May or Mae??

I have recently fallen in love with [name_f]Mae[/name_f]/[name_f]May[/name_f] as a first name for its short and sweet feel, however can’t decide which spelling is better! I think I prefer [name_f]Mae[/name_f] however can see it looking almost incomplete? However [name_f]May[/name_f] reminds me a lot more of the Month than the “e” spelling… Would love some berries opinions! :blush:

Also love Short but sweet [name_f]Mae[/name_f] with a longer, feminine middle…
For example…

[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]

Please add any suggestions for vintage inspired, feminine middles!!

Thank you :two_hearts:

I think I prefer [name_f]May[/name_f], but I don’t have anything against the [name_f]Mae[/name_f] spelling! It does feel a bit incomplete to me, but [name_f]May[/name_f] is-- as you said-- more of a word name, so it just depends on your preferences.

[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Alethea[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] / [name_f]Alexandria[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Allegra[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Alouette[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Amoret[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Daffodil[/name_f] (it used to be popular as a flower name!)
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] / [name_f]Eleanora[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Georgiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Juliette[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Kelilah[/name_f] (Ke-lee-la)
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Magdalen[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Marcheline[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Margaret[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Olivia[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Paloma[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Priscilla[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Susannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Theodora[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Ursula[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Verena[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Veronica[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Viviana[/name_f]

I prefer the charming [name_f]Mae[/name_f]. I love [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] and [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f].

[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Annabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Anneliese[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Emmeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Catherine[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Adeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Lillian[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Isabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]

I can not decide either!

[name_f]Mae[/name_f] is saucy and vintage;
[name_f]May[/name_f] is classic and sweet.

Take your pick!

[name_u]Love[/name_u] the long middle names with [name_f]May[/name_f]/[name_f]Mae[/name_f]; of your list, [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] is my favorite. I’ll also add…

[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Victoria[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_u]Eloise[/name_u]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]

I prefer [name_f]Mae[/name_f] over [name_f]May[/name_f] just because it invokes feelings of being vintage, classic, and elegant for me. Not that [name_f]May[/name_f] isn’t… I just personally get it more from [name_f]Mae[/name_f].

I love the [name_f]Mae[/name_f] spelling. Something about “ae” together in any name just looks so good to me =]

I prefer [name_f]Mae[/name_f] to [name_f]May[/name_f] because I find something about the ‘ae’ that makes it sound so cute, sweet and fun.

I love the look of ‘ae’, so I prefer [name_f]Mae[/name_f]. I really like [name_f]Mae[/name_f], it’s a lovely, charming vintage gem.

[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Arabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Theodora[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Isadora[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Francesca[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Demelza[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Georgiana[/name_f] (as [name_m]George[/name_m]-ee-[name_m]AH[/name_m]-nuh)
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Alexandria[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Thomasina[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Jessamine[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Florentina[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Florence[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Juliana[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Liliana[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Ottilie[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Antoinette[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Arietta[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Horatia[/name_f]

I think both are totally acceptable spellings, but I personally prefer [name_f]May[/name_f] slightly more. Either way it’s a great name.

[name_f]Mae[/name_f] is glitz, while [name_f]May[/name_f] is a little more gingham. I personally prefer [name_f]May[/name_f], but to me it’s all about image.

I prefer [name_f]Mae[/name_f] because it looks softer and less like a month

I prefer [name_f]May[/name_f] to [name_f]Mae[/name_f]. [name_f]May[/name_f] just seems sweeter and more correct, if that makes sense. [name_f]Mae[/name_f] just looks icky to me, and I know so many [name_f]Anna[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f]'s, [name_f]Sarah[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f]'s, etc that it feels almost expected and not at all beautiful. That’s just my opinion though!

I prefer [name_f]May[/name_f]

[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] is beautiful!!

I prefer [name_f]Mae[/name_f]. I went to school with a boy who’s last name was [name_f]May[/name_f], so to me [name_f]May[/name_f] is gender neutral and [name_f]Mae[/name_f] is feminine.

I prefer [name_f]Mae[/name_f]. So pretty! I love [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f].

I prefer [name_f]Mei[/name_f] and [name_f]Mae[/name_f].

I prefer [name_f]Mae[/name_f]!

I prefer [name_f]May[/name_f]. I have a feeling that [name_f]Mae[/name_f] was invented by [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_u]West[/name_u], the sultry actress, which wouldn’t be my preferred association for a young child, but not sure if anyone can confirm/refute this?

I always lean towards [name_f]Mae[/name_f]. I think it has a really vintage feel to it. [name_f]May[/name_f] makes me think of the month immediately. Both are very pretty though. I love [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f], [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_u]Eloise[/name_u], [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f] & [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Isabella[/name_f].