Ada or Ayda?
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.
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.
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
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.
Thetimetravelerswife · 25/11/2019 14:02
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
VenusClapTrap · 25/11/2019 14:45
Ada is much better Ayda looks like it should be pronounced eye-da.
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!
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.
nicannie · 25/11/2019 15:03
@suckingdieselfella - hear what your saying and definitely makes sense!
Flymetothestars · 25/11/2019 15:29
Great choice of name and spelling OP
Flymetothestars · 25/11/2019 15:29
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
SuckingDieselFella · 25/11/2019 15:47
Nothing wrong with old-fashioned. Much better than a celeb name.
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
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 :)
Ohyesiam · 25/11/2019 15:56
Ayda looks like eyeda to me ( like a pirate would say ay ay captain)
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.
TheJoxter · 25/11/2019 16:58
Definitely Ada, I’d expect Ayda to be pronounced like Ida which is a different name in itself
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.
AdaColeman · 25/11/2019 17:01
Ada is a fab name!
MrsNoMopp · 25/11/2019 18:33
I met an Ada who must have been about 30. It really suited her.
bridgetreilly · 25/11/2019 18:36
It is old-fashioned but in that sort of way which is popular at the moment.
missmouse101 · 25/11/2019 18:42
Yikes, I really dislike it. Really grannyish like Gladys and Ethel.
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.
Whattodoabout · 28/11/2019 16:45
Ada and it’s pronounced ade-ah.
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