- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I don’t really get the whole spelling names differently to make them unique thing because when you pronounce them…they’re still not unique. They sound the same out loud as the traditional spelling. So I guess I just don’t really see the point, and I also don’t see anything wrong with your kid’s name being spelled the same way as other kids’ names. Why do you NEED a unique spelling? That being said, I also don’t really care what people name their kids so even though I may not understand it…whatever floats your boat!
I know a girl who named her daughter Aysha (pronounced like Asia). I’m sorry, but that looks more like Ah-yee-sha to me.
@MrsSanchizel: You sound like you waste a lot of time caring about nonsense. What others choose to name their children isn’t your concern, my concern, or the concern of anyone except the parent(s). I would rather someone with a nontraditional name represent me compared to someone who is as judgmental as you sound.
Also, if you’re going to call a group of individuals “illiterate fools” you should make certain your post is completely free of spelling & grammatical error or you may come off as mildly hypocritical.
And why do we get so much more upset about the pronounciation of a ‘made up’ name than we do about a traditional name? The name Sandra can be pronounced Sand-ra, or sooohndra, and both are accepted; yes, sometimes you need to correct it. Do I chastise my grandmother for having the poor sense to name a child in such a confusing way? BUT PEOPLE WILL BE CONFUSED.
Oh my gosh, needing to help people out with the spelling and pronounciation from time to time doesn’t mean you’re an irresponsible baby namer.
To be fair though, naming your child something that you think is unique may hurt them career-wise down the road. It is something that can have consequences for them that you clearly didn’t intend.
As someone with a perfectly ‘normal’ but weirdly spelt name (not out of trendiness, just because it is Irish) I automatically flinch when I see names that have been edited to make them seemed cooler. It isn’t necessarily a bad thing to do, it probably won’t destroy the child’s life, but as someone on the receiving end of mispelt birthday cards I wouldn’t do it to my child.
Her father may very well be 100% canadian which in itself means he’s very likely of european decent, her mother may not be 100% canadian, and you would have no way of knowing based on her last name. Its ignorant to assume they did that spelling just to be unique. Also that is the original correct spelling of the name which was just changed and butchured like most things by early north americans.
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