I couldn't agree more. Different spellings may have different meanings, so I did my research before picking a girl name.
name has multiple spellings due to multiple national origins, spelling can avoid mistakes
This seems like a good place to ask my question.My husband and I decided a very long time ago what our son's name would be, if we were to have a boy. We would name him after hubby (first) and my grandpa (middle). But I'm struggling with how to spell the middle name.My grandpa was Slavic. His English name was Louis (pronounced Lewis). But his name in Slavic was written Alojzy and (I'm told) was pronounced Uh-lo-jza. Like Elijah with an "uh" instead of "ee"I've tried to find variations that are easier to read because "Alojzy" looks like "al-oh-gee-zee" to me. I've thought about trying to do it like Elijah but "Alojah" looks like "aloha" to me. Would "Alojza" read correctly? Readable alt spellings welcome. Thanks!
Trust me. As a woman named "Krystina," I can tell you that spelling does matter! Creative spelling isn't "cute." It's annoying for the child. No one will ever get their name right, important documents will need to be corrected because of misspellings, and comments will always be made like "Well, that's special!." Do your kid a favor and spell the name you choose correctly.
If I can't read the name, they would also be out. (Sorry, Dafydd.) There are a zillion names that are very cultural and still can be pronounced or have the pronounciation looked up, such as DeShawn or Aakifah. I would have no issue with hiring them. And no, I disagree that this opinion is racist. One of the most popular Irish names for the past 25 years is "Caoimhe" which is pronounced "Key-vah." It still passes my interview test because I can look up how to pronounce it 🤷♀️ (I still wouldn't name my kid that, though 😅 Imagine Starbucks)