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    Ada?

    I really like Ada at the moment, I pronounce it like Ay-duh.

    I'm considering Adah because of its Biblical history, although I think I prefer Ada; anyway Nameberry has the pronunciation listed as AH-duh.

    Would you pronounce Ada and Adah differently?

    And what middle name do you think?

    I think that the h on Adah probably looks unnecessary, but I'd like to hear your thoughts.
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    I'd pronounce both of them the same... Ae-duh. I prefer the Ada spelling, although it still feels old ladyish to me. I much prefer Aida or Ayda.

    Ada Hyacinth
    Ada Marigold
    Ada Jessamine
    Ada Josephine
    Ada Sabine
    Ada Blair
    Ada Blythe
    Ada Rosette
    Ada Rosalind
    Ada Rosalynn
    Ada Marian
    Ada Penelope
    Ada Persephone
    Ada Harriett
    Ada Helene
    Ada Yvette
    Ada Colette
    Ada Corrine
    Ada Clarice
    Ada Briony
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    I like Ada better also. It's one of my favourites

    Yeah, I pronounce them different. Ada is AY-duh and Ada is AH-duh.
    I met an Ayda some time ago, she was not even five at the time and had a little sister named Mia. I cringed at the spelling; but I think her mum was trying to make sure it was pronounced that way.

    Ada Maeve
    Ada June
    Ada Juliet
    Ada Brielle
    Ada Estelle
    Ada Evangeline
    Ada Claire
    Ada Caroline
    Ada Rosalind
    Ada Sophie
    Ada Penelope
    Ada Celine/Seline/Selena/Serena
    Ada Marielle
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    I'd pronounce Adah the Hebrew way, with the accent on the *second* syllable. http://www.forvo.com/word/%D7%A2%D7%93%D7%94/#he

    If you're saying them the same I wouldn't bother with the H.

    I've heard Ada said both AH-da (almost like Odd-a) or like ADE-a. Both spelled the same way.

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