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Mamato4girls · 28/11/2023 20:24

Still deciding on names here (4th girl) My OH loves Aya (pronounced eye-a)

Do you like it? Please don't be rude BTW- I'm just asking from one mum to a next.

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ScruffMuffin · 28/11/2023 20:29

I like it, and it makes a change from Ava, Eva, etc. Nothing wrong with those, but lots of them around!

NuffSaidSam · 28/11/2023 20:30

I don't love it.

Sleepyquest · 28/11/2023 20:31

Sounds like 'hiya' so I'm not a fan. What about Isla or Ayla?

Hermittrismegistus · 28/11/2023 20:31

Sounds like how some people greet each other .

whosaidtha · 28/11/2023 20:32

I would pronounce it ay a if I saw it written down. I think eye a sounds incomplete in some way.

Eybyegum · 28/11/2023 20:32

It sounds like “hiya” to me in Yorkshire! Also I think written may get mixed for Ava at a glance? I’m not keen but if you love it as much as your DH then that’s what matters.

Notsuredontknow · 28/11/2023 20:32

I like it but you’ll constantly be correcting the pronunciation/ spelling which would put me off

LeonieSN93 · 28/11/2023 20:33

Tbh I'm not keen but cant really grasp why. Aria, Ava, Anya, Orla and Isla are all names that are a bit similar and I think are lovely?

I think it just seems unfinished to me maybe?

WhyIsTheDogBlue · 28/11/2023 20:34

I know an adult Aija prn eye-a, she's Latvian. I think its a lovely sounding name.

ThomasinaLivesHere · 28/11/2023 20:34

I don’t dislike it but there are lots of names short and heavy with vowels so it does fit into the current trend if that’s something you’d care about. Personally I like stronger longer names.

Mamato4girls · 28/11/2023 20:36

Hmm yes. I actually agree with everything above. Thanks!! Maybe I'll just call her Mary. 4th time around is a real struggle

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laladoodoo · 28/11/2023 20:36

It sounds made up to me - like a lot of those names that contain "ya" in them.

ChanelNo19EDT · 28/11/2023 20:37

No, sounds likeva spanish exasperation, "aye yai yai" (por Diòs)

lumpfy · 28/11/2023 20:38

Actually Mary would be really refreshing these days.

If you tell us your other daughters' names, perhaps we can suggest something to suit?

Createausernametoday · 28/11/2023 20:43

If you have to ask , you’re not convinced , if you’re not convinced , don’t do it

Mamato4girls · 28/11/2023 20:43

So true Mary would be refreshing. Lol.

I have three girls at home - Willow, Sage and India. They are 5, 3 and 2.

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GoldDuster · 28/11/2023 20:45

I'd go Mary!

newandconfused5 · 28/11/2023 20:49

Beautiful names!
How about clover, olive, peony or Wren to continue a nature theme?
Four girls! Congratulations

Jewelspun · 28/11/2023 20:52

Willow, Sage and India are lovely.

I don't like Aya.

Isla?

Enya?

Ailsa?

Mamato4girls · 28/11/2023 20:53

I LOVE Wren but we can't use it because our surname bascially starts with Wren. Otherwise it would have top of the list. I actually love Bonnie too but I feel like it's just so different than the girls name

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Eybyegum · 28/11/2023 20:53

Mamato4girls · 28/11/2023 20:43

So true Mary would be refreshing. Lol.

I have three girls at home - Willow, Sage and India. They are 5, 3 and 2.

Gorgeous names. I don’t think Aya fits with them.
Poppy
Rowan

flowerchild2000 · 28/11/2023 20:54

I had a childhood friend with this name, spelled differently. Her last name had 3 syllables and it sounded nice together. She was actually an Olympian too.

Eybyegum · 28/11/2023 20:54

I think Bonnie is good with the other names

flowerchild2000 · 28/11/2023 20:55

Mamato4girls · 28/11/2023 20:43

So true Mary would be refreshing. Lol.

I have three girls at home - Willow, Sage and India. They are 5, 3 and 2.

I think Aya fits in quite well! Love those names!

TomatoSandwiches · 28/11/2023 20:55

What about Anna or Alma?

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