What is my new sponsor child's name?

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My new sponsor child's name is listed as Alliyah Mae (first and middle name) and Yahmae. Is Yahmae her nickname? Is that what she goes by? How should I address her in letters?
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Hi Briana! Thank you so much for sponsoring this beautiful little girl, Alliyah Mae! I am so sorry for the confusion about her name, but I'm here to help clear that up. While her full name is Alliyah Mae, her personal name is Yahmae. Think of it just as you said, a nickname :). She probably goes by Yahmae with her friends and family. I would encourage you to use which ever name she signs her letters with. For your first letter, you can certainly pick either name to call her by. I'd also take the opportunity to ask her which one she prefers to be called by and why her parents chose to name her Alliyah Mae. You may learn about a very special moment in her family's story! 

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