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#1 4ngiebella

Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:28 AM

I'm totally getting ahead of myself but so I can get a little excited about all of this I've been thinking about names. I'm convinced this bub is a girl (I'm only 6 weeks pregnant and still very up in the air about how I feel about it)

I'm loving the name Maisie with middle name Ava.

Well I'm mostly just in love with Maisie and thought Ava went with it nicely.

What do you think? Or similar type names.

All the meanings I've seen say, precious, wished for child and child of the light. And of course being a Dr Seuss character so it is very cool to me.

#2 Bel Rowley

Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:59 AM

I like Maisie but I don't think Ava is a good fit with it.

#3 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

I actually disagree with you on the flow of Maisie Ava. Two two-syllable names with the first syllable consisting mostly of a long ayyyyyy sound really jars with me. If you're using Ava  solely for the sound and not a family reason or because you love it, I'd find something else.

Even Maisie Eva or Maisie Eve improves the flow - but doubles up on the eee sound at the start and end so it's not perfect either.

I personally would move away from a MN starting with a vowel - although an O sound eg Maisie Olivia may be okay.

Maisie is NMS but if you love it, and your DH / DP / significant other (if any) agrees, go for it!

#4 The Awesome One

Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:50 AM

I don't think Ava goes with Maisie at all sorry

Suggestions:
Maisie Joy
Maisie Kate
Maisie Eloise
Maisie Hope
Maisie Elisabeth
Maisie Lucille


#5 4ngiebella

Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

Yeah I'm not completely sold on Ava either. My partner likes A names so that was my attempt to involve his opinion in the naming process hehe

#6 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:18 PM

Sorry but I think Maisie is just too much of an old lady name. I just can't picture it as a name for a child, teenager or young adult, or anyone under eighty really.

#7 Buggylicious

Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

Maisie doesn't go with Ava at all.

for an A middle name maybe

Maisie Allegra
Maisie Anneliese
Maisie Anastasia

middle names are fun go all out.

#8 4ngiebella

Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:42 PM

OMG Anastasia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT

I hope hubby lets me pick since the last pregnancy and labour was so terrible and I'm about to do it all again!

#9 4ngiebella

Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

I actually know a little girl called Maisie so I was having trouble imagining a grown woman with the name but I just adore it

#10 Beancat

Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:53 PM

I love Maisie, but dont like Ava with it for the reasons mentioned.  I personally would put it with single sound name

Rose
Anne
Jane
Joy
Claire
Grace

#11 emlis22

Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

I love Maisie.

Maisie Aveline
Maisie Alexandra
Maisie Adelaide
Maisie Evelyn
Maisie Evangeline

#12 la di dah

Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE (4ngiebella @ 27/02/2013, 11:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
All the meanings I've seen say, precious, wished for child and child of the light.


Well Maisie as far as I know is a diminutive of either Mary or Margaret. So Margaret would be "pearl" and Mary would be a mix of etymologies including everything from "wished for child" to "beloved" to "star of the sea" to "rebellious" and "bitter."

Ava is Eve, meaning "life." Personally I like some other names that mean life better.  ph34r.gif

If it's just wanting an A name to make your husband happy, with meanings of the A name following:

Maisie Ann / Maisie Anne - Anne meaning "Grace" - Ann(e) is a bit of a filler name of generations past but Grace and Rose have sort of taken that over on current babies.
Maisie Annabel - mix of "grace" and "belle" meaning beautiful or from Amabel "lovable"
Maisie Ayla - "oak" or "halo of moonlight" and avoids the repetitive A sound because it's said like Isla.
Maisie Amarantha - "unfading, immortal"
Maisie Amanda - "beloved"
Maisie Adina - "delicate, gentle" pr. uh-dee-na

#13 eM_Mille

Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

Maisie is lovely, one of my close friends has an almost 2 yo DD called Maisie, it's very pretty.

#14 Gudrun

Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

Yeah, Maisie is in my 'goodies basket'.  Good pick original.gif

With PPs though; the Ada doesn't go.  Yep, I'd steer away from vowel-initial MNs.  

Other first names that may appeal:

Paisley
Ainsley
Airlie
Fairlie
Sylvie
Shelby
Mimi
Tansy
Miette
Nellie
Tully
Romy
Poppy
Pippa
Pippin

#15 Plaxy

Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

I really like Maisie. And it has the advantage of being not overly used in Australia - it's in the top 100 in Britain I think. IMO it's fine with any age.

Anastasia is great too!  A bit hard to beat, but a few other A names:

Antonia
Alexia
Adeline
Ada
Anya
Adele

More in the Maisie style (I love lots of Gudrun's suggestions):

Edie
Polly
Annie
Phoebe
Daisy



#16 kerilyntaryn

Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:28 AM

Maisie Ava is ok - but I think a more formal name for the first name


others the same as Maisie

Greta
Pearl
Gretchen
Gretchel
Megan
Marita
Margaret
Malia
Mara
Melita
Merissa
Miriam

similar to Ava

Eva
Eve
Evelyn
Zoe





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