I have what would have been a very unusual name in the 70's, and mum changed the spelling to make it even more unique. I have spent my whole life correcting people when pronouncing it and when spelling it.
DD1 has a very traditional Irish name, spelt like her grandmother. Which is actually quite different to how we would spell it here. She is constantly correcting people.
DS1 has a very traditional Irish name also, though easily spelt, but you got it most people pronounce and spell incorrectly.
DD2 Has a traditional Aboriginal name, that happens to also be the model of a car. We have kept with the aboriginal spelling, but alas everyone spells it like the car. And then when you correct the spelling for them, then they change the way they pronounce it.
DS2 He has a very old welsh name which is also a very popular german name, the german being the most common spelling, so you guessed it the poor boy is going to constantly be correcting the spelling.
I always said after mum's choice in name for me that I would give my kids easy common names that wouldn't confuse anyone, but as you can see it didn't turn out that way at all. Poor kids.
I'm not a fan of attempts to give unique names more often than not the name given is not particularly unique. And yooneek spelling dose not create a unique name, it's just the same name spelt wrong. For me names should be given because you love the name, it's suitable for a person at all life stages and isn't obviously teaseable (think Wayne Kerr).
I have a unusual name (it has an English version but mine is the French spelling and pronunciation) and definitely found it difficult when I was younger, especially as my sister had a very common name. While I love my name now, it's still a pain to have to spell it every time, and for non official things I generally use an alias it's just so much easier.
Naming a child is a big responsibility, it's one of the first things people make a judgement about.
But as this story proves you can overcome a very unfortunate name http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwauk...17.html?ipad=y
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