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Alice Alys or alyss as middle name

(20 Posts)
ukfirestorm Fri 10-May-13 11:53:53

Pretty sure we are going for elodie as a first name now, (althoug both cecily, and polly appeal too) =), but for the middle name we cant decide on the spelling, do we go for:
1) Alice
2) Alys or
3) Alyce

TigOldBitties Fri 10-May-13 11:58:29

I'd go with Alice, its the most widely used spelling, as a middle name you will generally only use the sound, having it spelt an interesting way won't massively benefit anyone involved.

Once you get older your middle name generally is for forms, applications and 'official stuff' often where someone else is writing, I'd just keep it simple and go for Alice.

TheDeadlyDonkey Fri 10-May-13 11:59:19


Littlehousesomewhere Fri 10-May-13 12:01:23

I think Alice look nice.

GibberTheMonkey Fri 10-May-13 12:16:53

Alice unless you have the welsh connection to have Alys
(Which I would do)

JojoMags Fri 10-May-13 15:24:36


Spidermama Fri 10-May-13 15:25:12


Longdistance Fri 10-May-13 15:25:25

Alice, I have an Alice Elizabeth.

Decoy Fri 10-May-13 19:55:47

I don't like Alice at all, but for some reason I do like Alys.

Elodie is lovely, much prefer it to Cecily and Polly.

raisah Sat 11-May-13 15:11:49

Alice is lovely and classic

CPtart Sat 11-May-13 15:23:43


Alisvolatpropiis Sun 12-May-13 07:56:02


I'm the same as Decoy don't like Alice but really like Alys.

diddl Sun 12-May-13 09:29:39


olivertheoctopus Sun 12-May-13 22:09:49

Alice. I don't get the point of even considering the alternative spellings unless there is a heritage issue there.

exoticfruits Sun 12-May-13 22:13:47

Alice- you don't want to subject her to a lifetime of spelling it.

TerrysNo2 Sun 12-May-13 22:15:16

Alice. I don't see the point of weird spellings, unless of course there is a point! grin

LittleMissLucy Mon 13-May-13 06:01:53

Another for the trad spelling. Otherwise it looks a bit like Abyss. Not so good.

exoticfruits Mon 13-May-13 07:16:21

Not only do you have to keep spelling it you have to keep explaining that 'yes, your parents could spell, they just wanted to be 'original''- it will be very tiresome.

Rubysmommy Mon 13-May-13 07:21:38

Definitely Alice smile

HotelTangoFoxtrotUniform Mon 13-May-13 07:24:56

Not only do you have to keep spelling it you have to keep explaining that 'yes, your parents could spell, they just wanted to be 'original''- it will be very tiresome.

But sometimes it isn't being "original" it's a nod to heritage or to family tradition. My DN has Alys as one of her middle names, after my GGM on my father's side. I think it's a beautiful spelling of the name, far prettier than Alice. Middle names are where you can be a bit wackier, imo, and spelling it isn't such an issue as it would be for a first name - how often do you have to give your middle names to other people?

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