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Unusual spellings of names

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tigermeow Sun 03-Aug-08 22:31:44

Have you come across many unusual spellings for names? Please share!

I've met a Micheal, a Kloe (Chloe), Tigher (as in big cat), Macks (Max), Sofi, Jorg (parents were not Scandinavian)

Sidge Sun 03-Aug-08 22:43:42

I've seen a Mersadies, Alexzsander, Raychel and Mollee.

mrswoolf Sun 03-Aug-08 23:16:56

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donovan Sun 03-Aug-08 23:24:18

Louce = Lucy. hmm

CaptFabioHiltsCatInTheCooler Sun 03-Aug-08 23:26:27

Why do people do this?

choccypig Sun 03-Aug-08 23:27:56

Worst/Best I've ever seen was C'Elle.

Pronounced See-Elle

I'm sorry but those sorts of names make me cringe. It's either embarrassingly terrible spelling or an embarrassingly terrible attempt at being original.

I pity the poor kids.

Kloe? [wilts]

WipingAssAndTakingNames Sun 03-Aug-08 23:33:02

I've met a Falisity (Felicity), an Ofellia (Ophelia) and a Heigh-Lee (Hayley). Each to their own, but those aren't particularly common names; why do they warrant a 'unique' twist?

A friend who's a reception teacher has taught a Kloe (Chloe) and a Loois (Lewis) recently.

Bronze Sun 03-Aug-08 23:34:17

Whats the betting they complain that the names are always spelt rong [or right depnding on how you look at it]

Bowddee Sun 03-Aug-08 23:39:02

I read an article in a paper where the names of the children were given. They both looked weird until you pronounced them. I can't remember the girl's [thick emoticon] but the boy was called Jaymz.

Flibbertyjibbet Sun 03-Aug-08 23:43:00

Meloney.

A child in the family is called Lucie. Which isn't that unusual but IT REALLY ANNOYS ME grin

These poor children, going through life saying 'no its spelt...J A Y M Z'

SlartyBartFast Sun 03-Aug-08 23:48:41

i always thinks its cos parents can't spell

PotPourri Sun 03-Aug-08 23:50:16

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Olihan Sun 03-Aug-08 23:51:26

DH taught a Jaxon, I always put it down to the parents being thick too.

PotPourri Sun 03-Aug-08 23:52:14

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Bronze Sun 03-Aug-08 23:56:19

Oh my goodness. There's me talking about spelling and look at my post. Wrong and depending (what's). I feel better now.

LunarSea Mon 04-Aug-08 08:24:12

I know a Jorja (Georgia) and came across a Rooban (Reuben) not long ago. IMHO it just spoils what are otherwise perfectly nice names by making it look like the parents couldn't spell them properly.

VictorianSqualor Mon 04-Aug-08 08:34:51

I have a Danni-Ella, but not because I didn't like the spelling Daniella, but because I wanted to call her Ella, Danni-Ella was a compromise and I hate the way people say Dan-Yella, at least this way her name is said properly. She is known as Ella at school though.

She went to nursery with a girl called Emma-Lee.

ChopsTheDuck Mon 04-Aug-08 08:43:04

I spelt dd's name Rheannon rather than Rhiannon. We did it because we thought it would probably get shorted to Rhea, which is a name correctly spelled in it's own right. So far though, she is 8 and it seems unlikely it will be shortened and now I regret not spelling it properly!

yawningmonster Mon 04-Aug-08 08:47:38

pot pourri how else can you say melanie, as here is is pronounced as mel annie.

NotDoingTheHousework Mon 04-Aug-08 08:50:43

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VictorianSqualor Mon 04-Aug-08 08:52:50

Mel annie or mel-a-knee.

bikerunski Mon 04-Aug-08 09:07:57

Jazelle (Giselle)
Zowie (but pronounced Zoe, not Zoww-eee)

bobblehat Mon 04-Aug-08 09:22:14

Have said this before but I know a Lucee (Lucy)

yawningmonster Mon 04-Aug-08 10:17:50

ah thanks vs we tend to talk quite fast here and they both sound pretty much the same but now you put it that way is probably closer to mel a knee here too

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