Me again - need help naming our babygirl!
Hi everyone! Sorry, I apologise in advance...this might get a bit longer
I've been posting in this forum a while back asking you for help to name our baby. As our due date is getting close, we are still struggling to find the perfect name for our little girl. She is due end of March, but likely to be delivered early, so she could be here any day now!
What we were struggling with the most was that we are Brazilian and currently live in Brazil, but need a name that works in English speaking countries as well. Her older siblings are Júlio, Nathália and Amanda.
Our front runner was Laís (which a few said was unfortunately similar to lice when pronounced wrong) and we are just not sure it's the one anymore!
Right now we really love the name Mayla / Maila (not sure which spelling we prefer). However we would like it to be pronounced My-la, not May-la, but prefer the spelling above. In Brazil this would be no problem, but not sure about english speaking countries? How would you pronounce Mayla or Maila? If we spelt it Mila or Myla people would probably mispronounce it in Brazil and say Mee-la. Also one of my best friend's daughter's name is Mila (mee-la)... is Mayla still too similar? She lives in Canada now and she said she wouldn't mind at all, but would it be too similar anyway?
Another name we like is Aleyna, but I feel like the spelling is too creative and spelling it Elena or Alana would lead to people in Brazil mispronouncing it again... what are your opinions on this name and spelling?
If you have any other suggestions feel free to just throw them in, I'm helpful for any name you think we could like. I'm very scared she will be a nameless baby!!! :O THANK YOU
Mon, 02/22/2016 - 10:02am