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Can I have a Megan and a Maisy?

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YellowLeaves Sun 04-Sep-16 15:21:59

Thanks smile

Chottie Sun 04-Sep-16 15:23:40

Since you ask, please no, the names are just too similar. I'm sure someone will come along and offer alternative names soon.

YellowLeaves Sun 04-Sep-16 15:26:02

They're both diminutives of Margaret, so that's my worry...

Loyly Sun 04-Sep-16 15:29:14

Too close. On the 'Behind the Name' website here, when you search Maisie/Maisy, it shows many variants of the name - one of which is Megan. Looking up Megan, it gives Maisie/Maisy as a variant. Essentially, you'd be giving sisters the very same name.

YellowLeaves Sun 04-Sep-16 15:33:22

Would many people notice?

DramaAlpaca Sun 04-Sep-16 15:34:29

Of course you can if you want to, they aren't that similar at all.

Neither are obvious diminutives of Margaret so I don't think that would matter.

Maisy/Maisie is very cutesy compared to Megan though.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 04-Sep-16 16:01:15

Well Megan isn't a diminutive per se, it's the Welsh form of Maraget.

I'm not mad keen on Maisy as a name.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 04-Sep-16 16:01:31

*Margaret even blush

YellowLeaves Sun 04-Sep-16 16:04:21

Well, I have a Maisy... I wasn't really looking for opinions on it grin

We just really love Megan!

SprogletsMum Sun 04-Sep-16 16:05:01

I have a Megan and a Molly which is similar Maisy is hugely popular around here about 3 or 4 per class in the lower school years.

YellowLeaves Sun 04-Sep-16 16:06:11

Our Maisy has just gone into Reception... There's none in her class smile

ifcatscouldtalk Sun 04-Sep-16 16:07:16

Seeing as Margaret isn't exactly in fashion I don't think people in general would notice the connection? If you like both names go for it.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 04-Sep-16 16:09:56

I thought it was the other way around from how you framed your question, op.

Anyway, there's lots of names I'm not keen on. Doesn't make them bad names! smile

YellowLeaves Sun 04-Sep-16 16:23:53

Sorry for the confusion! I don't mind people not liking her name smile

Thank you, glad we can use Megan!

FrancisCrawford Sun 04-Sep-16 16:25:57

I think they are sufficiently different.

A bit like Daisy and Pearl - both are pet names for Margaret, but quite different.

perrita Sun 04-Sep-16 16:26:40

I'd use them both, they're very pretty!

MumsKnitter Sun 04-Sep-16 16:41:20

I can't see any good reason why you can't have Megan as well as Maisie.

QueenLizIII Sun 04-Sep-16 17:42:09

When I was at school there were two sisters named Natalie and Natasha.

Both mean exactly the same, one is Slavic the other Latin variants. They effectively have the save name and they sound very similar.

These children will now be in their 30s and no longer living together.

Megan and Maisy sound different enough and your children will grow up and live independant lives. If you like the name, use it.

Nonameyet1 Sun 04-Sep-16 18:01:37

Both lovely names. I'm a bit funny about children having the same initial but if you don't mind this, go for it.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 04-Sep-16 18:46:50

Of course you can, they sound lovely together.
Go for it OP. 😀

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Sun 04-Sep-16 21:07:53

I think Megan is a lovely name and it's fine with Maisy (apart from the whole two 'Miss M YellowLeaves' living at the same address thing, but that wouldn't put me off personally).

0pti0na1 Mon 05-Sep-16 00:52:19

Would have been a yes, but now I've seen they're both derived from the same name I'd be more reluctant.

Buntysoven Mon 05-Sep-16 01:04:48


HettyB Mon 05-Sep-16 10:42:49

I wouldn't immediately make the Margaret connection, but I think they sound a bit cutesy together. But they're not my children so if you love it, go for it!

If you want another M name, what about Maisy and:


Or other names that I think have the same vibe as Megan:


CrepeDeChineWag Mon 05-Sep-16 10:53:39

They sound like to completely different names to me, derivative from Margaret or not (is this common knowledge and does it matter??). They both begin with M and the similarity ends there. How are they similar?

These are similar:

Jane and Janet
Rose and Rosalie
Jenny and Gemma
Amelie and Emily
Lara and Laura
Sara and Sarah
Odelle and Odette
Rachel and Racquel

That's my two penneth

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