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addictedtosuckingblood Mon 26-Oct-09 16:11:52

me and dh were talking about names last night and i said i liked the name lilly mai (pronounced the sound m then I) he said he hated it and thought it was a terrible name. i love it so what do you think?

leedslassy Mon 26-Oct-09 16:13:37

I like it but would probably end up with the the pronunciation as May as I bet you have awful bother with telling people time and time again to pronounce it My instead of May

LilyBolero Mon 26-Oct-09 16:15:09

hate it, sorry.

addictedtosuckingblood Mon 26-Oct-09 16:16:12

lol, your probably right, but then i have an unusual name and have to correct people all the time so that doesnt bother me so much

cece Mon 26-Oct-09 16:16:24

I agree with your DH

addictedtosuckingblood Mon 26-Oct-09 16:17:31

noooooo, please dont hate it!

Marne Mon 26-Oct-09 16:18:55

My dog is called Lilly grin.

onadietcokebreak Mon 26-Oct-09 16:19:26

You will forever be telling people how to spell it and pronounce it.

Plus your DH hates it so it a non starter anyway.

Plus its a really popular name choice irrespective of how you spell it/say it

Heated Mon 26-Oct-09 16:22:23

I like Lily.

What I would think, but wouldn't say, is that Lily-Mi/Mai as a hypenated 1st name is chavvy.

Sorry, am with your dh on this.

addictedtosuckingblood Mon 26-Oct-09 16:25:28

shock CHAVVY!!! really. are all hypenated names chavvy then or does this one just sound it?

i think i'm going to have to let it drop sad i was hopiing you would all say that it was a really nice name and help me convince my dh.

PotPourri Mon 26-Oct-09 16:27:36

I think people will say May. But more importantly, if hubby hates it, I think you should avoid. I am struggling for names myself, but if hubby doesn't like one, then it's a no goer. Same the other way round.

Incidentally, I do like the name, not sure I would have the guts to use it though...

Crapweasel Mon 26-Oct-09 16:28:25

Lily May is a nice enough name (not clear if you would call her Lily/Lilly or do the hyphenated thing?). Both are very popular though if that bothers you (esp May as a middle name).

Personally I don't like your "alternative" spellings, sorry.

lovelybubbly Mon 26-Oct-09 16:29:35

i think its a lovely name although i would adjust it to myi or mahi, to make it sound more like its supposed to be pronounced.

Heated Mon 26-Oct-09 16:31:07

Am really sorry but imo all hypenated names are rather US trailer park. But maybe I'm a lone voice on this.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Mon 26-Oct-09 16:32:48

People will say May, that's what I thought when I first read it.

Lily May I quite like but it is very girly. What if you have a dd who isn't especially girly? Plus if your DH doesn't like it, it's a non starter really.

Disclaimer: I have boys so know nothing about girls namesgrin

belgo Mon 26-Oct-09 16:33:07

Agree with Crapweasel.

It just sounds like you've taken a couple of very popular names and are trying too hard to make them original.

addictedtosuckingblood Mon 26-Oct-09 17:07:19

i didnt realise lilly was an alternitive spelling blush (is lily the normal way of spelling it then?) and mai is a japanise name which i love.

its a good job i'm not pregnant, i think i'm going to have to do alot of research on names! it all sounds os complicated. i tjhought you just chose a name that you liked and gave it to your child.

sweetnitanitro Mon 26-Oct-09 17:22:39

addicted- no, naming a child is exactly how you describe- pick a name you like and give it to your child. But you asked what everyone else thought and they told you grin

You do have to bear in mind things like pronunciation though, it's a drag having to correct people all the time (have given up correcting people about my surname). Also think about bullying potential but with Lilly Mai there isn't really much to go on.

Vivia Tue 27-Oct-09 14:18:13

Just no.

ErikaMaye Tue 27-Oct-09 14:20:31

"US trailer park"? shock

I like my name...

MmeGoblindt Tue 27-Oct-09 14:21:58

I would have assumed that the parents were German on reading Lilly Mai as that is a common spelling there. Mai is the month of May, pronounced to rhyme with Pie

Cortina Tue 27-Oct-09 15:00:26

I think there's a danger this sort of name will date. I know of lots of 'Lilianas' Leni-Maes, Lilly-Maes etc. Very noughties.

Jujubean77 Tue 27-Oct-09 15:04:34

oh christ no

jeee Tue 27-Oct-09 15:07:46

So this name's for a child yet to be conceived?

addictedtosuckingblood Tue 27-Oct-09 15:14:23

jeee, that does seem strange when you say it like that, i'm fed up of talking about my mc and wanted to name the baby, we've both now decided on lilly rose.

i know it may seem odd, but saying mc all the time just makes it seem cold and unimportant, when it was the firthest thing from

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