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Could I spell it Scarlet (like the colour)?

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ALittleGirlIsDue Tue 15-Mar-16 20:59:34

I adore the name Scarlet smile like the colour; not the 'official' name (Scarlett). We are using Fern for the middle (a nature name) not Ferne (most names add an e, if they're nature, etc. to make them more like a name).

However, would Scarlet Fern be okay?

AuntJane Tue 15-Mar-16 21:05:11

Scarlet Fern does sound rather like a botanical specimen to me. I like both names, but wouldn't put them together.

I had a friend with the middle name Fern as a child - and think of that as the "traditional" spelling.

DontKillMyVibe Tue 15-Mar-16 21:15:02

I think Scarlett Ferne looks much better written down tbh - your alternative just doesn't look quite right.

DontKillMyVibe Tue 15-Mar-16 21:16:00

It does also remind me of Scarlet Fever a bit

Floggingmolly Tue 15-Mar-16 21:19:48

How can you "adore" Scarlet spelt with one T, but not with two? It's the same name!
but one is spelt wrong

ALittleGirlIsDue Tue 15-Mar-16 21:22:09

I do like it both ways! smile

It's just Scarlet is the colour... It isn't spelt wrong! It's just a 'colour name'

Zampa Tue 15-Mar-16 21:22:30

There's a dahlia called a Scarlet Fern ... It's quite pretty.

ALittleGirlIsDue Tue 15-Mar-16 21:23:19

Scarlett Ferne does look nice, I suppose... Scarlett Rose is worse? I'm not sure what I like in the middle without it sounding Yankee Candle

badtime Tue 15-Mar-16 21:37:30

Flogging, it's quite common to like one spelling but not another. Start a thread suggesting e.g. 'Lucie' and you'll see.

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