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  1. #11
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    Jul 2011
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    As everyone has basically said, the pronunciation is Mayve.
    Just to say, if you like the idea of "Meeve", you could maybe consider another Irish name, Niamh, pronounced "Neeve".

  2. #13
    My daughter is Maeve. Pronounced Mayve. If you like Meeve, spell is that way because the a is there for a reason, think of the name Mae. I like the suggestion of Niamh for you, that is a beautiful name closer to the sound you want but is a real name.

  3. #15
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    Not a huge fan of pronouncing it Meeve... I read it as MAYve with a long A.

  4. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by m2mom View Post
    My daughter is Maeve. Pronounced Mayve. If you like Meeve, spell is that way because the a is there for a reason, think of the name Mae. I like the suggestion of Niamh for you, that is a beautiful name closer to the sound you want but is a real name.
    Niamh is lovely, and would definitely be a better option than pronouncing Maeve like Meeve.
    Ttc a baby brother or sister for Luther Wolf!

  5. #19
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    Oct 2014
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    In Ireland...

    I visited Ireland over the summer. We stopped at a lovely working farm for a tour with tea and scones, and the proprietor's wife was named Maeve.

    It sounded similar to how you would pronounce the contraction of "may have", as in "may've". MAY-ehv, but the second syllable is extremely short, barely even breathed. If it were a musical notation, the "ehv" would be a grace note.

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