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My-uh vs. May-uh

How would you pronounce the name Maia in English?

The Top Baby Name is...

My-Uh

74%

May-Uh

26%

Poll created: Sep 12, 2013
Total Votes: 23

Comments

its prob just me but
Mia = Mee-uh
Maia = My-uh
posted by guest :: Sep 12, 2013 01:08 AM | report
It would be My-uh since the "ai" sounds like "I".
posted by Lidda :: Sep 12, 2013 01:10 AM | report
My-uh is the common pronunciation I know for Maia. If you are concerned, you could use Maya for My-uh. I’ve never heard the pronunciation may-uh, so I have no suggestions for a more "obvious" spelling for it.
posted by guest :: Sep 12, 2013 02:02 AM | report
Thank you for the feedback. I am a native Spanish speaker and I love Maia (pronounced My-uh in Spanish), but we live in the U.S. and I was told that people might get confused on how to pronounce it. I am taking this poll to understand to what extent there would be confusion. We definitely don’t want people calling her May-uh, although people get confused with common names too, so how much we should care about this is to be seen. I prefer Maia to Maya because of the meaning and origin of the names.

Please keep voting!
posted by guest :: Sep 12, 2013 10:04 AM | report
It’s still Maia in English. It’s also a common Scandinavian name, also said MY-ah.
posted by guest :: Sep 12, 2013 09:00 PM | report
From a person who has a very hard name to pronounce for Americans, don\’t worry about it. Choose the name you want & it\’ll all fall into place :)
posted by guest :: Sep 16, 2013 03:52 PM | report
For the record, I totally just voted wrong! It’s Mai (like Mai Thai) uh. I’m an idiot for pressing the wrong button on my iPhone screen, and it won’t let me change it. Anyways, I love the name!
posted by Guest :: Sep 17, 2013 02:14 PM | report

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