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Gizboss Fri 14-Aug-09 17:14:24

Ok so my top choice is:

Maya Amelia

Last name is Murray. I love the name Maya but my concerns are, is it too much of a mouthful with the surname? Does Maya Murray sound ok as it is alliterative (DH's name is alliterative too but sounds fine)? Her late grandmother was Amelia so I want to use the name but was worried it was too popular for a first name.

Other possiblities for first names are:

Amelie
Isabelle (but worried it might be v. popular)
Charlotte
Scarlett

What do you think?

hunkermunker Fri 14-Aug-09 17:17:19

Why are you worried about it being popular?

It doesn't matter. If you like the name, use it!

Maya Murray's not great, imo.

Gizboss Fri 14-Aug-09 17:31:42

Thanks for opinion - any more are welcome. I'd just rather not give her an overly popular name as mine was when I was growing up and I got sick of being in a class with 2 or 3 others with the same name.

nappyaddict Fri 14-Aug-09 17:40:00

If you have Maya are you going to pronounce it May-ah or My-ah? My-ah seems to be more popular if you are worried about that.

Gizboss Fri 14-Aug-09 17:43:24

I'd still go for My-ah as the name in general doesn't seem to be very popular at the moment. Am more concerned about the first name and surname together and if they sound ok or not.

slowreadingprogress Fri 14-Aug-09 18:10:13

I don't think Maya Murray is good. It's not that pretty and it is a bit TOO alliterative!

Amelie Murray just trips off the tongue and is SO pretty, has to be that, surely?

mathanxiety Fri 14-Aug-09 18:44:36

Amelia or Amelie sound really nice to me. Maya is really popular where I am so maybe that is putting me off. Charlotte is the other name on your list that I like -- Charlie is becoming popular for a nn for a girl, though, but Lottie is nice.

MaggieBeauLeo Fri 14-Aug-09 19:41:53

Sorry but there is way too much emmm going on there, Amelia Maya Murray.

Amelia Murray. Milly Murray. Hmmm
Maya Amelia

Amelia is lovely but I think you have to lose the Maya in the middle.

I really dislike the name Scarlett, very harsh imo, but Amelia Scarlett Murray, as a whole name works a lot better. It's more balanced iykwim. I prefer Isabel, but Amelia Isabel has too many vowels that run into eachother.

Or........ Camellia Skye Murray?? (Scottish nod!) are you scottish?) I know that Camellia wasn't your husband's grandmother's exact name thoguh, but its still a nod to her.

MaggieBeauLeo Fri 14-Aug-09 19:43:04

oh sorry, I see your prefered first choice is Maya Murray. Sorry but that is even worse.

What about Freya Murray?

micramummy Fri 14-Aug-09 19:45:36

I love scarlett, amelia and isabelle are v popular. Scarlett Amelia is gorgeous

nappyaddict Sat 15-Aug-09 12:44:04

How about Annabella or Carlotta, Charlene, Charlize.

KAEKAE Sat 15-Aug-09 14:45:19

Sorry I also don't think it flows well. I also agree with the point made about millie...What aobut Emily?

KAEKAE Sat 15-Aug-09 14:46:34

Opps...I see you don't want a popular name...I think my suggestion of Emily would be a no no in that case! lol!

LadyPinkofPinkerton Sat 15-Aug-09 14:54:26

I think Maya Murray sounds fine.

If you don't then I love Scarlett and Amelie

MrsMattie Sat 15-Aug-09 16:13:06

I think Maya Murray is fine. Maya is by far the nicest name of the ones you listed.

MamaMimi Sun 16-Aug-09 00:59:30

Annabel instead of Isabelle?

Gizboss Mon 24-Aug-09 09:54:03

Thanks for all opinions - just what I needed as was becoming obsessed with the name Maya! I am back to the drawing board with names though still really like Amelie as a first name (never to be shortened to Milly)!

Lori73 Thu 03-Sep-09 21:29:26

I know a couple of Amelies age (5 and 7), no one calls either of them 'Milly'. I guess it's whatever the parents start calling the child that sticks.

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