Names that can be shortened to May?

(30 Posts)
Turry Sun 16-Jun-13 10:10:02

(But are not Mavis or Mabel)

Maisie ?

adagio Sun 16-Jun-13 10:16:03


I think its American. I seem to remember the littlest sister in the children's book series about Dicey was called Maybeth. Sorry can't recall the book names or author!

Eskino Sun 16-Jun-13 10:16:09

Mayleen, Esme?

MagicBaguette Sun 16-Jun-13 10:16:27

Ooh tough one!


I can't think of any starting with a 'May' sound apart from those you mentioned...

MagicBaguette Sun 16-Jun-13 10:16:55

Maria or Marie?

Iusedtowearmakeup Sun 16-Jun-13 10:17:22


Melpomene Sun 16-Jun-13 10:18:23

Esme? (if it's pronounced Esmay, not Esmee!)

MagicBaguette Sun 16-Jun-13 10:18:34


dufflefluffle Sun 16-Jun-13 10:22:12

MayBelle (like in Prizzi's Honour) - and definitely different to Mabel.
Maybelline (!)

Why not just go for May?
It's my granny's name smile

sillymillyb Sun 16-Jun-13 10:27:23

I have a French friend called maiwenn, who gets "may" for short. It's a beautiful name!

Gosh, I love Maiwenn...

BrigitBigKnickers Sun 16-Jun-13 11:07:56


MalenkyRusskyDrakonchik Sun 16-Jun-13 11:13:03

Margaret is sometimes shortened to May.

Turry Mon 17-Jun-13 06:27:51

Thanks all, love the sound of May, but not sure it's 'big' enough for the full first name. I do like Margaret and Meredith, but do you really think I can shorten to May? Won't people think it's a bit of a stretch?

JumpingJackSprat Mon 17-Jun-13 07:44:52

If you like May call her that. there are plenty of other nickname options forMargaret and Meredith so theres nothing to say that as she gets older that people wont use those instead. i know a baby born recently called May, its a beautiful name on its own.

PestoSwimissimos Mon 17-Jun-13 08:19:07



mrspaddy Mon 17-Jun-13 08:27:40


MummyPig24 Mon 17-Jun-13 09:36:14


A friend of mine has a May buy she has been known as Maggie all her life.

badtime Mon 17-Jun-13 10:20:00

I actually have an (American) friend with a little Maybelline, known as Maybe.

josiejay Mon 17-Jun-13 10:21:19


telsa Mon 17-Jun-13 10:31:33





50shadesofknackered Mon 17-Jun-13 12:57:35

I have a May, its beautiful. We have given her a long middle name to balance out the shortness of her first. I love it.

mrstowers Mon 17-Jun-13 13:29:44

Just call her May if you like it!!

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