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Im going to be a first time mom to a little girl. I want to know others thougts on spelling a name differently. I want to name my daughter Londyn, Mikaelyn or Aubrey. In my previous poll, spelling London with a Y instead of an O was just a HUGE problem. I got most votes for Aubrey just because of the spelling. I want to add a little difference to a name but I guess it’s wrong? Im a bit confused and please dont be rude. I consider he comment "Looking illiterate is not something you should aim for" to be a little too much. I understand opinions, but no need for being rude about it. -Destiny

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Poll created: Aug 18, 2013
Total Votes: 0


The Y looks odd in London to me. Jarringly so. I love Aubrey! It’s a great name.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I like London the best out of your choices and I think just visually London looks best. The y takes away from the balanced look of the name on paper or say a monogram. Also I think as she got older it would be cool to have things that say London on them, souvenirs, postcards etc. I knew a baby London and thought it was endearing. I think the name is modern, trendy and cool enough t on its own and doesn’t need to be spelled differently. I think doing that takes it just a notch over from cool to tacky. I realize that you should name your child what you love but some people will think that way. I did a spelling with a Y for my daughter and actually ended up legally changing it later because of all the misspellings.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
You can add uniqueness to a name by picking one that’s not in the top 50, not by misspelling a name. People will forever be spelling her name wrong. How would you like to always have to explain how to spell your name? Londyn isn’t that bad, but Mikaelyn is. And the illiterate comment may be harsh, but it’s true. It seems to be the uneducated group that likes "original" spellings.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Don’t you think London is uncommon enough so you don’t have to spell it differently? Certain spelling variations do make sense sometimes. Whilst I prefer Juliet, Juliette is fairly popular in Italy. Sometimes people spell Anya, Anja. BUT made up spellings don’t make your child’s name any more unique than the thousands of other people who choose made up spellings for their childrens names. So long as you know this, go with what you want
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Yes, it is harsh. I think it’s too much. To me it’s like saying your so uneducated for spelling a name different. How is Mikaelyn an uneducated spelling? How would you spell it? Like in my previous poll, someone I know spelled their aon’s name Jhor’dyn...there is nothing unique about that. That is an uneducated spelling.
posted by Destiny :: 4 years ago | report
I voted for Aubrey just because I liked it best...

Also, have you ever been to London? I’m one of those people who thinks you should have a connection to the place before you use it as a name. And, since it is a place, you should spell it the same way the place is spelled i.e. London.

I just don’t like Mikaelyn at all.

I still like Aubrey best.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Tell me your meaning of uneducated. My name is Destiny. I have seen this name spelled Destini, Destinee etc.
posted by Destiny :: 4 years ago | report
I just associate unnecessary "I" "y" or "ee" in a name with someone trashy (not that you are trashy just my opinion!!) For example I think Destiny is pretty but Destini or Destinee is trashy looking. London is a beautiful name but I think you should save your child the trouble of constantly correcting people and also most people have the same negative connotation with "alternative spellings" that I do.
I think London Aubrey is beautiful! Good Luck!
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I think LondEN is the best. Aubrey is okay, not a fan of Mikaelyn.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I think London is just classier than Londyn, not necessarily uneducated.
Mikaela is cute as well.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I really prefer London to Londyn. I think the Y changes the pronunciation. London is lunn-duhn and I think Londyn would be more like lunn-din. It looks and sounds a bit peculiar to me.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Thank you all for giving me a better understanding for problems with the way names are spelled. I do really like the name London for my daughter better than the other names. Although I do like the name Aubrey. I do like Mikaela but I have two Mikaela’s in my family. I don’t want to bring a third one. They have two different spellings though. That’s why I came up with Mikaelyn.
posted by Destiny :: 4 years ago | report
You want your child to be successful right? Possibly a doctor or a lawyer? Well I don’t know about you but probably wouldn’t take a doctor named Londyn seriously. Just my opinion though! Good luck!
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Lun-duhn and lunn-din is not that different. I mean how people actually say lunn-duhn. I say lun-din but spell it London. I have never actually heard someone say lunn-duhn except for maybe people in London because of their accents. Just like Brandon. People say Bran-din instead of Bran-duhn. Thats why I don’t as to how it changes the pronunciation.
posted by Destiny :: 4 years ago | report
I mean to me, her actions would make me decide if I would take her seriously. Because what if it was spelled Londyn but her actions were on point and she was very smart and top of her class? Would you still not take her seriously. I don’t judge on name or how it’s spelt. Of course I want her to be successful. The spelling of her name doesn’t guarantee failure or success. I do understand your opinion. Just wanted to add mine. Thank you.
posted by Destiny :: 4 years ago | report
I know you love your daughter and you want her to be special by having a different name but take it from personal experience your daughter will not like it. I am Jordon and I hate my name
1. everyone thinks I’m a boy
2. everyone spells y name with an a even when I spelt it for them
3. I would have loved a nice normal girls name like jessica.
4. My name isn’t very professional so I wouldn’t feel confident being a solicitor
So think about you daughter who constantly has her name spelt wrong and hates it when people expect a boy or who tease her for having a stupid boys name.

Aubrey is nice
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