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Old 02-16-2009, 04:54 PM   #11
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If you aren't going to change it to the traditional spelling, then I vote to just leave it as is. She's gonna have people misspelling it and mispronouncing it either way so I personally wouldn't go through the hassle.

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I'd say its up to you Mama! If you are going to do it though I'd do it before she's a year- I don't know if the laws are like this everywhere, but I know where we lived you could change a name on a birth cert. and ss card with very little hassle up until the first birthday. (dh wasn't so sure about dd's middle name-she was named after his sis who passed but we changed the middle name to Elise and he had second thoughts-in the end we kept it as Elise) Go with your heart on this one-its a very pretty name!
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If you aren't going to change it to the traditional spelling, then I vote to just leave it as is. She's gonna have people misspelling it and mispronouncing it either way so I personally wouldn't go through the hassle.
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Re: So I want to change DD's name...

what about roenna?
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:22 PM   #15
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Re: So I want to change DD's name...

Thanks for all the suggestions... the pronunciation we're SPECIFICALLY trying to avoid is Row-ee-nah (short o, long e, short a), which is why we didn't go with the traditional spelling... EVERYBODY said it with a long e that way! It is so close, but so NOT HER NAME, kwim? I wish I had a time machine so I could go forward and ask her what SHE wants!
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I think with a double N most people would pronounce it enna (like henna). anyone who pronounces a double n "eena" is just plain dumb
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I voted no because I didn't know her age when I voted. Do you you AND your husband feel is right. I changed my dds middle name when she was 1.
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but people are going to pronounce it wrong no matter how it's spelt. The 'ou' has the same effect as the 'ow' and I personally prefer the way it looks spelled the way it is now.
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No, I would not change it. You spelled it that way to start so that is what you wanted. Don't worry about others saying it wrong. It makes it more unique this way, which is what you must have wanted. I believe it really is a pain and $$ to change it legally too. I named my daughter Alana. I have since seen it spelled Alanna, Alannah...my daughter says she likes the way hers is spelled and wouldn't want it another way. She's 15 now Keep it. It's special because you spelled it that way for her It's meant to be spelled that way
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:14 PM   #20
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oh, I'd just leave it. I wouldn't have spelled it either way, so what does that tell you? Anything will work and she'll just get used to it. I have one crazy last name that I married into... I'm not changing it, and I've just gotten used to spelling it AND pronouncing it for everyone. TWICE.
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