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  1. #1
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    Jun 2013

    Maya Cox???

    My husband and I are expecting our first child in September - our last name is Cox. The name Maya is very special to us - we both love it and it has a special meaning to us (maya means "love" in the Nepali language - we met and fell in love in Nepal.) It is really the only name that I can imagine naming our daughter. But, our last name is Cox. Are we setting her up for a lifetime of humiliation (or even just really bad teasing) with the name "Maya Cox" ??

    If we don't use it as a first name, we will definitely use it as a middle name due to its symbolic meaning for us and would want a first name that begins with E, F, or J (we follow my family's tradition of naming after deceased relatives - but only using their first initial, not the whole name - so the letters we're working with are E, F, J, and M - but reserving M for Maya...) If you think "Maya Cox" is just too terrible to use, we would love to hear your suggestions for other first names with these initials - knowing that Maya would be the middle name and last name Cox.

    Thank you!! I have been lurking on Nameberry for months and love all of your wonderful suggestions.

  2. #3
    I dont think Maya Cox sounds bad.

    I think unfortunately some kids might latch onto "Cox" anyway, no matter what the first name is.

    Maya is really pretty. You should use it.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
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    Maya is something I'd avoid if my last name was Cox. It's a gorgeous name but sounds too much like a sentence with your surname.

    I'd probably try to find a name that didn't sound like a sentence.

    It's not one of your letters but Lydia is similar to Maya and doesn't have the sentence sound like Maya does.


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  4. #7
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    Nov 2012
    While I love the name Maya, and think it's great that it has special meaning to you, I think, in this case, it should be reserved for the middle. 'Cox', no matter what, is already setting her up to get teased. Adding May (I'm assuming you're pronouncing it My-uh) infront of it make it sound like 'My Cox'.
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  5. #9
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    I love Maya too, but unfortunately I agree with auburn and scarlet--I'd avoid it with Cox. Amaya doesn't really fix the problem, but you could consider Aya, Alaia, etc. I guess those don't follow your initial rules, though.

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