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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2013

    Names that look/sound weird?

    Have you ever had a name or word that you've heard regularly suddenly start to look/sound completely alien? I was just reading something and came across Matthew.
    I don't know if I've just never really looked at it properly, but it seems wrong! I've heard it a million times, I have a cousin with the name, but it just looks so strange to me right now!
    Matthew. Matthew.
    Maybe it's the TTH? I don't know. It'll probably look fine in an hour, but I actually had to go and check that that's how it is typically spelled, because it looked so wrong to me!

    Has this ever happened to you with a name?

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Next to somewhere.
    I don't like calling names "weird", but Ferelith is, while beautiful, really hard to say out loud.
    Coming back after a long, accidental hiatus from the site.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    I love the names Tobiah and Tobias, but sometimes I can't help hearing "To buy a..." or "To buy us..."

    Similarly with Isadore, sometimes all I hear is "Is a door".
    Victor | Ephraim | Phineas

    Trudy | Marceline | Freda

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Downton Abbey
    That happens to me constantly!! The one it used to occur to a lot was Thomas, but lately Chloe has been another. I think for me it's that silent H.
    have courage, and be kind.
    Edith, Florence, Sybil, Elsie, Evelyn, Lucy, Matilda, Vera, Poppy
    Violet, Mabel, Minnie, Jane, Marigold, Lily, Cora, Martha, Alice

    George, Atticus, William, Thomas, Henry, Daniel, Ernest, Albert
    Matthew, Charlie, Louis, Hugo, Patrick, Andrew, Lachlan, Winston


  5. #9
    Join Date
    May 2011
    I did this about 3 months ago with the name Scott. I was just driving to work, thinking about my optometrist, and was like "Gosh, Scott... what a weird name. Skot. Skawt. Scotttttttt."
    Name aficionada, traveller, teacher, wonderfully enamoured
    Sela Beatrix, Adelaide Flora, Vivian Lilac, Orchid Minerva, Audrey Cordelia
    Opal, Zinnia, Sefora, Leire, Nuria, Freya

    Bastian Liher, Gideon Felix, Fletcher Atlas, Ephraim Grey, Joscelin Amos
    Eneko, Ekhi, Bruno, Oriol, Earnest, Ivor

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