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Thread: Fae or Faye

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2013

    Fae or Faye

    So, I'll keep this short, or else ramble.

    I prefer Fae, fiance just mentioned that he prefers Faye.

    I think of molasses and mauve if I stare at Faye too long, but do worry that Fae is too ZOMGZZ FANTASY!!! sometimes. I love the ae of Fae. It's just my favorite spelling

    What do you like and dislike about each spelling, which do you prefer?

    Middle name is still being discussed, but we're leaning hard toward Sylvana. Thank you all for your feedback on both issues!
    Last edited by pistachio; May 14th, 2014 at 05:26 PM.
    Mommy to one Snug.

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    I personally prefer the Fae or Fay spelling. The e at the end of Faye is really just for aesthetic purposes and that seems so silly to me! I think Fae is the prettiest possible variation, and I like the high fantasy aspect to it--which I think only some people will even notice, if at all (I would...and I would think it is AWESOME haha). Fae seems light and airy, it has an ethereal beauty that I don't find in Faye.

    Fay is maybe a good middleground if you're worried about Fae, because it has some strong roots in fantasy (via Morgan le Fay), and is just as short, cute and sassy as Fae but I think it would be even less likely to be associated with fantasy.
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  3. #5
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    Aug 2013
    Faye to me has a laid-back vibe that I enjoy. Fae does lean more towards fantasy and whimsy, but I don't find that a bad thing necessarily. I do prefer Faye with a Y.
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  4. #7
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    Jan 2014
    I love the ae in Fae as well! Plus it reminds me more of Faerie, which is more fantastical and magical, but is somehow more rooted in myths and legends; almost a bit historical. Faye's nice, but it doesn't really have the same natural, slightly mysterious and mystical feeling Fae does. Basically I love Fae! I just realised how weird this would sound out loud. :P
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  5. #9
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    Jul 2013
    Great feedback, thank you! I figured out why I dislike Faye, besides the crazy feelings and such. There's a town about an hour away that, while it has its good parts and I'm sure some wonderful people, is not typically known as a very nice town. It starts with Faye-. It's what I keep going back to when I really think about it. I think I'll bring that up when he gets home.
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