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
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?