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My is not pronounced as the English word "my" but as the Germans would pronounce "mü" or the French would pronounce "mu". The closest English way to pronounce it would be "me".
-- Ylva  4/1/2006
I think the reason Swedish parents started using this name is because of Little My, a tough little girl in Tove Janssons children's books about the Moomin trolls.
-- Ylva  4/1/2006
I've never heard My being used as a nickname for Maria. It has always been connected with Little My. Tove Jansson got it from mathematics. My is a Greek letter (it's the letter M).
-- Caprice  4/3/2006
I will be honest. This name drives me crazy because it always shows up linked on the message boards when people sometimes aren't even talking about names, and I hadn't even heard of it until I joined BtN. Oh well.
-- Brianna Angela  6/15/2007
It is also a Vietnamese name meaning 'elegant'.
-- silverzlove18  1/4/2008
Super weird.
-- sweetkit  3/11/2008
My means "we" in Czech and Slovak.
-- MaggieSimpson  4/8/2008
I hate this name. It sounds stupid and shouldn't be linked at the message boards.
-- bananarama  9/19/2008
What kinda name is My? Thought that was just a weird. Imagine someone saying "Hi, my name is My." It's like, my what?
-- Anonymous User  5/8/2009
Sorry, but it's not pronounced like the word "My". It's something like "MEE". You have to learn that some countries use different spelling/pronunciation system than English.
-- enchy  7/19/2009
My sounds weird to me, but I have the feeling that it wouldn't if I were Swedish.
-- McHobbit  12/30/2009
It's a perfectly normal name in Sweden. It's nice, but a little too short for My taste.
It's not pronounced like the English word.
-- Anonymous User  1/7/2010
I just can't get over the Moomin association.
-- Anonymous User  2/8/2010
I know a girl named My. She plays on my hockey team and she is from Sweden. I personally think it's a cool name but I would never name my child it because I am not from Sweden.
-- allilee  10/25/2010
What the heck are these comments about? It's a Swedish name so it wouldn't be pronounced M-Y. It's such a common name here but I understand why people think it's weird, though believe me if you were Swedish.. or Scandinavian even, it would be as normal as the name Anna.
-- nevercontent  2/10/2012

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