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ways to spell may / Mae ?

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Louisemil13 Fri 04-Dec-15 15:55:58

How would you spell may for a middle name??? First name either Chloe or Jessica

Bluesicles Fri 04-Dec-15 15:59:04

I would go with May smile

Sophronia Fri 04-Dec-15 16:33:17

Jessica May

celtictoast Fri 04-Dec-15 18:51:39

Chloe May

IoraRua Fri 04-Dec-15 19:17:09

May. Definitely May.

lljkk Fri 04-Dec-15 19:18:31

Mae after Mae West. I'm a huge fan. Without a moment's hesitation.

SoWhite Fri 04-Dec-15 19:19:55


'ae' looks so jarring and weird.

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 04-Dec-15 19:22:14

May, but it does translate as blah.

Jw35 Fri 04-Dec-15 20:11:50

I prefer Mae

DickDewy Fri 04-Dec-15 20:15:50

I'd spell it NOOOOOO

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Mon 07-Dec-15 05:50:54

May. But avoid if you can. It's so blah

Shutthatdoor Mon 07-Dec-15 06:15:03


Stillwishihadabs Mon 07-Dec-15 07:05:46

My dN has mai as a middle name.

theescripted Mon 07-Dec-15 07:10:07


But it just seems meaningless now - like Rose - SO overused it just seems like a filler name now.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Mon 07-Dec-15 07:39:29

Oh god mai- yes the other variant which pops up. Never Mai, please

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Mon 07-Dec-15 08:06:22

I think it looks nicer...

TheDowagerCuntess Mon 07-Dec-15 08:11:45

Is there a particular reason you want to use it as a middle name, i.e. you're naming her after someone, or she was born in the month of May (I'm guessing not, or you'd be set on the spelling)?

Because otherwise, May/Mae is such a default, 'filler' middle name now, that I don't know why people bother with a middle name at all, if they're just going to plug May or Rose in there just for the sake it.

There are so many lovely girls names out there - simple, elegant one-syllable ones as well, if that's your bag - so why so many people default to these two is a mystery.

DurhamDurham Mon 07-Dec-15 08:25:06

Our oldest daughter's middle name is Mae, it's a family name which has in the past has had both spellings. I prefer Mae as it looks better with her first name smile

Nottodaythankyouorever Mon 07-Dec-15 08:29:11

Same with my niece Durham

MamaLazarou Mon 07-Dec-15 11:55:13


PurpleThermalsNowItsWinter Mon 07-Dec-15 18:10:43

Dn has Mae as a nod to her roots.

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