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Yes or No, do you like the spelling Hailei (Haley)?

If not, how would you spell it?

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nakoal87

Asked by nakoal87 at 11:42 AM on Feb. 24, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • No. I would spell it Haley.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • Seriously if I saw that I would have no idea how to pronouce it. I would probably say "HAIL-LYE".
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • Noy particularly - I like the name, but you do not want to make it tough on the kid and everyone else who would always misspell it!!

    Either Haley or Haleigh
    chefronswife

    Answer by chefronswife at 11:45 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • sorry but no, I like the traditional spelling better.

    you and her will spend the rest of her life explaining her name. especially since lei isn't pronounced "lee" as in the end of Hayley, it's pronounced like Lay
    so she'll be mistakenly called Hay-Lay forever!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:46 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • BTW
    Haley = Ha-lee as in Haley Barry
    Hayley = Hay-lee which I think is the name you meant since you have the odd-ball spelling similar to that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:47 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • God no. Don't spell it like that. Nobody will ever spell it your way.You'll be spelling out all the time. I know...I used an alternate spelling for my son's name & he is an adult now & I know we've probably spelled it out a million times now & even then ppl still insist on spelling it the regular way. Its such a big pain in the butt.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:52 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • Anon:47
    "BTW
    Haley = Ha-lee as in Haley Barry
    Hayley = Hay-lee which I think is the name you meant since you have the odd-ball spelling similar to that."

    I believe Halle Berry is how she actually spells her name, but I agree that Hayley would be a better way to spell the name. I also like Hailey.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • If I were her teacher I would mis pronounce her name so no.
    truealaskanmom

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 11:55 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • I think you're right anon:53 ;) sorry, just trying to explain the phonetics LOL
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:56 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • what with all the wacky spellings everywhere???? These poor kids!

    NO! Spell it so someone can pronounce it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

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