(Closed) Alternative Spellings of Names

posted 9 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which Spelling Do You Prefer (choose one from each pair)?

    Sean

    Chone

    Jason

    Jayson

    Brian

    Bryan

    Caitlin

    Katelyn

    Carrie

  • Post # 31
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Personally, I hate alternative spellings.  As someone with an uncommon name, I have people attempting to spell it the way they envision it themselves all the time, and I’m always having to correct them.  As one of the PP’s said, when putting my name down at restaurants, I always give the name of someone else in the party instead of my own, just to save myself the trouble to spelling it out. 

    Post # 32
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    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    my name is spelled Megan and i always hate when people try to add extra letters to my name: Meghan, Meagan, Meghann, Meaghann, Maygen, etc. Seriously, it doesn’t need to be that long or complicated. just Megan

    Post # 33
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    5150 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    In *most* cases I prefer the traditional spellings

    Post # 34
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    18 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I hate alternate spellings.  I went to school with a Destini, Alexxis, Madysen, Kamryn, even an Amnysti.  Really people?

    Post # 35
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    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My name is spelled Alisha and you would not believe how difficult that is for people. Typically I see my named spelled Alicia and I prefer that spelling. I am called Ashley ALL THE TIME! Something about the “sh” in my name makes people think Ashley. It’s so annoying. My sister named ger two girls really unusual names and then gets all annoyed when people spell them or say them wrong.

    I also prefer “typical” spellings of names.

    Post # 36
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    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

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    @Meowkers: For me Katherine is traditional, and we’re not Russian. If we have a girl, her middle name with be Katherine like my grandmother and a whole string of other female relatives. 

    My name is ALWAYS mispronounced. Desiree. People assume its french and pronounced Des-e-ray, but mom insists it’s english with no accents dez-ir-E.

    I just go by Desi to avaoid correcting people.

     

    Chris/Kris Christopher/Kristopher

    Dayle/Dale

    Gale/Gayle/Gail

    Sara/Sarah/Sarei

    Peter/Peder

    Helen/Hellen

    Nicole/Nickole/Nichole/Nickle

    Melissa/Mellissa/Mellisa

    Elysa/Elisa/Ellissa

    Lisa/Lesa/Leesa

    Gena/Gina

    Jillian/Gillian

    Cory/Corey

    Ann/Anne

    Jeffrey/Jeffery/Geoffery

    Tina/Teena/Teana

    Amy/Aimee

    Lora/Laura

    Lori/Laurie

    Stephen/Steven

    Jamie/Jaime/Jayme

    Krista/Christa

     

    Just a few off the top of my head!

     

     

    Post # 37
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    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think it depends on the name for me. There are so many ways to spell “Catherine” that I don’t find any of them to be really unusual. Some names though… like “Rienne” really throw me. Couldn’t you just spell it “Ryan” and be done with it?

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    @BrianneG: My name is a unisex name, Morgan. At the beginning of the school year I was always sat in the back of the classroom because the teachers came up with boy/girl seating charts before the first day… no one know if I were a girl or a boy until I arrived to class. It was humiliating. I also dated a guy with the same name as mine for a little while- can you say awkward? I also get called Megan a lot.

    Post # 38
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    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I voted:

     

    Sean

    Jason

    Brian/Bryan (I think these are equal, so I voted for both)

    Caitlin

    Carrie

    Post # 39
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    2546 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    lol at Chone. All I see is, Ch-oh-n

    Post # 40
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    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

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    @UpstateCait: There ARE so many spellings of Caitlyn! Just on Facebook, I am friends will several of the spellings you posted, as well as a Katelin and Katelan!

    Post # 41
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    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @Neva: I have to agree.

    If you want the name to be unique, you might try looking up your potential names of choice on the internet– there’s a site that shows you how commonly names are used and what the trend is. That way, instead of being one of multiple, differently spelled names, you could make sure that even variants of the name aren’t too common. That’s all I can think of to help! 

    I’m not big on creative spellings, though– I work where I do searches for information based on names, and the more creatively spelled the name, the more problems it creates for me– so I’m a little biased! 😉

    Best of luck to you!  

    Post # 42
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    726 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Ok two questions. How does one pronounce Saoirse? And what is the origin of the name Chone? I’d never heard of it, but Fiance was all like “maybe if you watched baseball…”

    Post # 43
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    467 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @smileyd:

    There’s also “Serah” for Sarah and “Nicholle” 

    Also I happen to know a Thalia, Talia, Taliah, Tarlia and I’m sure there is somewhere out there a Tarleigha.

    It’s all very well to have unusual names but at least make them easy to spell!

    Post # 44
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think alternative spellings are good only if it is a girl with a boy name…..I had a friend named Jaime in grade school, and it seemed a perfectly good explanation to me that her name was not spelled Jamie because the ‘girl spelling’ is Jaime. 

    Post # 45
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    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

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    @jumpthegun: It’s pronounced SEER sha from what I understand.

    I have no idea when Chone comes from.

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