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post #21 of 27
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I didn't realize that spelling it Jorgia would sound different. I do like Jorga as well. I guess it's a toss up between Jorga & Georgia now. I dont mind either, but like something a little different and because (around here) its not really a very common name, I can get away with a slightly different spelling without it being weird. I'll keep thinking on it.
post #22 of 27
I also love the name Georgia and I like when names are spelled the traditional way. I wouldn't go so far as to say a spelling is "ridiculous" but when you spell names creatively she will forever have to spell her name out to others. I work in school health and I have to ask constantly how a name is spelled or risk upsetting a child because "you never spell my name right!"
That being said we are using Carroll as a middle name in honor of my DH's beloved grandfather. We are having a girl but we are using the male spelling because we love pop-pop and we want our DD to have 'his' name. My mother is pitching a fit since it 'should' be Carol not Carroll but...whatever.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by zinemama View Post
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The classic spelling is lovely. There will never be a problem with pronunciation, and I think that spelling carries with it particular associations which are lost with another variation. And because you're naming her after great-grandfather, you have an even more compelling reason to keep the classic spelling.

I'm not going to tell you that Jorgia looks ridiculous, but it does look made-up, which puts you in kree8tyv spelling territory (although plenty of people like the scenery there). And it also looks as if it could be Spanish or maybe Eastern European, which may make people wonder if that initial "J" is supposed to be pronounced "H" or "Y"
Yup...I would start with pronouncing Jorgia with a "Yor/Hor" sound...like Jorge...stick with the classic spelling!
post #24 of 27
Spelling it "Jorga" would make me pronounce it Jor-ga (hard g) in addition to making me wonder Spanish (Hor-ga?) or Eastern Europe (Yor-ga?).

Still voting for Georgia!
post #25 of 27
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I'm still very confused how a J sounds any different than a J. HAHAHA.
post #26 of 27
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I'm still very confused how a J sounds any different than a J. HAHAHA.
Because when you spell it Jorgia it looks like Jorge, which is pronounced "Hor-hay" not George. There are other sounds as well... when I see Jorgia I do not see Georgia at all.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by ~Demeter~ View Post
Because when you spell it Jorgia it looks like Jorge, which is pronounced "Hor-hay" not George. There are other sounds as well... when I see Jorgia I do not see Georgia at all.

Ok well this is really funny because when people were responding saying it would sound like Jorge..I was thinking...isn't that what its SUPPOSED to sound like? Apparently not.
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