Post # 31
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
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
In *most* cases I prefer the traditional spellings
Post # 34
I hate alternate spellings. I went to school with a Destini, Alexxis, Madysen, Kamryn, even an Amnysti. Really people?
Post # 35
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
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.
Just a few off the top of my head!
Post # 37
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?
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
Brian/Bryan (I think these are equal, so I voted for both)
Post # 39
lol at Chone. All I see is, Ch-oh-n
Post # 40
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
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
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
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
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
It’s pronounced SEER sha from what I understand.
I have no idea when Chone comes from.