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  1. #1
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    "Different Spelling"

    I just need to throw my opinion out there for all expecting mothers who use incredibly weird spellings for names.
    "Kelsii instead of Kelsey, or Emileigh instead of Emily"
    One thing you need to understand just because the spelling is unique, doesn't make the name unique. If you want to use a unique name, give them a unique name but don't give them a modern name with weird spelling. The child is going to go threw their life having to correct spelling, and it's going to annoy them and they will resent you. Kaitlyn or Katelyn or Caitlin are fine, because those are all common spellings of that name, but Catelynne will be difficult for people to remember. Just my word of advice! What are your views?

  2. #3
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    I hate "different" spelling! Nobody will be able to spell your child's name correctly. What a pain to make then have to tell every single person they meet how to spell it. :/.

  3. #5
    story of my life. my name is katrin but everyone always assumes it is spelled kathrin. my parents spelled it katrin because the H is silent and therefore unnecessary anyways. it is not an uncommon spelling in germany. but still most people don't get it right.
    and i always have to spell my last name also.

  4. #7
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    I grew up in Germany and Katrin is the only spelling I've every seen. Kathrin looks like you just forgot the e at the end of Kathrine.
    ...if my husbands has no vote, then....
    Endora & Lorelei / Dexter & Gideon
    ...we are newlyweds and not trying...yet...

  5. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by kates86 View Post
    story of my life. my name is katrin but everyone always assumes it is spelled kathrin. my parents spelled it katrin because the H is silent and therefore unnecessary anyways. it is not an uncommon spelling in germany. but still most people don't get it right.
    and i always have to spell my last name also.
    I got your missing "h"! My name is Dhana, pronounced exactly like Dana, but my Dad thought Dana was too short. Then again, I like it that way.

    I'm German too and I think Kathrin is one of those common names you still always have to spell anyways. I know two Kathrin's, one Katrin and one Cathrin. So probably even Kathrin wouldn't have kept you from spelling...


    So I don't mind different spellings on names, that are known with different spellings. I think it's not that bad to change the spellings of not so common names. But changing the spelling of a very very common name to something uncommon is annoying.

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