If we have a boy, we're thinking M@t.
Ok, not really...
So have any of you seen spellings that make you wonder what drugs the parents must have been on to come up with such a travesty to the written language?
Are any of YOU thinking of some out of the world spellings for your little one's name?
mom to all boys B: 08/01, C: 07/05 , N: 03/09 , M: 01/12 and far too many lost ones
Married to a WONDERFUL man, SAHM of Israel 9(b) , Ireland 5(g) , Iceland 4(b), Italy 2(g), Scoltand 9 m(g), and pregnant with baby #6
And fwiw, I soooooo wanted to go to NZ and figure out who Tallulah (Does the Hula From Hawaii)'s parents were so I could stick my foot up their bums. Omg, cruel cruel cruel.
So my whole life my first name has been spelled wrong, and when I married I took my DH's last name and, while an easy name also, it gets spelled wrong all the time. To have one's name always spelled wrong is really no big deal, IMO.
Both of my kids names get misspelled all the time. We went with G instead of J for Gillian because we felt that would reduce the number of people who called her Jill. We really wanted a Gillian, and although in the UK Gill is a common nickname for Gillian, we felt it was less so here. (DH also had an ex-girlfriend Jill). My DS's name is just long and people always forget to put all the "e"s in it. If you have a commonly misspelled name, you just get used to it, and it has never bugged me at all.
And my own dad can't spell Rachel, he always turns it into Rachael. Our youngest is Avari, pronounced like Avery, so I guess we set ourselves up for that. People who've read it without hearing it pronounce it like Atari with a v. Hmmm. It's supposed to be Hebrew for 'from heaven'. That was our one extension into potentially difficult names. The next one will have a generic old testament name. From Strongs
Nine kids and four , living and learning all the time
and his baby brother (7/2011)
As for my kids' names. Camryn is a bit of a cre8iv spin on the male Cameron (hey, I was young), but you just can't go wrong with James.
i don't mind a strange name. call your baby moonbow if you feel the yen. just don't spell it munbaux
Not in your DDC (due in Nov)but wanted to drop a line. DS's name is a touch different, but it's exactly my grandpa's name (including middle name, which is also my dad's middle name). I grew up hearing it, so it never occured to me it was an odd name! And it was my DH that first wanted to name DS that -- he never met Grandpa but really thought it was a cool name!
Trust me, my name is one letter off from the norm and I still have to spell it and I'm 42 years old. Don't do it.
The name is Ayrica - aka Erica or Erika
I like the AY spelling over the E spelling of the name.
Personally I am laid back with what or how people spell names. I've found people can't spell no matter what. Even my name "Stephanie" has been misspelled and it's the traditional spelling. I once signed up for cable service over the phone and because I lived in an heavily spanish populated area, when they took down my name and combined it with my last name, they assumed and wrote my name down as Estephanie, LOL
My kid's simple names are misspelled too. Rachel is Rachelle ot Rachael. Sariah is Sarah or people can't even pronounce it (Mariah with an S) It's an LDS Scriptural name and I was shocked at how many LDS members couldn't read it or spell it either. So much for "daily" scripture study.
All of my kids names, traditional or not have been mispronounced or misspelled. I don't think it matters one way or another; at least to me it doesn't. My kids can spell their names and that's what matters.
I think it's relative.
Mom to 9 ~*~ 4 4 & 1(MtF) ~*~