Maire vs. Moya

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Maire or Moya

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maire v moya

Postby kevinkells » Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:39 am

I prefer Moya. I feel I know her better; does it sound a bit strange? :?:
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Postby moon » Thu Nov 11, 2004 4:28 am

I went with Moya, because that's what she is now known as. Maire is a beautiful Irish name. but someone who doesn't speak irish may have a hard time pronuncing her name. Both are beautiful names don't get me wrong :D
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Postby Grania » Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:48 pm

skippy wrote:Hmmmm Alt key and 0225...

Máire

YAY! Thankyou! Maybe the real version isn't so tough after all!


I use NUM lock, then press down Alt, and use 160 on the number pad = á !!

= Máire, Slán, fáilte and anything else :D

And I voted Máire, because I think Moya actually said in her autobiography that being Máire is kind of part of her identity - or something like that anyway :)
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Postby Keiko » Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:16 pm

I choose Moya, I like it. I have no huge explanation but it has a nice sound to it. *Hi! the name is Moya* Nice to meet you!* :lol: :lol:
I first thought that Maire and Moya were too different persons, luckely that came out right :). I actually don't see how Máire could be Moya in English, I pronounce 'Maairee' actually. But Moya's fine too 8)

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Postby Hester » Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:35 pm

Hey Keiko!

Guess what, the phonetic spelling of the Irish name "Máire" is actually "Moya"....In other words "Máire" is to be pronounced as "Moya" but since there was a lot of confusion about how to pronounce it Máire decided to chance her name into "Moya"

eeehm, did that make sense :oops:
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Postby nessieq » Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:39 pm

It did to me Hester :lol: Basically Moya and Maire are exactly the same thing, only one's spelt differently :D and to think it was to stop all the confusion! :lol:
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Postby Hester » Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:41 pm

nessieq wrote: and to think it was to stop all the confusion! :lol:
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That's a good one!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby beth53 » Sun Dec 25, 2005 6:16 pm

moya sounds more irishy te me. sorry for my bad scottish.

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Postby Angoid » Sun Dec 25, 2005 6:24 pm

I think I prefer Máire as well, although I can understand the confusion is causes to the uninitiated .... also the fact that the said person never wants to be called "mare" ever again. :)

There is another way to get the "á" character, and that's to use the Alt Gr key in the same way as you use the Shift key for the "a"; using both Shift and Alt Gr together will produce the capital version: Á.

It works for all 5 vowels.
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Postby Roibeard Óg » Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:13 pm

Endymion wrote:I voted Moya,because it sounds very Irish and Celtic.


They sound exactly the same :D And the spelling of 'Máire' is the actual Irish spelling. They are exactly the same apart from the spelling - I find the spelling of 'Máire' more traditional though, and think it stood out on the album covers more than 'Moya', although I love that speeling too! But from me, it's a big 'MÁIRE'.
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Postby Endymion » Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:11 am

Roibeard Óg wrote:
Endymion wrote:I voted Moya,because it sounds very Irish and Celtic.


They sound exactly the same :D And the spelling of 'Máire' is the actual Irish spelling. They are exactly the same apart from the spelling - I find the spelling of 'Máire' more traditional though, and think it stood out on the album covers more than 'Moya', although I love that speeling too! But from me, it's a big 'MÁIRE'.


But for me they dont sound the same because I dont say Maire as I say Moya.Its different.
For me Maire is similar as Maria,and Moya as Carlos "Moya" the tenist.
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Postby Ardens » Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:19 pm

I for voted "Máire", because it's the real name and the spelling of "Máire" looks nicer than the spelling of "Moya".
Notwithstanding I think that Moya's decision to use the phonetic spelling was right. Believe it or not, some salespersons even have difficulties spelling "Brennan". Putting "Máire" into their computer would be almost impossible for them.
I can imagine that it wasn't easy for her to decide to use the phonetic spelling.
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Postby hermeyjdi » Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:54 pm

I know that I have answered this question on another thread before but no sure where it is. I prefer the spelling of Moya over Maire since to me it looks nicer. It is also easier to explain to records shops and others how to spell then the older way of saying it.
I could have sworn that I had read some where that Maire is not the correct Irish spelling either and that it is much longer but she had shortened it to make it easier and then she shortened it again to Moya since the first time didn't work like she had wanted it to. Although I can't find where I read that.
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Postby Roibeard Óg » Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:17 pm

Máire is the original spelling of the name. Most people leave the 'á' our and insert 'a'. Oh, and Endymion, I know what you mean. In Ireland, it can be pronnounced;

M-why-a - Donegal
M-why-ra - Most of Ireland
Moy-ra - Meath and Dublin

But, I think that most people will use the Donegal spelling as that's how Máire pronounces it. I use the Donegal prononciation as Máire says it that way, and because every Irish teacher I had was from Donegal, apart from when I was six, my teacher was from Derry.
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Postby Niamh » Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:56 pm

I prefer Maire, I love Celtic names because of the different way you have to pronounce them. But I write a lot of times Moya, because that's how she's naming her self..
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