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    Quote Originally Posted by catrules View Post
    I think Sonja is lovely. I don't think using a 'j' is odd, seems normal to me.
    thanks - I've grown attached to it. Most names acceptable now would have caused a riot though in North Qld in the 70s. This was a place where a woman getting a buzz cut made front page news. In the 80s!

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    Default Re: Are unusual names cruel?

    Our dds name isnt overly unusual but we spelt it differently

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    Default Are unusual names cruel?

    It all depends I suppose.

    My name is common.
    It's Rachel, alt spelling for this name is usually Rachael.
    But my parents decided to spell it Rachell.

    I have people pronounce it
    •"Roch-ell"
    •"Rak-Hell"
    •"Ra-shell"
    •"Rac-helllll"
    all sorts of craziness due to an added L at the end of my name.
    Rarely someone will call me "Rachel"
    To cut the crap I like being called Rach.

    I don't even bother correcting people anymore.
    It's not the spelling that annoys me, I don't mind spelling it out, but it's the pronunciation and the weird things I get called all because of one added L.

    My daughter has a normal name, with normal spelling.
    None of this
    •Reniquia with a silent R or Tomhass (Thomas) to turn it into something dumb.
    If its a legit name then that's fine, but don't put it through a kaleidoscope of unnecessary Bull**** to try triumph others and try to claim the unspoken prize of most "Creative" name.

    Honestly what is the difference between Jazmynee and Jasmine if you intend to pronounce it the same
    Personally to me stupid spelling of a normal name looks sloppy.

    I don't mind unique names, as long as I can pronounce or figure out how to pronounce it when I read it.

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    Default Re: Are unusual names cruel?

    Our dds name is Elleah (pronounced a-leah)

    We liked that spelling cause it looks nice and we love Ellie for short.

    No matter how we spelt it she would have been asked to spell it out as theres so many ways to potentially spell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlemissellie View Post
    Our dds name is Elleah (pronounced a-leah)

    We liked that spelling cause it looks nice and we love Ellie for short.

    No matter how we spelt it she would have been asked to spell it out as theres so many ways to potentially spell it.

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    See, I would say that with an Eh sound not an Ah sound...El-leah not Ah-leah.....but I have the tendency to pronounce things the way they are spelt so I get alot of things wrong

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    Default Are unusual names cruel?

    My name is typical early 90s J Boring plain so my kids got somewhat different names. I spelt my DS name Izak and apparently that's bogan but pfft if I care it's spelt the way it sounds short n sweet n suits him to a T
    Picked 3 names for DD Indy Abby & Payton DS said he wanted the name that started with the same letter as his (4yr old at the time ) so she got Indy now really popular as is her middle name dammit both have very traditional middle names with meaning and both names suit them & go well together. Stuffed if I have another though don't think I'd go with another I name but would need something to go well with others

    My sisters have different names & spelling Skyie & Nyleta (ny-lee-ta) its actually aboriginal. gets leta for short Brothers middle name is bundy but it suits him

    Friends kids. Tiger , Ocean ,Kahlarni , jenaya , Brielle
    I like different names so long as they're not cruel
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    Default Re: Are unusual names cruel?

    Well we do actually! didnt want people to think we pronnounced it elle- leah if that makes sense? bit of a mouthful lol

    We say it like Eh leah! not ahhhh lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    It wasn't the unusualness of the name that upset people.
    See, not everyone relates it to something bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Addison is a disease. As is harlequin. But Addison's isn't terminal and with treatment sufferers usually live a normal life.
    I watched a recent doco about this terminal disease, the girl in it was 27 years old. She loved her life and said she wouldn't prefer to be any other way. She was a true inspiration. Not once through out the whole doco did I feel I had made the wrong choice. Especially as my choice has nothing to do with the disease but a character in a comic series. I bet no one looked down on her name when she was created.

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    Default Re: Are unusual names cruel?

    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInShadesOfGrey View Post
    DP likes Harlequin
    Hubby and I have chosen Quinn for a girl after a joking conversation about our friends son Harley.. Thought it would be cute to have Harley & Quinn playing together..
    We've also joked about having Rorschach as a middle name for a boy.. (yes we are comic & film geeks) it would actually be the 2nd middle name if we had a boy but I don't think we could go through with it even though it's kind of grown on me.

    We both like mostly older names with normal spelling. I feel sorry for kids with unusually spelt names just for the sake of being different. Unusual and exotic names sure, but turning Cody into Codii or Austin into Oztin etc just to try and be different.. yeah not for us.

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