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May 22nd, 2012, 07:20 PM
Memi's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I have had two girl names on my list for a very long time that have numerous spellings. I really like the below spellings, but wonder if I'm pronouncing them differently than most people would. These aren't at the very top of my list, but one of them DH loves and it's one of the few we both like.

Would you pronounce this May-Z, or Mace-E?

Would you pronounce this Hal-E or Hay-Lee?

I've looked these up on numerous baby name websites and they each say something different, there doesn't seem to be a clear opinion or "right way".

So for bonus points, if you have a preference at all, which spelling do you prefer for each of these names?
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May 22nd, 2012, 08:02 PM
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May-z and Hal-EE

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May 22nd, 2012, 09:25 PM
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Halli is a bit trickier.... it looks like it should phonetically be pronounced Hall-E. Have you considered Hali?

I definitely prefer Maisie! Such a cute, spunky name for a little girl!
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May 22nd, 2012, 10:10 PM
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May-Z and Hal-E

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May 22nd, 2012, 10:15 PM
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May-z and Hal-ee. Maisie is like that mouse....in the books. Cute.
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May 23rd, 2012, 07:10 AM
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may-zee and hal-ee

I prefer Hallie
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May 23rd, 2012, 10:08 AM
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May-zee and Hal-ee.

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May 24th, 2012, 11:56 AM
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I love Maisie!

Halli is nice too, but I think I prefer the similar sounding Hattie.
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May 24th, 2012, 06:55 PM
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I would pronounce Maisie "May-Z" and Halli "Hal-E"

I really like Mazie (this spelling best) and Halli is just ok to me, no matter the spelling.
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May 24th, 2012, 10:26 PM
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I pronounce them May-zee and Hal-ee. If you're looking for May-cee and Hay-lee, I would spell them Maycie and Hailey (or Haylee, or Haylie, etc). For Halli, I prefer it with an e at the end-Hallie (this is a name I like A LOT). Overall, I like Maisie and Halli equally
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May 25th, 2012, 05:36 PM
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May-zee and Hal-e.

I much prefer Maisie though, so cute
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May 26th, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Maisie- Mace-E

Halli- Hal-E
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May 26th, 2012, 09:47 PM
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May-zee & Hal-ee

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May 27th, 2012, 01:32 PM
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May-Z and Hal-E

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June 1st, 2012, 12:15 AM
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may-zee & hall-ee, hall as in HALLway
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