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Names that can be shortened to May?

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

(But are not Mavis or Mabel)

PixelAteMyFace Mon 17-Jun-13 20:23:04

Mayhem grin

MacCrackles Mon 17-Jun-13 20:07:55

I know of a little girl who is known by her middle name which is May. Her sister is also known by her middle name (another 1 syllable name). This was intentional as their parents wanted the longer name first to flow better I believe.

MsInterpret Mon 17-Jun-13 19:24:12


morethanpotatoprints Mon 17-Jun-13 17:20:25

I knew a Mayfred once. grin

dufflefluffle Mon 17-Jun-13 17:16:55

Maeve. Really pretty name pronounced Mayv

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

Just call her May if you like it!!

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.

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





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


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

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

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.

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


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



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.

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?

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

Margaret is sometimes shortened to May.

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


UpTheFRIGGinDuff Sun 16-Jun-13 10:57:55

Gosh, I love Maiwenn...

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!

KatieScarlett2833 Sun 16-Jun-13 10:26:20

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Maria or Marie?

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