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Mayday: an unusual, yet unique girls name.

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VanezAJ Tue 13-Oct-15 23:12:47

My girl is due early next year (already have a 3 year old girl) and we haven't decided on a name yet.
I came across this name nameberry.com/babyname/Mayday/comments and I have come to love this wonderful, unique name!
What do you think of this name?
And do you have any middle name suggestions?

I would like to have a normal, traditional middle name to go with this unusual first name.

Here are some ideas:

Mayday Grace
Mayday Rose
Mayday Jean
Mayday Jane
Mayday Jade
Mayday Lane
Mayday Renae
Mayday Bree

No. Just no.

Optimist1 Tue 13-Oct-15 23:15:54

Please tell me you're joking.

clary Tue 13-Oct-15 23:16:21

Mayday is an unusual name because it means Help!

It's not one I would choose.

Wolfiefan Tue 13-Oct-15 23:16:33

No.
And some of those middle names are far from what I'd call normal or traditional.

DramaAlpaca Tue 13-Oct-15 23:17:24

Really? Just no. Imagine the teasing.

tomatodizzy Tue 13-Oct-15 23:17:27

confused I'm sorry to say that the only middle name that goes with mayday is bank holiday

DramaAlpaca Tue 13-Oct-15 23:18:22

tomatodizzy that just made me laugh out loud grin

PacificDogwod Tue 13-Oct-15 23:19:01

There's a reason for why some words are not names.

No to Mayday.

Iwanttobeadog Tue 13-Oct-15 23:19:28

Mayday Mayday surely?

ChinaSorrows Tue 13-Oct-15 23:20:36

Mayday is a distress signal, not a name. Surely.

But, it that's the genre you're going for then you may also want to consider:
Sos (pronounced Sewess)
Panpan
Sevensevenohoh
and Help.

PacificDogwod Tue 13-Oct-15 23:20:58

"History[edit]
The Mayday procedure word originated in 1923 by Frederick Stanley Mockford (1897–1962).[1] A senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in London, Mockford was asked to think of a word that would indicate distress and would easily be understood by all pilots and ground staff in an emergency. Since much of the traffic at the time was between Croydon and Le Bourget Airport in Paris, he proposed the word "Mayday" from the French "m’aider" (Translates to: "help me!").[2]

Before the voice call "Mayday", SOS was the Morse code equivalent of the Mayday call. In 1927, the International Radiotelegraph Convention of Washington adopted the voice call Mayday in place of the SOS Morse code call.[3]"

from here

ConstanceMarkYaBitch Tue 13-Oct-15 23:21:01

If a name is actually unique, as in no-one else has that name, that is because it isn't a name at all. If it was, there would be others.

Mayday is not a name. It's what drowning sailors call out from their watery graves. It's an international call sign used for a "grave and imminent threat requiring immediate assistance".

Just don't do it.

SeldomAthleticFC Tue 13-Oct-15 23:22:12

To make it even more unusual yet unique, how about the French spelling "M'aidez"?

SeldomAthleticFC Tue 13-Oct-15 23:23:47

Damn it! Pacific got there first.

PacificDogwod Tue 13-Oct-15 23:25:23

grin

May I propose "Hilfe", to rhyme with 'Hilda'?

Please, OP, come back and tell us this is tongue in cheek?! <pleads>

magicstar1 Tue 13-Oct-15 23:26:25

Sounds like a Bond girl

BearFoxBear Tue 13-Oct-15 23:27:24

I shall be the voice of dissent and say that it could be quite cool for the right girl - I can imagine a movie heroine named Mayday! In fact, I'm sure that there's a spiderman link there, although that may put you off smile

Pigeonpost Tue 13-Oct-15 23:28:46

Erm, no. Nameberry is full of made up bollocks. How about Loveday? Good solid traditional Cornish name.

ouryve Tue 13-Oct-15 23:28:57

Things which are unique do tend to be unusual.

Mayday as a name is both of those things for a reason.

PacificDogwod Tue 13-Oct-15 23:30:17

How about Lovelace??

YellowOfficeBlock Tue 13-Oct-15 23:30:41

Good grief!
It's not a name, don't do that to the poor child.

PacificDogwod Tue 13-Oct-15 23:31:18

Ok, I am capable of making a serious suggestion: why not call her 'May', NN 'Mayday', if you must?

BertrandRussell Tue 13-Oct-15 23:31:55

Mayday PanPan........

SuckingEggs Tue 13-Oct-15 23:33:19

No. She'll call herself May as soon as she's able and need therapy

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