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  1. #1
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    Dilemma

    My brother and his girlfriend are having a baby boy in a couple of months. They're planning on naming it Myka Reed. Think the spelling of Myka is too girly. 123 girls were given that spelling and only 20 boys. On the other hand 3711 boys were given the spelling Micah and only 283 girls. I think it would be better if they used Micah. What do you think? Shuld I say anything?
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    I'm probably as torn as you are. Part of me really prefers Micah on a boy and feels that knowing the statistics won't hurt. But with a total of 143 kids being named Myka I don't think it can be called definitively anything. In reality it's their choice not yours and I would carefully weigh how important influencing their spelling choice is to you vs how they might react and how that could effect your relationship. In the end that's something only you can decide.
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    Clearly they prefer the more unusual spelling. I'm sure they considered Micah (since it is the traditional spelling), and then for whatever reason decided to go with Myka. I think Myka looks a bit silly, especially for a boy, but I don't really think there's anything you can (or should) do.
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    Yeah, maybe I should not say anything and then later if they complain about people are always expecting him to be a girl I could suggest that change Spelling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dovah View Post
    Clearly they prefer the more unusual spelling. I'm sure they considered Micah (since it is the traditional spelling), and then for whatever reason decided to go with Myka. I think Myka looks a bit silly, especially for a boy, but I don't really think there's anything you can (or should) do.
    You're probably right.

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