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Which do you like better, unusual, including different spellings or traditional baby names?

 
SweetLuci

Asked by SweetLuci at 9:35 PM on Dec. 20, 2010 in Baby Names

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  • As a teacher, I will admit that I prefer traditional names. My reason is this--people get offended when the non traditional names/spellings are not pronounced correctly.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 9:36 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • traditional, theyll usually not said wrong or misspelled
    raisingmen

    Answer by raisingmen at 9:36 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I like a traditional name with a slight unique twist, nothing too crazy!
    Aqua_Jen

    Answer by Aqua_Jen at 9:36 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I spelled my son's name Dillon instead of Dylan which both ways are correct orginal spelling but people give me crap for it. Dillon is the traditional Irish spelling while Dylan is Welsh or something, just Dylan is more common here but it annoys me when people have to be rude for it. I am part Irish not part Welsh so what exactly did I do wrong by spelling his name that way???
    Crystal8327

    Answer by Crystal8327 at 9:38 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I like them to be not common. When naming our kids the rule was it could not be in the top 100. Thus we have Carl Padaric and Quinn Cameron.. Quinn is a girl.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:37 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I love traditional names, but not the everyday common ones. My son had a traditional name that is spelled in a foreign way. He has had to endure some ridicule because of how it can be mispornounced, but he is proud of his name now. My girls name are pretty simple, but definately not common.
    shareleann

    Answer by shareleann at 9:42 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I like names that aren't common. I'd prefer that my kids aren't one of several in the class
    sweet29mom

    Answer by sweet29mom at 9:42 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I prefer traditional maybe with a little different spelling but nothing big. My name is traditional but with a different spelling. Jaymi for Jamie. A lot of people have said they've never seen it spelled like that :)
    jnsdrf

    Answer by jnsdrf at 9:44 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I tend to like traditional spellings. However, I'm an Ami rather than an Amy and I have always loved how my name is spelled. I think it's best when the spelling is just slightly changed and is a REAL spelling.... people tend to go a bit crazy... spelling a popular name like Isabella..... Eesahbelluh doesn't make the name any more "unique" it just looks stupid!
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 11:42 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • different does not work.
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 9:39 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

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