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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?

confusedandemployed Sat 11-Feb-17 05:46:51

prawn zombie thread or not, you did that kid a huge favour! shockgrin

SaudadeObama Sat 11-Feb-17 05:42:13

I know an Isaque.

MommaGee Sat 11-Feb-17 00:39:51

Charley surely legit if for a girl?

reuset Fri 10-Feb-17 23:35:00

This thread is six years old!
Zombie thread

reuset Fri 10-Feb-17 23:33:50

Yes, some people use odd spellings of 'proper' names, or completely made up names. Other people don't recognise that some 'odd spellings' are, in fact, 'proper names' grin

If that makes sense

Prawnofthepatriarchy Fri 10-Feb-17 22:55:10

Oops, sorry. Only just registered that this is an old thread .

Gingernaut Fri 10-Feb-17 22:53:49

Siobion. I was told that's how you spell Siobhan. hmm

Prawnofthepatriarchy Fri 10-Feb-17 22:48:07

A HCP I know we proud of tactfully persuading a new mum not to call her baby Hugh Janus. "Janus Hugh sounds so much better."

Mynameisunknown Fri 10-Feb-17 22:35:55

A friend of my friend has an unusual spelling of the name Amber, Amba. I also know a Charley, Jorja, Dafnie, and a Daizie.

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:
Sssst

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'...

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