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post #21 of 50
ugh these name threads always drive me nuts because I'm always left trying to figure out what name people are talking about!
post #22 of 50
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Originally Posted by MadiMamacita View Post

ugh these name threads always drive me nuts because I'm always left trying to figure out what name people are talking about!


 

In general, or when they talk about creative spellings?

 

I have a very dear friend who, for no apparent reason, changed the long "I" in the names of three of his children into "Y"s. I don't know why he did it (although I think he was trying to be edgy), but I think the names all look very strange. (Obviously, I wouldn't say anything to him about it - it's just my "thing"...and maybe he dislikes the names of my kids, which are very, very generic, for the most part.)

post #23 of 50
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post

I have a very dear friend who, for no apparent reason, changed the long "I" in the names of three of his children into "Y"s. I don't know why he did it (although I think he was trying to be edgy), but I think the names all look very strange. (Obviously, I wouldn't say anything to him about it - it's just my "thing"...and maybe he dislikes the names of my kids, which are very, very generic, for the most part.)

I have a friend with daughters Olyvia, Alycia and Mylissa. I get what she was trying to do but the two daughters that are school age already have caught on and are spelling their names the more traditional way.
post #24 of 50
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Originally Posted by philomom View Post


I have a friend with daughters Olyvia, Alycia and Mylissa. I get what she was trying to do but the two daughters that are school age already have caught on and are spelling their names the more traditional way.


oh, that is funny!  go girls, go!

 

Sus

 

post #25 of 50
My name is not often mispelled, but our last name is almost always mispronounced. My maiden name was a Mc-- name, and no one ever got it right. Ever. My married name is Zoller, and even my parents will often say Zall-er (like the Zol par rhymes with "mall" or "fall") It is pronounced zoe-ler. (the "Zo" rhymes with "no" or "toe") We have best friends who often think its pronounced the other way.
post #26 of 50

I have a very uniquely spelled name and back when I was a kid, it was an uncommon name as well. (Alicia spelled Elesia)  It used to make me so upset when people misspelled my name and even angry when people couldn't pronounce it (I am talking about people who knew me well such as teachers and relatives!) Now I don't give a hoot in fact I expect people will never spell it right and am usually happily surprised when someone pronounces my name right their first try.  

 

ETA- I realize it may look like I give a hoot since my username is alicia LOL- that's for a touch of privacy :)

 

post #27 of 50
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Originally Posted by Buzzer Beater View Post

My name isn't unique but there are two ways to spell it. Most people ask, is there an H on the end? I don't mind it spelled wrong, unless it's by people who have asked me before, say dh's family. Sucks to be in the family tree spelled wrong.



Same here, except I have an I at the end instead of a Y. 

With my son's name, I went short and sweet-- Jack.  No way of misspelling, no way to mispronounce, just... Jack.

post #28 of 50

My name has been misspelled before, but it's very rare for that to happen because my name is... wait for it ...Mary. Yes, I have had someone misspell Mary before. He spelled it Merry. I have no idea why, but he wasn't trying to be funny as far as I could tell. It was for an audition in high school. Haven't had it happen since then, but people misspell our last name all the time. I never expect them to get it right. It's a common word, but there is another common word with the same pronunciation/different spelling (name of a famous actor, too) and then there's a super common last name with the same pronunciation (different spelling) so our spelling is never going to be the one people think of first.


Edited by beanma - 1/3/12 at 6:58pm
post #29 of 50
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Originally Posted by MadiMamacita View Post

ugh these name threads always drive me nuts because I'm always left trying to figure out what name people are talking about!



In general, or when they talk about creative spellings?

any name thread really, because at least once someone will say something like "well I had the PERFECT name picked out, but then when we said it out loud paired with the last name... NOOOO, it was too funny!" and you're like, WHAT IS IT?!?!?!?

Beanma- I had a teacher in high school whose first name was Merry!
post #30 of 50
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Originally Posted by Imakcerka View Post

Everyone spells or says my kids name wrong and I didn't even make it special.  I spelled it the way I found it.  They change Moirah to Moriah all the time.  Sophia to Sofia.  And my name... don't even get me started.  Ok no I have to say something.  YES IT"S BETTY!  No I'm not an 80 year old woman and if you ask me if I'm joking one more time I'll clock you!  I was either going to be Guadelupe or Betty and I'm pretty sure Betty was the best pick.  Gah!  I would hate to be called Lupe or lupita.  However people call me Benny all the time.  My best friend calls me B... but she's referring to B*tch... she loves me that much.


 

My 7 year-old-niece is Betty.  :)

 

We wanted to name a daughter after dh's mom but her name was "spelled wrong" and we didn't want to pass it along because she hated the fact that she spent her whole life correcting people.

 

post #31 of 50

My DD1 is named Azalea, like the flower.  While I will grant that it is an uncommon name, we live in the deep south (as does our entire extended family), and azaleas are all over.  I thought a flower name was pretty classic and not too hippie.  This year she received TWO different PERSONALIZED gifts with her name spelled wrong, from different people (both family members), with different misspellings.

post #32 of 50


DD's dance teacher, a lovely woman, still calls DD Sophia after a year and a half of knowing us. DD's name is Sophie. I get that Sophia is the more popular name, per the census data from the last 10 years or so, but when someone asks DD her name and DD clearly replies "Sophie," and the other person inevitably hears "Sophia," well . . . aye! One time a woman and I had the following exchange, after DD had already told her once: "Sophia?" "Sophie." "SophiA?" "SophiE." "Oh."

 

 

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Originally Posted by Imakcerka View Post

Everyone spells or says my kids name wrong and I didn't even make it special.  I spelled it the way I found it.  They change Moirah to Moriah all the time.  Sophia to Sofia.  And my name... don't even get me started.  Ok no I have to say something.  YES IT"S BETTY!  No I'm not an 80 year old woman and if you ask me if I'm joking one more time I'll clock you!  I was either going to be Guadelupe or Betty and I'm pretty sure Betty was the best pick.  Gah!  I would hate to be called Lupe or lupita.  However people call me Benny all the time.  My best friend calls me B... but she's referring to B*tch... she loves me that much.



 

post #33 of 50

Nah, doesn't bug me -- they don't mean anything by it. 

post #34 of 50
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DD's dance teacher, a lovely woman, still calls DD Sophia after a year and a half of knowing us. DD's name is Sophie. I get that Sophia is the more popular name, per the census data from the last 10 years or so, but when someone asks DD her name and DD clearly replies "Sophie," and the other person inevitably hears "Sophia," well . . . aye! One time a woman and I had the following exchange, after DD had already told her once: "Sophia?" "Sophie." "SophiA?" "SophiE." "Oh."



 


This is a tough one for me.  I am a reasonably intelligent person and I really, really try to remember people's names, but sometimes those types of names trip me up:  Diane, Diana, etc.  I just can't seem to remember.

 

post #35 of 50

My name (Maegan) is both spelled AND pronounced "differently" than normal.  I'm so over it.  I respond to anything remotely similar to my name, and don't bother correcting anyone anymore.  DD's name has a couple of different spellings, but unfortunately the other standard spelling is also the name of a nearby town.  Oops. 

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Originally Posted by Youngfrankenstein View Post

This is a tough one for me.  I am a reasonably intelligent person and I really, really try to remember people's names, but sometimes those types of names trip me up:  Diane, Diana, etc.  I just can't seem to remember.


I'm the same way with names that can end in either E or A. Christine/Christina is another one that trips me up. And I really really try, and feel terrible when I use the wrong name, but there's some sort of mental block with those names for some reason. I find myself just avoiding saying their name at all until I'm positive that I have it right. redface.gif But it's not, at all, a deliberate thing, like I think one name is better than the other and knowingly use the wrong one. 

post #37 of 50
DDs name is Kaya, pronounced with the sound like in "eye". EVERYONE calls her Kay-a like the sound in "okay". It drives me bonkers. I really didn't think it was such a hard name to pronounce! I was told recently by the medical assistant at the peds office that I "spelled it wrong" and that's why it is so hard to pronounce. Um, okay, really? How should I have spelled it, then? shrug.gif
post #38 of 50

 

My first name and surname are both routinely spelled incorrectly. I just roll with it. In fact, if it's at an intake point (eg. doctor's office), I won't even bother saying my last name, I'll just start spelling it, since it's the first letter everyone gets wrong. It rhymes with a more common name that starts with a different letter. I've wasted too much of my life waiting while receptionists look through appointment books and in filing cabinets looking under the wrong letter for my name. When they realize their mistake, they always look at me accusingly as if I made up my name just to mess with them. The worst is when I spell it out, and they still look for it under the different letter, and I have to spell it a few more times before they catch on. That happens surprisingly often. 

 

DH's surname is routinely misspelled because there is a more common spelling. The funny thing is that his name is actually refers to a person who performs a particular job and his spelling is correct, not the common version. (Think if "Smyth" were more common than "Smith" - you'd kind of expect "Smith" to be the version everyone uses, wouldn't you?). 

 

Both kids have first names that are routinely misspelled - one because it's somewhat uncommon, the other because there are two popular versions of the same name. 

 

We all wish that people would spell our names correctly, but it's not something I think we can complain about too much - well, maybe DH and his surname. I think I can keep a slightly more open mind because my dc's middle names are from a non-Roman language with a different alphabet, so any spelling of them in English is approximate anyway. 

 

 

 

 

post #39 of 50
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Originally Posted by tracymom1 View Post

DDs name is Kaya, pronounced with the sound like in "eye". EVERYONE calls her Kay-a like the sound in "okay". It drives me bonkers. I really didn't think it was such a hard name to pronounce! I was told recently by the medical assistant at the peds office that I "spelled it wrong" and that's why it is so hard to pronounce. Um, okay, really? How should I have spelled it, then? shrug.gif


LOL, I don't know how you should spell it, but this did remind me that DD has 2 friends - one pronounces her name "My-ee-a" and, the other, "My-a" and they both spell it "Maia". 

 

I work hard at remembering what to call each of them, but I can't help myself from messing up now and then. 

 

post #40 of 50
My first and last names (Crystal Paddock, for those who are frustrated by not knowing smile.gif ) are both words in the dictionary. My sister's name is Holly -- so we both had names that would always be recognized by spell check! My mom has an unusual name (Jana) and she wanted to give us "normal" ones.

I used to think of them as a litmus test, and anyone who misspelled or mispronounced them was automatically an idiot whom I could then treat accordingly. I've since cooled off, but I still sometimes make judgements about other people who write my name "Christal" or some other such nonsense.

Edited to add: I'm not trying to insult anyone named "Krystial" or whatever -- it's none of my business what you name your kid, even if the creative spelling isn't my cup of tea -- I am just baffled why anyone would ever *assume* and *write down* any thing other than the dictionary spelling of a common word.
Edited by crystal_buffaloe - 1/4/12 at 2:21pm
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