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  1. #1

    Alternate spellings

    My husband and I are TTC so we have naturally begun discussing names. In the blog, I recently came across the name Boman and we both like it a lot! The more common spelling, I imagine, would be Bowman as in the surname but I'm curious as no all of your preferences on the matter.

    Boman or Bowman? And why?


  2. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    BOWMAN. In all caps, no less. I absolutely love this name; it's a great alternative to Archer, and it's on my long list. I pronounce Boman like roamin', whereas Bowman is, well, BOW-man.
    Simon, Eloise/Louise, Faye, Judah, Thea, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Conrad, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Dashiell, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Archer, Gabriel, Persephone, Raphael, Dov

    Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Liverpool, England
    Yeah. This really needs the 'w' to work. I'd read it as 'bomm-an' otherwise.

    ★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
    ★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★


    ★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
    ★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★

    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Midwest USA
    Bowman. Boman is just too similar to Roman/Ramon/etc., for me.
    Eva ♡
    teenberry & dancer

    Margaux | Rosemary | Penelope | Eleanor | Eliza | Jane | Maya | Juliette | Claire | Genevieve
    Jack | Theodore | August | Caspar | Felix | Finn | George

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    New Jersey
    It just needs the "W" - without the "W", its just confusing. Use Bo as a nickname if you want but please keep the W.

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