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I think I've found the ultimate 'dodgy spelling of normal baby name to try and make it unique'

(140 Posts)
FelixFelix Mon 05-Oct-15 21:34:11

Grace is quite a nice name. So is Gracie as a nn.

So what's the consensus on 'Graicae'? hmm

TheTigerIsOut Mon 05-Oct-15 21:36:08

I have seen Dayana for Diana. But your Graicae gets the prize.

Scarletforya Mon 05-Oct-15 21:37:14

Grah-ick-ay ? shock

TheVeryHungryPreggo Mon 05-Oct-15 21:38:32

Ooooh. I'd pronounce it to rhyme with "Crikey!"

FelixFelix Mon 05-Oct-15 21:43:36

It took me a while to work out what it was actually meant to be when I saw it on FB!

JeffreySadsacIsUnwell Mon 05-Oct-15 21:50:47

I'd assume it was the nominative plural of an -a ending, so I'd think there were a couple of girls called Graica. I might wonder if it was Serbian (wasn't thee end aSebian composer with the surname Graic?).

Or else I'd just think it was a totally shit name.

I'd definitely pronounce it Grike-eye though! And I genuinely wouldn't have a clue it was supposed to be a variant of Grace. I think I'd probably piss off the parents quite a lot grin

Pipbin Mon 05-Oct-15 21:51:02

Are they of any kind of heritage where this spelling might make sense? <grasps at straws>

JeffreySadsacIsUnwell Mon 05-Oct-15 21:51:39

"There a" not thee end a. Bloody autocorrect.

SmugairleRoin Mon 05-Oct-15 21:53:15

I know a Liliee. I like to think it must be an actual name somewhere but it's a younieek spelling isn't it?

FelixFelix Mon 05-Oct-15 21:58:55

Pipbin nope! I've been trying to think of some excuse for it but no idea what's going on confused

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Mon 05-Oct-15 21:59:58

That reads how someone with a thick Birmingham accent would pronounce Gracie.


ShowOfHands Mon 05-Oct-15 22:03:26

I have a friend whose family uses only unique names. They have four generations of this tradition. I LOVE it when they chat on FB. It's very pleasing.

DriveMeMad Mon 05-Oct-15 22:04:27

An old work pal liked L'Oren. I was aghast.

sparechange Mon 05-Oct-15 22:07:12

I see you, and raise you a unique 'Erica'
(Although it is in the US so I don't know if it counts...)

HairyLittleCarrot Mon 05-Oct-15 22:08:31

Oh heck. I read that and my brain involuntarily went to "faecal".

LineyReborn Mon 05-Oct-15 22:09:52

Fuck me.


ouryve Mon 05-Oct-15 22:10:02

Airwrecka sounds like a NN for someone with particularly potent farts.

BondGate Mon 05-Oct-15 22:10:10

Isn't Erica an established 'normal' baby name?

Ricardian Mon 05-Oct-15 22:10:17


Shouldn't that be Graicæ?

BondGate Mon 05-Oct-15 22:10:53

Oh, right. Ignore my last post blush

sparechange Mon 05-Oct-15 22:11:26

Not the way she spells it. Did you look at the link?

DaimYou Mon 05-Oct-15 22:12:14

I recently came across La-a pronounced La dash a.

FelixFelix Mon 05-Oct-15 22:14:04

Airwrecka grin

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 05-Oct-15 22:14:34

What!!!. It doesn't even spell Gracie. Its more like Gray-Say. I've nothing against unique spellings. I actually quite like some of them. Lili for Lily.
Elliegh for Ellie, at least you can still tell what names they are. There's nothing wrong with difference. Being unique is one thing being daft is another.
There are some names you can't change the spelling of, and Gracie is certainly one of them.. Almost as bad as J-Cub.

buddhasbelly Mon 05-Oct-15 22:15:21

Daim surely not?!

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