(Closed) Why all the misspelled childrens' names?

posted 7 years ago in Names
  • poll: Is it ridiculous?
    Yes!! : (464 votes)
    86 %
    No, it's cool. : (74 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 362
    356 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @pharmy:  That’s fine. Because those people with “stupid names” probably think your name is stupid too!

    Post # 363
    1009 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Saw someone who named their daughter “Paizlee.” WHY!?!! Geez.

    Post # 364
    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @jivet:  I’ve heard of “Le-a” as well. I totally thought it was a joke or something! 

    I’m really not a fan of all of the strange names. I have a really common name though, I was one of 5 girls with the same name in my preschool class. It was sooo confusing!! I had to go by my first name and last initial… Not the end of the world or anything, but I wish I could have just been called by my first name when I was that young. 

    Naming a child is a really hard thing to do! You don’t want something too common, but you don’t want something so outrageous that people can’t even pronounce it or have trouble spelling it. And you don’t want an old-fashioned name either. Lots to consider! I know that when Fiance and I get pregnant, this will be a really difficult decision for us. 

    Post # 365
    847 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @MrsSanchizel:  Uuugh, I’m a first grade teacher and I cannot tell you how annoying this is. Alternative spellings are not edgy, or original, or unique. They are white trash and make it painfully obvious that you’re tring too hard to be a ‘cool’ parent. I just feel sorry for the kids. 

    The irony of the situation is that ‘unique’ names are becoming more normal. So little Papaya is going to be lost in a crowd of other bizarrely named kids. And as she gets older it’s going to be pretty hard for people to take Jaiden-Serenity seriously when she talks about her dreams to become the first female Latino president. Seriously parents, nobody wins. 

    Post # 366
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014


    If the traditional form of clothing were a Snuggle and stained pajama pants, no one would have a problem with me wearing that to the groery store. If the traditional clothing were a clown suit, that would be fine, too. In fact, it wasn’t so long ago that women weren’t allowed to go out without their husbands, let alone in pants. So don those clown pants with pride! Creative souls, let your freak flag fly!

    You have been supplied one child to use as a flagpole; more may be produced as necessary.

    THAT”s the problem I have with your argument. It completely takes for granted that all weirdness is good and that traditions are never the way they are because they make sense, and also completely neglects that naming your kid isn’t the same thing as making a craft from Pinterest. If a person is naming her kid something to spotlight her creativity without thinking about the fact that another human is going to have to wear that albatross around his/her neck for at least 18 years…….well, that’s pretty selfish, and she’s definitely doing it wrong.


    Post # 367
    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think it’s ridiculous. 

    My name is a pretty commone one, but I’m glad my parents decided to spell it Britany as opposed to Brittaenieh. 

    Cultural names are cool, I love them. But there is no reason for you to name your child Brayden and spell it Braedyen. It still sounds the same as Brayden, so it’s not exactly unique, you just force your kid to a life of spelling their name out for everyone they meet.

    And kids do figure it out. I know a girl that named her son Bentley (a la 16 and Pregnant) and now that he’s almost 5 he’s asked her why he’s got a weird name. 

    Post # 369
    356 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @EffieTrinket:  You can’t make that blanket statement! I know some people with some crazy names, who love them! One particular family springs to mind…former hippies who had four children with very original names. They are awesome, confident people and they are now having their own children and carrying on the ‘unique’ tradition. So it’s clear to me that they don’t mind “wearing that albatross around their necks.” And I know they wouldn’t say their parents were selfish for giving them those names, either!

    Post # 370
    356 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @BridieBea:  Don’t you thinking calling unique spellings/names ‘white trash’ is a bit harsh, and entirely inaccurate?

    Post # 371
    23592 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Okay you guys, I have no idea why this thread was left open for 6 months, but it’s pretty clear that the thread violates this portion of our TOS:

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