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My-uh vs. May-uh

How would you pronounce the name Maia in English?

The Top Baby Name is...

Name Votes
My-uh 74% (17 votes)
May-uh 26% (6 votes)

Comments

its prob just me but
Mia = Mee-uh
Maia = My-uh
posted by guest :: 2013-09-12 01:08:48 | report
It would be My-uh since the "ai" sounds like "I".
posted by guest: Lidda :: 2013-09-12 01:10:25 | 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 :: 2013-09-12 02:02:29 | 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 :: 2013-09-12 10:04:05 | report
It’s still Maia in English. It’s also a common Scandinavian name, also said MY-ah.
posted by guest :: 2013-09-12 21:00:08 | 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 :: 2013-09-16 15:52:00 | 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: Guest :: 2013-09-17 14:14:45 | report

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