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?

9 Answers

  • jake
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    It's suppose to be fun and different, but it ends up cursing people with names that to one can spell/pronounce.

  • 4Red
    Lv 6
    9 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.

  • Anonymous
    9 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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  • Anonymous
    9 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 :'(

    Good luck!

  • shanda
    Lv 5
    9 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.

  • Sarah
    Lv 6
    9 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.

  • sydney
    Lv 4
    9 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!

  • 9 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.

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