(Closed) Why all the misspelled childrens' names?

posted 8 years ago in Names
  • poll: Is it ridiculous?

    Yes!!

    No, it's cool.

  • Post # 62
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    *grumble grumble* 

    Damn kids with your funny names get off my lawn! 

    *shakes cane*

    Post # 63
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

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    @MissFireFlower:  It’s that the name is part of an urban legend that has racist undertones and the urban legend is frequently used in way to mock people on the basis of race and class. There was another thread on this that got super heated, and we all just want to avoid a repeat of that mess.

    Post # 64
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    Bumble Beekeeper

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    @EffieTrinket:  Evidently I need a sarcasm font.  I thought the winky face was enough!  😛

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    @jivet:  Don’t worry!  There have been previous debates over the legitimacy of the name “La-a” on the bee….a lot of them, haha.

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    @Lemma:  Lol!

    Post # 65
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    My best friend wants to name her poor child Hyzaika!  And they have a very plain last name, I just don’t know what she is thinking.  I want a different name for my daughter but not that different!

    Post # 66
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

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    @Lemma:  I wish there was a Like button.

    Post # 67
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @Lemma: you just made me erupt into a wild cackle! Laughing

    Post # 68
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I have one child with a “creative” spelling. I don’t care if you don’t like it.  it’s the Greek spelling but that’s not why I chose it.  I have another that has a “correct” spelling and people are constantly telling me I spelled it wrong. 

    Whih spelling is correct?  Kathy, Kathie, Kathi, Kathey, Cathy, Cathie, Cathi, Cathey?

    How about Mckayla, Makayla, Mahkayla, McCayla, Micaela,  Michaela?

    How about Katelyn, Catelyn, Kaitlynn, Catlyn (this one could go on forever) 

    Speaking of completely made up names, how about Jessica, Wendy, Olivia or Miranda?  Awful aren’t they? 😉

    I say unless it’s offensive people need to stop caring what other people name their kids. It’s not that hard to learn someones name. You wouldnt scold someone feom Ethiopia to change their name because it’s a difficult spelling would you?

    Post # 69
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

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    @Juliepants:  Once you’ve seen a high-school friend name her kid after a gun company, everything seems plausible. 😀

    Post # 71
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

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    @alyssaC:  Wow. If you are going to be pulling out the anchient Hebrew names… at least use the original spelling! I can’t think of any other origin for that name than the king of Judah…

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    @Wigglewagon:  The issue with that, is those names still follow general phonetic and spelling convention. And I don’t think anyone here is trashing names that are from a different culture that don’t follow our english spelling, just when someone decideds to add 6 extra silent “x”s and “y”s to a name. 

    Post # 72
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I have been dealing with choosing a name for our baby and I really dislike so many names. I find myself gravitating towards older names because with all the interesting names people are coming up with something like William or Andrew will be pretty unique lol.

     

    Post # 73
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I have always had to spell my name and correct it – except I have found with most asian people (who use English as a second language).  I’m thinking this is because LEAH phonetically makes less sense than LIA and they’re sounding it out in a second language the way they think it makes sense??  For some reason if I order food from chinese/japanese etc take out, or get my nails done at a vietnamese place, they spell it right when they’re writing it down.  Everyone else however just spells it LEAH – most of the time I just don’t care, unless it’s actually going to be written down for something other than reservations etc.

    Whenever I tell people my daughters name is Cadence, they try to spell it with a K or a CAY or KAY.  I don’t know why – it is ACTUALLY a word in the dictionary – but I think that because people are spelling names to be “trendy” or “different” people assume I must have too?

    Post # 74
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    @MissFireFlower:  “Ledasha” is a real name “L-a” or “La-a” is not.  It started as a blatantly racist email forward in the mid-late 90’s.   Now everyone and their brother swears that someone they know knows a “L-a”,  but as of 2012, not a single shred of proof that a real person exists with that spelling.  It is typically associated with several versions of a story involving an African American woman in a school or doctor’s office saying “and the dash aint silent” and the child being embarassed.   I’m not posting this to be snarky, I’d heard it myself probably 2 dozen times (working in a pediatric medical profession) and thought it was legit  before I realized it was an urban legend) because I thought it was an awfully big coincidence that the same exact story happened in 3 different hospitals in 2 different states, and then a dozen schools that friends of friends worked at.

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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

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    @gardenroses:  Glad to be of service. Laughing

    Post # 76
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

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    @Wigglewagon:  Don’t forget how Evelyn, Ashley, Stacey, Leigh, Tracey, Meredith, Leslie, Morgan, Taylor, Sidney, Jordan, Dana, Alexis, Kelly, Hilary, Shannon, etc, are all originally male names that are now considered either totally fine for girls or super feminine…bet when those started people had the same complaints as here

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