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Amy or Aimee or Aimée?

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lovelilies Wed 22-Jun-16 20:28:56

Which spelling would you use and why?

Registering DD2 tomorrow and finally found a name DP, DD1 and I all like!

wonderpants Wed 22-Jun-16 20:30:52


SprogletsMum Wed 22-Jun-16 20:31:23


Wolfiefan Wed 22-Jun-16 20:31:26


Igottastartthinkingbee Wed 22-Jun-16 20:32:18

I have an Amy

Yika Wed 22-Jun-16 20:33:12

Amy. Simple and unpretentious. Very pretty name by the way (however you spell it).

BowiesJumper Wed 22-Jun-16 20:33:29


PartyCityGhoul Wed 22-Jun-16 20:33:34

Amy. Make life easier on her! No point messing with a lovely name for no good reason. Congratulations!

AnnaMarlowe Wed 22-Jun-16 20:34:12


Don't mess with a classic.

lovelilies Wed 22-Jun-16 20:34:21

Unanimous grin
Any reason not one of the other two?

Snapandcrackle Wed 22-Jun-16 20:35:46


For the same reason as Anna

daftbesom Wed 22-Jun-16 20:37:00

Because people will not manage to get the less "traditional" spelling right, and the child will have countless birthday cards, invitations, school forms etc addressed to the wrong spelling of her name. ask me how I know

thestarryeyedsurprise Wed 22-Jun-16 20:37:24

I'm an Amy smile

beenaroundawhile Wed 22-Jun-16 20:37:56

Both other options look like you don't know how to spell Amy.

Lucked Wed 22-Jun-16 20:38:12


I really dislike the ee of the other two also I am meant to have a French accent mark on my name, I have never used it!

Starman16 Wed 22-Jun-16 20:39:10

I love the spelling Aimee (don't bother with the accent, no one will use it) BUT a family member who has that spelling has it constantly spelt Amy anyway...even on by friends commenting on her FB page when her name is right there hmm She also used to moan on holiday that she could never get tacky merchandise with it on hahaha.

So yeah, maybe go with Amy grin

amysmummy12345 Wed 22-Jun-16 20:39:42

Amy... But I'm biased 😉

CoffeeCoffeeAndLotsOfIt Wed 22-Jun-16 20:39:49


pristinechristine Wed 22-Jun-16 20:41:03

Amy. That's how everybody will assume it's spelt so save the child a lifetime of having to say "and that's spelt ..."

Eminybob Wed 22-Jun-16 20:41:28

I have a friend with an Aimee but she pronounces it am-ay. It's the French way apparently hmm

AllBraines Wed 22-Jun-16 20:42:37

I'm an Aimée, nobody ever spells it right let alone adds the accent, pared with an unusual last name and I spend most days spelling them both out

BoneyBackJefferson Wed 22-Jun-16 20:43:31

if you are fussy about how the name is spelt, don't use the last one as the umlaut will pretty much always be left out and you will be left with the second spelling.

BoneyBackJefferson Wed 22-Jun-16 20:44:12

x post with AllBraines

Jeanniejampots80 Wed 22-Jun-16 20:46:03

Sis is an Aime(accent)e. Sorry couldn't figure it out. As a kid she hated not having something with her name on in but as a teenager and much prefers her spelling. Sure people spell it wrong in hotels etc but she just ignores it and doesn't bother her. When she does spell it outloud the inevitable comment is "oh what a lovely way to spell it"

Obliviated Wed 22-Jun-16 20:46:57


Because I went to school with one and it's automatically the first way I would spell it now.

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