I don't think it matters much.
I'm Stacey. Some people add an e, or they don't use it at all. Occasionally someone asks, "ie?" TBH, unless it's for official stuff, they can spell my name however they want.
DP's got a name which can have 1 of 3 different letters near the end. One option is more popular and common than the others, so he's always having to spell it out. I don't think he cares if people get it wrong either, except where he NEEDS it to be spelt properly.
People always think DD is Chantel instead of Chanel... or spell it some really hideous way... Schanelle or something. *vomit* It only bothers me when I correct them a thousand times and they still keep trying to use those horrible versions... it makes me wonder if they think I am THAT bogan that not only would I use a bit of a bogan name (I named her at 19... don't blame me! lol)... but that I'd slaughter the spelling to make it boganified even more.
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04-02-2012 21:45 #21
04-02-2012 21:49 #22
[QUOTE=Sammyp;6357817]I have an uncommon last name (not quite the same) but no one ever gets the spelling, when I say my name I automatically spell it with out thinking.. It doesn't bother me.
Same! I spell our surname out and even then people either drop the "E" or add an "L". Doesn't really bother me but makes lay bys and appointments a bit of a nightmare lol
04-02-2012 23:35 #23
usually by the time i start spelling my surname, which starts with a k, they've already started writing a c. alternatively, they actually have written a c and draw a line down the side of it to turn it into a k. it's really annoying.
if you're worried, pick the most common spelling.
04-02-2012 23:37 #24three terrific kids
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We have the same issues in our family, having to spell out names, both first and last. It doesn't bother me or the kids in the slightest. My son is braddon, said brad-don (like Canberra suburb) we get all sorts of pronunciation though, and our surname is Doulton and the u gets dropped or ou is replaced with a, we always have to spell it. Dd's are Ainsley and tegan, so always spelling their names too.
I don't think you will be hated by your child if you gave them a reasonable name and it just happens that people don't get it. Unforgivable if you pick a name and throw in a few random letters for fun
04-02-2012 23:43 #25Member
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I don't think it matters nowdays if you give them a commom or uncommon name... my name is rebecca - its simple and common yet I'm always having to spell it out because there is so many other ways to spell it.
We wanted DD to have an 'easy' uncommon name (named her nataya) which is pronounced how it looks/spelt how its pronounced, yet everyone gets confused because its simple and they think its ment to be difficult. (if that makes sense)
05-02-2012 06:13 #26
Like others have said if you're worried I would just go with the most common spelling, but I'm sure it will still be misspelt, especially in these days of Jaymz and Roobee!
My name is Ashleigh and it is CONSTANTLY spelt Ashley and it does do my head in (as I'm sure it does for all the Ashlea's and Ashlee's etc). As a result whenever I am asked my name (when someone needs to write it down) I automatically say "I'm Ashleigh A-s-h-l-e-i-g-h". It's no big deal, and I always ask how other people's names are spelt when I need to write them down, I never assume.
05-02-2012 07:19 #27Senior Member
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So many people can't spell in all areas...names are just part of it...
I also find the names nowadays have such poor spelling that you have no chance on spelling it the way the person wants..I spell it the correct way ..I don't care if it is not the way the person writes it!!!
05-02-2012 07:53 #28
I'm Amy. Simple common 3 letter name yet I'm always having to spell it.
"is that A-i-m-e-e?" "err no the easy way A-m-y"
ALL THE DAMN TIME!!!!
05-02-2012 08:15 #29
These days you can have the most common/traditional of names, and still have to spell it out.
I have a very unusual name, and my sisters common names. And they get asked to spell their names out just as much as I.
So I don't think it really matters.
05-02-2012 09:04 #30
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