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Mai or Tora?

(19 Posts)
SabsMatthews Thu 20-Apr-17 09:47:34

Our 2nd child is due in July.

Mai or Tora?

Thank you.

SuperBeagle Thu 20-Apr-17 09:57:34

Is Mai pronounced like "may" or like "my"?

user1492681519 Thu 20-Apr-17 11:50:56

Mai is nicer smile

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 20-Apr-17 14:14:11


GeillisTheWitch Thu 20-Apr-17 14:16:05

Mai is nice. Isn't Tora what matadors shout at bulls just before they stab them to death?

Sophronia Thu 20-Apr-17 14:30:53

Mai if pronounced like "my", otherwise Tora.

Rockaby Thu 20-Apr-17 14:31:54


Kadieplus3 Thu 20-Apr-17 14:36:54

Mai smile

LiviaBC Thu 20-Apr-17 14:49:16

Tora just makes me think of The Torah, sorry

WowserBowser Thu 20-Apr-17 15:25:01

I just think Mai is so over done in double barreled names, that I'm bored of it. So - Tora. Out of those two

AliceKlar Thu 20-Apr-17 15:37:35

Being Jewish my immediate thought was Torah as in the Jewish bible. I do prefer it to Mai tho for the same reason as Wowser. It's a lovely name but there's just soooooo many.

Mrsknackered Thu 20-Apr-17 18:57:02

If Mai, is 'my' than definitely Mai.
It's so sweet.

Oriunda Thu 20-Apr-17 19:00:33

Tora Tora Tora is a film depicting the bombing of Pearl Harbour. It was the codeword the Japanese used. Tora = tiger.

Otherwise I'd think of the Jewish Torah.

Go for Torey (Victoria)?

Reow Thu 20-Apr-17 19:01:11

I like both!

I never like MN baby suggestions but these are pretty and interesting without being mental or pretentious

Reow Thu 20-Apr-17 19:03:00

Isn't Mai pronounced m-i without the a sound?

I know a couple of Japanese ladies with that pronounciation and it's much nicer than the May sounding version

User2468 Thu 20-Apr-17 19:05:25

I have a relative called Mai, short for Mavis!

greeeen Thu 20-Apr-17 19:19:54

I like Mai best.

user1471547428 Fri 21-Apr-17 11:56:35

Tora for me is The Torah. I also have a friend Tora short for Victoria. I think I prefer Mai.

Floggingmolly Fri 21-Apr-17 11:59:32

How is Mai pronounced? If it's May, she'll spell out her unique version for the rest of her life.
If it's My, it's sounds awful. Here's my daughter, My...

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