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#1 flowerchild

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:14 PM

I am in a profession where I see many children on a daily basis.  The names given some of these children make me shake my head and wonder if the parents are literate.  I remember one named Colorada, one named MyKenzie, one named Makalaya and many others that I thought strange.  I really wanted to ask the parents, "can you spell, or did you mean to do this?"

#2 Siv

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

They can't spell is the obvious conclusion.  I also think that basic things should be better taught in the US, if you build a house on weak foundations etc.

#3 Dougie

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:44 PM

I once met an unfortunate child who had been named by the mother to honor her father who's legal name was Johnny. Since she was a girl, the mother couldn't name her "Jr." so she instead named the child "Johnna Rhea". I really don't have a nasty mind, but say the name quickly and then guess what the children on the playground are going to be calling this poor  little girl.

#4 LauraDrew

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

Actually, it is a trend. People are choosing "creative" spellings in an attempt to make their child's name stand out from the pack. I don't personally care for this trend, though I do share the desire for my children to have names that aren't shared by half their class. And while I am sure it is sometimes a reflection of a lack of spelling skills, more often than not it is intentional.

#5 Dougie

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

I saw a couple of children in a magazine yesterday who had been named differently from the pack. One was a little girl named "Jurnee" and the other was a little boy named "Trayson". I can see these children having trouble with people who won't be able to spell their names without asking them.

#6 TraceyScafe

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

I can spell Canada that is about it! :huh:

#7 Siv

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

US is easier to spell!

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:38 AM

I have the same problem. I have went my entire life having to correct people for either the spelling or the pronunciation of my name. My parents felt like being different which is great but I am the one paying for it. :huh:




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