Post # 1
My sister is pregnant with a baby girl, and they’ve picked a name, but can’t decide on a spelling. Her husband wants one spelling, she wants the other. This is just for fun, because this vote really won’t influence their choice at all, but I’m interested in seeing which is the more popular choice on the Bee.
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FWIW, her middle name will be Rene.
Post # 3
I like Bridgette – looks prettier on paper 🙂 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
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 🙂
Post # 5
I like Bridgette better out of the options. Just to throw it out there, I know someone whose name is spelled Bridgid.
Post # 7
@GeekChic: To be honest, I have no idea how they’re spelling it. So it might be Renee!
The reason this is such a debate, is because our family is of Celtic decent, while his family is French Canadian decent (even though it’s so far gone he doesn’t speak French). So my sister wants to spell it the Gaelic way of Bridget, while he wants to spell it the French way, Bridgette.
I think it’s going to be interesting to see who wins the spelling! They’ve still got a few more months, but this might go down to the wire!
Just like the poll haha. Split right down the middle! I don’t know which way I prefer personally.
Post # 8
I think I prefer Bridget, but only because I would actually pronounce Bridgette with a french twist.. like “Baguette”.. And I dont like that 😛
So Bridget for me 🙂
Post # 9
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
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 # 11
@maudemaisha: My sister and I were talking about this. Like you would say “bridg-ETTE” where as the other one is more “Bridg-it”, if that makes sense haha. It’s way easier to hear the difference when saying them outloud. She doesn’t like the stress of the ‘ette’ either
Post # 12
Bridget is an Irish name, so I prefer the original spelling.
Post # 13
@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
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
Bridget, cause Bridgette makes me pronounce it bridge-eet!
Post # 16
Bridget – it won’t get misspelled all the time that way and honestly, Bridgette kind of feels like it is trying too hard.