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Thread: Guilty-pleasure SPELLINGS?
August 23rd, 2013 04:17 PM #31
Poor Megan. I do bad things to her, turning her into Meghan and Meggan, and I do it with a smile.
Jessamyn...flagrant abuse of the letter Y, but it's a family spelling, and I've grown to like the look of it more than Jessamine.
Briony: Again, with the Y, but this time I take it out for no good reason. It belongs in Bryony, and I know it. Briony is very Atonement.
I used Shaun in a story because I wanted a name that was familiar--but a little "off"--for a troubled character. I have grown to like it more than Sean or Shawn. Whoops.
Winnifred: I slightly prefer Winifred now, but I threw this extra N in for the longest time. When I'm typing the name, I still include it without thinking.
I also have some names where I prefer a certain spelling over the most common and/or original one, but I don't feel any guilt about these: Elinor, Marion, Kaitlin, Rebekah, Gillian, Clare, Lillie, Bryce.----
Mom to N
Malcolm, Tristan, Aaron, Garrett, Vincent
Iris, Bridget, Bonnie, Averill, Petra
August 23rd, 2013 08:04 PM #33
Camryn for a girl is a GP spelling I've had forever. I like Cameron on a boy (but wouldn't use it due to it's meaning), so I have no idea why I like Camryn. But it does the trick.
Zoe to Zoie
Cora to Kora
Megan to Meghan
Mia to Miya (Miya is a legit Japanese name, but it does look kry8tiv and it would be said as Maya)
Mae to Mai (I know Mai is said like my, but I grew up thinking it was said May thanks to my favorite cartoon)
Caia to Kaia
Sailor to Saylor (I had a friend named that in fifth grade and it stuck)
Adeline to Adalyn
Gianna to Jianna
Jocelyn to Josslyn
Leo to Lio
Ian to Aeon
Jason to Jayson
Nick to Nik
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August 23rd, 2013 08:12 PM #35Senior Member
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Carolyn: I like this much better than Caroline. Probably because of House of Dark Shadows.
Alyx: Far too tryndee, but much more modern than just Alex.
Jakob: I like this because it feels like a real name, not just a long form of Jake. I know it doesn't make sense. I'm okay with that.
Alyss: Yeah, I don't even know. I love Alice but Alyss is just awesome.Teen writer, pianist, sci-fi geek, cat-owner and name enthusiast.
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August 23rd, 2013 09:15 PM #37Senior Member
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August 23rd, 2013 10:07 PM #39
Jayne looks so magical to me.Considering...
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