Maya or Sophia

(26 Posts)
hellosun20 Sat 01-Aug-20 13:18:32

I know that Sophia is v popular in the national stats but it's less so near me.

We are thinking middle name of Florence.

Which do you prefer?

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NameChange84 Sat 01-Aug-20 13:27:53

How are you pronouncing Maya?

May-uh or My-uh?

I prefer Sophia anyway as it’s a beautiful name. I’d worry about pronunciation with Maya.

LarkDescending Sat 01-Aug-20 13:34:33

Sophia Florence is gorgeous.

I’m not keen on Maya.

MikeUniformMike Sat 01-Aug-20 13:36:31

Sophia is a classic name, Maya is a currently trendy name.

I prefer Sophie to Sophia, and I don't like Maya.

Pogmella Sat 01-Aug-20 13:54:04

Maya works in almost every language in the world and was the mother of Buddha so not exactly a new trendy name so much as timeless and spanning epochs

Dazzedandconfused Sat 01-Aug-20 13:56:41

I prefer Sophia as there's lots of pronunciation issues with Maya.

PlantPotting Sat 01-Aug-20 14:04:32

Sophia is beautiful! I love it.

Also Florence is one of my favourite names.

PlantPotting Sat 01-Aug-20 14:05:28

I think Maya and Mia could get mixed up
Depends if that bothers you

Spied Sat 01-Aug-20 14:06:21


SmiledWithTheRisingSun Sat 01-Aug-20 14:13:20

Sophia Florence

MooChops89 Sat 01-Aug-20 14:22:50

I love both, Maya is DD's middle name (pronounced My-ah). Just had baby DS but he would have been Sophie or Sophia had he been a girl.

Ellmau Sat 01-Aug-20 14:24:37


Councilworker Sat 01-Aug-20 15:24:41

I love Maya it's a beautiful name. It's also a Hebrew name meaning spring (as in water). We consider it for DD but her surname already has the Ma sound so it was sounded a bit sing songy

LilacSloth Sat 01-Aug-20 16:08:18


Flymetothestars Sat 01-Aug-20 16:47:18

Sophia is really beautiful
Looking at the statistics the numbers have been on decline the past few years so that's probably why I don't know any.
It's getting rarer

SomeWateryTart Sat 01-Aug-20 18:06:38

Sophia Florence is lovely! There are no Sophias in dc's reception class and there were none at nursery either iirc. I don't think it's overused at the mo.

123Dancewithme Sat 01-Aug-20 21:07:28

Sophia Florence

paperandfireworks Sat 01-Aug-20 21:17:06

Sophia Florence

DramaAlpaca Sat 01-Aug-20 22:14:55

Sophia is beautiful, and it's a much stronger sounding name than Maya.

Also, I associate Maya firstly with a central American civilisation rather than a girls' name.

pinklashes98 Sat 01-Aug-20 22:16:49

Both are lovely choices, but I would go for Sophia! Sounds so beautiful and elegant smile

hellosun20 Sun 02-Aug-20 15:05:21

Thank you everyone! I prefer Sophia but DH likes Maya so will have to work on him!

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Flymetothestars Sun 02-Aug-20 15:09:37

Show him the replies to this thread @hellosun20

It's been a landslide so might help

hellosun20 Sun 02-Aug-20 15:23:36

@Flymetothestars great idea!

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sageandroses Sun 02-Aug-20 18:00:26

Sophia by miles. I know it's popular now but it's timeless, I don't get that vibe from Maya

Flappingflamingo Sun 02-Aug-20 18:14:52

I always worry about the pronunciation of maya, is it may-a, my-a, me-a 🤯
Sophia is beautiful

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