PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU NAME!!!

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Registered: 01-07-2004
PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU NAME!!!
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Wed, 02-22-2012 - 2:31pm

hello all!! i just want to vent a lil here-please everyone think before you name. and think when you spell the name. if you choose a unique spelling of a common name-it really doesnt change the name. you can spell emily like this or emmalee or emalie or emileigh-its still emily-it doesnt make it any different. my major thing is adding y's instead of i's and z's instead of s...i wrote on a cake last night for an izabella...and my oldest dd goes to school with an yzabella roze. i also have a niece and nephew-kayleigh and kryztian(christian). theyre siblings...they have a baby brother named ayden-which isnt too bad-its better than poor kryztian!! when they sent me a pic after he was born and put his name on there-i actually had to ask them how to pronounce it.

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Registered: 11-04-2009
Thu, 02-23-2012 - 11:48am
I do see your point on the spellings. I am not a fan of the Kr8tiv spellings at all. It doesn't change the name, just makes it harder to spell for other people.
Two things, though.. there are some names where there are a few different forms of the name. One may think one version is the only way to go, whereas another thinks the other form is the only acceptable way to spell it. Take my dd's name, I chose to spell it Haley, because I wanted to avoid the *Hay* that is in it. I also didn't want it pronounced Hail-lee, so I wanted to avoid the spelling Hailey. Yet, all three spellings of Haley, Hayley, and Hailey are perfectly acceptable,IMO.
I am sure the name I chose 25 years ago for my son would not fit your standars for naming. His name Is Jory... sounds like Cory. It gets misspelled and mispronounced all the time. He is used to that, doesn't mind it at all, he just tells people his name and adds *Jory, like Cory but wit a J*. In fact, he takes pride in having a different name, because it fits his personality. Yet, his name has not stopped him from holding a good job as an engineer, do well in school and college, or have lots of friends.
I guess it boils down to a matter of opinion. For instance, I could NOT EVER imagine having a common name, I was an April in a sea of Susans, Jennifers, Christines and Karens. I always had to tell people my name was April, like the month, not many used the name then, Now, I don't have to do that because more people are used it it as a first name.
Different strokes for different folks, we can't all agree on everything. :o)



~April, Mom to son Jory, 23 and boy/girl twins, Alex and Haley, 11






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Registered: 01-07-2004
Thu, 02-23-2012 - 1:54pm

hello!! yep-youve got a point about different strokes and different folks...my parents absolutely hated the name i chose for my oldest-violet-until i gave birth and then there was no other name for her;). i do like the name you gave your son-jory. (i like alex and haley too) i read a book where there was a character named jory. i liked it then and i like it on a "real life" person. i didnt really have a common name growing up either-i was a joanne in a sea of jennifers, nicoles and courtneys. my oldest dd is the only violet she has run across in the last 7 years shes been at school. she does have 4 emmas in her class...and 3 alyssas...now my 2nd dd-isabelle-shes run across a few in her 4 years of school already but the more common name is isabella... the kr8tivv spellings are a major pet peeve to me...i think we can agree on that.

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Registered: 11-04-2009
Fri, 02-24-2012 - 9:20am
You are right, my oldest son's name came from a book... in the Flowers In The Attic Series by VC Andrews. I read it when I was in Jr High, and always thought Jory would make such a cool name! He was the hero in the book, the strong, handsome one compared to his twin. Funny that you knew where it came from!


~April, Mom to son Jory, 23 and boy/girl twins, Alex and Haley, 11






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Registered: 01-07-2004
Fri, 02-24-2012 - 1:28pm

in the Flowers In The Attic Series by VC Andrews. I read it when I was in Jr High, and always thought Jory would make such a cool name! He was the hero in the book, the strong, handsome one compared to his twin.

LOL!! you know i have seen you on these boards for awhile and i always wanted to ask you if your sons name was from that series. i have read that series 3 times-my mom is a huge vc andrews fan. it IS a cool name-and unique is good. i think its the off color spellings that drive me nuts. theres no question on how to pronounce his name...
joanne

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Tue, 02-28-2012 - 3:21pm
I wrote on a cake once "happy birthday Bawb"...yeah, I didn't think you could get kr8tyv with Bob, but I guess you can!! I always double check spellings before I write on a cake & sometimes people look at me strange if it is something "simple", but then I tell them my "Bawb story".


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Registered: 03-07-2012
Wed, 03-07-2012 - 9:30pm
This is my MAJOR pet peeve.

I was stuck with a new spelling with a known name - Cristine Daae. People never spell my name right, however nobody has gotten on my case for taking DH last name.

There are other issues, but that's a big part of why my parents aren't in my life or their granddaughter's lives.