May vs. Mae

See the results of this poll: May or Mae?

Respondents: 54 (This poll is closed)

  • Mae : 32 (59%)
  • May: 22 (41%)

I much prefer [name_f]May[/name_f] - more traditional and less trendy to me.

Both [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] and [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Bryony[/name_f] are lovely and work very well. [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Bryony[/name_f] is my favourite.

[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_u]Juniper[/name_u]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Clemency[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Georgiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Lucinda[/name_f]

I like [name_f]Mae[/name_f]. I think [name_f]Mae[/name_f] has more of a history as a name and less of a month association. [name_f]Mae[/name_f] also has a greater history of being a name. [name_f]Mei[/name_f] could be another potential spelling if you prefer that. I like [name_f]Mae[/name_f] as a sister to [name_u]Vivian[/name_u] and [name_f]Norah[/name_f], but I prefer [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] or [name_f]Maisie[/name_f]. For some reason [name_f]Mae[/name_f] alone feels more like a middle name to me and with [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] and [name_f]Maisie[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f] could easily be a nickname.

What about [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] or [name_f]Maisie[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]?

I love [name_f]May[/name_f]

[name_f]Mae[/name_f] looks more aesthetically appealing to me and I can totally see it working besides [name_f]Norah[/name_f] and [name_u]Vivian[/name_u]!

[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] is lovely and I like [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Bryony[/name_f] too.

[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Esther[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Saskia[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Isabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Paloma[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Delphine[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Florence[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Linnea[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f]

I personally prefer [name_f]May[/name_f]. I think it works as a sister for [name_u]Vivian[/name_u] & [name_f]Norah[/name_f].

I voted for [name_f]Mae[/name_f] on accident…ugh lol

[name_f]May[/name_f] is much nicer in my opinion. In my head, I pronounce [name_f]Mae[/name_f] differently than [name_f]May[/name_f].

I prefer [name_f]Mae[/name_f], not only for the full name feeling, but also for the meaning. With your older girls names, I would say [name_f]Mae[/name_f] would fit better.

They both have slightly different vibes to me. I prefer [name_f]Mae[/name_f] on its own but I think [name_f]May[/name_f] fits better with your daughters’ names.

I agree exactly. When I look at the [name_f]May[/name_f] spelling, I just think of the month, which is not a bad thing, but I definitely prefer [name_f]Mae[/name_f] for that distinction.

[name_u]Vivian[/name_u], [name_f]Norah[/name_f], & [name_f]Mae[/name_f] would be perfect together. [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f]!

I like [name_f]May[/name_f]. I like names spelled as traditional as possible.

Prefer [name_u]Sky[/name_u] to [name_u]Skye[/name_u], [name_u]Rain[/name_u] to [name_f]Raine[/name_f], etc.

I prefer [name_f]Mae[/name_f]. Visually seems better than [name_f]May[/name_f] imo.


I prefer [name_f]May[/name_f] I just think is spelling is sweet & has a vintage flair but both [name_f]Mae[/name_f] & [name_f]May[/name_f] are lovely!

I think [name_f]May[/name_f]/[name_f]Mae[/name_f] works perfectly with [name_u]Vivian[/name_u] and [name_f]Norah[/name_f] it’s really lovely & retro a great sibling set.

[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] is gorgeous and my favourite out of the two combinations other suggestions…
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Theodora[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Violet[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Delphine[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Francesca[/name_f]

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helped

I like [name_f]May[/name_f] the best; though both spellings are lovely and I often have this debate myself! [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] would be beautiful - I love the zippy feel she has - she sounds like a '20s flapper girl. :slight_smile:

I prefer [name_f]Mae[/name_f], I agree that it looks more distinctly like a name rather than the month. Plus that was the way my grandmother spelled her name, so it gets personal bonus points from me for that.
The only time I would consider the spelling [name_f]May[/name_f] better is if it was in a combo that simply looked a lot better with it written that way (kind of a silly reason, I know).
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] is absolutely stunning, and I think it’s lovely with your other daughters’ names!

I prefer [name_f]Mae[/name_f]. It feels more like a name than [name_f]May[/name_f], and just has more spunk and loveliness to it.

I have a [name_f]Mae[/name_f], so of course that got my vote. [name_f]May[/name_f] feels sweet and like baby was born in [name_f]May[/name_f] to me. [name_f]Mae[/name_f] feels spunky and fresh. I love [name_u]Vivian[/name_u], [name_f]Norah[/name_f], and [name_f]Mae[/name_f] together. I also used a three syllable middle. [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f].

I think of [name_f]Mae[/name_f] as more of a middle name and [name_f]May[/name_f] as more of a first name for some reason! [name_f]May[/name_f] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] is so good!

It sounds great with [name_u]Vivian[/name_u] and [name_f]Norah[/name_f]:slight_smile:

Wow, thank for all the responses! I’m honestly surprised that [name_f]Mae[/name_f] won out! I just think [name_f]Mae[/name_f] gives off a spunky, vintage vibe because it feels more like a name. I’m always puzzled when people say [name_f]May[/name_f] is more traditional and [name_f]Mae[/name_f] is trendy… [name_f]Mae[/name_f] has been around for quite a long time and was originally a nickname for [name_f]Mary[/name_f] or [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] but then became a name in its own right. I’ve always seen it as an equally acceptable spelling of a classic/vintage name like [name_f]Katherine[/name_f]/[name_f]Catherine[/name_f] or [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]/[name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f].

Anyway, thank you for all the responses! [name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] is definitely at the top of my list!

Honestly which spelling I prefer depends on what name it’s paired with.

Like for me:
[name_f]Mae[/name_f] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f]
[name_f]May[/name_f] [name_f]Briony[/name_f]/[name_f]Bryony[/name_f]