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Baby Names with Alternative Spellings

My Mom posted this on Facebook the other day. I thought it was pretty funny and worth sharing.

These are legitimate names in Utah. Maybe because Utahns are having more children than the average family in the U.S. of A. they want to get more creative with their names. 

A friend of mine in Arizona though, just had a baby girl named (Eliza) but she spells it: Ylayza.
Because of her Spanish heritage I could figure out how the name was pronounced - but it sure is different.

I think names should be easy to spell and obvious - I know, even I come up with some different names but I usually like to stick with an easy way to spell it. But that's just me.

If I could do one thing different, I would go back in time and change the spelling of Kailea's name. People are pronouncing it wrong all the time. And we specifically chose this spelling so it would be easier for the Dutch to pronounce and they are the ones pronouncing it wrong all the time. If I could change it, I would make it Kyleah. In some countries it's not too difficult to make a change of name in court. In this country, I don't see the point in it. My child just has to correct people all the time. That's life.

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Brandee Shafer said…
I have a 2yo named Charleigh. It's pronounced Charlie, as in Brown. But people call her Sharlie and Sharlay and Charlay. It's terrible. I still really like the spelling, but I'm not sure I chose rightly.
cutekittypunk said…
I read your blog Brandee and I have to say that I always pronounced it Charlay in my mind as well. Now i will try to relearn it to myself :)

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