Baby #3 - Girl name Millie, Hayes or Maycee

Hello :)

We have 2 boys and are due any day now with a girl ... Our sons names are Teigen and Hudson and our last name is three syllables and starts with K.  We have 3 names:

 

Millie Hayes

Hayes Elizabeth

Maycee Hayes or Maycee Ann ... or if anyone has any other suggestions for a middle name that would be cute :)

 

Thoughts?

 

Thank you! 

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December 13, 2015 1:18 PM

Millie is the only one of your names I personally like. Hayes and Maycee are just very much not my style.

I think Hayes might go best with your boys' names, I will caution, though, that among Teigen, Hudson, and Hayes, I think I would guess Teigen was the girl.

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December 13, 2015 1:40 PM

This is a tough one. Personally I think the sound of Maycee is the best with the boys, although I'm not a fan of the spelling. Would you consider Macy or even Maisie (with a slightly different pronunciation)? 

A cool thing is that any M name with Hayes as a middle name an easily use the nickname Maycee!

I like Hayes because it seems to be an honor name. But I agree with the previous poster that of the three names, I would assume that Teigen was the girl (not that it's a girly name at all. But if I knew one of them was a girl, Hayes wouldn't be my first guess.)

Millie is very cute, my my personal taste is to give a more formal name and use Millie as a nickname (Milan, Milena, Mila, Mildred, etc). 

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December 13, 2015 9:32 PM

I tend to agree with many things said in this post.

Overall, I like Millie Hayes best. (Millie is a little nicknamey and seems like it might have a formal name, but I'm not too bothered by Millie on it's own.)

As mentioned above, Millie Hayes could have a nickname Maycee. So it seems this option allows you to include many of your favorite names. I also prefer Macy to Maycee but if it's a sometimes nickname for Millie Hayes the spelling may matter a bit less.

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December 13, 2015 2:54 PM

I like Millie a lot, and I think Millie Hayes sounds so sweet. I'd prefer to use a longer name with Millie as a nn, but that's my personal preference. Hayes as a first name is not particularly my style, but it's still nice nonetheless. I agree with other posters that it is likely to seem masculine, which is something to consider if it will end up bothering you. Maycee is my least favorite, as I don't love most alternate spellings. Even Macey, Macy etc. feel somewhat incomplete to me, like they wouldn't fit well on an adult. Little Millie/Hayes/Maycee is eventually going to grow up, so it would be very important to me to choose a name that "ages" nicely. 

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December 13, 2015 6:49 PM

I love Millie Hayes K... :)

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December 13, 2015 7:26 PM

I like Hayes Elizabeth

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December 13, 2015 7:28 PM

Hayes is very masculine to me, and I think problematic in that it sounds more boyish than Teigen, at least to me. 

I prefer Millie as a nn, but it's still my favorite of the three. 

I know a lot of people like Maycee. I love Maisy (rhymes with Daisy) or Mamie, but Maycee has always sounded a little clangy to my ear for some reason.

Is Hayes a family name? If so, I think it would be great in the mn spot. Otherwise, I prefer more traditionally feminine names. 

Are there any you could use to honor family?

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December 13, 2015 8:45 PM

Yes, I agree with all of this.  Marcy is another name that seems similar to Maycee but doesn't sound "clangy" to me.  

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December 13, 2015 9:58 PM

I have known several people named Hayes, all male.  Unless Hayes is your maiden name or your mother's maiden name or your mother-in-law's maiden name, I would skip it.  I would also use the spelling Macy, if you choose that name.  IMO the best of the options you are considering would be Millicent Elizabeth, second Millicent Hayes, both with the nickname Millie.  Your sole stated criterion is "cute," and if I were you, I'd rethink that.  Cute is OK for a newborn or a toddler, but for an octogenarian not so much.  A name is for a lifetime, one hopes a long and healthy lifetime.

You might want to think about initials too.  Some of your options give you things like HEK and MAK, not dealbreakers IMO, but something to consider and see how you feel.  A Millicent Ann K.... might well get nicknamed Mak, which might or might not bug you.

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December 14, 2015 7:43 AM

I love Millie, and have no problem with that being the full name. This could be because I'm part-British, where nicknames as full names are the norm (Millie in the UK ranks much higher than any of its possible long forms, except for the stretching-it Amelia and Emily).

If Hayes is an honour names, I would go with Millie Hayes, as I agree that Hayes as a first name is a little confusing with a son called Teigen.

Best of luck and congratulations!

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December 14, 2015 11:46 AM

I like Millie Hayes or Hayes Elizabeth personally. I like the name Macy a lot, but not with the spelling Maycee... I just feel like she will constantly have to correct people.