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August 31st, 2013 03:37 PM #1
Maya or Maia?
I've loved the name Maya since my very first name-list in the 4th grade. I love the sound of it, and I love it's simplicity.
BUT, I've recently discovered the spelling Maia. Still pronounced My-ah but I really like how it looks written out, and I love the connection to mythology (I'm a mythology nerd). But, I'm afraid it might be mispronounced or mistaken as a yewneek spelling of Maya, rather than a mythological and fairly well-used name.
So: which spelling do you prefer? Would it be mispronounced? Would people think I'm trying to be yewneek?
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August 31st, 2013 03:45 PM #3Member
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September 1st, 2013 03:38 AM #7
Definitely Maia. Like the star in pleiades!Cynthia/Luna
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September 1st, 2013 04:08 AM #9
i pronounce both the same My-a
Maya = like the Mayans, NOT MAY-a
if you pronounce Maia like i do, then everyone will think Maya and spell it as such so you'd be correcting people and having to tell them you spell it different due to liking mythology
id think most people would think and say Maya as the Mayan people, not as MAY-ai do not ignore the Rich Text toolbar provided me. i bold, italicize, enlarge, underline and CAPITALIZE for emphasis, individuality, and to capture attention among the endless Arial Standard Size Font that everyone else uses.
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