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How do you pronounce Maeve??

(11 Posts)
Passthebiscuitspls Tue 20-Jan-15 13:00:27

Just that really; is it pronounced is in rhyming with pave or rhyming with Neve?
Thanks!

Zsazsabinks Tue 20-Jan-15 13:00:59

Rhymes with Page for me.

PickledPorcupine Tue 20-Jan-15 13:01:41

Pave

TheBiscuitStrikesBack Tue 20-Jan-15 13:03:22

Rhymes with pave.

YourBubzYourRulzHun Tue 20-Jan-15 13:03:40

There is a Maeve in DD's class, rhymes with Pave

milkyway1304 Tue 20-Jan-15 13:04:01

It's pronounced Mave to rhyme with Knave. It's a lovely Irish name. I would probably spell it Maedbh but Maeve is a very acceptable and commonly used alternative!

Passthebiscuitspls Tue 20-Jan-15 13:07:12

Thanks for he replies! I'm trying to find a middle name to go with Sadie and wondered if that would go. Our surname is really tricky so not a lot goes!
I have a tribute middle name of Maude but I'm not sure I love it. Which do you think goes best?
Thanks again!

Valsoldknickers Tue 20-Jan-15 13:09:23

It's an Irish name meaning 'intoxicating'. I would spell it Méabh.

Valsoldknickers Tue 20-Jan-15 13:10:02

Sorry meant to say it rhymes with 'pave'!

Rhubarbgarden Tue 20-Jan-15 13:41:40

I met one years ago who pronouced it with an 'ee' sound.

florascotia Tue 20-Jan-15 18:18:06

In Scotland, I'd say May-vhh

This might be of interest:
www.babynamesofireland.com/maeve

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