QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Does a different spelling alter the image of a name?
Weâ€™re not talking about kreeatifÂ spellings here, but standard variations. For example:
â€˘ Would Ann of Green Gables haveÂ seemed likeÂ a slightly different character? (She passionately advocated for the e at the end of her name, claiming it made it “so much more distinguished.”)
â€˘ Do you see Catherine as more classic than Katherine?
â€˘ Is Isobel more exotic than Isabel?
â€˘ Aiden more modern or American than Aidan?
â€˘ Elisabeth softer than Elizabeth?
â€˘ How about Susanna vs Susannah, Margo vs Margot, Mae vs May?
Any otherÂ examplesÂ you canÂ think of whereÂ differentÂ spellings alter your perception of a name?