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Fififofum Tue 14-Jun-16 23:06:44

ESMAI!!!???? shock

That's it really - just being a judgy judgemeister.....

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 14-Jun-16 23:12:18

I'm all for yooneek spellings. Provided you can actually tell what the name is.
So yes I do think you're being judged. There's nothing wrong with creativity

arethereanyleftatall Tue 14-Jun-16 23:14:20


I don't get the thinking behind 'let's choose this name, but spell it incorrectly.'

Just screams chav.

IsThisForTheBest Tue 14-Jun-16 23:15:49


DonkeyOaty Tue 14-Jun-16 23:16:00

What is "chav" please?

PaulAnkaTheDog Tue 14-Jun-16 23:16:42


IsThisForTheBest Tue 14-Jun-16 23:17:00


Cutecat78 Tue 14-Jun-16 23:17:30

I feel sorry for the kid who will spend the rest of their life correcting the spelling of their name.

I work with a large database of kids names - NOTHING surprises me.

Heratnumber7 Tue 14-Jun-16 23:18:28


PaulAnkaTheDog Tue 14-Jun-16 23:18:45

I know of a Jensohn.

DramaAlpaca Tue 14-Jun-16 23:18:59

Rebekah is a perfectly acceptable alternative spelling. It's Hebrew.

Saying that a name is "chav" is quite insulting.

DesolateWaist Tue 14-Jun-16 23:19:03

How do you pronounce YANBU Paul.

Rebekah - I thought that was a perfectly legitimate spelling of Rebecca.

PaulAnkaTheDog Tue 14-Jun-16 23:20:02

How do you pronounce YANBU Paul.


MissElizaBennettsBookmark Tue 14-Jun-16 23:20:11

Rebekah is a very old traditional spelling

Just saying...

There are loads of really stupid ones about though.

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Tue 14-Jun-16 23:20:12

But isn't Rebekah a recognised correct spelling forthebest some names do have more than one spelling!

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Tue 14-Jun-16 23:20:49

Cross posted re Rebekah

MrsJoeyMaynard Tue 14-Jun-16 23:21:03

At least it's easy to tell what it's meant to be.

As a general rule I agree it's preferable to stick with established spellings though.

bewarethewalkers Tue 14-Jun-16 23:21:49

I have a Rebekah and I can assure you it is a 'real' spelling not a chav name I picked hmm

blimeyalldecentnamesaregone Tue 14-Jun-16 23:24:43

All the yooneek spellings usually make me think the parents didn't know how to spell it properly. It is not a positive thing in my book.

Misknit Tue 14-Jun-16 23:27:57

Jorja - do I win?

wowfudge Tue 14-Jun-16 23:29:48

Ah, but that could be Spanish female version of Jorge.

LifeIsGoodish Tue 14-Jun-16 23:30:54


(A boy!)

carelesswhisper27 Tue 14-Jun-16 23:32:24

Roobie confusedhmm

12Maudsmammy Tue 14-Jun-16 23:40:45

I have a yooneek spelling. Spent my whole working life having to use my yooneek common name in an academic field. A few years ago, after telling my mother for years she agreed that yooneek spellings were chavvy, for my thirtieth birthday she gave me the correct spelling. I'm using it well

FasterThanASnakeAndAMongoose Tue 14-Jun-16 23:42:49

This old zombie thread I've found is awesome! It makes the Des-Toni I used to teach sound classy:

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