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July 18th, 2013 05:57 PM #26Senior Member
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I may not understand why someone chooses to use Leigh vs.Ley (for names like Riley or Hailey) , or name a daughter Peishens, but its his or her decision and I respect it. I don't mind unisex names, but I do agree that it's unfair to berate someone for not immediately knowing if their child is a boy or a girl(especially if it's something like James, and not an established unisex name like Rowan or Riley). Coming from someone who had a clearly girl name, but whose mom had to put her in dresses because strangers thought that I was a boy for the first year or so because of my lack of hair, I kind of understand. My mom would get frustrated, but would politely correct people.
I think with anything, it's important to be understanding and not immediately rude. Thankfully, all of the Caitlins/Kaitlins/Kaitlyns and Haileys/Haleys/Hayleys I know are always patient and understanding when someone isn't sure which variation to use, but still. My name is Susan, a name that doesn't even have a bunch of spelling variations, yet it's been pronounced Suzanne often, and spelled Suzanne, Susin, and Suezen by others.
Last edited by susan.n; July 18th, 2013 at 07:02 PM.Only 18( and far away from marriage and kids) but a name lover!
Favorites: (other potential middle names in parentheses)
Top Five:Charlotte Belle,Emilia Alice,Clara Eve,Norah Lucille,and Adelaide/Adeline Pearl
Other Favorites:Violet Isabelle,Lucy Arwen(Auden)Lila Josephine, Olive Beatrix,Amelie Sophia(Belle) Audrey Catherine,Louisa Caroline,Eliza Maeve,and Matilda Violet(Sophie)
Jack Elias, Rory Philip,Asher Flynn, Henry Caspian, and Gideon James
July 18th, 2013 05:58 PM #28
I know several kids of Asian descent, who are very polite in correcting their names (as well as their parents). They understand that their name is part of their culture, but not mainstream in America.
My mom is a preschool teacher, and she tells me stories of interesting names. She once had a delightful girl named Addisn (yes, without the 'o'). She assumed it was a typo and wrote 'Addison' on the girls' cubby. The mother was pretty irritated at my mom's 'incompetence' at accepting 'foreign' names. I have no further comment.~lucy reine~~ celestine eira ~ mary simona ~ elizabeth echo "ellie" ~ eleanor heaven "lena" ~ vivienne ailsa ~~ jasper red ~ evander lachlan 'evan'~ kai sacha ~ ezra link ~ satoshi rowan ~