(Closed) Moving away from the traditional spelling of a name

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like it with the Y a lot better than the IE.

Post # 4
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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 # 7
2273 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
1895 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree, go with Avery. Ive seen Averie spelled for a boy. so thats what i instantly think of.

Post # 10
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Much prefer Avery… it’s super cute!! Love it 🙂

Post # 11
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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 # 13
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

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 # 14
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I prefer Avery, too! 🙂

Post # 15
1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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!

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