Menu
  
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 15 of 15
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Posts
    744
    I think both spellings are perfectly acceptable and I see both used in real life. I prefer the symmetry of the Damian spelling but either way I think it's a handsome name and sounds classic without being overly common.
    Last edited by choupette; July 16th, 2019 at 04:53 AM.

  2. #13
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    351
    I much prefer the Damian spelling. Just a personal choice... I also prefer Aidan to Aiden, so it could be an a vs e thing for me

    Have you considered the name Damon? One of my sons has a friend with this name, and I always thought it was pretty cool.

    Either spelling would work fine, so best of luck!

  3. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    13,475
    I’ve never known or met a Damien/Damian and I’ve only seen it written on here, both spellings and only a handful of times. I’m personally preferring the Damien spelling...at least at this moment.



    Elizabeth Margaret BirdieCharlotte Aveline Vesper
    Henry Oliver Birch Jack Rowan August Theodore Milo Atlas
    Piers Lachlan WilderGray Emerson Frost

    “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

    heart my son
    • • • • • • • • •

  4. #17
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    No Coast
    Posts
    1,140
    Another point on "default" vs. "alternative" spellings - everyone's default is not the most common or "traditional" spelling. My name is the traditional, default spelling of a name that has seen a lot of alternative and creative spellings. I am regularly asked to spell my name, and people who guess don't always guess correctly (I often get Stephany and Stephenie [thanks, Twilight!]).

    Which is to say, even if you named him Damian, he would still encounter people whose default is Damien and have to correct the spelling of his name. So if you really like the name, I don't think you need to worry about doing him a disservice by choosing the spelling you like. It helps that you're choosing an extremely common variation, so Damien feels like a purely aesthetic choice rather than an attempt to be different or creative.
    Stephanie Rae
    💍 Married 10.06.18 💙 TTC Evie or Jude 2020 👶
    Furmommy to: Alexander Hamilton *Hammy* & Marquis de Lafayette *Laffy*
    Proud auntie to: Lucy Anne & Leon Jeffrey & Mason William & Jaxon Anthony *Jax* & Expected Baby Girl
    Fairy godmother to: Anastasia Elizabeth *Ana* & Logan Mark Jay

  5. #19
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Michigan, USA
    Posts
    932
    I like Damian but I love Damien.

    As a Lilian-not-Lillian I can say that it is only slightly inconvenient to not have the more popular spelling of a name. Go for Damien.
    Now posting as hyacinthbucket

    In a parallel universe exists my Chrysanthemum


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •