What is your personal opinion on MODERN (illiterate) mispellings of names?
Alyvia instead of Olivia
Madalyn instead of Madeleine
Kaytlen instead of Caitlin
And so on and so forth?
- jakeLv 69 years agoFavorite Answer
It's suppose to be fun and different, but it ends up cursing people with names that to one can spell/pronounce.
- 4RedLv 69 years ago
Some look ridiculous.
Some I like better than the original spellings.
It all depends on the name and how someone spells it.
Madalyn-I don't find anything wrong with that spelling.
Alyvia-I don't like it but at least you can still read it.
Kaytlen-That spelling looks weird to me but there are so many other ways people spell Caitlin and I don't have any issue with them...Katelyn, Kaitlyn, Caitlyn are all fine to me.
I really don't like ones when people were trying to be different but they spell it so it doesn't even make phonetic sense. This bothers me more than just a different spelling that you are still able to read.
- 9 years ago
I'm ok with some flexibility in terms of spellings, but sometimes it gets out of hand. It would take me a few tries to figure out the pronunciation of "Alyvia", but "Madalyn" I can see as being fairly reasonable. While I don't mind some individuality, the child will spend a lifetime trying to make sure people get their name either spelled or pronounced correctly. Parents have to take that into consideration when writing out the child's name.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Some of these drive me INSANE. I HATE Madalyn. What the HECK? Also Kaytlen!!! I like Caitlin because it looks the way it's supposed to be pronounced! I know a girl who knows a girl who spells her name Katlyn and it drives me nuts because thats not Kate-lyn, it's Cat-lyn, and just…ew.
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- Anonymous9 years ago
Not a fan. Original spellings are my favorite.
BUT I do like Madelyn/Madalyn (I don't feel like these are modern spellings because my great great grandmother's name is Madelyn.)
Some that bug me like no other:
- Zoey instead of Zoe
- Rylee instead of Riley
- Emilee instead of Emily
- Grayce instead of Grace
Some that don't bother me at all:
- Any form of Caitlin. I don't know why, but I've gotten used to it.
- Any spelling of Michaela besides Michaela. I really don't like the original spelling of this name.
In conclusion, I'm not all for the trendy name spellings. I just feel bad for the children :'(
- shandaLv 59 years ago
Some are okay, some are just nuts. Alyvia...no way. thats just crazy. the rest are okay. I named my daughter Britney. I loved the name and always have but dh and i wanted a different spelling. Yes, I have to correct people on her spelling. I've even been told I was stupid for spelling it that way, but it was our choice. Honestly,In all the ways of spelling Britney, i liked this spelling better. Its phonetically correct anyway.
- SarahLv 69 years ago
I would never give my own children wrong spellings of names but I wouldn't say I have a problem with it. It's the parents choice I suppose.
- sydneyLv 49 years ago
This is very common now, and I personally think it's fine. It's very unique, and it's not keeping everything all the same. It's edgy, and I like that kind of edgy spark to a name!
- mizfits06Lv 49 years ago
I like it, but some people can go too overboard with it and try their best to making something super unique. Eh, too each their own though.