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***Why name spelling matters***

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Re: ***Why name spelling matters***

  • So with a situation like this. We are naming our son Leighton. the way we want people to say this name is  “LAY TIN”

     I’m trying to decide which way to spell it. Leighton or Layton.

    I’m afraid of people pronouncing Leighton “LEE TIN” when it’s supposed to be pronounced “LAY TIN” 

     I lean towards Layton because of the pronunciation being “LAY TIN”

    any thoughts on this one? 
  • So with a situation like this. We are naming our son Leighton. the way we want people to say this name is  “LAY TIN”

     I’m trying to decide which way to spell it. Leighton or Layton.

    I’m afraid of people pronouncing Leighton “LEE TIN” when it’s supposed to be pronounced “LAY TIN” 

     I lean towards Layton because of the pronunciation being “LAY TIN”

    any thoughts on this one? 
    Just as your post in the threads: Leighton is said LAY - TON. If someone says Lee ton then they are coo-coo. I have never heard anyone say Lee ton for Leighton.  
    starlight8323
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  • Reading comments from years ago seems quite hilarious now. At this point there are so many yooneek names that I don't really give them a second thought. But it's mostly because I'm not entitled or educated enough to tell someone how to name their child! I agree that using the spelling Kaydee instead of Katie seems very unnecesary. But many names that you think are mispelled are actually just a different way to spell a name! English was never a stable language. Plus, many names were never english to begin with! Most of today's baby names are Greek, Latin or Roman. So we're technically mispelling them just because they suit our language better. A perfect example is Nicholas, which is derived from Greek words 'nike' and 'laos'. Originally spelled Nikolaos. If this poster cares so much about honouring what the words meant in the past, then I'm interested to hear whether they would name their kid Nikolaos instead of Nicholas. ;)
  • mornigstarmornigstar Just Joined
    My sisters son is named Nicholas. But he goes by his mn at home. At school they call him by his first name, of course. Well they often call him Nick
  • I think the unique spelling of names looks illiterate very quickly. Just something to be mindful of because your child will be a professional one day and might not appreciate the colorful spelling of their name.
    paytonpedrowilde-rides
  • :# ..and it’s aged very poorly as new parents/new eyes are just now seeing. This was the first suggested thread for me, and i just downloaded the app. Hopefully OP and others feeling it necessary to shame other parents from naming their kids whatever they want have evolved since 2014.
  • The fact that you think someone’s name is some sort of qualification makes me think, even if you do get to their credentials, you’ll be biased about them. I really wish people like you were not paid for their opinions. Hopefully it’s all pretense, and you’re not in a position to make such decisions.
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