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Change name vs. Change spelling vs. Keep it

Hello everyone! We are adopting our third kiddo and are debating if we should change the spelling of her name, Rhowynne. We like the name but the spelling is not our favorite and could be a burden for her in the future. She is young enough to not know how to spell her name so this seems like a plausible option (we would likely alter the spelling to Rowen). Another option would be to just keep part of her name, Wynne. What are your thoughts? Thank you! -Emily & Faye

The Top Baby Name is...

Change name

6%

Change spelling

94%

Keep it

0%

Poll created: Jul 22, 2021
Total Votes: 18

Comments

Rowenne? To keep a tiny bit from her original name?
posted by Guest2 :: 2 weeks ago | report
We had the same situation! We adopted a little girl called Rhyleigh and thought that the spelling was too much and would have to be corrected a lot. We changed it to Riley and it was such a good decision! Referring to Guest2's comment, I think that if you are going to change it, you should just go for it and change it to the most simple spelling! Rowen / Rowan is perfect. Best of luck.
posted by Guest :: 2 weeks ago | report
I think it's a great name, but the spelling could be a burden for her. I would keep the name but change the spelling of it. If you still like Wynne though, you could always use it as a nickname and call her that too :)
posted by Guest :: 2 weeks ago | report
I would say change the spelling to Rowan because then it won't be as confusing to her why the word and her name (taken from the word) are spelled differently.
posted by Guest :: 2 weeks ago | report
I prefer Wynne on it's own
posted by Anon :: 1 week ago | report
Great idea changing it to Rowan/Rowen (maybe do a poll between them)!
posted by Margot :: 1 week ago | report
You could always change it to Rowena nn Rowen to give her choices as an adult some day if she wasn't in to unisex names.
posted by Rue :: 1 week ago | report
Change it to Rowan. It will make life easier for everyone.
posted by Genevieve :: 1 week ago | report
Rowyn maybe? It would be easier to spell but would still have a bit from her original name. You could call her Wynne if you wanted to. Congrats and good luck!
posted by Kit Snicket :: 1 week ago | report
I'd change it to Rowyn!
posted by Guest :: 1 week ago | report
Rowyn so the nn Wynne still works.
posted by Guest1 :: 1 week ago | report
I like Rowyn too.
posted by Guest :: 1 week ago | report
Definitely Rowan. Don't use the y spelling.
posted by T :: 1 week ago | report
Rowan gmv, Wynne is a super cute nn for that but definitely no y in the spelling of the full name
posted by LS :: 1 week ago | report
I like Rowyn. Much simpler than Rhowynne but still clarifies gender.
posted by Guest :: 1 week ago | report
Rowyn seems more feminine (like Robyn), everyone will know she's a girl when they see her name without thinking it's over the top unique like Rhowynne. Plus it's closer to her original spelling than Rowan (seriously where are you getting the A from?)
posted by Guest :: 1 week ago | report
Rowan or Rowen
posted by Guest :: 1 week ago | report

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