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Old 10-21-2012, 08:06 PM   #11
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Re: Name spelling woes

I wouldn't say I prefer traditional spelling, per se... I think I'd say I rather prefer familiar cultural spelling to whichever culture the child will live in or interact with most.

Names like Brayden/Breydon/Braeden are so hard for me because I know so many ladies with little boys with this name and always forget how they each spell the name, so then I fear even writing it. At the same time, I don't like when a spelling makes it difficult to know how to pronounce because then people are afraid to say it because they forget which way to say it.

The name we've chosen really only has one main spelling, so it should be fairly simple for people.


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Old 10-24-2012, 03:47 AM   #12
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Re: Name spelling woes

With DD1 DH picked the name, and I picked changed the spelling (this did actually make it the Irish version of the name, and I am Irish). DD2 I picked the name, and DH didn't like the spelling so we agreed to keep the name/change the spelling (in the delivery room). This made the name no longer Irish. DH and I are both of multiple cultural backgrounds though none of which are the same so I'm not sure it's as big of a deal to either one of us, as much as I just thought it might be nice to have Irish names since the names we picked had Irish spellings. Again it might be easier to say for sure if we knew the names, but I wouldn't want DH thinking our baby's name was "ugly" either.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:35 PM   #13
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Re: Name spelling woes

I get really annoyed with people who misspell my name, so I like to go with names that are straightforward to spell and pronounce. When my kid makes a first impression, it shouldn't get all cobbed up in a tricky name. I love ethnic names, though; I just think if you can make it a compliment to who they are, rather than and obstacle, it's better.
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