(14 Posts)
MyNameHasBeenTaken Sat 21-Nov-20 10:08:21

I saw this on some tv/film credits the other day.
Spelt androo
Wondered if this was a regional variant?
Anybody know any history of the spelling?

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SentientAndCognisant Sat 21-Nov-20 14:20:53

Androo is not a derivative of Andrew, it’s phonetically the same.That is all
Andrew alternative spelling
André (French),
Andreas (German)
Andras (Hungarian)
Aindréas (Irish),
Andrea (Italian),
Andrzej (Polish),
Andre (Portuguese),
(Rumanian, Russian),
Anders (Scandinavian),
Andrés (Spanish).

Spied Sat 21-Nov-20 14:22:52

Androo comes from the land of the younique.

SentientAndCognisant Sat 21-Nov-20 14:27:00

Androo belongs in the its different innit category
Take a regular name,misspell it. That doesn’t render it a more interesting name. It renders it an arse ache and a lifetime of spelling it to others

Scotstar Sat 21-Nov-20 14:34:21

Hahaha!!!!!! My son is Andrew and this made me lol. Why didn't I think of that!

SentientAndCognisant Sat 21-Nov-20 14:37:22

You clearly missed a trick, why be boring ol Andrew when he could have been Androo

florascotia2 Sat 21-Nov-20 17:16:33

It's not only horrendous but doesn't sound the same.

Andrew ends in a syllable that sounds like 'new'.

Androo ends in a syllable that sounds like 'moo'.

If I can add another spelling to sentient's list:

Traditionally, in parts of Scotland, people named Andrew were referred to as 'Andra'. No 'oo' to be seen.


zigaziga Sat 21-Nov-20 17:47:34

Androo grin

On a similar vein, is Sophy as in Sophy Something on Sky News a younique spelling or an actual normal, alternative spelling??

TenThousandSpoons Sat 21-Nov-20 17:50:47

Haha. Androo is hilarious. Andrew is lovely.
Maybe Andrew got the nickname Roo then started to spell his name Androo in a nod to that...grasping at straws here.

florascotia2 Sat 21-Nov-20 17:55:09

Zigazaga In the UK, Sophy is the older spelling. Dates from the 18th cent if not earlier. Sophia tends to be 19th cent. Sophie is more common in the 20th cent and/or if parents have French connections.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 21-Nov-20 17:56:08

Noticeable in a sea of names on credits. Needs to stand out.

florascotia2 Sat 21-Nov-20 18:54:29

No. Trying to be 'yoouneek' stands out in very much the wrong way.

Firebird83 Sat 21-Nov-20 23:02:41

New and moo rhyme to me. I can’t hear a difference.

florascotia2 Sun 22-Nov-20 20:11:09

* Firebird* try 'mew' (the noise a cat makes) and 'moo'. They really do not sound the same. The 'ew' in Andrew is similar to the 'ew' in 'mew'. Not exactly the same, but closer to 'mew' than 'moo'.

Well, at least if you are Scottish! smile

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