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Mia or Maya?

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PolkaDotHippo Fri 05-Oct-12 17:51:33

Love both names, but I am not too sure. Please share your views. What kind of girl or woman would you associate with these two names?

LoveYouForeverMyBaby Fri 05-Oct-12 18:07:23

Both beautiful names, but for me maya has the edge. I also Like mya.

SeveredEdMcDunnough Fri 05-Oct-12 18:10:32

They are nice names.

I knew a little girl once though who always looked a bit moody and fed up, though I think she was just shy. But I always felt like she was giving me the evil eye.

I knew her secretly as the Maya of despond. smile

She grew up to be very beautiful though.

delilah88 Fri 05-Oct-12 18:11:40

Yes they are both names for v pretty girls. Maya is way better than Mia. Or even Maia.

PolkaDotHippo Fri 05-Oct-12 18:16:19

Maya of despond grin

I worry there might be a spelling issue with Maya?
Mia would be easy simple spelling, wouldn't it?

SeveredEdMcDunnough Fri 05-Oct-12 18:33:26

I like Maia. I think that's the only other spelling and at least it's quick and easy, whichever way you choose. Or you could go with Mire but that's not so pretty grin

BuntyPenfold Fri 05-Oct-12 18:57:57

Maya, lovely graceful name.

TurtlenamedMack Fri 05-Oct-12 19:31:34

Maya. I know two who are both bright and gorgeous Anglo-Indian girls, so that's what I associate it with. Mia is also pretty.

PolkaDotHippo Fri 05-Oct-12 19:35:11

Anglo-Indian? I didn't know that.

Thanks to all the other posters smile

worldcitizen Fri 05-Oct-12 20:34:12

Like them both, BUT have to say I prefer Mia.

Simple, stylish, classy and yet modern. I imagine a beautiful and feminine woman with a certain kind of allure grin

marketingfreelancer Fri 05-Oct-12 20:36:18

How do you pronounce maya?

Or a fancy spelling of mya?

Mia getting a bit common I think
Maya a bit odd rather than unique

Badgerina Fri 05-Oct-12 20:39:03

Maya. Lovely smile

PolkaDotHippo Fri 05-Oct-12 20:45:46

I am worried about it getting a bit common. That's exactly why I am not sure.

RubberNeckerNicker Fri 05-Oct-12 20:48:00

Can't move for Mias around here, plus the odd Maya.

The Mia we know well often gets called My-ah rather than Me-ah

Himalaya Fri 05-Oct-12 20:48:49

I prefer Maya (pronounced my -ah, like Maya Angelou) to Mia (pronounced mee-ah, like Mia Farrow)

PolkaDotHippo Fri 05-Oct-12 20:54:39

Yes, Himalaya that's the pronunciation I would prefer as well. For both names. Sorry marketing for not having answered that.

winkle2 Fri 05-Oct-12 22:14:28


BeehavingBaby Fri 05-Oct-12 22:16:24

The most popular name among DDs peers if you count both pronunciations.

Clary Sat 06-Oct-12 00:31:51

Whichever you choose I fear there is a lifetime of spelling and pronunciation tuition ahead.

I teach 2 Maias (thankfully both said May-ah); Maya (said (My-ah); Mia (also oddly said My-ah); Mhea (said Mee-ah); thank goodness no Mia said Mee-ah (which is how I would spell it and say it!) - I might get confused!!

DS2 at one point has three Mias in his class and they had to tag on their second names to tell who was who! Nightmare!

CaringMum28 Sat 06-Oct-12 22:31:25

I know loads under 3. Maya meeha Mia Miia (Finnish) mayah. V hard to tell kids apart and remember names. When mix on all the Layla lyla Leah's it's a nightmare!

surroundedbyblondes Sat 06-Oct-12 22:35:27

Love any variant of 'my-ah'. Personally we have a Maja, but that's the standard spelling of it where we live (not UK)

ginmakesitallok Sat 06-Oct-12 22:37:22

Another vote for Maia. (We were going to have a Maja - but with her surname and the wrong pronounciation it just would not have been pleasant!)

PolkaDotHippo Sun 07-Oct-12 16:19:24

Thank you all. Looks like we'll go with Mia pronounced mee-ah.Thanks again for all your input. thanks

youonlysingwhenyourewinning Sun 07-Oct-12 16:53:57

Mia is gorgeous.

Classy and cool.

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