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    Default Name spelling

    Hi there,
    Hubby and I have settled on a girl's name- it's pronounced Ayvin. I'm just not sure how I want to spell it.
    I want to spell it Aven, but I'm concerned she'll have problems with people pronouncing it like Avon (like Avon Descent, not the cosmetics company- soft 'a'). So I was thinking Aiven makes it a bit clearer?

    What do you think?
    -Aven
    -Aiven

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    Aiven.
    Or Ayvin.

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    Lovely.
    Avyn is an option too.

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    I would just spell it Aven. I don't think there's much that can go wrong with the pronunciation. Aiven is ok-ish, but I think Aven looks nicer.

    Anything with a Y in there looks ridiculous and youneek IMO.

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    Keep it simple, go with Aven.

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    I would go Aven.
    To be honest I think she will always be telling people how to spell and pronounce her name.

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    Default Name spelling

    Looking at it I would pronounce Aven like Oven but with an A so if you want the the 'Ay' sound I would spell it Aiven or Ayven.
    Last edited by BabyG4; 21-03-2015 at 15:32.

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    Agree with BabyG4. I would go Aiven or Ayven because I read it as ah-ven.

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    Aiven is lovely.

    People have pronounced my name incorrectly, all my life (It's a 4 letter name, with 2 pronunciations).
    Even after mum added a 'y' (informally), people still got it wrong.

    It has never, ever, bothered me, and has just become routine to say, "Oh, it's X", and people usually get it soon after.

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    I would go with Aven.
    It follows the same spelling/pronunciation rules as Haven and Raven...when I read it, I pronounced it "ayven", so I don't think you can really go wrong with Aven.
    It's nice

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