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Eva or Maya? Also Xavier?

(32 Posts)
Georgia3Rom Thu 21-Jan-16 22:20:29

Love both names for a girl, and I just wanted to get some feedback because I can't pick between them and I don't know what we're having just yet, but Xavier has been mentioned for a boy, it does remind me of the X Men but I don't think it's that big of an issue, so would like to know if people like it

PooDogMillionaire Thu 21-Jan-16 22:28:38

Eva and derivatives thereof are very popular. I think Maya is beautiful and not quite as popular.

Xavier is good, but yes the X men...

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 21-Jan-16 23:26:42

Maya. Can't stand the name Eva.
Xavier's gorgeous.

mrsschu Fri 22-Jan-16 05:07:38

I love Eva, Maya is ok. I know as many Maya's as Eva's where I am in north London so for me they are both similar popularity-wise.

Honeyava Fri 22-Jan-16 07:03:35

Eva and Maya both are good names. Eva sounds better.

FarrowandBallAche Fri 22-Jan-16 08:17:29

Much prefer Ava. Eva is EVIL to my ears.

Sunshine511 Fri 22-Jan-16 08:23:50

Eva is lovely, but I think too common at the moment. How about something like Evangeline? She could have Eva as a nn but would have the longer version which is a bit more individual. Maya is lovely too x

IoraRua Fri 22-Jan-16 08:27:25

Maya would be my pick of those two.
Don't like Xavier, but I didn't think of x men.

Jw35 Fri 22-Jan-16 08:28:33

Prefer Eve and Mia but if the 2 I prefer Eva

Borninthe60s Fri 22-Jan-16 08:28:33

Maya as less popular. Xavier fantastic, love it.

magpie17 Fri 22-Jan-16 08:33:42

Almost every single girl baby I've come across recently is called Eva/Ava/Evie/Eve/Eilidh (I'm in Scotland). I personally would avoid Eva for this reason and I also think it looks weird in writing for some reason but that's just me!

Maya is nice but I'm not sure how you pronounce it - May-a or My-a?

Xavier is not for me to be honest, I think it could work if you're quite posh though!

Pleasemrstweedie Fri 22-Jan-16 08:39:33

Love Xavier, but how are you going to pronounce it?

Frazzled2207 Fri 22-Jan-16 09:10:58

I never know if maya is pron may-a or mai-a and a friend who has a maya always has to correct people, including me! That would put me off.

I think evangeline, nn eva is lovely. Also came across a little evelina recently.

Georgia3Rom Fri 22-Jan-16 12:33:12

Didn't realise Maya and Eva were so popular, I do like Evangeline, it's really lovely.

I'd pronounce Maya as My-a and Xavier as Eck-Zay-Vee-Er, didn't think people would like it very much, so I'm pleasantly surprised

BeautyIsTruth Fri 22-Jan-16 12:42:40

I love Xavier but not the pronunciation you're using. I'd pronounce it zay-vee-er.

marmiteontoast76 Fri 22-Jan-16 12:52:16

Love Maya and Eva. Know a few and they are lovely sweet girls so good associations for me.

Sophronia Fri 22-Jan-16 14:36:53

I'd pronounce Xavier zay-vee-er

I like Maia spelled this way

mydogeatsnutstoo Fri 22-Jan-16 21:47:09

Xavier, I understand is pronounced Zav e ay, or possibly in some countries hav e ay - definitely not Exav e ay, you would be setting yourself and him up for a lifetime of ridicule, similar to people who pronounce Sian See-an and Siobhan See-ob-Han!
Other than that it is ok but I would find it a bit odd if you were not French.
Maya and Eva are both ok - Maya probably a bit less popular .

Raines100 Sat 23-Jan-16 07:11:18

Zav-yay is how you say it if you're French. Hav-ee-air is how you say it if you're Spanish. Ecks-ay-vee-er is only for x-men, and I understand the English pronunciation is Zay-vee-er.

Loving Evangeline nn Eva!

WannaBeAMummy16 Sat 23-Jan-16 08:07:01

How are your pronouncing Maya? May-uh or My-uh?

I like Eva a lot.

Xavier I would spel with a Z so Zavier just because I don't like X names!

CaptainWarbeck Sat 23-Jan-16 09:56:21

Don't like Maya at all. Eva is pretty but really like it as Evangeline in full.

Xavier is cool. You can't pronounce it Ecks- though.

dementedma Sat 23-Jan-16 15:16:53

Maya and Eva both pretty but very very popular.
Xavier is nice but pronunciation will be an issue. I would say Zav- ee-ay

BookNeek Sat 23-Jan-16 19:20:55

Maya is fairly popular, but I like it a lot. Far nicer than Eva.

Xavier is nice but Zav-yay, not eks-zave-ee-er.

Twinkie84 Sun 24-Jan-16 10:51:01

My oldest DS is Xavier and we pronounce it Zay-v-er. I love the name!!

FarrowandBallAche Sun 24-Jan-16 13:07:39

I know a little Xavier that is called Xavi pronounced Zavi.

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