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Old 09-13-2012, 05:36 PM   #16
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My DS' gf … while they are not young … 25yo … her name is KAITLIN.
I know a Kaitlin so didn't know that was an unusual spelling.

DD is named SARAH. Not unusual but as a child when she was asked her name, her response was "Sarah with an H."
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:37 PM   #17
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I have a very common name but it's spelled differently. I don't want to put my first name or how it's spelled on here. I am named after my fathers cousin and my mom took the spelling of her name as well. There were 3 of us in my graduating class with the same first name and we all spelled it differently which I liked.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:37 PM   #18
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This reminds me...

A few years ago, I was in a kindergarten classroom for orientation when I overheard the teacher approach Lil' Mikey's parents.


Teacher: On your way out, you need to stop by the office and have them correct the spelling of Michael's first name.

Father: It is correct.

Teacher: No, it's not correct, they have it spelled Micheal, and that typo appears on all his official paperwork.

Father: It's correct, that's how we spell it. My name is Michael, and when I was born, my mother didn't know how to spell and she got the A & E mixed up. We wanted to name our son after me, so we spelled it incorrectly, too.

Teacher: *speechless*

The funny thing is, her parents owned a local Italian restaurant named...
Michael's.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:40 PM   #19
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Oh my gravy, the apostrophes just KILL me. I hate them.
My DD's middle name is Mari' (Marie) it is her 83 year old grandmothers name.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:44 PM   #20
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Ok maybe not strange spelling but here is a real childs name....Tequlia Braizzere! Yes that was her first and middle names! Also a set of boy twins...Albino and Albino.....no difference in spelling just pronunciation. One was a long "i" sound and the other was a short "i" sound!!!!
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:45 PM   #21
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I think it's a generational thing. The Hippies named their kids Rainbow and Sunshine and those kids grew up and rebelled by naming their kids Jennifer and Michael. That generation grew up and started naming their kids names like the ones posted in this thread. Just wait another 10-15 years and I'm sure it will go the other way.
I don't think so, I think people just can't spell.
I work with a Mellisa and an Eriika (instead of Melissa and Erika). In both cases their moms were so tired after long labors they spelled their names wrong on the birth certificate forms. And in both cases, they had been spelling their names the traditional way until they went to get their first driver's licenses, and discovered the spelling difference. Their own mom's didn't know until then either.
There is a checker at our grocery store named Airika. Don't know the story behind that spelling.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:51 PM   #22
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Arik is the Greek (I think it's Greek) way to spell Eric, so Airika is probably a play off of that. We have different names but not that different, I'm Kerri, I have a Cassidy (I wanted to spell it Casaide but her Dad said no, our family heritage is Irish and I liked it but he didn't), I have a Jade, DBF is Micah, yup, all different but that different. lol DD12 has a friend named Kalyn, that was new to me but I like it, we have friends with Dylan/Dillon/Dyllon, the last one is the "weird" one imo. My niece is MaKenzie, we call her Kenz.
I don't like the - or the random ' in so many names now, it just gets on my nerves. LOL
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:52 PM   #23
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Yes, some people give their children what I refer to as "mis-spelled" names but I'll get down to brass tacks here & say I know for a fact that human resource managers weed out the "bad ones" as they look through resumes/job applications. They include but are not limited to: Britnee, Taeler, Shanighya, Kloey, Psymon, Kristofer. Thoser parents should be arrested for child abuse.
I can vouch for this as I worked in HR for some time. But it's not just HR people who screen these names out. I came across a resume for a person who had all the qualifications for a position we were having difficulty in filling. I showed the resume to the department manager and he took one look at the guy's name and said no way - wouldn't even consider him.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:53 PM   #24
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I know a Kaitlin so didn't know that was an unusual spelling.

DD is named SARAH. Not unusual but as a child when she was asked her name, her response was "Sarah with an H."
Around here, everyone specifies 'with an h' or just 'I'm Jewish' as then you know it has an 'h'.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #25
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I think it's a generational thing. The Hippies named their kids Rainbow and Sunshine and those kids grew up and rebelled by naming their kids Jennifer and Michael. That generation grew up and started naming their kids names like the ones posted in this thread. Just wait another 10-15 years and I'm sure it will go the other way.
Not all the hippies and not all the Jennifers and Michaels I have an extremely common first name (and hippy parents..I was apparently close to being named Harmony so I am a bit grateful )..as in I was always known as First Name, Last Initial in class (Freshman year of high school there were 4 of us..3 of us with the exact same first and middle name combo) and I gave my kids classic names with normal classic spellings.

I am so not a fan of cr8tive spellings and feel bad for those kids have have to say "no it's B-e-i-h-l-e" for the rest of their life. In my Moms years of teaching she said it got to the point that they would say their name is "Bob" and she would make them spell it because you seriously never knew what interesting spelling they might have..even for a common name that would wouldn't think had a variation (for example someone told me they saw an Ehvyn once..that was supposed to be "Evan" )
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:03 PM   #26
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Well, I'll admit that one of my children's name is Christofer. But I don't think that's too bad, and he loves that it's spelled that way.
I remember feeling duped when Topher from That 70's show admitted his real name was Christopher!

I don't think that's so out there at least I could pronounce it if I saw it spelled with the F.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:15 PM   #27
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This reminds me...

A few years ago, I was in a kindergarten classroom for orientation when I overheard the teacher approach Lil' Mikey's parents.


Teacher: On your way out, you need to stop by the office and have them correct the spelling of Michael's first name.

Father: It is correct.

Teacher: No, it's not correct, they have it spelled Micheal, and that typo appears on all his official paperwork.

Father: It's correct, that's how we spell it. My name is Michael, and when I was born, my mother didn't know how to spell and she got the A & E mixed up. We wanted to name our son after me, so we spelled it incorrectly, too.

Teacher: *speechless*

The funny thing is, her parents owned a local Italian restaurant named...
Michael's.
I know a Micheal and I can still remember us getting set up in a new office and me having to call the people who set up emails because they "fixed" the spelling back to Michael yet our email had to have our legal name..his legal name is with the "ea" vs "ae" and he is also at least 2nd if not 3rd generation with that spelling.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:19 PM   #28
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there is a kid in the class next to mine and his name is...... Eligahjah
pronounced. . . . . . . .

















Elijah
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:23 PM   #29
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there is a kid in the class next to mine and his name is...... Eligahjah
pronounced. . . . . . . .

















Elijah
Gah...I can't even see how phonetically that is Elijah.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:44 PM   #30
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My name is Brittany vrs Brittney
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