Alaia-Mai

(49 Posts)
PollyJane Mon 20-May-13 16:56:44

Rochelle from The Saturdays and Marvin from JLS new baby....wdyt?

I read it as A-lay-a May too. Although if that's correct then I think I would have preferred the spelling Alaya May so that there's no confusion over pronunciation.

lovemybabyboy Mon 27-May-13 19:28:48

I was pronouncing it A-lay-ah May, I wonder how the parents actually pronounce it, curious to know now!

amessagetoyouYoni Mon 27-May-13 12:54:33

Hooting@ 'Mai amnesties' grin

amandine07 Sun 26-May-13 09:43:26

I dislike names where everyone's scratching their heads about the variations in pronunciation...the get labelled idiots for pronouncing it wrong!

Glad I'm not a teacher is all I can say!

amandine07 Sun 26-May-13 09:40:48

Oooh am not keen on hyphenated names!
Alaia would have been ok just on its own but with the Mai, instead of May, it's all a bit too much.
Too matching, rhymey sounding.

I preferred Aoife Belle...!

OutragedFromLeeds Sun 26-May-13 01:56:14

I don't mind it! Wouldn't use it myself, but I've heard much worse and she can always drop the Mai bit if it dates badly.

I wonder if schools will have to have 'May/Mae/Mai' amnesties in the future and just call all the kids by the first part of their name?

GibberTheMonkey Sat 25-May-13 21:34:19

in both Chinese and welsh Mai is pronounced pretty much as 'my'

effyzm Sat 25-May-13 21:00:13

I thought it was pronounced A-lee-ya my. Poor kid has no chance will always be correcting people. Not a fan.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 25-May-13 20:20:03

It's Ah-lie-ah itsn't it? Like the designer?

Horrible name imo.

ladymia Tue 21-May-13 13:07:35

Bad for so many reasons I don't even know where to start

Is it Mai as in may or as in the Chinese pronounced My?
The i makes me read it as 'my' but 'A liar my' sounds poo

EleanorFarjeon Mon 20-May-13 22:54:50

It's atrocious.

twinklestar2 Mon 20-May-13 22:47:30

I want to like it but I don't. Alaia would have been fine, don't like the hyphen or the Mai part of it.

GW297 Mon 20-May-13 22:43:51

Hideous name

Pantone363 Mon 20-May-13 22:39:58

Awful

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Mon 20-May-13 22:38:01

Not to my taste at all, not one aspect of it, but I wouldn't have expected it to be.

See, when our turn to be MILs rolls round and our grandchildren's names are announced, we are going to be all sniffy and pained, passive aggressive looks, aren't we?! grin

Fucking awful name. Hate, hate hate hyphenated named that end in mai/mae/may.

Alaia means joyful and mai translates as ocean or elegance in Chinese (according to the DM)

ThenWeTakeBerlin Mon 20-May-13 20:48:33

Is Aaliyah the same name as Alia (pron. AH-leah)? I know an arabic girl with that name, really pretty.

EasterHoliday Mon 20-May-13 20:18:59

ah, I didn't think of silly spelling of Aaliyah, I thought it was a tribute to Azzedine Alaia...

FetaCheeny Mon 20-May-13 20:16:17

Alaia is so pretty if pronounced a-lie-ah. Would personally leave off the Mai, but a pretty name none-the-less. Reminds me of Maia which I also love.

toomuch2young Mon 20-May-13 20:13:24

I think Aaliyah is a beautiful name and sounds much nicer than Alaia. (Said a-lee-uh)
Any name that sounds like a phrase isn't good IMO especially 'a liar'.

everlong Mon 20-May-13 20:09:45

Very watery.

Succoria Mon 20-May-13 20:00:15

Nope don't like. They are a sweet couple, totally inoffensive, and the name could have been worse, but I still don't like it.

horseonabeach Mon 20-May-13 19:46:11

Bloody awful!

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