Middle Name for Maya

Hello everyone! We have decided on Maya for a first name for our baby girl. We have two middle names that we like, but can't decide which we like more. Our last name begins with S and is two syllables. 

Any thoughts? Thanks!

Maya Caroline

Maya Lavender


June 15, 2018 12:41 PM

Both are lovely! I think I prefer Maya Caroline on purely aesthetic grounds. Any family significance or other factors to help you decide?

June 15, 2018 2:36 PM

I think both sound lovely but I enjoy having more unique middle names, so I prefer Maya Lavender. The middle name Lavender just makes me smile. If any have more of a postive association, then pick that one. 

June 15, 2018 5:32 PM

I kind of agree with both previous responses; I think more unusual middle names are fun so I like Maya Lavender for that reason but I find Maya Caroline to have a more pleasing "flow" and it's much easier for me to say. Middle names don't get said all that often though so all else being equal (if one has more meaning to you I'd say go with that) I'd probably pick Lavender. 

By mk
June 15, 2018 10:58 PM

Both are nice options. Does either one have more meaning to you beyond being a name you like? If so, I’d use that as the reason to choose one over the other. If not, I’d hold iff a bit and see if you become drawn to one more (assuming she isn’t born yet).

June 16, 2018 12:41 AM

I like Maya Lavender slightly more but agree that Maya Caroline has slightly better flow. I totally agree that if one has more of a sentimental connection then go with that, otherwise I'd give the slight edge to Lavender but I like both combos.