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Ella and Maya

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

Maya is vety beautiful

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.

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

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

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

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

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?

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

I read it as May-a.

It sounds lovely with Ella IMO.

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

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

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

Maya is pronounced Mya.

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.

EirikurNoromaour Wed 06-Nov-13 21:26:44

Maya is pronounced mye-a not may-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!!!

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 20:01:32

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

EirikurNoromaour Wed 06-Nov-13 18:39:40

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

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

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

surroundedbyblondes Wed 06-Nov-13 18:15:06

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

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

Maya is a real name.
I like them together

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

I like them together smile

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?

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