Ella and Maya

(20 Posts)
MrsRV Wed 06-Nov-13 16:52:12

Do these go? As sisters names? Is Maya a name I've just made up because I want May but DH says no?

AmIGoingMad Wed 06-Nov-13 17:28:41

I like them together smile

CountingStars Wed 06-Nov-13 18:10:32

Maya is a real name.
I like them together

We have Ella and Maja (swedish spelling, we live in Sweden) Two beautiful girls, their names fit them perfectly grin

jkklpu Wed 06-Nov-13 18:18:49

They do but just be warned that they're really popular so there could be quite a few around.

Boggler Wed 06-Nov-13 18:23:23

I prefer Maya and rather it spelt the Celtic way Mair grin

Both are very nice names but very common. They will have lots of Ellas and Mayas in their class.

MrsRV Wed 06-Nov-13 20:01:32

We already have the Ella half :-)grin not heard of Maya at all!!!

ginmakesitallok Wed 06-Nov-13 20:06:25

How are you intending to pronounce Maya? It would normally be My-a?

MrsRV Wed 06-Nov-13 20:31:31

May-a. As in month of May... I thought Mya would simply be Mya - oh man. Confusing!!!

Maya is pronounced mye-a not may-a

smithwillsam Thu 07-Nov-13 06:30:41

Both names are very nice. By the names meaning both are good. But Ella than better Maya. Maya is a old fashionable name and has used as a female as well. Ella is a cute girl name and sound together well.

JuneauWhoIAm Thu 07-Nov-13 06:40:00

Maya is pronounced Mya.

CPtart Thu 07-Nov-13 06:48:04

Yes they're proper names. I know several of each!

elcranko Thu 07-Nov-13 10:46:26

I read it as May-a.

It sounds lovely with Ella IMO.

VivaLeBeaver Thu 07-Nov-13 11:04:33

I read it as May-a. To be honest I think twin names which have similar ending is a bit twee. How about Masie?

JassyRadlett Thu 07-Nov-13 11:20:57

I've only ever heard it pronounced Mye-uh, as in the Mayan civilisation.

Rosencrantz Thu 07-Nov-13 17:04:32

Maya is mye-a. Like the Mayans. The ones who made the calendars.

qumquat Fri 08-Nov-13 16:07:14

I teach a lot of Mayas (secondary, there's a rash of them in current yr7 and 8), a few years ago they were all pronounced My-a, but now there are quite a lot of May-as as well. I have to say I think May-a sounds wrong, but it is certainly not unusual and will be accepted as a proper name.

Marli1980 Sun 10-Nov-13 14:26:36

Maya is vety beautiful

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