Which version do you like best?

Maeve

Maevry

Maevyn

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1
February 12, 2019 7:52 PM

Assuming you're pronouncing them differently (and largely how they're spelt) then Maeve for sure.

Maeve is a long established name and I like Irish names. Maevry I would want to say like Avery with an M at the front, which isn't a bad sound (or name) but just doesn't appeal to me, I'd probably put it second. Maevyn I read as May-vin/May-ven which brings to mind the word craven for me so not a nice association. 

3
February 12, 2019 9:18 PM

Maeve.   I really, really don't care for the other options, but Maeve is lovely.

4
February 12, 2019 11:47 PM

Maeve is the only one of the three that I feel like is an actual name, if that makes sense?  

5
February 12, 2019 11:49 PM

Definitely Maeve. The other two seem like they're trying too hard - Maevry is basically Avery with an M, while Maevyn just seems like a mispelled Maven. 

6
February 13, 2019 12:52 AM

I also like Maeve best of these options. I like it in its own right, and it's in that sweet spot of familiar-but-not-overused.

I also think Maven, spelled that way, would be a kind of cool "modern virtue name" and could have Maeve as a nickname.

7
February 13, 2019 6:03 AM

I also think it would be kindest to name a baby Maeve, but I don't see why Maevry or Maeven couldn't be affectionate nicknames for Maeve. I know a Niamh called Niamhy (sp?) at home, my daughter is frequently S!bbley, and so on. Nicknames that are longer than the name itself also have a long history of use.

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February 13, 2019 4:40 PM

Maeve is a lovely name, and Maevry and Maevyn look made-up/misspelled to me, so Maeve is my choice.