Alaia-Mai

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

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

barleysugar Mon 20-May-13 16:58:30

A Liar may..

Horrid!

SirChenjin Mon 20-May-13 17:00:26

I think I am not at all surprised.

A liar may occasionally surprise everyone and tell the truth.

A liar may say "what a lovely name"

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 20-May-13 17:01:01

Oh god it's a shite name. Bless them and everything but bloody norah.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Mon 20-May-13 17:01:52

One word...classy hmm

SantanaLopez Mon 20-May-13 17:16:55

Oh dear.

CityGal29 Mon 20-May-13 17:17:20

Bleugh shock

farmersdaughter Mon 20-May-13 17:43:22

Errr how do I say it?

{dim}blush

SirChenjin Mon 20-May-13 18:01:11

I'm reading it as A-Liah May?

LittleMissMedium Mon 20-May-13 18:07:40

It's not great. I don't love all these names that replace the 'y' with an 'i'. Or two names as a first name. Alaia May Humes is better than Alaia-Mai Humes, but I am not them and they are not me, so...

LittleMissMedium Mon 20-May-13 18:10:36

I think it's pronounced 'a-lay-ah'?

farmersdaughter Mon 20-May-13 18:14:02

Mmm not my cup of tea at all. But it could be a lot worse lets face it.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Mon 20-May-13 18:18:07

Sounds childish and made up, like the name a 6 year would dream up.

ThenWeTakeBerlin Mon 20-May-13 18:18:46

I like Alaia on its own, but names ending in -Mai have been done to death and will date horribly.

EarnestDullard Mon 20-May-13 18:21:46

I think it's a pretty name but I'm not keen on the spelling.

EarnestDullard Mon 20-May-13 18:22:27

Or the hyphenation, actually.

MadameJosephine Mon 20-May-13 19:00:38

Alaia is pretty on its own but they've spoilt it by tagging mai on the end. I've never really understood spelling may as mai, to me it looks like it should be pronounced 'my' as in mai-tai?

daisydoodoo Mon 20-May-13 19:02:35

Is it not ah lee uh ? Thats how I assumed it was pronounced.

PollyJane Mon 20-May-13 19:21:07

This is going to sound mean but to me it reminds me of when you are about 11 and you name your future children.... (mine were Chanteen-Mae and Dervlin-Jai)

...and then forget the growing up bit inbetween

(apologies to any parents of Chanteen and Dervlin)

smile

PollyPlummer Mon 20-May-13 19:22:43

Is it pronounce a lee ah ? I have heard that before.

PollyPlummer Mon 20-May-13 19:22:58

Ah I see x post with daisy

Jidget Mon 20-May-13 19:27:35

grin PollyJane

I read it as Ah-lie-ah My which doesn't sound good at all.

Pouncer1 Mon 20-May-13 19:40:33

Mai is welsh for May!

MadameJosephine Mon 20-May-13 19:45:48

Is it pouncer i didn't know that, is it pronounced as may? I'm sure there's lots of other welsh words that I can't pronounce too!

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

Bloody awful!

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.

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

Very watery.

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'.

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.

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...

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.

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

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

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

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

Awful

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

Hideous name

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.

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

It's atrocious.

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

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

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

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

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

Horrible name imo.

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.

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

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

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?

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...!

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!

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

Hooting@ 'Mai amnesties' grin

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!

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.

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