(Closed) Preferred spelling of this boy's name?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which spelling is more appealing to you?
    Grayson : (76 votes)
    68 %
    Greyson : (36 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Not sure there really is a more common spelling. Or if there is, its not so obviously so there will stell be misspellings. Go with what you want.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I know two babies with this name.  Both are spelled Grayson.

    ETA: According to Social Security, Grayson is most popular (#97), then Greyson (#200) and then Graysen at #940. 

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would imagine that Grayson is probably the more common spelling, especially in the US, where the color Gray is spelled with an “a.” If I was a teacher or something, and a kid told me his name was Grayson/Greyson before I saw it actually written down, I would assume it was spelled with an “a.” But I don’t think there would be any pronounciation issues, because if people saw “Greyson” written down without hearing it, they would know how to pronounce it

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I spell it “grey” so I will be choosing Greyson for our son. Well, that is one of the names we are throwing around 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Upon hearing the name, I’d assume the spelling was Grayson.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I know four women who are currently pregnant.  Three of them are having boys and they are all going with Grayson.  They don’t know each other so it won’t cause problems that way…. just surprised at how popular it’s becoming.  

    Are you going to call him Gray? 

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think it’s regional. I did a quick Google search of “grey vs gray” and it would appear that Americans prefer spelling it as “gray” whereas the rest of the English-speaking world (e.g. UK) spells it as “grey”. As such, since you are in the US, it may be better/more convenient to go with “Grayson”. (http://grammarist.com/spelling/gray-grey/)

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted Greyson. For some reason, I just like the E better.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I don’t know, I’m seeing Grayson a lot as a last name.  Greyson seems to be more popular for a first name.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I prefer Greyson.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @AcheneMalefic:  Then I would just pick whichever you like. 🙂 My name is a common city but my mother switched one vowel up in the middle. I’ve spent my whole life correcting it because everyone spells it a different way. As such, your son can correct people if he chooses to when they’re wrong or he can just leave it be when it doesn’t really matter (e.g. Starbucks). It’s not a big deal after a while.

    Incidentally, when someone spells mine right by accident, I seriously get really excited. LOL

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @AcheneMalefic:  I spell it grey and I’m in the US so I don’t think it’s too uncommon. To me, Greyson just looks more distinguished.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2002

    Darling Husband was obsessed with this name! i love love love “grey” as a nickname. i wanted grey to be our sons name but Darling Husband wanted greyson. i like how “grey” looks much more than “gray” – so i guess i vote grEyson!

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