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How would you pronounce Adah?

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Baby girl - origin of name is biblical. DH and I are in love with this name, however some people have mentioned that it could get mispronounced a lot. Also when seeing/hearing this name are there any silly teasing points that go with it?

 

Middle name is Ruth... what do you think of the name? :)

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~Nodnol~

Ad Ah? I guess it could also be pronounced like Ada too, so Ay dah? Tell me how it is pronounced and I'll tell you if I like it. :D

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RedsGirl

My instinct would be as A-dah (like ta-dah) although I know it should be Ada.

 

Any reason why you couldn't spell it Ada? Ada Ruth is lovely.

 

Can't think of any bad points.

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la di dah

Emphasis on the second syllable, ah-DAH, not like Ada which is AH-da or AID-ah to me.

 

Adah Ruth is a whole lotta Biblical name going on but I don't mind it. I think Adah is going to get destroyed regularly by people saying it as Ada though.

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emlis22

I read it as Add-a. Then thought about it and said a-DAR as in dark.. and I'm still not sure.

 

 

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prettypenny

My initial thought is that it would be pronounced Ay-dah. I like it teamed with Ruth.

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ohboy

Like Ada - Ay da

 

I like it, and I like it spelt that way too. I was on my BIG list of girls names, but had to go cause I had way to many A names ;)

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Blondiebear
Emphasis on the second syllable, ah-DAH, not like Ada which is AH-da or AID-ah to me.

 

Adah Ruth is a whole lotta Biblical name going on but I don't mind it. I think Adah is going to get destroyed regularly by people saying it as Ada though.

 

Agree with what LDD has to say, except I'm probably less keen on the combo than she is.

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Guest C-is-for-MUMMY

There are 3 pronunciations that are semi correct. In Hebrew it would be pronounced uh-DAH - rhymes with afar... I don't like this as much, however translated into English it would be pronounced Ahr-da - which I like. Ada is a different name all together, for one it is Germanic and it is also pronounced Aid-da. We don't mind the pronunciation Aid-Da but spelled Adah - the hebrew way... the hebrew spelling is important to us, as I have a hebrew name spelled traditionally

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ali27

How about using Ruth as the first name with Adah as the middle name? That will save a lot of trouble with explaining the pronunciation. Everyone knows how to pronounce Ruth. Besides, Ruth is MY middle name and an under used classic.

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FeralMinx

Aid ah.

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la di dah
Agree with what LDD has to say, except I'm probably less keen on the combo than she is.

 

Adah isn't amongst my favourite Biblical girls' name or anything (yes, I have a list...) and I'd rank Ruth higher than Adah, personally. :unsure:

 

But it's neither very popular nor very hard to say and that's sort of a good middle ground I guess.

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Guest C-is-for-MUMMY

Ruth is my middle name too, that's why we chose it for our daughter's middle name... plus it goes great with our surname

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~Nodnol~

If you are happy with it being pronounced as Ada, go for it. I think it is fine with Ruth too. :)

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Ingrid the Swan

To be totally honest I would probably assume it's a uneek spelling of Ada and pronounce it accordingly. In my defence though I've never read the bible and am not up with all the names.

 

Yep I'm a bit ignorant, I get that...

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kerilyntaryn

I would pronounce it Aid-da

 

It's a lovely name

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kerilyntaryn

I would pronounce it Aid-da

 

It's a lovely name

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PooksLikeChristmas

I'd automatically say ay-duh. I'd assume uneek Ada spelling too. There are often h's and y's put into otherwise classic English language names so that's what I'd assume, and I think a lot of other people would too. It just means correcting people, but that's ok!

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new~mum~reenie

At first I'd would say it as Adda (like black adder, but without the 'r')

 

But then I'd wonder if it was supposed to be Aida (Ay-dah)

 

I like Aida or Ayda....

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au*lit

I would pronounce it a-DAH, as the H suggests emphasis on the second syllable to me. I find it a little awkward to say, it doesn't exactly roll off the tongue easily. But as the PPs have mentioned it could also be mistaken for a uneek spelling of Ada.

 

I also like Ada pronounced AH-da (probably helps that I know one and she is lovely), but am not so keen on the pronunciation AY-da.

 

I like Ruth, but I'm not sure about the combo Adah Ruth, if you're going with the a-DAH pronunciation. They run into each other too much so it sounds like one strange name, Addaruth.

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Kay1

I was going to say Aid-a and that the h was superfluous but since you have a good reason for it I don't mind it.

 

I think its nice with Ruth.

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