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Miles or Myles?

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Toddlerwith1ontheway Mon 12-Feb-18 18:56:32

Miles or Myles?
I prefer the spelling Myles but don't want to look like I'm trying to be different hmmas that's deff not the case! Also middle names??

HundredMilesAnHour Mon 12-Feb-18 18:57:59

Miles is much better. Myles comes across as pretentious (and I know a Myles - lovely man but saddled with an unfortunate name).

Callamia Mon 12-Feb-18 19:02:37

I think either is acceptable - the ‘y’ in ‘myles’ isn’t a wacky spelling, and I don’t think it’s not pretentious either; it’s quite usual so go with whatever you like best.

TheVanguardSix Mon 12-Feb-18 19:02:50

Miles, all day long.
There is something really unrefined and try-hard about names like Myles or Mylo. I know two boys: One Milo and the other Mylo and I cringe every time I see the 'y'.
Sorry to sound harsh. Stick with the tried and true. Don't fall for trends. Miles is a lovely name (it was on my list 17 years ago with DC1!). The Y would ruin it.

ChocolateCrunch Mon 12-Feb-18 19:15:35

Miles, definitely

villainousbroodmare Mon 12-Feb-18 19:16:14

Miles better.

readysteadyteddy Mon 12-Feb-18 19:20:47

I know a Miles as a first name and Myles as a surname.

readysteadyteddy Mon 12-Feb-18 19:21:12

Not the same person I might add lol!

Bravenew Mon 12-Feb-18 19:21:59


SadieHufflepuff Mon 12-Feb-18 19:24:22


AssetRichIncomePoor Mon 12-Feb-18 19:25:05


Bravenew Mon 12-Feb-18 19:28:31

I think maybe a 2 syllable middle name (depending on surname)

greendale17 Mon 12-Feb-18 19:32:42

Definitely Miles

AdultHumanFemale Mon 12-Feb-18 19:34:12


silkpyjamasallday Mon 12-Feb-18 19:53:10


Anxiouschild Mon 12-Feb-18 19:55:30


Redisthemagicolour Mon 12-Feb-18 19:58:00

I know a Myles. He's 22. I knew a girl at school whose surname was Miles so for me it's normal to be Miles as a surname and Myles as a given name.

DiegoMadonna Mon 12-Feb-18 20:03:32

Miles by miles.

Bravenew Mon 12-Feb-18 20:20:14

Miles 12
Myles 2
Either 1

NotAnotherEmma Mon 12-Feb-18 20:51:39

Miles with a Y, bleh.

SuperBeagle Mon 12-Feb-18 21:48:46

Miles, like Miles Davis.

Kittypillar Mon 12-Feb-18 22:34:54

Definitely Miles!

pilates Mon 12-Feb-18 22:39:17


MollyHuaCha Mon 12-Feb-18 22:56:57


pipilangstrumpf Tue 13-Feb-18 07:27:54

Miles is also a metric unit, like Kilometres.

Myles is just a name.

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