Post # 1
So I am officially losing my mind over finding a name for our little girl. No matter what I do I can’t get Avery out of my head.
Do you think spelling the name Averie is okay? I know it’s not the traditional spelling but I just think of how many ways there are to spell names like Kaitlyn. Would you move away from the traditional spelling?
Also do you think Avery Jennifer or Averie Jennifer looks better?
Post # 3
I like it with the Y a lot better than the IE.
Post # 4
Go with Avery. Your child will have a lifetime of people thinking they or their parents don’t have very good spelling skills if you name the child Averie.
Post # 5
I’m personally not a fan of making up your own spelling for a baby name, but I also am a pretty traditional person.
Just think, your little girl is gonna spend the rest of her life saying “No, Averie as in a-v-e-r-i-e” to everyone.
Post # 6
@MidwestBride2012- I guess you’re right, I just wasn’t sure if the ie made the name look more feminine.
Post # 7
Please stick to traditional spelling – I am an ie on a name that is usually a y and it sucks having to spell it. Doesn’t help that my surname can be spelt 3 different ways so I have spelt my FULL name out my entire life – it sucks…
Post # 8
Go with Avery. I agree with PP, alternative spellings are a pain, a customer service rep/school teacher will never get it right. Plus, I overall dislike non-traditional spellings in general, I feel like there are plenty of names out there if you want to be unique.
Post # 9
I agree, go with Avery. Ive seen Averie spelled for a boy. so thats what i instantly think of.
Post # 10
Much prefer Avery… it’s super cute!! Love it 🙂
Post # 11
Well, as a “Caitlyn”, I say stick with the normal spelling. It always drove me NUTS that no-one could ever spell my name right even though I’m pretty sure “Caitlyn/Caitlin” is the correct way to spell it. After all of those “K’s” took over, us “C’s” couldn’t get even get a friggin’ pencil with our name on it.
Post # 12
Avery it is! Thanks bees 🙂
I really think this might be her name! I can’t decide but I keep coming back to this. I’m sure at some point in her life she will hate her name and me for picking it, but I guess every teenager hates something lol
My name is made up (combo of 2 names) so I have always had to spell it and just got used to it.
Post # 13
i personally love unique names and spellings. there were 5 girls with my name in my grade 9 homeroom.
i like shortening 3 syllable names to just 2.
in the end, do what you want and love.
Post # 15
@UpstateCait: hahahaha i hear ya, girl! i am not a caitlyn/caitlin but my VERY common 80’s name was NEVER on a pencil. there would be 40,000 “megan” and “meagan” and sometimes even “meighan” but never good ol’ “meghan”
it was a trauma to be sure. and at age 6 i vowed to only name my daughter things that could be found on a pencil case…
OP, go for avery!
Post # 16
@bostongirl27- Haha love that reasoning! My mother used to special order personalized things so that I had them. I always thought the first part of my name was uncommon only to find out it was #8 that year and I still could never find anything.