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This name is supposed to be spelled Michaela. I dislike it. It's too trendy.
-- pink_floyd_fan  7/25/2006
I love the name Mikayla. It sounds cool.
-- Rosalia  12/30/2006
I hate all of these dreadful spellings of Michaela; spelling it differently does not make it a different name, let alone "unique".
-- gaelruadh19  1/27/2007
I love this spelling of the name. It is different and even though it does not change the name's pronounciaton or meaning I think it is easier to spell than Michaela. Michaela is the name of a girl at my school and substitutes always say Michael-a instead of Ma-kay-la. She gets so annoyed.
-- Anonymous User  9/4/2007
I really like this name, but I was actually surprised to find it was an alternate spelling for Michaela. Personally, I like this spelling far more than I like "Michaela". Even if there's no change in the meaning or pronunciation, I prefer Mikayla for the simple fact that it makes the name seem like more than just the feminine form of "Michael". Even though it's not really, I like it not being as obvious.
-- Irish Pearl  10/14/2007
Mikayla sounds a little childish to me.
-- jasmineenimsaj  1/12/2008
My little sister's name is Mikaila. I like this name even though I only like 3 spellings: Mikaila, Mikayla, and Macayla. The others are a smidge too creative.
-- California_Eli  3/9/2008
Mikayla Marie McCaughey is the older sister of the McCaughey septuplets, Nathan Roy, Joel Steven, Natalie Sue, Alexis May, Kenneth Robert, Kelsey Ann, adn Brandon James.
-- Patricia Underwood  3/23/2008
I think Mikayla and other misspellings of Michaela have become so popular that many parents chosing this name for their daughters have no idea that it's the feminine form of Michael. I think Michaela is a lovely name, but I simply can't stand Mikayla or any of the other trendy spellings.
-- Townzell  5/16/2008
I really don't like this spelling or any other modern spellings of this name. I prefer the original Michaela and the Scandinavian version Mikaela.
-- Emerson  6/18/2008
A character on the Disney show Hannah Montana is called Mikayla.
-- rachypiesheepbaa  7/24/2008
It's gross. Mikayla is a bastard child of Michaela. Please don't use this name (spelled this way) on your child.
-- D.Scott  7/22/2009
Trendy, trashy and vapid.
-- vomiting  2/9/2011
I prefer this spelling over the traditional "Michaela" any day. I didn't even know that "Michaela" was pronounced the same way as "Mikayla" until someone told me. The fact that it has "Michael" in it just makes me wanna say "Michael-uh" every time. Screw tradition, don't name your kid with the hideous "Michaela"!
-- Anonymous User  11/24/2011
Michaela is too masculine and Mickayla has too many letters ; I like Mikayla because it's simple to spell and it's feminine and sweet.
-- foreverslowly  7/9/2012
What I like about the original spelling is that it's easier to mispronounce, so it sort of reminds me of names in ancient Greek mythology that you'd never give your children but sound amazing or strong or beautiful that somebody is bound to mispronounce at some point, even though Michaela sounds nothing like one of those names. This version just simplifies it all, no offense if your name is spelled this way.
-- StarMoon  12/29/2012
I think the name Mikayla is a great idea whose time has come, no matter what way it is spelled. If it's okay to put an "a" at the end of names such as Carl, Eric, Paul, Robert, etc., to make them girl names, then I see no reason not to with Michael, if you happen to be female and like that name. Mikayla is also a uniquely American name (the name Michael, or "Mikhail", in Russia is only used for boys - there are no "Mikhailas" in slavic-speaking countries). It also makes a great half of a double name (Mikayla Rose, Kayla Mae, Anna Makayla, etc.) for those in the southern U.S.
-- MikaylaRose  12/30/2012
Hm. Well to be nice, it's better than makayla, Mckayla or mikaila. But honestly, they're all horrible. It's supposed to be spelled Michaela, just michael with an a. But ever since the trashy modern name "Kayla" came around, everyone assumed it was Mc+Kayla. Which its not. I personally think this name sounds childish because it really does sound like mc and Kayla, but if you really have to use it please spell it right. No more of these tacky, modern, childish and silly "creative" spellings.
-- Anonymous User  6/11/2013
I honestly prefer this spelling over all the other spellings of this name.
Everyone tries to argue that Michaela is the original and classic version of this name, but that's not even true. Michaela, Mikayla, Makayla, and McKayla all hit the top 1000 starting in the same year, 2000. Makayla was and always has been the most common spelling. So how are any of the variations less valid than Michaela?
Anyway, I dislike the spelling McKayla because it's not supposed to mean "son of" anyone. I don't like Michaela because people will read it and try to pronounce it like Michael. I also don't like Makayla because people will say "muh-KAY-luh" instead of "mih-KAY-luh", which is how I feel this name should actually be pronounced. So I don't think there's anything wrong with this spelling of the name.
-- Icycoldhot  8/13/2013
This is my cousin's name, and several years after she was born, my aunt mentioned that she wished she'd picked the M-I-C-H-A-E-L-A spelling instead. "Michaela" IS the original and classic spelling of the name because it existed before the other spellings did, back when the name wasn't trendy and hadn't hit the top 1000.
-- Anonymous User  9/3/2014
What a dreadful, trashy name. Is it for parents who can't spell? When parents give their children weird novelty names like this one, and the only excuse the parents can give is that it's a "unique" name that makes their child unique (a fallacy in itself), don't they realize that a trendy name like Mikayla is the *opposite* of a unique name? I can't wait for this trend of intentionally misspelled names to be over, though of course by that time the damage will be done, inflicted on a generation of innocent victims.
-- Anonymous User  11/11/2014
We named our daughter Mikayla - partly because my husband was a poor speller but he also wanted to name her after me (Kim), so her first 3 letters are my name backwards. I find the name much easier for her teachers and broadcasters (she plays sports) to pronounce and yes we were aware it is the female equivalent of Michael. In addition, the thought behind it was that as she got older and in the workforce, she could change it up some, which is very difficult to do with Michaela - so she could go by Kay or Kayla. Funny though her nickname has been Mik or Mak or M&M (middle name Marie) her whole life. She didn't care for her name when she was in kindergarten and changed her name to Rose for the year. After that she has loved the name and likes having something slightly different. She's now a junior in high school, and, yes, the only one with that name (small high school though - only 200 students).
-- KimKuehne  2/22/2016
It is so comical that someday there will be a world full of 80-something-year-old women with this name, of course, with multiple various and 'unique' spellings. Personally, I feel its significant overuse can be likened to "Debbie" and "Diane" in the 60's and 70's, or "Marilyn" years before that. Name trends are interesting, but it's only been in the past decade or so that spellings have been tweaked so tremendously that there are increasing problems with forms, mail, SS#, etc., that I would rethink this name, or any names with odd spelling variations.
-- gtwc  6/24/2016
So as I was reading these comments, I got very upset because many people think that the spelling of this name is trashy or too trendy or it means parents can't spell. My birth name is Mikayla and my mother can spell excellently. It is so wrong to judge someone by their name. Just because it's spelled different? Really? Wow!
-- Mikayla033  8/1/2016
Well, my name is Mikayla, and I LOVE it, my dad always spells it K-L-A- (k-la) I always loved it when my mum called me MY Kayla, my brother calls me 'Mickey' or 'Mickey Mouse'
So personally I like the name and don't think it is gross or comical, etc... and MY mother can spell perfectly well.
So all the other Mikayla's 'you have an awesome name, I love it, don't change it'.
-- What M_E  8/4/2016
THis is MY name and I do NOT particularly love it when people call me 'trendy, trashy, vapid, and a bastard, or childish!
don't just say you hate it,give reasons PLEASE!!!!!
-- Anonymous User  12/1/2016

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