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You're saying it wrong round two

I guess we didn't all agree about Emmyleigh yesterday so how about this one. My little brothers friend just had her daughter a few days ago. Bayylei. Being pronounced bailey. Besides the obvious double y how would you say this one? I read lei like the Hawaiian lei not lee. So in my eyes Bayylei =/= bailey.
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Re: You're saying it wrong round two

  • I read it as Bailey.

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  • That spelling for real makes my eyes hurt.

    As far as the pronunciation---I mean, yeah, phonetically, you're right. But looking at the stupidity that is that spelling, my first thought is, "I see what you're trying to do here." So I'd pronounce it Bailey.

    Unless I felt like being a d!ck. Then I'd "mispronounce" it on purpose.

    My sister has a friend who purposefully mispronounces Jaxon "JAY-zon," which I think is hilarious.

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  • I didn't respond to your thread yesterday and I probably should have since I'm weird about pronunciations :-)

    I totally agree that Emmyleigh (emmie-lee) is not the same as Emily (ehm-eh-lee).

    I would also read Bayylei as bay-lay not bay-lee, but that "lei" can do weird things.  Lorelei is lore-eh-lie.  

    PS: WTF was so wrong with Bailey?  Because yikes.

    EDIT: I take it back... there's two Ys there.  I'd say bay-ee-lay.

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  • image sunlavender:
    I read it as Bailey.

    Maybe I am just too picky and judgemental of all these young couples I know naming their children these unique names. I hate being the only one my age who thinks using properly spelled names is a good idea. Haha
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    I didn't respond to your thread yesterday and I probably should have since I'm weird about pronunciations :I totally agree that Emmyleigh emmielee is not the same as Emily ehmehlee.I would also read Bayylei as baylay not baylee, but that "lei" can do weird things.nbsp; Lorelei is loreehlie. nbsp; PS: WTF was so wrong with Bailey?nbsp; Because yikes.

    Thank you! Haha. It is true about lei when you put it that way though.
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  • I am literally angry someone would spell their kid's name like that....please let her know she's an idiot for me, k?
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    I am literally angry someone would spell their kid's name like that....please let her know she's an idiot for me, k?

    Based on the comments on her Facebook photos about this name I think she already knows haha.
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    That spelling for real makes my eyes hurt.

    As far as the pronunciation---I mean, yeah, phonetically, you're right. But looking at the stupidity that is that spelling, my first thought is, "I see what you're trying to do here." So I'd pronounce it Bailey.

    Same here.  But the double y, seriously.  I don't get why people mess with the spelling in ways that don't occur naturally in the English language.

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    I am literally angry someone would spell their kid's name like that....please let her know she's an idiot for me, k?

    Based on the comments on her Facebook photos about this name I think she already knows haha.


    Lol..good! I still feel terrible for the kid though...she has a LIFETIME with that spelling...hopefully they change it..
  • I read that one as Bailey, but also roll my eyes and think why couldn't you just spell it correctly?

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    I read that one as Bailey, but also roll my eyes and think why couldn't you just spell it correctly?


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  • That's flucking terrible, first off.

    Second, by default I automatically went to Bailey. However, I usually say lay when I see Lei or Leigh spellings. Because the "ei" usually makes an "a" sound.

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  • I've been with you on both of them. Because of you know, phonics.

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  • That poor child. I'd love to see some of the facebook comments. Can you post them for entertainment purposes? Haha. I'm actually happy that people spoke up about it instead of just going with it.


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    I didn't respond to your thread yesterday and I probably should have since I'm weird about pronunciations :-)

    I totally agree that Emmyleigh (emmie-lee) is not the same as Emily (ehm-eh-lee).

    I would also read Bayylei as bay-lay not bay-lee, but that "lei" can do weird things.  Lorelei is lore-eh-lie.  

    PS: WTF was so wrong with Bailey?  Because yikes.

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    That poor child. I'd love to see some of the facebook comments. Can you post them for entertainment purposes? Haha. I'm actually happy that people spoke up about it instead of just going with it.

    They mostly ask for her to pronounce it then she writes just like Bailey with some sort of smiley face. However one person responded to it saying...

    "Then why not call her Bailey? She is going to have to constantly spell/pronounce her name for everybody. I have to and I hate it and I know you used to complain about not having the second N in your name like you should."  

    She hasn't responded. I had to edit the quote for spelling. Haha.  Also her name is Quin so I am assuming he means people always spell it Quinn right off and she had to correct him. 

    PS This girl has a sister about my age who has a daughter named Kaydence and if it was a boy he would have been Kameraon. Haha. 

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    I read it as Bailey.
    Maybe I am just too picky and judgemental of all these young couples I know naming their children these unique names. I hate being the only one my age who thinks using properly spelled names is a good idea. Haha

    Yup, I think you nailed it. People are all over the place with spellings and pronunciations these days

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  • I figured it was Bailey, but I would definitely hesitate if I saw it written and had to pronounce it!
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  • image ScarlettGatsby:
    As far as the pronunciationI mean, yeah, phonetically, you're right. But looking at the stupidity that is that spelling, my first thought is, "I see what you're trying to do here." So I'd pronounce it Bailey


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  • image Scarlett&Gatsby:

    That spelling for real makes my eyes hurt.

    As far as the pronunciation---I mean, yeah, phonetically, you're right. But looking at the stupidity that is that spelling, my first thought is, "I see what you're trying to do here." So I'd pronounce it Bailey.

    Exactly this. It looks like a 'special' spelling, so I'd assume they were trying for Bailey.  

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