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Amaya or Amara

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lorinska Fri 30-Aug-19 15:37:54

Which one is nicer x

NoSauce Fri 30-Aug-19 16:35:57

Amara. Beautiful name.

Shadow1234 Fri 30-Aug-19 16:40:25

Definitely Amara out of the two (or Amira?)

Frith2013 Fri 30-Aug-19 16:58:56

Amara. Amaya sounds made up.

Hairsprayqueeen Fri 30-Aug-19 17:07:01

I like amaya. I know an Amaya (about 14 years old now).

Amara/Amira remind me of a water company in Scotland.

Shantotto Fri 30-Aug-19 17:29:28

Amaya isn’t made up! Have you never watched PJ Masks?!

lorinska Fri 30-Aug-19 18:58:29

Anyone else?

ZuzuMyLittleGingersnap Fri 30-Aug-19 19:20:55

Both lovely names!

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Would you be pronouncing it A-MY-uh or A-MAY-uh?

If A-MAY-uh, then I think it fractionally wins my overall vote.
(and "night rain" meaning is poetic).

AverageMummy Fri 30-Aug-19 19:48:00

Amara

autumnkate Fri 30-Aug-19 23:37:00

I know someone called Amaia (A-my-uh) and I think that is so pretty

Dinosauraddict Fri 30-Aug-19 23:40:07

I know an Amalaya which I'd never come across before, but now think is a beautiful name.

HannahC86 Sat 31-Aug-19 00:42:40

I worked with an Amaya and she got called A-may-a, Am-a-ya, A-my-a etc, to the point where everyone tried to avoid saying her name as noone knew how it was supposed to be said. I think people assumed it wasnt phonetic and kept trying to apply other pronounciation rules to the spelling....
I think Amara is beautiful, strong and classy, and is probably more likely to be pronounced right. Its popular in Cambodia and means beautiful in Khmer.

bellylaughs Sat 31-Aug-19 00:46:35

Amaya is a popular name in the Basque Country, it can also be spelt Amaia. There it is pronounced am-eye-a. I love it but my DH thought it would be confusing for English people so we didn’t go for it in the end.

MamaToAli Sat 31-Aug-19 00:54:35

I love amaya

coconuttymummy Sat 31-Aug-19 02:33:35

I love them both, but Amaya is definitely my favourite. X

KatherineJaneway Sat 31-Aug-19 02:43:21

Amara

Sophronia Sat 31-Aug-19 21:19:16

Amara

PodgeBod Sat 31-Aug-19 21:24:34

Amaya

WhenYouCantRunYouCrawl Sat 31-Aug-19 21:27:21

Don't name your child Amaya if you don't want to hear "becomes Owlette" every time you say her name.

Ofitck Sat 31-Aug-19 21:35:51

Yes every other Basque girl is called Amaia, it's nice. Amara is the grottier district in San Sebastián so also Basque but a place name rather than a girls name.

You seem to like Basque names so of a similar vein:

Ainara
Naia
Naiara
Ainhoa (silent h)

HannahC86 Sat 31-Aug-19 23:22:34

Love the Amaia spelling and actually think it would be easier than Amaya, at least for people familiar with names like Maia and Gaia.

MrsGilly1 Sun 01-Sep-19 07:46:55

Amara x

Amia is also pretty x

Clayplease Sun 01-Sep-19 12:43:43

Amara is lovely.

HeadlessGummyBears Sun 08-Sep-19 04:51:55

Amara

HeronLanyon Sun 08-Sep-19 05:20:12

Amaya - not heard other than a restaurant I used to go to.
Amara - might be confused with Tamara (?).
Not fond of either - personally - so irrelevant to your decision. Congrats op.

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