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Thread: WDYT: Alyss?

  1. #11
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    Maybe it's just me but I want to say it like ay liss, maybe because I switch the position of the l and y when I read it. I think alice is prettier and more clear, and if there's a simpler, accepted spelling and a more unusual, less obvious spelling the clearer one should be used, except when there's an ethnic/familial reason to pick the other.

  2. #13
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    If you are going to solicit advice on a website, don't get offended when people have opinions you don't agree with. You asked. It's just so immature and silly. Alyss looks mispelled and rather teen-momish. My humble opinion and you asked.

  3. #15
    There's a series of books, the Looking Glass Wars, that are a retelling of Alice in Wonderland, and the heroine is called Alyss.

    I think it's quite a nice alternate spelling. If you're worried about people thinking it's silly, maybe go for Alyssa as the full name and call her 'Alyss' for short.
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  4. #17
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    I think one may fall into problems with spelling, because the person would have to repeat every time that it was spelled Alyss with a y and two s's, which would be a pain. Alyce is the closest spelling that most people know of, so it would be the closest to Alyss and probably wouldn't be as much of a problem. I love the name as well, because, lets face it, I don't think the name Alice ever gets old! It's a wearable classic that sounds great on just about anybody.
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  5. #19
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    wait, the pn is ay liss?
    okay, in that case, i'm not much of a fan, but I see the appeal. It's kind of irish sounding and has a soft quality that is very feminine. I think it could work as an option, but spelling would still be rather difficult.
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