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  • edited January 2015
    Sorry if this is a dumb question but I'm new around here - does this apply to nicknames also? My name is Jessica but I've always gone by Jessi which is less common than Jessie. People often misspell it as Jessie or Jesse but I've never really cared - my mom just said she always wrote it as Jessi because she though an "e" didn't make sense because my name is not Jessieca. Are there "correct" ways to do nicknames also? 
  • Sorry if this is a dumb question but I'm new around here - does this apply to nicknames also? My name is Jessica but I've always gone by Jessi which is less common than Jessie. People often misspell it as Jessie or Jesse but I've never really cared - my mom just said she always wrote it as Jessi because she though an "e" didn't make sense because my name is not Jessieca. Are there "correct" ways to do nicknames also? 

    My initial thought is that they're nicknames, not formal names, so spelling has a little more leeway, but I'm not sure.
  • Okay I have a few comments for this board.

    1) my middle name is Leigh and I've met several other ladies my age with it; I would never tack it onto another name or use that form of Leigh to extend a name but I've always liked it as my middle name just by itself. And to be honest, I would probably never use it as a first name. I think of it like the name Marie, some names are just better as middle names.

    2) would you go about spelling it Christina or Kristina?

    3) same for Jocelyn and Joscelyn?

    I've seen all of these spellings for these names and I'm not completely sure what is right exactly anymore.
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  • tdart14tdart14 member
    edited January 2015
    I agree with the article completely.

    I'm an individual with a unique name, according to my countries database I am the only individual with my name. I do like my name, actually I love it. But the improper spelling and pronunciations of it are tiresome. Answering the phone at work and having to repeat my name 3 times for people just sucks, and then they ask how to spell it.

    I prefer common spellings for sure.
    michelle_shelle
  • Christina and Jocelyn if I had to spell them.
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  • I am not a fan of youneek spelled names. They are confusing and frustrating.
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  • To rev back up the Jackson/Jaxon post I saw a kid at work today named JAXSYN [-(
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  • Jaxon
    Jaxen
    Jaxson
    Jaxsen
    Jaxyn
    Jaxsyn
    Jaxzin
    Jaxzyn
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  • Dang.. Maybe I should change my name from Jillian to Gillian. :|

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  • Then you all will hate my sons name Eyezayiah. And i love the way its spelt and its not a bad thing to spell a name different you guys are just mad because your name is plain
    mamabearcj
  • Is this just an Australian thing? All Jacksons/jaxons get called Jacko.. Literally every one I know and never jack

    Also I understand the importance of spelling names the right way but to an extent, if it's the same name pronounced the same but someone just changes one letter then it's up to them. When they start creating names and it's just insane eg:
    (le-a ... Pronounced 'ledasha') then that's when things become unnecessary and confusing
    mamabearcj
  • My parents spelled my name wrong. According to my dad, having to spell your name every time you meet someone builds character. According to my mother, if they had spelled it the common way, they would have pronounced it the French way.

    I will never misspell my kids' names. At least, not intentionally.
    wassuphoes
  • Hmmm... I am surprised at how strongly people feel about this topic. I have to say I never felt more judged about the spelling of my own name.. I wasn't teased or made fun of growing up. I liked that my name was spelled differently... I don't think one letter makes a name "made up"...

    So, if I spell it ahpple, then it's a-okay?

    C'mon.  COMMON SENSE!!!

    Where has it goooooooooooooooooone?
    MrsLollipopB
  • AdeleDazeemAdeleDazeem member
    edited March 2015

    @AdeleDazeem Respect education all you want but don't belittle other people by telling them they're wrong just because it's not how you want it. Get over yourself

    I will absolutely tell an adult that they are wrong when something is wrong.

    No qualms. 
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  • I think that it is no one else's business what or how another person chooses to name their child. - From CHARLEE and MYLES. =3
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  • I think that it is no one else's business what or how another person chooses to name their child. - From CHARLEE and MYLES. =3

    You should consider the child's business.
    DutchLucyLuMrsLollipopB
  • mommaKCS said:

    While I 100% agree with the original message on this post, that is, blatantly misspelled names DO look uneducated, after lurking through pages and pages of this forum, I am SHOCKED to see the lack of etymology education on the "regular" posters of this forum.

    Most name websites and forums include regular members with informed, educated opinions about names. This one, it seems, is littered with people claiming to be name enthusiasts who assume a name is misspelled or made-up, when they are not. If you have never heard a name before, god forbid you look it up or ask the OP about it's origin. It makes you look very silly when the same people continuously make this mistake! Outside of a select group of people, the majority of the population genuinely doesn't care about these things. If you insist on being a part of the population who does, you should take the time to make sure the statements you are making are correct before putting your opinions out there.

    Wow. You're really letting your butthurt flag fly.
    samanthaj0e
  • skiingstarkskiingstark member
    edited April 2015

    I think that it is no one else's business what or how another person chooses to name their child. - From CHARLEE and MYLES. =3

    Then just don't get mad when your child's teacher has problems pronouncing it and make sure your child does not get mad either. That is my big pet peeve, I have a unique name and I do not get angry when it is mispronounced but I have met to many people who get angry over it...



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  • I definitely agree that throwing together random sounds and calling it a name is pretty crazy at the least, but I think that unique spelling it really cool! My name is spelled differently, and when my husband (who also has a uniquely spelled name) and I have our daughter in July, we're going to give her name a unique spelling as well. 
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