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Why did you use a non-traditional spelling for your kid's name?

Posted by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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This is sort of a S/O of my other name post. I saw a lot of interesting spelling names in there lol.

So why did you give your kid a different spelling? The name still sounds the same when read aloud, right? It's doesn't really change the way the name sounds.

That being said, I gave both of my girls traditional spellings for their names (Addison and Allison) but I gave Allison the middle name Rae. I spelled it that way for two reasons. One reason being that Rae in itself is a masculine name. I think the E makes it look more feminine. The second reason being that Ray doesn't really look like a real name to me. It seems like a nick name for Raymond lol


What's your reasoning?

by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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YngCollegeSMom
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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They are desperate to be different most of the times.
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almondpigeon
by Ruby Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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my middle name is rae. i think that's a pretty traditional way to spell the feminized version.

svolkov
by Emerald Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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Because in russia his name would be gavriil. I named my son gavril because I thought two "i's" seemed redundant
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HannahC
by Bronze Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:02 PM
Adecyn

Maycee

Just because I liked it
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ajnmadismommy
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:02 PM

My kids have basic names....so here's a bump

chi_moma
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:02 PM

My youngest is Adysen. I just like the look of an "odd" spelling. Plus I love unusual names but DH likes traditional names. So having funky spellings or uncommon names was our compromise. 

addiecakesmommy
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:03 PM


Quoting HannahC:

Adecyn
Maycee

Why did you decide to spell them like that?

Ninjascreenname
by Gold Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:03 PM
My first child's name was/is Deseree. I didn't like "Desiree" because it has "desire" in it.
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cnjsmith
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:03 PM
I liked the way it looked better... Alexiah instead of Alexia
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xanayda
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:03 PM
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My kids' names are all spelled correctly. :) I think it looks kinda silly when they are spelled REALLY different, but to each their own. :)
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