Do you think this sounds horrible?

We love the name [name]Malaya[/name], (Ma-[name]Lay[/name]-uh) but me and my husband are having a hard time finding a middle name because we were going to name her [name]Malaya[/name] [name]Elaine[/name] after my grandmother. But my brother just a a baby girl and named her [name]Madison[/name] [name]Elaine[/name]. My grandmothers full name was [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Elaine[/name] [name]Bray[/name]. I was possibly thinking about having the middle name [name]Alaina[/name] Or [name]Elaina[/name]. [name]Do[/name] you think [name]Malaya[/name] [name]Alaina[/name] Martinsen sounds bad? Any ideas on how to make this work? I really like these and they are really close to [name]Elaine[/name]. I was possibly thinking about just having the middle name [name]Kate[/name] or just do [name]Katherine[/name], but I don’t like them as much.

Any ideas would be very helpful! I need advice!

For some reason, even though I think [name]Malaya[/name] [name]Elaine[/name] works, I think [name]Malaya[/name] [name]Elaina[/name] is a bit too rhyme-y. I think [name]Malaya[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] sounds and looks really nice (I prefer that to just [name]Kate[/name]), but if you don’t love it, don’t do it. Have you thought of just using a middle name that starts with E or K instead?

I’ve never heard of the name [name]Malaya[/name] before, and the first thing I thought of when I read it was my friend’s name, [name]Melaina[/name] (ma-[name]LAYN[/name]-ah). I think it’s a form of the name [name]Melanie[/name]. Then I realized this actually sounds like a combination of [name]Malaya[/name] and [name]Elaine[/name]! If I were in your situation, I’d use [name]Melaina[/name] as a first name, to honor the name you love and your grandmother, and just pick a different middle name (obviously not [name]Elaine[/name], lol). But it’s totally up to you! I think it’s fine to just honor her with an E or K name.

Thank you! That’s what I thought too… that it sounded rhyme-y… I have thought about just using a K or E name, but I really would love to have a name that is close to [name]Elaine[/name] or [name]Katherine[/name]. Like: [name]Alana[/name], [name]Alaine[/name], [name]Elaina[/name], [name]Alaina[/name], [name]Katie[/name], [name]Kate[/name], [name]Kay[/name], [name]Ellen[/name], etc… But The ones I do love don’t sound good… And my husband won’t change the first name… I have tried… but that’s okay because i do like it…

This is where i got most of my ideas from because its other variations of [name]Elaine[/name]…

Nicknames & Variations for [name]Elaine[/name]:
[name]Alaina[/name], [name]Alayna[/name], [name]Alayne[/name], [name]Allaine[/name], [name]Eilane[/name], [name]Elaene[/name], [name]Elain[/name], [name]Elainea[/name], [name]Elaini[/name], [name]Elainia[/name], [name]Elainna[/name], [name]Elan[/name], [name]Elana[/name], [name]Elane[/name], [name]Elania[/name], [name]Elanie[/name], [name]Elanit[/name], [name]Elanna[/name], [name]Elauna[/name], [name]Elayna[/name], [name]Elayne[/name], [name]Ellaina[/name], [name]Ellaine[/name], [name]Ellane[/name], [name]Ellayne[/name], [name]Lainey[/name], [name]Layney[/name]

I like [name]Alana[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] :slight_smile:

I really think [name]Malaya[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] is so pretty…we’re debating using [name]Catherine[/name] as a middle name as well. [name]Do[/name] you dislike [name]Malaya[/name] [name]Ellen[/name]? I think it works a lot better than [name]Malaya[/name] [name]Alaina[/name]. [name]Even[/name] [name]Helen[/name] would work.

Let’s see…
[name]Malaya[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] (my favorite)
[name]Malaya[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Malaya[/name] [name]Ellen[/name]

I think those all sound really nice. Some suggestions:
[name]Malaya[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]/[name]Elinor[/name]
[name]Malaya[/name] [name]Helen[/name]
[name]Malaya[/name] [name]Elle[/name]
[name]Malaya[/name] [name]Aline[/name]
[name]Malaya[/name] [name]Kaitlin[/name]

I really like [name]Alana[/name], [name]Elaina[/name] and [name]Kay[/name] too, but I don’t think they work with [name]Malaya[/name].
What about looking up some more names that are other forms of [name]Elaine[/name] and [name]Katherine[/name]? That’s what I started doing.

I’d definitely go with [name]Elaine[/name] before [name]Elaina[/name]. I think it’s the [name]LAY[/name] part of both names that’s making it sound a bit off. I always just seem to want to combine the two names together.

[name]Malaya[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] is lovely but if you don’t love it, I can understand you not wanting to use it.

[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Elaine[/name] [name]Bray[/name]
[name]Malaya[/name] [name]Kathleen[/name]
[name]Malaya[/name] [name]Helen[/name]
[name]Malaya[/name] [name]Katrine[/name]
[name]Malaya[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Malaya[/name] [name]Elnora[/name]
[name]Malaya[/name] Roselaine (this is lovely!)
[name]Malaya[/name] [name]Madelaine[/name] (I typically don’t like double letters but I like this a lot)
[name]Malaya[/name] Kathelina
[name]Malaya[/name] [name]Erin[/name]

For some reason I just like really girly names… not sure why… I actually looked up other forms of [name]Elaine[/name] and posted them up there ^^^ lol :slight_smile: here they are again… Nicknames & Variations for Nicknames & Variations for [name]Elaine[/name]:
[name]Alaina[/name], [name]Alayna[/name], [name]Alayne[/name], [name]Allaine[/name], [name]Eilane[/name], [name]Elaene[/name], [name]Elain[/name], [name]Elainea[/name], [name]Elaini[/name], [name]Elainia[/name], [name]Elainna[/name], [name]Elan[/name], [name]Elana[/name], [name]Elane[/name], [name]Elania[/name], [name]Elanie[/name], [name]Elanit[/name], [name]Elanna[/name], [name]Elauna[/name], [name]Elayna[/name], [name]Elayne[/name], [name]Ellaina[/name], [name]Ellaine[/name], [name]Ellane[/name], [name]Ellayne[/name], [name]Lainey[/name], [name]Layney[/name] – do you think any of these sound good?

I actually like [name]Elle[/name]. its very pretty… and i like [name]Aline[/name] too… Me and my husband talked about using [name]Kaitlin[/name], but we both decided that we didn’t like the flow.

I like [name]Madelaine[/name] A LOT. Only two problems with this name… lol… her name would be M.M.M not sure if i like that or not… and my friend is going to name their daughter [name]Madeline[/name]. And we talked about [name]Erin[/name] and my hubby said no.

I don’t think you have to worry about your friend using [name]Madeline[/name]. [name]Madelaine[/name] is different (albiet slightly) and it’d be a middle. It’s even less of a problem than giving your daughter the same middle as your neice.

[name]How[/name] about [name]Adelaine[/name]? [name]Malaya[/name] Adalaine M. ?

I [name]LOVE[/name] Adalaine Or [name]Adelaine[/name]…not sure which one…!! But i also like [name]Madelaine[/name]… I guess it will be up to the husband which one he likes better! But probably Adalaine because i like that one better i think…

Thank you sooo much! :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Definitely go with [name]Adelaine[/name]! It is a bit rhyme-y with [name]Malaya[/name], but it’s so cute and also really interesting, which means it complements [name]Malaya[/name] really nicely! I hope you go with this. :slight_smile:

The only problem with Adalaine is when you say it out loud it kind of sounds like “add a lane”
what do u think? [name]Just[/name] stick with [name]Adelaine[/name]?

i think i might spell [name]Adelaine[/name] different… just because when i say it out loud it doesn’t sound right… maybe i am saying it wrong?

[name]How[/name] about [name]Malaya[/name] [name]Laine[/name]?

Hmm… Try saying [name]Adelaide[/name] but make it an N, instead? It does sound like add-a-lane unless you try stressing add-elle-aine. Then it’s more like [name]Add[/name]-[name]Elaine[/name] which just describes what you’re trying to do anyway!

You want to be careful with spellings since [name]Malaya[/name] is already modern, so you don’t want to end up with a name no one can spell or that ends up sounding or looking like those [name]Adalyn[/name] names. I just like it because it keeps [name]Elaine[/name]. I love that it’s passed down but in its own way.

It’s too bad the first name just isn’t [name]Melaina[/name], haha.

Good luck; any is beautiful as long as it honors someone you love.

Thank you for all your help!!

I am actually thinking about doing Madalaine… [name]Malayah[/name] Madalaine… Should i have two middle names so it doesn’t look so weird or just keep it like that?