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Maile vs. Miley

I have a close friend named Maile (pronounced My-lee). It is a Hawaiian name, and I have always thought it is very pretty. Maile is the name of the vine that is used to make Hawaiian leis. My concern in using it for my daughter is the spelling. I know my friend has had to deal with her name being misspelled and mispronounced for the past 40 years, so I am considering an alternate spelling -- Miley. But...with the recent popularity of Miley Cyrus I am wondering if this may be too trendy. I would appreciate what others think. Also, if you have suggestions of a middle name, or a first name that goes with Miley as a mn, I am all ears!

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Poll created: Jan 07, 2008
Total Votes: 15


I really like the name Miley like Miley Cyrus but hey so cant be the only one with that name.
posted by britny80 :: 10 years ago | report
I also prefer the spelling of don’t have to worry about whether or not it is trendy, you just have to like it!

Besides, people haven’t stopped naming their kids Brittany, Lindsay, Christina, or any celebrity’s name just because they are famous for a living.
posted by Lucy - Baby Name Expert! :: 10 years ago | report
I think there could be numerous spellings for the name Miley. Pick the one you like most, not becasue it’s popular or not.


Good Luck!
posted by guest :: 10 years ago | report
I think it’s your preference. If you don’t care about the Hawaiian origin and just like the sound of the name Miley will definately be easier. I have a friend named Maile and even though people mispronounce her name sometimes, it’s still her own.
posted by guest :: 10 years ago | report

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