Name to consider: Vada (like from My Girl). Why doesn't anyone use this great name?
Aw, My Girl! I'd forgotten that movie. SO SAD.
According to the Social Security Administration only 93 new baby girls were named Vada in the U.S. in 2010. There were 155 named Veda---I wonder if that's the same pronunciation? And 22 named Vaida, and 72 named Vayda, and 17 named Veyda.
I wonder if part of the problem is the Darth Vader association? It seems a bit obscure, but in the northeast U.S., Vada and Vader would be pronounced almost the same. Or it sounds a little like the word invader.
What do you think of the name Vada/Vaida/Vayda? How would you spell it? What issues do you think affect its popularity? And let's put a poll over to the right to see what we as a group think of it. [Poll closed; see results below.]
Poll results (255 votes total):
I love it! I'd use it! - 15 votes (roughly 6%)
I like it! I'd consider it! - 29 votes (roughly 11%)
Wouldn't use, but would like on someone else's baby - 103 votes (roughly 40%)
No particular opinion either way - 16 votes (roughly 6%)
Slightly dislike - 69 votes (roughly 27%)
Strongly dislike - 23 votes (roughly 9%)