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May, Mae or Mai

(44 Posts)
TempletonTreeThorpe Wed 22-Nov-17 16:07:08

I lean towards May but not sure if it feels like a "full" name if that makes sense. OH wants to include it as a tribute to his GM, but would accept it as a middle name if not a first name. I have no idea what works with it though.

Any thoughts? Don't want anything too odd (if that's not a rude thing to say)

Blahblahblahzeeblah Wed 22-Nov-17 16:09:02

How did GM spell it?

DramaAlpaca Wed 22-Nov-17 16:13:34

I'd go for May. It's a short, sweet 'full' name in itself, not a shortening. It's lovely.

It would make a refreshing change to use it as a first name as it usually ends up as a middle name these days.

You'd probably need a longer name as a middle name.

Cakescakescakes Wed 22-Nov-17 16:14:46

Definitely not Mai. That’s awful.

MammieBear Wed 22-Nov-17 16:41:00

Or May?...

TempletonTreeThorpe Wed 22-Nov-17 16:41:26

May was his GM but her proper name was Mary-Jane. Middle name suggestions?

MammieBear Wed 22-Nov-17 16:41:35

Silly auto correct! Maya!

NotAgainYoda Wed 22-Nov-17 16:43:42


Mai is not a spelling I've ever heard of

manyaslip Wed 22-Nov-17 16:43:42

I really like May - it was on our list too.

I think Mai is pronounced “my” isn’t it? As in a Mai Thai cocktail?

Kursk Wed 22-Nov-17 16:43:54

I know a Katie-mae, I think that sounds nice.

NotAgainYoda Wed 22-Nov-17 16:44:06

Maya is nice

MammieBear Wed 22-Nov-17 16:44:07

Something a little longer as a middle think May Alexandra, May Elizabeth, May Jessamine...

NotAgainYoda Wed 22-Nov-17 16:44:54

God don't double barrel it unless you are a Country singer

Valeriemalorie Wed 22-Nov-17 16:45:12


msatlantis Wed 22-Nov-17 16:45:37

It's lovely as it is.

Wolfiefan Wed 22-Nov-17 16:45:40

Agree with Not.
May is lovely.

koalab Wed 22-Nov-17 16:45:46

Mai is Welsh and pronounced my.

leghoul Wed 22-Nov-17 16:46:41


NotAgainYoda Wed 22-Nov-17 16:46:54


Aaah. That's nice

Glumglowworm Wed 22-Nov-17 16:51:40


That's what his GM was called and it's far and away the nicest option

holdbackonthewine Wed 22-Nov-17 16:54:49

Love May.

ByThePowerOfRa Wed 22-Nov-17 17:07:48

I like May best.

TerrysChocolateOrange761 Wed 22-Nov-17 17:18:36


TempletonTreeThorpe Wed 22-Nov-17 17:20:32

definitely won't be double barrelling, no fear.

I think I am set on May now. Not sure about middle name though, or whether to have one or not.

BelafonteRavenclaw Wed 22-Nov-17 17:23:25

Is Mai a Welsh name? I teach a few (in Wales) and I read it as My, not May/Mae.

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