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Posted 03 November 2019 - 06:26 PM
I thought it was spelled Jaida ! That’s the only one I know. Another option maybe. Maybe not as bogan as a y. Who knows.
I have to say where I live I think a lot of people would not realise Jada is supposed to be said “jayda” and would say “jahduh”
Posted 03 November 2019 - 06:34 PM
I have know two female Jada, both pronounced as Yah-da and they were of Turkish heritage.
The traditional turkish spelling is Ceyda, where the C is pronounced as J.
Posted 03 November 2019 - 06:41 PM
I legit have no idea how people would even get jahduh from Jada.
I asked the Jada I know, who is early 20s and she said she had never ever been called jahduh.
Posted 03 November 2019 - 07:08 PM
In my case it was not the given name but a diminutive with a made up spelling. The pronunciation was due to the pronunciation of the name. I didn't see Jada used as a name in it's own right until I was an adult. Given it was all I'd known, I thought it was said Ja-duh
Usually I see it as Jayda or Jaida if it's a long vowel sound.
Posted 03 November 2019 - 07:33 PM
It’s a bit of a non traditional name so I would be less concerned about the spelling being less traditional (I’m not even sure which way would be considered traditional vs non traditional in this case?). I think Jayda will lead to less mispronunciations
Totally agree. It’s not a traditional name in the same was as Emily or Melissa.
I’m big on avoiding mispronunciation and having to spell out allll the time. I would personally go with Jayda. She may need to correct spelling (as would Jada I think, but I think the mispronunciations would be far less.
Posted 10 November 2019 - 07:18 PM
Late to the party - but I vote for Jayda.
To me it looks better ( entirely subjective, I know) and I think it is a name that most people would pronounce correctly from seeing it written, even if they are not familiar with it - because it is said like it looks.
If someone pronounces it Jadda that is readily corrected though and no big deal.
And yes, whatever spelling you use, people will have to ask how to spell it - but that goes for many traditional common names too - Ann, Catherine etc.
again, no big deal.
Posted 28 November 2019 - 05:48 AM
Jada/Jayda went out the window and when she was born we decided she was actually a Zoe 🙂
Posted 28 November 2019 - 06:11 AM
Jada and Jayda are both pronounced Ja-duh.
How are you pronouncing them differently OP?
I don't really like the name but probably prefer it a little bit more with the Y.
Posted 28 November 2019 - 06:29 AM
LOL - so tempted to ask whether you had considered Zohee or Zoey? Congratulations.
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