(Closed) Which spelling would you use?

posted 6 years ago in Names
  • poll: Which spelling do you like more?
    Bridgette : (79 votes)
    44 %
    Bridget : (99 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 3
    2542 posts
    Sugar bee

    I like Bridgette – looks prettier on paper πŸ™‚ Also if the middle name is Rene (though I always thought the feminine version of it was spelled Renee?) then the “Bridgette” spelling is more in keeping with the French style of the middle name

    Post # 4
    2603 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Oh this is so subjective! I could understand how someone would prefer the French spelling because it looks lovely and feminine on paper, but I’m kind of a more modern-American biased lady, so I prefer the declarative, simple, and frill-free: Bridget πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I like Bridgette better out of the options. Just to throw it out there, I know someone whose name is spelled Bridgid.

    Post # 8
    3360 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think I prefer Bridget, but only because I would actually pronounce Bridgette with a french twist.. like “Baguette”.. And I dont like that πŸ˜› 

    So Bridget for me πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 9
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    With the middle name Rene, I personally would go for Bridgette, just for consistency.  Bridgette is the French spelling and Bridget is the Irish version.

    Post # 10
    1512 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Bridgette looks like it goes with Renee a little better, but I’ve always seen it spelled Bridget. I vote for the shorter one.

    Post # 12
    3692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Bridget is an Irish name, so I prefer the original spelling.

    Post # 13
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @cirk:  yeah! these arent two different spellings of the same name (like sara/sarah) but 2 different names pronounced differently! bridgette sounds really stuck up to me.

    Post # 14
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I vote for Bridget because that’s how everyone’s going to automatically spell her name for the rest of her life. Coming from someone whose name is always misspelled, trust me, it gets annoying. 

    Post # 15
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Bridget, cause Bridgette makes me pronounce it bridge-eet!

    Post # 16
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Bridget – it won’t get misspelled all the time that way and honestly, Bridgette kind of feels like it is trying too hard.

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