I'd rather people use traditional spelling then the current trend of throwing in an extra Y or hyphen into names unnecessarily. That's done in an attempt to be cool or different, not using a traditional name. But that's my personal preference and really, a whole other thread.
As an Irish person now living in Australia, I wished I didn't have an Irish name. People are more tolerant now but I used to get, "why did your parents make your name up", your name is horrible" how on earth to you pronounce that" I was born in Ireland but we moved when I was 7 however my mum said she has always loved my name and would have given it to me even if I had been born here. One of my brothers is Seamus (pronounced Shaymus) but teachers used to pronounce it Sea moose which of course cracked the class up but really embarrassed my brother.
Thy being said, I don't have an issue with people pronouncing my name these days, they just get a bit tripped up on the spelling. I think as Australia has become more multicultural, people realise that not all names are of an English origin.
But then again, maybe a made up or phonetically spelled bogan name is paying homage to Australian heritage
We have a teejay at our school. And Ariah, funny story about that one but best not put on incase mum is on the forums!
Yogis Mumma (15-07-2016)
We have a Cjay at daycare, I hate it so much. I don't like the name at all but if you're set on it, either you just do initials, or you spell the whole thing out. Ceejay or CJ! Not Cjay!
My hubby is "Morgwn", which is the Welsh version of Morgan. People usually insert an extra "y" in it, to arrive at "Morgwyn". He's given up, but I have maintained the crusade. It's not that hard; replace the a with a w. Easy.
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