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#1 Jada5511

Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:37 PM


We are expecting DD2 in a few months and have narrowed our name choices down to two! DD1 is called Emma. Our picks are:

1. Madeleine

2. Mya

Middle name will be Rose.  A few questions biggrin.gif !

Firstly, how would you pronounce both names?? We like Mad-ah-lyn for Madeleine and My-uh for Mya.  I don't want people to call her Mad-ah-line or May-a.

Secondly, which spelling to you think is best- Madeleine or Madeline to get our preferred pronouncation?

Lastly, which name goes best with Emma?

Sorry for all the questions! Thank you for your help in advance.

#2 ~damons-mum~

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

1) I would pronounce them Mad-ah-lyn and My-uh

2) I would spell it Madelyn (sorry probably doesn't help)

3) I would chose Madelyn Rose to go with Emma beacuse im not that fussy with the name Mya.

#3 Gudrun

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

1. Madeleine should get you the pronunciation you want.

2. Mya would give you the pronunciation you want.

3. I think Mya goes better with Emma.  However I would spell it Myah. Same pronunciation but I think it needs to look longer (and with Emma).

4. Alternatives:



#4 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

I definitely prefer Mya to Madeleine, whichever way either of them are spelled.

Although, while I do see the pronunciation issues, I much prefer Maya to Mya.

#5 kerilyntaryn

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

I think Madelyn goes best with the pronounciation and goes better with Emma

sorry I don't like Mya

#6 No girls here

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:29 PM

1.  I would have expected the pronunciations you are after

2.  Madeleine

3.  Madeleine

ETA  With Mya I like the look of Maya better, but it would probably cause more confusion over pronunciation.  Mya or Myah would be pronounced the way you want.

Edited by No girls here, 05 January 2013 - 08:30 PM.

#7 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

I much prefer Mya to Madeleine.

ETA: I misread and thought the MN was Emma, not your DD1's name - so either Mya or Madeleine would sound fine with the MN Rose.

Edited by Dabri, 05 January 2013 - 08:35 PM.

#8 belinda1976

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

I have an Emma and I think Madeline sounds better (and the way I've spelt it too).

Sorry I'm not a fan of Mya.

Emma and Madeline are keeping in theme with the classical girls name IMO.

#9 bryce's-mummy

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

I don't think Mya (as you want it pronounced) sounds good with Emma. Emma and Mya- a little bit of a mouthful. It doesn't roll off the tongue as much as Emma and Madeleine. She may also get it shortened as a nn to "Maddie" too.  However, I would be careful with the spelling. I would also pronounce Madeleine as Mad-ah-line (as in the kids tv show). So if you want the 'lyn' pronounciation then go for that spelling- like Madelyn.

As for Mya- I would pronounce that as My-ah. The May-a pronounciation would be as it sounds- Maya.

#10 BlueUnicorn

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

Madeleine ( I like this spelling the best) is a beautiful name and goes well with Emma.  Mya clashes with Emma, nms.

I know 3 Madeleine's .  One is Madalyn and one is Madeline and one is Madeleine.  The are all pronounced Mad-ah-lyn.

#11 Magenta_

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

Hi there,

I like Emma and Myla the best!  Myla Rose is really lovely.

Good luck!

#12 Etcetera

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

Mya will get the right pronunciation, but I prefer the spelling Maya (though I do know a little girl who is Maya pronounced May-a).

I much prefer Madeleine spelling.

#13 Jada5511

Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:48 AM

Thank you for all your replies! Am still undecided, we might even wait until we see what she looks like.

#14 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

How about spelling it Maia?

#15 Kikki-B

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

I would go with Madeleine (I think it looks pretty) and it should be pronounced however you like but if worried go with Madalyn (although I really don't like this way of spelling it)

Madeleine & Emma are perfect together.

Madeleine Rose is very over used though so unless you are set on Rose as a mn I would go with something else (just not grace or Paige!)

#16 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

Madeleine is a lovely classic girls name to go with Emma. I'm not a fan of a Mya.

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