I would never pronounce Fenyx like Phoenix but rather "Fen-nix". Everyone knows how to pronounce Declan, it's not misleading.
I'm sorry, but your spelling doesn't make the name look cooler, it just looks like you and your husband aren't able to spell properly.
Phoenix Declan Cruz is a nice name.
I would probably go for Declan Cruz, because it's way too long for my liking, but if you really love all of the names I think you should at least spell it Phoenix Declan Cruz.
Normally I hate creative spellings, but I can understand if you feel you want to change it a bit. I think one of the problems here is you want to make several changes, and I've always thought Cruz looked wrong too, so even the "legitimite" name of the three looks almost make up. Overall makes the name look slightly tacky (sorry). A few suggestions to tone it down a bit (I want to go on record as saying I don't actually like the spelling Decklan) but possibly still get a name you love:
Fenix Declan Cruz (my fave choice of this list)
Phoenyx Declan Cruz
Phoenix Decklan Cruz
Congrats on the weight loss and planning for baby!
Phoenix Declan Cruz is a nice name when spelled like this. It is a little long for my tastes (I like Declan Cruz or Phoenix Cruz), but it's not me who is the parent!
I didn't recognise Fenyx as being an alternative for Phoenix and certainly wouldn't pronounce them in the same way. It looks made up.
Deklan spelt that way is just...a pointless alteration.
Phoenix Declan Cruz is cool though!
I have to admit I thought this post was a joke until you responded with this. Glad to see someone take the criticism without getting too upset :-)
Originally Posted by faithnotsight83
That said, I'm not a fan of Phoenix as a name.. to me it's one of those "I'm so cool and different!" kind of names, but I can give it a pass since it has a nice meaning to you. What about Cruz Phoenix? Declan Phoenix?
I also did not pronounce Fenyx like Phoenix. Declan is a known name, but Deklan is okay. Fenyx looks wrong.
Okay I really don't understand the replies to this thread.
Everyone is complaining about the spelling of Phoenix, as 'Fenyx', because they would pronounce it 'Fee-nix', yet these are the very same people that would say Felix as 'Fee-lix', and not 'Feh-lix'.
But what I'm finding even more ridiculous is the fact that the original spelling isn't even correct according to the pronunciation. Since when is 'oe' ever pronounced as 'ee'? I mean, I don't know about you guys, but I don't pronounce Joe as 'Jee'!
I really don't understand this reply to an old post. Phoenix is of Greek origin, and therefore follows the rules of Greek pronunciation. Your response was incredibly ignorant.
Originally Posted by ecka6
Originally Posted by ecka6
Actually, I've never thought about it, but are Phoenix and Phoebe related in any way? Isn't phoebe a bird? Just curious, and I may be wrong.