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CourtJester Thu 30-Jun-16 10:52:40

So i have just been reading the news and i saw the name Esteysi... apparently it is pronounced Stacy, but this had to be described in the news story becuase it was shown as Esteysi 'Stacy' Surname.

I was just wondering who would give their child a nice, normal name but lumber them with a spelling that will have to be explained for the rest of their life.

And what are the worst most unusual spellings of normal names you have come accross?

CourtJester Thu 30-Jun-16 10:54:21

I also know someone who has recently had a Lilleigh (Lily)

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 30-Jun-16 10:57:15

That's just ridiculous. Yooneek spellings are fine IMO. On the condition however that you can see what the name is, Staicee for example would be fine, even Steysi would be, but what's with the silent E.

MyBreadIsEggy Thu 30-Jun-16 11:02:03

I have an acquaintance who's DS is called "Jaxon".....why the need for the "x"?!!

Gummibaers Thu 30-Jun-16 13:48:22

There are lots of names that have to be spelt out:

Alastair/Alistair/Alasdair etc
Katherine/Cathryn/Kathryn/Catherine etc

SilentBob Thu 30-Jun-16 13:52:46

I would have guessed that the full name was Esteysi and Stacy was the diminutive form? Just a guess though.

iklboo Thu 30-Jun-16 14:04:21

I used to babysit a Ribekkah

Inarightpickleandchutney Thu 30-Jun-16 14:05:51

I know someone who went for Jaxxon. Double X! Most odd

Unicorn1981 Thu 30-Jun-16 14:07:54

Thought Sofia would come up! It's the European spelling.

ThinkPinkStink Thu 30-Jun-16 14:08:28


GoldPlatedBacon Thu 30-Jun-16 16:13:27

I'm going to mention L-a before someone else does hmm

user1467101855 Thu 30-Jun-16 16:36:48

But it doesn't make the sounds that make up the word Stacey. You can't have a silent E at the start of a name!

But actually I think you're confusing the pronounciation with the nick name of the person.

Wintersummerwintersummer Thu 30-Jun-16 17:20:41

I came across an Amerlee last week. Why why why! I also don't like Neve, although I do accept that this is the anglicised version, I just hate how it looks! X

NikiSaintPhalle Thu 30-Jun-16 18:08:06

I think you're misunderstanding the reporting - it's not Esteysi pronounced Stacey, it's the fact that her official name is Esteysi Something Double Barrelled (possibly Mexican-American?), but that she goes by the more Anglo/short 'Stacey Sanchez' on a day to day basis.

HolditFinger Thu 30-Jun-16 18:11:44

I know of a Renay (Renee) and a Chynce (pronounced Chance, which makes no sense to me!)

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Thu 30-Jun-16 18:14:36

I know someone who went for Jaxxon. Double X! Most odd

When I see multiple Xs in names, I just assume that the parents are really enthusiastic about their DC making it in the adult movie industry without having to compromise their identity.

dontpokethebear Thu 30-Jun-16 18:18:22

Oh god. I wish I could say te one I know, but it would put me in a second. It's not particularly strange, more annoying and unnecessary.

Sillysausage2 Thu 30-Jun-16 18:18:44

What about the one who called the baby Katelyn but the "ate" bit was the Roman numerals of VII....

dontpokethebear Thu 30-Jun-16 18:20:36

Urgh. Fat fingers! *the and *out not put blush

WankersHacksandThieves Thu 30-Jun-16 18:24:13

Thought Sofia would come up! It's the European spelling.

I think Gummi was making the point that some names have multiple acceptable spellings so people with those names have to spell them and they aren't made up, so if you didn't want to "lumber your child with a name that needed constant spelling" as per the OP, you'd have to eliminate loads of perfectly normal names/spellings.

hollieberrie Thu 30-Jun-16 18:27:54

Phonetically, in Spanish, Esteysi would indeed be pronounced Stacey.

notamummy10 Fri 01-Jul-16 00:13:32

I've come across an Avarie recently (well on Wednesday), it took me a while to realise what the name actually is: Avery... Although according to my googling, it should be Averie as apparently Avarie isn't pronounced as Avery!

JakeyB Sat 02-Jul-16 00:52:41

I don't get the problem people have with Jaxon. Do you think there was the same outrage when someone first decided to spell Dickson as Dixon?

Blushingm Sun 03-Jul-16 14:17:57

Yiyan = Ieuan
Charleigh - Charlie

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sun 03-Jul-16 15:40:03

I have just seen a kid with a name on the back of his footie shirt.
He was probably about 8 or 9.

I really hope his name isn't. ..


Marshall. Fair enough. Met a couple of those over the years.
But martial?

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