Worst spelling of perfectly ordinary names? Elyviya anyone?

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backonthedecaff Mon 21-Feb-11 22:35:26

I have met a Danyal, Daniol, Naiphthan, Caytie and an Alivia. Why do people consign their children to a life time of 'no, that's Daniel spelt...'? Any equally terrible ones out there?

DameSquashalot Sun 04-Sep-16 09:15:31

I got all the way to the the post about the Beckhams before I realised I was reading an old thread...blush

minifingerz Sun 04-Sep-16 07:00:44

I know a Junita. I thought it was pronounced 'One eeta' but no, it's pronounced 'June eeta'. June for short.

BikeRunSki Sun 04-Sep-16 06:43:58

There was a thread about Whillyham yesterday. Except in this case, the unique spelling belonged to the baby's grandfather, who was kicking off that the baby's name was spelt the more traditional way.

This is one I saw the other day but can't think where:

Pronounced Forest, of course!

FixItUpChappie Sun 04-Sep-16 05:21:08

I know a Shajon - pronounced Sean....but I think of him as Sha-John every time I see his name - I can't help it confused

Alcoss627 Sun 04-Sep-16 04:58:29

There's a business card on my mom's fridge for a lady named Cymmantha.

wesH Thu 25-Aug-16 15:57:17

Met a woman who called her oldest boy "Adian". Pronounced "Aidan"

Jobz Thu 25-Aug-16 11:48:20

I know a Taireece...

CordeliaFrost Thu 25-Aug-16 11:22:21

Have recently encountered sisters named Eastyn and Khloie. (This is in the US).

Sophronia Thu 25-Aug-16 10:47:06

Also an Annaleaz, a Cortneigh-Channelle, a Francesca pronounced "fran-chess-ick-uh" and a Penelope pronounced "penny-lope"

Sophronia Thu 25-Aug-16 10:41:07

I know of a Kalup (Caleb) and a Xzanthy

IlureDa1949 Thu 25-Aug-16 09:55:54

Would you believe I met a "dQniel" the other day.

How horrible is that?

areyoubeingserviced Mon 27-Jun-16 20:37:46

Dhyanna- really Diana

1horatio Mon 27-Jun-16 14:07:01

Sooo many! But mostly in/from Utah. Alyce, Ayebraham, Cayleb, Alycsaundra, Elcee, Kellee, Flavious, Hyrum, Raychelle... But I think it's actually a cultural/traditional thing for some people in utah.

PattyPenguin Mon 27-Jun-16 12:45:10

The Arabic spelling of Daniel will be in Arabic letters.

Danyal is a transliteration into the Roman alphabet of the Arabic pronunciation.

FlossiesFurCoat Mon 27-Jun-16 12:37:18

Niamph - they thought it was the Irish spelling, which is in fact 'Niamh'...

LadyStarkOfWinterfell Wed 15-Jun-16 06:39:43

Once again Danyal is the Arabic spelling of the name Daniel. Neither are right or wrong.

MamaLazarou Fri 29-May-15 13:40:15

How on Earth do you get 'Ary-ella' from Aryllya? <baffled>

The last two syllables would be 'Lee-ya' (or 'Clee-ya' if you're Welsh), surely????

MamaTygryss Fri 29-May-15 09:30:53

When I see Thailer lol

MamaTygryss Fri 29-May-15 09:29:31

I think of Sailor with a Lisp lol

bluebelle2662 Wed 18-Mar-15 17:37:02

Eiyzaque (Isaac) also know a Shevaun and a Sharn...horrific

Hopelass Sun 01-Mar-15 08:00:04

I've seen a Daniyel and a Jayd'n

Trooperslane Sun 01-Mar-15 07:58:46

4 zombie baby names in 1 day, kandy?

GotToBeInItToWinIt Sun 01-Mar-15 07:56:49

Why did you feel the need to revive a zombie thread to tell us this?

Mehitabel6 Sun 01-Mar-15 07:47:09

You do seem obsessive about their names if you trawl through to find all these ancient threads.
Another zombie thread this one only one and a half years old.
They can at least have the option of changing when older.

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