Ada as I definitely am pronouncing that like Ava but with a d instead of v. Thanks for the kind comments about the name so far xx

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VenusClapTrap · 25/11/2019 14:45

Ada is much better Ayda looks like it should be pronounced eye-da.

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nicannie · 25/11/2019 14:55

I totally know where your coming from now you point it out like that @venusclaptrap - definitely going with Ada moving forward!

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SuckingDieselFella · 25/11/2019 14:59

Ada - very nice name.

Ayda - other people will pronounce it wrong her whole life. I have an unexpected y in my name and I can tell you this for a fact. Smile

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nicannie · 25/11/2019 15:03

@suckingdieselfella - hear what your saying and definitely makes sense!

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Flymetothestars · 25/11/2019 15:29

Great choice of name and spelling OP

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Flymetothestars · 25/11/2019 15:29

@nicannie OP

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nicannie · 25/11/2019 15:33

@flymetothestars for Ada or Ayda?? I'm thinking Ada is the winner ??

Does anyone think it might be quite old fashioned? There's been a few rumbles of that when I've mentioned the name at my work etc

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SuckingDieselFella · 25/11/2019 15:47

Nothing wrong with old-fashioned. Much better than a celeb name.

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nicannie · 25/11/2019 15:53

@suckingdieselfella thank you, totally agree lol. I think I'll keep this on the short list and pick another one or two that we like and then when she is finally here we can decide x

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QueenWhatevs · 25/11/2019 15:55

I know an Ada and an Ayda under 4, so even if its a little old fashioned its definitely having a moment :)

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Ohyesiam · 25/11/2019 15:56

Ada.
Ayda looks like eyeda to me ( like a pirate would say ay ay captain)

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DramaAlpaca · 25/11/2019 16:54

I'd go for Ada. Keep it really simple and nobody can mess around with the spelling and pronunciation. It's a nice name, one of the few 'granny chic' ones I like.

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TheJoxter · 25/11/2019 16:58

Definitely Ada, I’d expect Ayda to be pronounced like Ida which is a different name in itself

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TiceCream · 25/11/2019 17:01

I’d say Ayda as Eye-da. If you want the Ada pronunciation then I’d spell it that way.

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AdaColeman · 25/11/2019 17:01

Ada is a fab name!

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MrsNoMopp · 25/11/2019 18:33

I met an Ada who must have been about 30. It really suited her.

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bridgetreilly · 25/11/2019 18:36

Ada.

It is old-fashioned but in that sort of way which is popular at the moment.

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missmouse101 · 25/11/2019 18:42

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

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Omashu · 25/11/2019 18:44

It’s really growing in popularity. I’m not fond of it but clearly many others are! Ada is the nicer spelling.

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Whattodoabout · 28/11/2019 16:45

Ada and it’s pronounced ade-ah.

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