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EmmaWoodlouse Mon 17-Aug-15 09:35:03

I probably won't be having any more children so this a purely hypothetical question.

I've been reading a book about the Princes in the Tower, and some documents from the period spelt Elizabeth Woodville's name as Elysabeth. Given that spellings weren't standardised at that time, I guess which one became the "usual" spelling could have gone either way.

Does anyone else think Elysabeth actually looks quite pretty? Could it be due a revival? Or if someone used it would it just be assumed to be a trendy creative spelling?

ThomasRichard Mon 17-Aug-15 09:38:48

I see your point but these days it looks like a yoo-neek misspelling.

Mimigolightly Mon 17-Aug-15 09:43:17

Don't give a child a different spelling of a regular name. As someone who has a regular name that is spelt differently, it infuriates me that I have to spell it out for people, see it misspelled on communications, etc.

shirleybasseyslovechild Mon 17-Aug-15 09:51:55

unnecessary and pretentious

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 17-Aug-15 10:58:06

Oh I like it.

ninniepie Mon 17-Aug-15 11:01:09

Elisabeth is fine. Elysabeth looks odd imo.

OddBoots Mon 17-Aug-15 11:02:44

It looks pretty and it would have been nice if that had been the standard spelling but as it isn't but I don't think I could do that to my child, it would give them a lifetime of annoyance.

DirtyMugPolice Mon 17-Aug-15 11:26:29

I'd think it was pronounced Eliza-beth or that the parent was trying too hard to be unique!

Peacheykeen Mon 17-Aug-15 11:30:18

Dd is called Elizabeth funnily enough named after Elizabeth woodville . Sorry don't like Elysabeth at all

SmugairleRoin Mon 17-Aug-15 13:08:25

I think it looks pretty but would drive her mad constantly correcting the spelling.

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