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How do you feel about names that are spelled using a very unique spelling?
As long as the person realizes their name will possibly be mispronounced (depending on the complexity of the unique spelling), I don’t have a problem with it at all.
“Names are not always what they seem. The common Welsh name Bzxxllwep is pronounced Jackson.” ~ Mark Twain
Seeing your “Indygoh” gave me a giggle. IndyGo is the name of the Indianapolis public transportation corporation.
How unique is unique? My oldest daughter, named for three different ancestors called Rebecca, is Rebekah. I chose it because it’s a more direct transliteration from the Hebrew.
Your name belongs to you; you choose what you do with it. But if I ask you about it, citing its beauty or originality, don’t tell me, “I dunno.”
As Harriet did, going to the original or traditional spelling of a name is not a problem as far as I’m concerned. I’m not a fan of made-up spelling just for the sake of being different. It just seems hokey to me.
It drives me crazy. As for the Rebekah spelling, that seems legitimate to me. It’s a Hebrew/Old Testament thing. What I have fits about are the Jazzmynes and Raecheals and Kimbrilees. All three of whom I work with, by the way.
It’s always hard to determine if those are legitimate or if the mama just couldn’t spell. I have seen Evonne — not too bad — and Wyvonnee.
Some of the spelling of names these days are ridiculous. I don’t mind a traditional derivation, but the strange and phonetic spelling drive me nuts.
As someone with a daughter named Jerilyn, who goes by Jeri, I guess I have no right to complain about how anybody spells his or her name! But I do agree that sometimes it does seem a little silly…still, a good way to be unique.
I think it is pretentious, as I was mentioning to my cousin Ghreadd. (pronounced Fred)
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