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This has got to be one of the most atrocious names there are. I simply detest it. It's so trendy and overused, and just sounds horrible.
-- PhoenixPhire  1/20/2005
I agree with PhoenixPhire about this name. Not only are the spelling variations terrible and ugly-looking, the name doesn't even sound good when spoken.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2005
I like this name, just not spelled this way. Michaela or Micaela are better.
-- DarciElila  7/24/2005
I think Makayla is a wonderful name. And all you jerks that think it's spelled weird, you suck. It's spelled exactly how it sounds. MA-KAY-LA!
-- makayla  10/6/2005
I like Makayla. It's not spelt wrong, it does not sound trendy or anything like that. And it is definitely not overused!
-- horselover1  11/2/2005
My daughter's name is MaKayla and her and her name are beautiful. The spelling makes it easier for her to learn to write it and lessens the mispronunciations of it. She's only 27 months but she can recognize her written name. Her name has a beautiful meaning and sound. I chose her name because of everything I've listed here. It is a wonderful name.
-- miccane03  12/15/2005
Actually, this name IS misspelled. Michaela is the correct and legitimate version. It's a pity so many have turned a lovely classic into something misspelled, trendy and sure to be dated.
-- tmarie  12/16/2005
My sister is actually expecting a baby and if it's a girl she plans to name it Makayla Dawn, and I actually like the name. I don't think it's spelt wrong, or trendy, or overused. I think it looks rather nice although I do really prefer the spelling Michaela, although she may use another spelling anyways... who knows!
-- Anonymous User  12/30/2005
Another random name that has suddenly become extremely trendy for no apparent reason. It is not a bad name, but it always surprises me when a name such as Makayla suddenly tops the popularity lists because there is nothing special about it that would explain why it is suddenly so popular (especially this spelling of it in particular).
-- HebrideanBlack  5/16/2006
Is it that hard to spell Michaela correctly?
-- Mithos514  6/1/2006
Not a fan of this name and especially not a fan of the spelling. I hate when people phonetically spell out names to the point where it's completely tacky. It may be cute for a child, but not for an adult.
-- clicktrack  7/11/2006
It would sound nice like Mikayla.
-- princeton-girl18  7/11/2006
This name is very pretty - albeit when spelled correctly, Michaela. This spelling is tacky, uber trendy and will undoubtedly look dated/immature in a few months or so.
-- Anonymous User  7/13/2006
I love the name Makayla I agree the spelling is kind of ugly but I like it a lot.
-- coffe  8/20/2006
I don't like the spelling Michaela. It just doesn't work for me. For other people, that's fine, but I wouldn't like it spelled like that. My favorite spellings are: Macayla/Makayla. I'm planning on naming my future daughter Macayla Rose, I think it's a beautiful name. I hate over-used and terribly common names (like Sarah which is my name) and I'm worried this will get to be overused (though no name is as over-used as Sarah), so I'm going to give my daughter a nickname, "Mickey." I think it's adorable and fits with the name "Makayla" very well.

For everyone who thinks it's "trendy," here's a clue: It's trendy because it's a beautiful name. The sound of it is just so soft and gentle, it's like a song or a lullaby. Maybe that's because I live in the south, and it sounds so much better with a southern accent. I heard a New Yorker-girl say it once and it sounded annoying. Well, anything with a New York-accent is annoying, so it may be that.
-- keegankira  10/22/2006
Michaela is a lovely and classic name.

Makayla just is trendy and seems so tacky to me. I don't get the reasoning behind not being able to spell it - it's just Michael (an extremely common name) with an a?

I suppose the name Michaela will probably stick around where as Makayla will be the "stuck in the early 2000's" version. Oh well. At least it sounds pretty.
-- PrettyPinkBoomstick  11/11/2006
Is it that difficult to spell "Michaela"? Michael and Michaela might be common, but at least we can spell them.

I cannot stand it when people butcher the spellings (and pronunciations) of perfectly good names just to be "unique". Sure your child will be unique. She'll get strange looks when she grows up and will be asked "Is that your REAL name?!" Please spare her that future. These atrocious spellings might look cute for a child, but your children are not children forever; they grow up, and these absurd names will be something to put up with.

There is a reason why classic names are good: because they are classic, timeless, they age well. This spelling is pathetic and I am sickened by looking at it.
-- gaelruadh19  1/20/2007
I really love the name Michaela but spelled my daughter's name the more modern way for 2 reasons. 1 is that I didn't want her name to always be mispronounced and my name is Michelle and I thought the traditional spelling was too close to my name. I really think the name is a classic sounding name and it doesn't matter how it is spelled!
-- Anonymous User  2/7/2007
What's a Makayla? I can't figure out if it's supposed to be McKayla, or a bastardization of Michaela.
-- arrowhead909  7/2/2007
I strongly prefer Michaela.
-- Anonymous User  8/12/2007
Ugly name.
-- johann14  9/25/2007
Makayla was how I thought Michaela was spelled when I was 7 years old.
-- Anonymous User  10/6/2007
The poster child for bad spellings. It looks like the glue sniffing and simple half sister of Michaela.
-- Anonymous User  10/6/2007
I like Michaela better but nothing is wrong with Makayla. It do not get why people say it is misspelled. If that was the name the parents gave a Makayla, then the spelling is correct. Parents might like the spelling Makayla better so why should they not be able to spell it that way? It is not too weird or ugly sounding to me. People will be able to get that spelling and Michaela since both are popular. It is not a crazy spelling.

No one will say "is that you real name" like an earlier poster said because it will be common by then. The generation where this name is popular will grow up.
-- Anonymous User  2/22/2008
Makayla is a beautiful name beautifully spelt. Michaela just looks like Michael with an A tacked on the end. Don't be jealous just because your name isn't nearly as interesting or beautiful. It's spelt like it sounds, and it sounds great.
-- abj  3/18/2008
It's my cousin's name. I feel sorry that such a wonderful girl has such a horrible name.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2008
It's not much of a variant of Michaela if you ask me, as it's not even pronounced the same name, and the idea behind Michaela is clearly that it's the feminine form of Michael. The name Kayla itself is very overused, bland, and too youthful for grown-ups. Would it hurt to just name a girl Michaela if you like the sound of this?
-- slight night shiver  4/29/2008
Uhm, FYI, Michaela and Makayla are pronounced EXACTLY the same.

Michaela is a beautiful name, but when it's spelled this way it just looks tacky, if you ask me. =/ I agree with most of the other posters, in a few years this name will start to look very dated. It'll become the next Nicole or Ashley. I don't understand why parents think that spelling a name differently will somehow make said name more "unique". It's the same name just spelled incorrectly; nothing unique about that.
-- isabelajane  6/10/2008
Makayla is not an acceptable way to spell Michaela. There is no "Kayla" in that name. Why do people think it has a "Kayla" in it?
-- bananarama  8/28/2008
I like this name, but I just hate the spelling! Spelt Michaela is so much more classier, nicer, more formal, and a name that can be taken seriously in life. Makayla and the other spelling forms make it look like trailer-park trash belonging to people who cant even spell!

MICHAELA is better!
-- Anonymous User  6/24/2009
My name is Macayla, which I used to detest. I have now grown to love it. People call me 'Mac' or 'Cayla' and in my little sis's case 'kk' for short. It's different because it's not Micheal with an a on the end - it's its own name in its own right. And for people who say it's pronounced the same as Micheala it's not - people pronounce my name mAcayla not mIcayla.
-- macayla  9/5/2009
I don't agree that it's tacky or will wear out. Makayla isn't a bad name, doesn't sound ugly, and isn't spelled incorrectly. Micheala is tacky. It's just Micheal with an a at the end! Whereas Makayla is kind of unique. It is trendy, but I doubt it'll wear out or turn into another Ashley, Nicole, or Emily. Those are overused.
My parents named me Makayla because they liked that name and the show "Dr. Micheala", but didn't want the same old spelling. So no need to dis the name. Everyone is willed to their own opinion, but still, a little harsh there.
-- MeMyselfAndEye  1/14/2010
Wow, what a stunner! One of the most visually unpleasant names out there is in the top forty (as of 2008). Who would have thunk it? Gee, the 2000s were such an elegant decade for naming!

But don't worry all you Makaylas out there! You'll almost certainly have to deal with being Makayla D. at least once in your lifetime. And as an added bonus, you get to put up with people spelling your name Michaela, Mikayla, Mucailah, M'Khailah, and so on! Doesn't that sound like fun?
-- bpheit  3/3/2010
Very ghetto name.
-- johann14  3/30/2010
I would never name my child this its one of those names that are trying to be "trendy" and "current" but ends up trying too hard and sounding terrible.
-- solareclipse243  8/11/2010
I love Michaela pronounced Mih-cale-uh. I think this spelling ruins that pronunciation and turns it into Ma-kay-luh. Which just sounds like Kayla with a random sound at the beginning. I don't understand the popularity of Makayla, but in comparison to it's current competitors (Addison, Madison, Kinsley, etc), it seems like the lesser of evils.
-- Vergewaltiger  12/24/2010
Brings to mind a fat, slow child who is a bit simple in the head.
-- vomiting  3/14/2011
I find it better when spelt 'Mickayla'.
-- Anonymous User  4/24/2011
I hate the name 'Michael', so why should you torment a girl and just add an 'a' to the end of it? Besides, the phonetic spelling makes it that much easier to learn to spell. And a Michaela will spend her entire life correcting people 'See, I'm female, my name is not Michael.'
-- Cuss10  2/9/2012
I liked the way it sounds (for a boy!), but not the way it looks. I mean, MICHAELA – pretty stupid, eh? So I spelt it X148 for my son's birthcertificate. It's adorable and unique, and if you don't think so you're just jealous! (Sorry, a ridiculous comment for a ridiculous name.)
-- that one  1/14/2013
I really do not like this spelling at all, but do feel that this would make a good middle name. All these new spellings are getting so popular, so if you ever want to name your child a variant of Michaela in my opinion it's best left as a middle name, at least until all of these variations drop in popularity.
-- StarMoon  1/19/2013
Well, I was born in the Mid 90's and my name is Micheala. I like the classic spelling more, as I feel that when people see it, they are less likely to pick out a childish nickname (Never have I been called anything horrible like 'Micky'). Also the 'modern' spellings don't look like a name that could be taken seriously in a work setting.
-- Micheala  2/13/2013
Hebrew. Means who is like god.
-- kittypride  2/21/2014
People seem to hate on the spelling of my name. I've come to love it. I was born way back when, before it had this odd spike in popularity. My parents chose it because the they weren't fond of people mispronouncing Michaela, "Michael-Uh." So they chose to spell it phonetically, at least phonetically in the English pronunciation. I hated my name for a very long time, but one of my close friends is Michaela and our group has commented on how well they fit us. Michaela, her version is much more traditional, more elegant, subtle. It fits her softer demeanor better. Makayla, it's harsher, louder and more blatant, there's nothing wrong with that, I'm not a girly person so it fits. I personally think they're both beautiful. Makayla=Michaela.
-- Makayla_Grace  5/3/2014
Ok, everyone thinks that Makayla is the wrong spelling but if you say it correctly Ma-Kay-La it's actually how you pronounce it. Michaela is more like Michael-La or Mikayla is Mi-Kayla
Makayla actually has the correct pronunciation it has Ma not Mi or Mich sound but Ma and the name is Makayla.
-- Anonymous User  7/6/2014

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