(Closed) how would you spell this name?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: which spelling?
    Landon : (109 votes)
    93 %
    Landen : (8 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @pansyshell: Landon because it’s one of my best friend’s kiddos name. They have a song that goes “L-A-N-D-O-N Landon Landon is my name!” and I just can’t imagine singing it with an “e” 🙂

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @pansyshell:Landon is what I would go with. Both look perfectly fine to me 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Both are legitmate, but Landon is the better-known spelling.  If you go with Landen, he is going to have to spell it for people a lot and people will still refer to him as Landon.  I guess you have to decide if having him deal with that is a big enough problem to be a deal breaker.  It would be for me, but that’s something only you can decide.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    The nice thing about North American English is that they’d have basically the same pronunciation.  I think Landon looks more elegant (perhaps because I like London), but it’ll be pronounced very much like Landen.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I always loved the name Landon, and thought that’s what I would name my son (Ironically, I thought I would name my daughter Alissa).  Turns out neither of those will work for us for various reasons, but I still love the name Landon.  We have a friend who named her son Landen and I thought it was a little strange since I was so used to the other spelling.

    Post # 13
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I like Landon better.

    Also, IMO its really annoying to not have the typical/normal/common spelling for a name.  First of, you are CONSTANTLY spelling it for people and it will appear wrong on stuff with good frequency.  Second, as a kid you can never find stuff personalized with your name (which doesn’t sound like a big deal but is sad when you’re a little kid).

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It depends on how you wanted to be said..

    Landon – Like “don” in Lon-don

    or Landen like en in end

    Post # 16
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @pansyshell: Your mom is right – if she’s that type of person, she will say you took her kids name no matter what way you spell it (so I’d factor her thoughts out of the equation entirely).

    If it makes yu feel better, there was a thread recently about “name stealing” and the general consensus of most of the Bes was that unless the name had been previously used by one of your’s or your DH’s siblings (ie your kids cousins would have the same name) or MAYBE your BFF, then that name was totally up for consideration.  So no one but this crazy co-worker is going to think you “stole” her kids name.

    Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    a friend of mine here at work just had a baby boy (literally like 2 weeks ago) and his name is Landon! I like it, but i have to say I always think of little house on the prarie’s Michael Landon when I hear it, lol. 🙂

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