Ermmmm as the title says, does Maya really sound like Mia?? Erghhhh no! I must have had this converstaion a million times - Random - What's your baby called?? Me - Maya Random - Ohhh Mia. That's lovely, very popular Me - No, it's Ma - ya (say this slowly & clearly) Random - Yes I did hear, it was one of the most popular names last year you know? Me - She is called Maya! As in Mayanaise?? Random - Oh, right, hmmmmm. Why on earth did you call her that??