We are pronouncing her name like "Mare". However, the Irish pronunciation is actually "Maura". So here is our dilemma. Do we call her Mare and spell it Maire--or do we call her Maura and spell it Maire (the women who named her intended it this way--she is Irish). Or if we are going to call her Maura, why not spell it Maura (which totally messes up my blog name!)
My vote is naming her Mairen or Maired -- and pronouncing it just like it is written. Andy's vote is Maura, spelling it "Maire". I think our consensus is writing it Maire and pronouncing it "Mare". Are you sufficiently confused yet? Would love your opinions (as long as they are nice!).