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Amaya/Amaia

  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Just curious what you think of this name, and which spelling you would go with?

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  • embra
    Participant

    Pretty. I like Amaya better.

    peachy93
    peachy93
    Participant

    Huh, never heard it before. It’s not bad. I like Amaya better too

    jenni_lynn91
    jenni_lynn91
    Participant

    I think it is a beautiful name. I hear names similar to this working in the public schools. I would spell it Amaya.

    peace.love.ohana
    peace.love.ohana
    Participant

    This might be just me, but I would pronounce them differently.

    Amaya = Uh-May-Uh

    Amaia = Uh-My-Uh

    That being said, I prefer Amaia.


    embra
    Participant

    That’s interesting. For me it is the opposite. I assumed Amaya would be pronounced Ah-my-ah since it is basically Maya with an A in front. I see Maia less frequently on its own, so if I saw Amaia alone, I’d think the pronunciation could go either way.

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    I think it’s pretty. I kind of like just Maya/Maia better, but Amaya/Amaia is nice in it’s own way.

    I like the Amaia spelling better – it looks girlier and airier to me. Either would be perfectly fine – I’d pronounce them exactly the same – but I like Amaia better. (I also like Maia better than Maya, so maybe that’s why.) But I can see how people might assume Amaya is pronounced with the May sound instead of My. With Amaia I think, if you don’t know how to pronounce it, you’re more likely to guess the My pronunciation….


    kimiha
    Participant

    i love this name. i think amaya looks better

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Thanks for the responses!
    I like Maia the best, too, in some ways, but I wouldn’t use a name starting with “M” with our LN, and I like the meaning of Amaya a little better.

    Inga
    Inga
    Participant

    My husband actually suggested this name to me way back when. I like the name, but it’s not the classic style I personally go for. I like the Amaya spelling better.

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