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Thoughts on Schuyler?

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AustraliaAmerica Fri 19-Aug-16 17:03:18

Thanks! Pronounced Sky-ler...

Sophronia Fri 19-Aug-16 17:04:09

For a boy or girl?

Wanderingraspberry Fri 19-Aug-16 17:06:06

I don't think that's the way it will be pronounced...

AustraliaAmerica Fri 19-Aug-16 17:06:34

Either gender, we don't know what sex it is.

Why not?

PenelopePitstops Fri 19-Aug-16 17:08:10

It says shoo lur not skylar.

If you want to use Skylar then spell it Skylar. Your youneeq spelling is shocking.

GailLondon Fri 19-Aug-16 17:09:06

They will have a lifetime of people saying Schooler, shooler, shyler, but very few people will see your spelling and pronounce it the way you want!

AustraliaAmerica Fri 19-Aug-16 17:09:19

It's not a unique spelling? confused it's the original Dutch spelling, the name it originally came from confusedhmm

ClubTropicanaDrinks Fri 19-Aug-16 17:09:27

Yeah, my attempt at pronouncing it would've been Shoo-ler.

Any reason not to spell it Skyler?

PotteringAlong Fri 19-Aug-16 17:10:12

I'd pronounce it shy-lah.

I think you will have a lot of mispronounciations.

QueenJuggler Fri 19-Aug-16 17:10:22

Because no-one will know that's how it's pronounced. Don't do it.

See here for the ridiculous number of ways people think it's pronounced:

Plus, they had better be very clever indeed with a name like that. It's derived from the Dutch for scholar.

SnakeWitch Fri 19-Aug-16 17:11:14

I would say Shoola or Shoila as would most others I imagine. Just go with Skyler!

AustraliaAmerica Fri 19-Aug-16 17:12:24

We have Dutch heritage, that's why I want it spelt in that why and not some English alternative hmm

PenelopePitstops Fri 19-Aug-16 17:12:48

Are you Dutch? If not, don't do it.

Apologies on the youneeq, it is a difficult one to pronounce from those letters.

EssentialHummus Fri 19-Aug-16 17:13:29

Personally I'd use the Dutch spelling if DC will have a Dutch surname, but the Americanized Skylar otherwise. Without giving it a second thought I'd pronounce it "Shayler" (and I'm an Afrikaans speaker!).

GailLondon Fri 19-Aug-16 17:13:33

Well if you are living in Holland go for it. But Sch in English is not pronounced the same as Sk

DearMrDilkington Fri 19-Aug-16 17:13:39

I agree unless you or oh are Dutch don't use it.

ForeverEyesOfBlue Fri 19-Aug-16 17:14:28

I'd pronounce it Sky-ler with that spelling so not everyone will. get it wrong! I consider Schuyler to be a girl's name but that's because I only know of one and she's a girl. I think it's a nice name.

Whatslovegottodo Fri 19-Aug-16 17:15:00

Op, it's your baby so your choice. However please remember you have posted, on a primarily UK based forum, for opinions on the name. You cannot be surprised therefore with suggestions that to the native English speaker it is not a name that reads easily.

honeysucklejasmine Fri 19-Aug-16 17:18:11

My Dad is welsh and has a welsh name. He chose to give my siblings and I anglicised names, and i am very grateful.

Even my aunt is still spelling his name wrong, 37 years after he married her sister. Let alone banks, businesses, friends, etc.

AustraliaAmerica Fri 19-Aug-16 17:26:34

I don't mind feedback! I'm just surprised that it's seen as a unique spelling sad Michael has ch that's said with a k.

I also see many people on here say to go for the French spelling/Irish spelling, etc.

Mottled Fri 19-Aug-16 17:31:04

If you're living in the UK then remember that it is the dc that will have to live with spelling it out all the time, people will also assume that it is a girls name if you have a ds.

midcenturymodern Fri 19-Aug-16 17:33:40

I would say it as 'shula' as in Shula Archer. I think it's a nice enough name but it will be mis-spelled and mis pronounced by strangers, and probably forever as there isn't a significant Dutch community in the UK so English people aren't going to learn it the way they have with names such as Niamh or Siobhan.

AustraliaAmerica Fri 19-Aug-16 17:34:56

We're in the UK, but their last name will be Dutch. I don't see it as any different to an Asian child, with an Asian name in the UK?

Fair enough if you don't like the name, but I all the names we like are Dutch, so DC's name will be Dutch.

GillBear Fri 19-Aug-16 17:36:08

If you're going to be living in the UK people are not going to know how to pronounce it.

It's up to you, but bear in mind it's going to need a lifetime of constant corrections with pretty much every person your child gives their name to.

thelionsleepstonight Fri 19-Aug-16 17:36:35

If you are Dutch and that's how it's spelt/pronounced then go for it.

If you are not, just don't

I would have pronounced it shoo-lar based on your spelling.

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