Wednesday, February 27, 2008

So, what does Mayra mean?

Thats one of the first questions everyone asked us after Mayra was born. To tell you the truth, we didn't really think about a meaning before choosing her name! Quite unlike most Indian couples who pour over the world wide web to pick baby names from a zillion sites. And Kunal, Mayra is staying by the way. There is no way this name would be changed. :P

I had thought of the name way back; actually around the time it dawned on me that Rashmi was the one I would spend the rest of my life with. And thats how I conjured up this name:
MAYRA = MAYank + RAshmi!

I had always pined for a beautiful baby girl... And wishes are answered as you can see.

"So, what does Mayra mean anyway?"

Well, we did it the other way round. We sought for the name meaning after choosing the name. And surprise, surprise!! Mayra does have meanings - 3 of them which quite pleased me!!!

Mayra
Beautiful
Latin Name

Mayra
Flourishing; creative
Spanish Name

Mayra
Spring, The wind
Australian-Aboriginal Name

Its a beautiful name after all! And to top it all, I'm not sure if any other girl in India has that name... Mon amour - Mayra

14 comments:

Venkat said...

So if your next kid's a boy you should name him RaMBo (RAshmi Mayank's BOy)...

Lol!!!!!!

maYank said...

LOVL!

Naughty vin2!

Divkiran said...

Hey...congrats..this is a wonderful wonderful news. And its an extremly beautiful name...MAYRA

I consider baby girls much more of a gift then baby boys...no offence to You or Venki or neone from ur gang cuz u all are few of the loveliest boys {pun intended} i have known. Just that its much more interestin to dress up baby gals...i don know how true it is...but now u can confirm it!!!

Happy parenting and congratulations once again

And Venki...well done...u havent lost ur touch...keep it up!

crystaline said...
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mayra said...

This is so cool!

My NAME is Mayra. =]

maYank said...

That sure is cool, Mayra. Where are you from?

Tanuj said...

Chanced upon this while googling http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmanteau_word

Raghav said...

i looked this up because my gf's cuzin just picked this name for their new baby girl ... wanna know how they came up with the name ? MAYank + RAchna ... lol ... you guys are on the same wavelength lol

maYank said...

That's so cool Raghav! My best wishes to the new Mayra...

Anonymous said...

i don't think there is anything wrong with this name .....by the way i'm also named maira...but i write it this way ....and maybe you have missed the arabic meaning but my parents named me this as it means 'intelligent" :) best wishes to your little girl

Anonymous said...

That's my name. and its spelled like that. Hoorah to the Mayra's all around the world ;)

maYank said...

Thank you Anonymous from Arkansas for your comment :)

Anonymous said...

That's my name "Mayra" I love it's soooooo unique.

Mayank Acharya said...

my daughter is named mayra too and just like you, my name too is mayank and my wifes name rashmi