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    Default *Spin off* Would you change your child's name spelling?

    The thread about naming regrets got me thinking... If your 4 year old child did NOT recognise his/her own first name very well... And you wanted to change the spelling of their before they go to school.. Would you?

    Background : (I wrote my son's name the way it is currently spelled and the way I'd always wished I'd spelt it.. And he thought they were both his name as I think the only part he recognises is the first initial)

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    If the spelling was something that really bothered me, then yes I would, but having that said, it doesn't matter how common a name or how you spell it, people will always spell it wrong anyway, DD has a very common 4 letter name and I can't believe the amount of people that spell it wrong

    FTR: I wish I had spelt DS name differently, I didn't realize at the time that I chose the less common of 3 possible spellings, so no one gets it right, but I won't change it because it doesn't bother me THAT much

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    My daughters name is Layla, I have often given thought to changing it to Leila.

    The only reason being is that hubby is Finnish, his whole family (I don't have much family) all spell it Leila.. Even after telling them numerous times it's "L.A.Y.L.A"
    She has a wall hanging spelt "Leila" and a bracelet with Leila engraved on it as gifts from DHs side of the family.

    Dh changed the spelling of his name, it use I be "Yeshua" but changed it to the English spelling "Joshua"
    He has never regretted it, but his family still put Yeshua on cards ect.

    I think if my daughter ever struggled or asked to have it changed, the i would change it.
    But for now I think it will be staying the same.
    I'm hoping when she is old enough to understand why her name can be spelt 2 ways then it won't be a struggle for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachell View Post
    My daughters name is Layla, I have often given thought to changing it to Leila.

    The only reason being is that hubby is Finnish, his whole family (I don't have much family) all spell it Leila.. Even after telling them numerous times it's "L.A.Y.L.A"
    She has a wall hanging spelt "Leila" and a bracelet with Leila engraved on it as gifts from DHs side of the family. .
    I am actually the opposite to this! I have a Leila and wish we spelt it Layla. We used Leila after DHs nan (who pronounced it Leela not Layla but we pronounce it Layla) and now MIL wants to get Leila tattooed and said she will just tell her other grand kids it was for her mum. If we spelt it Layla then she wouldn't be able to tattoo it without getting everyone elses name too.

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    No, but I wish everyone else would stop spelling it wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Zipper View Post
    No, but I wish everyone else would stop spelling it wrong
    This!!

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    No. I spelt it correctly and would never change that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachell View Post
    My daughters name is Layla, I have often given thought to changing it to Leila.

    The only reason being is that hubby is Finnish, his whole family (I don't have much family) all spell it Leila.. Even after telling them numerous times it's "L.A.Y.L.A"
    She has a wall hanging spelt "Leila" and a bracelet with Leila engraved on it as gifts from DHs side of the family.

    Dh changed the spelling of his name, it use I be "Yeshua" but changed it to the English spelling "Joshua"
    He has never regretted it, but his family still put Yeshua on cards ect.

    I think if my daughter ever struggled or asked to have it changed, the i would change it.
    But for now I think it will be staying the same.
    I'm hoping when she is old enough to understand why her name can be spelt 2 ways then it won't be a struggle for her.
    Interestingly my middle name is Layla, but you spell it L eilah. My cousin is Layla though.

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    As a child I asked my mum sooo many times to change the spelling of my name. It's spelt Jenelle, but I wanted it spelt with an 'a' (Janelle) My only reason was that I couldn't find anything with my name on it. Like the name plaques, pens, cups and stuff.

    She said no, and now as an adult, I love that my name is spelt different. I've met so many Janelle's, but never a Jenelle. I wouldn't change it for anything now.


 

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