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July 24th, 2013 11:04 AM #11
July 24th, 2013 11:42 AM #13
Even when it's in place of something like an I where it could make phonetic sense I still cringe. Seriously, Jessyca? Would you support that name choice without suggesting a change in spelling?
Yvonne is a lovely, legitimate name that is spelled with a Y traditionally. He's not insulting EVERY name that contains a Y, he's just pointing out that Americans are totally abusing this letter in names that aren't traditionally spelled that way, for the sake of "uniqueness".
Personally I thought the article was hilarious and rang pretty true, although being as tongue-in-cheek as it was I'm sure it'll offend people.k+m
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July 24th, 2013 11:47 AM #15Senior Member
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He isn't saying y-names are bad, he's saying putting a y where it makes no logical since to be is annoying. Like changing Kendall to Kyndyll and expecting people to pronounce it the same is ignoring the rules of English.I hope to be a mom one day. For now I enjoy being a name lover.
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July 24th, 2013 11:54 AM #17Senior Member
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July 24th, 2013 12:20 PM #19
And he's right. Please don't name your child after a fictional, emotional, weak, obsessive teenage girl, or a fictional, sparkling, obsessive stalker. THAT is ridiculous. Not the names.
And his main point about Y is "It's not some kind of all-purpose MEGAVOWEL that can be readily substituted for the real ones just because you think it looks cooler." And that made me smile. I'm probably stealing that and using it on every single one of my friends when they get pregnant.I’m just trying to behave as I think a friend should behave. Granted, I haven’t had much practice.
~Elphaba Thropp, Wicked, by Gregory Maguire