i'm going to get on the "use the normal spellings" wagon. those names are not so uncommon and unrecognizable that people will have trouble pronouncing them when spelled properly - and the kreatyve ones are actually misleading and off-putting.
I think the name Phoenix Declan Cruz is a very cool name; but like previous posters I agree that you should spell it the regular way. I think Phoenix is already very rugged and modern AND people know how to say it. I think Fenyx would be pronounced like "fen-icks" and it looks made-up. I'm sorry if you really do love the name but thats my own opinion.
About the name Deklan; the spelling is not a major issue for me but i like the spelling Declan better. I dont think the pronunciation will be a big issue but what about spelling it Decklan?
The other middle name Cruz i think is very cool and modern! All together I think you have a very interesting and original name I just think your spelling was a bit odd.
I like your style and I wish you the best of luck with your future family!
wow! well i really appreciate all the input. never thought it would get this much feedback, but it is welcomed. i totally see all your points on keeping with original spellings. my hubby loved the original spelling also :) i just really want a different and unique but not stupid and meaningless name.
as far as the meanings go, i realized phoenix is myth-related and assumedly you wouldn't relate it to Christianity...but this is the website where i got a lot of the meaning of the word from, from numerous stand points:
i think i'll take heed to what you all have shared and stick with traditional. makes more sense, especailly as he gets older and has to deal with jobs & such like the one member mentioned. great point!
thanks again for your help...it was super insightful.
I do not like Fenyx at all. Phoenix is legitmate, Fenyx I can't get behind.