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    Quote Originally Posted by Balfour View Post
    A friend of ours recently had their first son. And they are known for being pretty out there, very vocal about tradition being stupid, so we were all waiting to see what they'd name their son. It came through they'd name him Cruz and we all went 'oh, that's pretty normal actually'.
    Cruhyze.
    See with that spelling I'm pronouncing it 'Cra-yooz' in my head.
    Or maybe 'Cra-hyze'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balfour View Post
    A friend of ours recently had their first son. And they are known for being pretty out there, very vocal about tradition being stupid, so we were all waiting to see what they'd name their son. It came through they'd name him Cruz and we all went 'oh, that's pretty normal actually'.
    Cruhyze.
    I seriously just gasped out loud. That is so ridiculous, that poor child.

    Actually the more I look at that spelling, the more it looks like it says "crazy"!

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    I thought maybe they'd been victims of an autocorrect and so I messaged back. No, they were very serious and somewhat annoyed they'd been asked to repeat it so many times.

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    I think it's hilarious you asked if was an auto correct, that's gold! And what did they expect?? It's not just a slightly different spelling it's so off the wall no one could possibly know the spelling?

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    I'm 37 weeks along with my Ava, didn't even think you could possibly change the spelling haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balfour View Post
    A friend of ours recently had their first son. And they are known for being pretty out there, very vocal about tradition being stupid, so we were all waiting to see what they'd name their son. It came through they'd name him Cruz and we all went 'oh, that's pretty normal actually'.
    Cruhyze.
    A headache for his future teachers

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    Just took my son to tennis, there is a little girl named Pippet and a boy named Oryan (I hope there is no apostrophe in there!) in his class. I was so unimpressed when we realised how popular little man's name was/is but it sure is better than the alternative!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tainted View Post
    Just took my son to tennis, there is a little girl named Pippet and a boy named Oryan (I hope there is no apostrophe in there!) in his class. !
    Is that pronounced ori-an or more like o'ryan? If 'Ori-an', Ørjan (same pronunciation) is a traditional Scandinavian name. Might explain it?

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    O'ryan, like the Irish surname. I thought the instructors may have got it wrong but his father pronounced it the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balfour View Post
    I thought maybe they'd been victims of an autocorrect and so I messaged back. No, they were very serious and somewhat annoyed they'd been asked to repeat it so many times.
    With that mangled spelling, I'd tell them to get used to it!


 

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