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    My son is Conner (with an er) and I have been told it is spelled 'wrong' before. Honestly though, in my post partom haze, I just spelled it like I thought it should be. DD is Arianna (Are-ee-anna) and everyone always says it wrong. We tried and tried to find a better spelling though, and just couldnt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    I think there is a difference between alternate spellings and cre8tive spellings. Someone I know (but don't like very much) recently indicated that she thought it was dumb that we didn't spell our son's name "Reed" because "Reid" is "harder." True, but Reid is the legitimate Scottish spelling of it, and a "reed" is a plant that lives by water. I don't mind alternative spellings unless they get too wacky. Sorry, but "Airyka" is a bit over the top.
    Reid is the way to spell it, IMO. Actually, when I was preggers with Ben and we were going up to our land north of the city we would always pass by this amazing 100 year farm, and on the side of the road was a big sign that says "REID - 100 Year Farm" and I just fell in love with that name. I also liked Lee as a middle name, but Reid goes better with our last name and I just think it's rad. And like you said, there are some names that have more than one acceptable spelling. Claire's middle name is Isabelle, but it's also spelled Isabel. I just thought Isabelle was prettier. Same with Claire - it's also spelled Clare, but I think that her spelling is more common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    My son is Conner (with an er) and I have been told it is spelled 'wrong' before. Honestly though, in my post partom haze, I just spelled it like I thought it should be. DD is Arianna (Are-ee-anna) and everyone always says it wrong. We tried and tried to find a better spelling though, and just couldnt.
    If someone said your DD's name to me I would spell it exactly the way you spell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    While we're airing our name grievances, and not to offend, but I don't like same initials for names in the family. Too cutesy for me. Like Melissa, it doesn't keep me up all night but it isn't my thing. I was concerned for a hot minute that Corinne and dh share an initial.

    Ryker is odd. Maiden name or not.

    I saw the name Pieper the other day. Just call her Piper please. It's different enough as it is.
    I dont like the same initials either. We ended up with the same first letter kind of on accident and then kind of felt obligated to do it with DD3. We had planned on Natalie or Julia for DD2 and on the way to the hospital in between contractions I told Dh her name was going to be Morgan Lee. He says he was not going to argue with me at that time. It worked out though, her name really suits her
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    After Caitlyn was born I realised it was not a common spelling of the name. It is most common either with a K or Caitlin, but Caitlyn was how it was spelled in the baby name book we were using so that is what we went with. Having a very unusual name I wanted my girls to have normal names. DH's name though is on the top 10 American names for all time and wanted normal names, but not so there would be a ton of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    My son is Conner (with an er) and I have been told it is spelled 'wrong' before. Honestly though, in my post partom haze, I just spelled it like I thought it should be. DD is Arianna (Are-ee-anna) and everyone always says it wrong. We tried and tried to find a better spelling though, and just couldnt.
    So my point here, that I totally skipped cause the kids were bugging me, is that even when you try you sometimes get names that dont 'work' for everyone. We actually put a lot of effort into picking names that would be easy to pronounce, spelled the way they sound, but not to common, etc. And we ended up with DD who no one pronounces right (and to make it worse, we call her Ari, which is a boys name, adding to the confusion), and DS who has one of the most common boys names, but spelled 'wrong'. I think we finally got it right with Trent

    Funny story, we were at DH's work's Christmas party last year, and Santa mispronounced Ari's name. She stood up and corrected him before she went to get her present It was really funny for all the parents. I was proud though, cause I have been trying to teach her to correct people when they get it wrong. She used to be shy about doing it and possibly offending them, but I explained that the longer they call her the wrong name the more embarrassed people will be when they find out how to really say it. Obviously it worked. I also frequently have little girls in her kindergarten class correct me when I call her Ari, because her name is Arianna.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    her name is Arianna.
    I love that name. Brianna was almost an Arianna.

    ~Bonita~

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    For those that think that giving kids the same initial is too cutesy, how "precious" is this? My parents had two kids....Alissa and Alex.
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    For those that think that giving kids the same initial is too cutesy, how "precious" is this? My parents had two kids....Alissa and Alex.
    Ha ha. I think they are thinking more along the lines of the Duggars. Well, at least 4 or 5 with the same initial.
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    I am ok with cutesy. My girls are Alyssa, Brianna, Cailyn. ABC. A and B just happened to be that way. C we thought would be fun. It has been helpful to others though that do not know us that well to remember which child is which.

    ~Bonita~

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