I have a daughter named Amaya Sophie and we pronounce it ah-my-ah, We call her Sophie though.
Thanks for the weigh-ins! I think May-ah is quite lovely sounding, sweet for a little girl! And while I know most people usually go for the My-ah pronounciation, I think May-ah sounds very nice as well. Unfortunately I don't think theres to many other ways you could spell it to sepereate it from 'My-ah' that make sense (to me anyway) without it looking kind of made up. I think when you get down to it Maya just looks the prettiest. I have heard once or twice of a May-ah, but am unsure of how they spelled it. I've also known of a few Mia's that go by My-ah instead of Mee-ah and their parents spelled it that way because they liked it best. So I guess it's just whatever suites a persons taste!
this is my favorite name nowadays. i like it said my-ah. i know one person named may-ah but i dont know how they spell it
I've only ever heard it My-ah. While I can see why people would want to say May-ah, neither spelling looks like that to me. Maya is a common enough name pronounced my-ah that it seems weird, and Maia is a more phonetic variant, so changing the pronunciation on that one would seem even weirder, to me. Meia or Meya, maybe, but honestly I don't like either of those spellings as a name....
Okay, so I have one friend who spells is Maia and pronounces it My-uh and another friend who spells it Mai-ya and pronounces it May-uh. I don't mind it either way.
I love Maya said like MAY-ah! I don't hear it very often but I have heard it a few times. I'm not sure how the experience would be, though, dealing with MAY-ah instead of the more assumed MY-ah. I wanted to do Emmeline Maya (said like MAY-ah) to honor my grandmother, whose MN was Mae. I thought it wouldn't be as much of a hassle as a MN...
I also really like the MY-ah pronunciation, too.
Actually Maya pronounced May-uh is somewhat of a nickname of mine, embarassingly enough >.< my brother calls me that sometimes lol. It's a looooong story.