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    I'm due in November and we're narrowing down baby names (not finding out gender before hand). Looking for opinions on spelling a unisex baby name please.

    We've got 3 boys names to choose from but we are struggling with girls names we absolutely love. The only one we do love is one of our boys names for a girl, which is Dylan. We're both happy with the spelling as is, my question is whether we should consider changing the spelling? I've looked it up online and it says Dyllan for a girl, so do we go with that or stick with Dylan to avoid spelling issues? Does Dyllan make you automatically think it's a girl or just think it's an unusual spelling?

    We have a bit of doubt because the name is more common for a boy, so wondering if a slightly different spelling might help differentiate? We don't want to have to throw it out as an option because we love it and think it is so pretty for a girl!

    Thoughts please?

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    I would go with the original spelling; I don't automatically think girl when I see Dyllan. Beautiful name for a girl by the way :-)

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    I would avoid the double l as I suspect she'd just spend her life having to correct people. I think Dylan could work for a girl.

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    No need for the extra 'l' - Dylan is fine for a girl or boy.

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    I would stick to original spelling. I like Dylan for a girl

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    Never thought of Dylan for a girl but i think its lovely. Agree with others, stick with one L. ☺

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    I think the traditional spelling with one L looks better.
    I love all the unisex names. One of my daughters has a unisex name and we are complimented on it all the time.

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    I say go with one 'L'. I only like unusually spelt names due to it being from a different language/culture. Changing spelling to be 'different' will cause the child to always have to spell their name. (I have an unusually spelt name but it's not from the English language so I know what it's like to spell my name continually)

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    Default Unisex baby name and spelling

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    I don't like it as a name for a girl. It will create unnecessary confusion for her throughout her life. I wouldn't personally do that to a child. But, these are my thoughts; name her whatever you like.

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