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It's actually not that bad.
Crystal_Fox  5/3/2021
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My middle name is "Mae". My mother told me it was a nickname for "Margaret". While that may be correct, I am very happy to learn after almost 80 years that "Mae" is a diminutive of "Molly," which is my mother's American name! Wish she was here so I could tell her. She would love this. I am thinking she either forgot I was named for her by her or didn't know the reason. Thanks. Great site!
uttalduffy4  4/27/2021
1
My name is Valerie Mae and I love it together. I know a TON of Valerie’s, yet none with the same middle as me. It’s usually Marie. I was given my middle after my great grandmother, Francis Mae Bradfield, she was beautiful. Honored to be named after her.
Eirelavmai  4/26/2021
1
Can be pronounced Mæ too. Say "Mary" but drop "ry" sound.
Clara711  4/16/2021
1
I love this as a middle name because it goes with everything. I really like the combination Avalyn Mae for a little girl.
Rubyrock  4/3/2021
1
I like Mae, but I have noticed that it is mostly used as a middle name. Seriously, I think the vast majority of girls have Mae as their middle names. I don't know why, but I like it. Maybe it's because it has that uncanny ability to go well with almost any name. For example: Sarah Mae, Lily Mae, Charlotte Mae, Susan Mae, Anne Mae... it is the perfect middle name! Now I understand it all.
Hanaa  1/19/2021
1
It’s nice. I knew a girl called Mae and she was kind. I don’t mind it as a middle name, hyphenated name or first name.
Inxpect  12/13/2020
2
Best as a middle name.
noisynora  12/12/2020
1
Looks nicer than May. I tried to spell my mom's name: Mae, and the teacher said, "No. You spell it with a Y. Like this!" *wrote May on the SMARTBoard.* She had to look through files in order to know I told the truth and her reaction was priceless because she was so so so SO sure she was right!
― Anonymous User  12/4/2020
1
I can’t decide my favourite name between Mae and Claire, they are on first for my first daughter and I’m thinking of them to have a unique middle name.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2020
1
I know two old ladies named Mae... this might be okay for a middle name. Just plain, boring first name!
― Anonymous User  9/26/2020
2
I like it. :)
Anders1234  9/2/2020
0
Prefer this over May.
Bubbles293739  5/29/2020
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Mae is a simple, yet pretty name. I prefer it over May.
someone-  2/19/2020
4
This is part of my middle name, Magnolia Mae. Personally I really love how it sounds! I haven’t met anyone named Mae before, so that just makes it original. Would totally recommend it!
PeachyBlitz  12/16/2019
4
This is my middle name and I think it's really beautiful and makes me think of spring (not because of the month!)
― Anonymous User  8/15/2019
6
I really love this name and always have! It’s short and sweet, yet the sound is beautiful. Plus it’s so unique!
― Anonymous User  6/28/2019
2
Mae is SUCH a beautiful name by the way! I like that it sounds like the month of May, without being spelt the same way. Very original!
Phoenix Gemstone  4/5/2019
4
In 2018, 84 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Mae who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 917th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
1
Y spelling is much prettier.
kayisforkeen  10/3/2018
2
Mae Jemison. American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut.
― Anonymous User  10/2/2018
2
Famous bearer: Mae Mobley is a character from the popular novel, "The Help".
saranade  9/6/2018
5
I think Mae is a beautiful name.
Curious me  7/22/2018
1
Mae Kusakabe, from the movie My Neighbor Totoro by Studio Ghibli.
― Anonymous User  7/3/2018
3
Margaret "Mae" Borowski is a character from Night in the woods.
― Anonymous User  6/4/2017
1
Mae Margaret Whitman is an American actress, voice actress and singer. After making her film debut in When a Man Loves a Woman, she had other supporting roles in films such as One Fine Day, Independence Day, and Hope Floats. Thereafter, Whitman ventured into television, with her most notable roles including Ann Veal on the Fox sitcom Arrested Development and Amber Holt on the NBC drama Parenthood. She also had supporting roles in the films Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Whitman made her leading role film debut in The Duff.
cutenose  4/8/2017
1
Mae Murray was an American actress, dancer, film producer, and screenwriter. Murray rose to fame during the silent film era and was known as "The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips" and "The Gardenia of the Screen".
cutenose  4/8/2017
4
My name is Bertha Mae, I love the name Mae. When I was in first grade my teacher tried to make me spell my name May, I told her my name was not the month of the year. I love it because I was named after my mother Lillie Mae and her sister Emma Mae.
berthadurant  4/7/2017
3
I was given "Mae" as my first name. Isabelle as my middle. I was named after both my maternal and paternal grandmothers. I used to hate my first name, but I love it now. It is unique to have as a first name, especially for a 31 year old. It's an old school name, people think it's only southern, but it holds more meaning than you would find on these sites. People like "Mae."
Mae Day  12/19/2016
3
I think this makes a great middle name. It's so pretty and sweet and the name Mae flows very well with a lot of names. You can't go wrong with the middle name Mae.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2016
2
I love this name, its been one of my favourites for a long time, but I feel it works better for a middle name.
MazzyieRose  7/12/2016
2
I love Mae. It's my grandmother's middle name. We are thinking of naming a baby girl Mae.
kate1227  3/14/2016
1
Mae looks cute but the advantage of May is that May is also the name of a flower (the blossom of the hawthorn bush) and so a plant or nature name whereas Mae is really just a nickname for Margaret or Mary.
Just Jonquil  3/27/2015
2
I love the name Mae! It also looks so much nicer than the spelling 'May', 'May' looks too... well, Mae looks a lot better. It looks like a spelling of a girl's name, not a month.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2015
0
I have to disagree with all the people that prefer Mae over May. May sounds classic and pretty, if a bit old fashioned and rural. Mae sounds too "kre8tiv" and odd, and vaguely unbalanced.
kvpp88  8/19/2014
1
A famous bearer is Mae Mobley Leefolt from the Help.
EUPHOORIA  3/16/2014
1
This name is more popular for boys than girls in France. I cannot see a boy or a man for that matter named Mae.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2013
1
Love this name so much and like spelling May too. Great first name, better than middle- then it sounds like an old person.
― Anonymous User  5/18/2013
1
I LOVE the name Mae. But I wouldn't want that to be my name alone, I would have it at the end of a common name to make more unique. I especially like the name "Daisy Mae". I don't know why, I guess because it seems everybody is named Daisy, and if you want a character to be named Daisy anyway, you can make it Daisy Mae and it becomes more unique, and yet you still have the "Daisy" part in there.
anoldfashionedgirl  3/12/2013
1
Also can be a nickname for Margaret. I think it's a lot prettier than marge/Madge, and a lot more unique than Maggie, although I like that too :)
― Anonymous User  2/18/2013
1
Much better spelling than May. It's a cute nickname for Marie :)
Oohvintage  1/12/2013
1
Actress Mae Murray (1889-1965).
moonbaby9307  12/29/2012
1
Totally love it. This was my grandmother's middle name and was recently passed onto my cousin. It's a more interesting variant of May and a great alternative to Marie as a middle name. It just sounds so simple and sweet.
jbr1234  10/8/2012
1
Mae Mordabito was the name of a character in "A League of Their Own." She was played by Madonna and known by the nickname "All The Way Mae".
Madyson  2/6/2012
1
Mae is an indie/alternative rock band from the US that formed in 2001. For them it's an acronym for Multi-sensory Aesthetic Experience.
ratz  3/20/2010
4
I really like Mae. It's simple and pretty without being too girly or cutesy. In my opinion this spelling is much better than May.
ratz  3/20/2010
1
I like Mae, it's more original the May, and it's the middle name I am planning for my 1st daughter I will have.
Alma_  5/5/2009
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This name sounds like a generic middle name for a female redneck.
bananarama  9/14/2008
0
Mae is one of those filler middle names for people who don't really want to put the time into thinking of one.
scholasticastewart  12/19/2007
2
This is a very common middle name in the American South.
noparenthesis  11/9/2007
1
Mae is my middle name too, Sara Mae. I also agree with the above poster about the AE in Mae it also reminds me of Æ though it would sound like Mah if it was used, which is nowhere near as pretty as Mae. I prefer it to May also.
SMHRS  10/31/2007
2
Mae West, a risque American actress of the 1940's.
cheex223  8/9/2007
1
Mae is my middle name, and I much prefer the spelling with an "e" versus a "y". MAE looks better in my opinion, MAY being far too common and modern looking. MAE reminds me of Old English spellings using 'ae' as (basically) one letter.
Maerob  6/28/2007
2
I love the name Mae, I think it makes a great middle name. Vivienne Mae or something of the sort. It's gorgeous and short. I like it better spelt this way then May.
roxhai  5/18/2007
2
My middle name is Mae and I really love it. It's very pretty, but simple. A lot of people are confused by the spelling, but you should spell the name of the month and the given name differently.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2007
2
I think May is better, it just looks less rough around the edges.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2007
1
Famour Bearer: Mae Questel was the voice actress for the cartoon character Betty Boop.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2006
1
Mae Tuck is from the book and movie 'Tuck Everlasting'. She was the mother of Jesse and Miles.
caity-bear915  11/9/2006
1
Also a shortened form of Maenell.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2006
1
Mae Jamison - the first African-American woman in space.
Quazzimotto  6/18/2006
1
There is a character called Mae on the TV show Arrested Development, but she goes by her nickname, Maeby.
― Anonymous User  3/16/2006
2
Also short for Mary.
TheologicoPisco  1/28/2006
1
Mae West (born Mary Jane West) was a sexy siren of the silver screen starting in the early '30's.
breakofday  12/16/2005
2
Mae also means "pearl" in Ancient Greek.
― Anonymous User  8/29/2005
1
Famous bearer is child actress Mae Whitman (born Mae Margaret Whitman).
― Anonymous User  4/14/2005

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