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Subject: Re: Spelling survey
Author: PantheraVirgo   (Authenticated as brilliantblue)
Date: May 28, 2012 at 6:04:32 PM
Reply to: Spelling survey by Lily
FAVORITE SPELLINGS
Hailey
Kailey or Ceilidh / Ceili
Carly
Caitlin
Kailynn
Alison
Jadon
Caden
Hayden
Aidan
Catherine
Brianna
Zoe
Michaela
Madeline

OTHER OKAY SPELLINGS
Hayley, Hailie, Haley
Kaylie, Kailie
None for Carly. I did meet a Karligh once. Bleagh.
Caitlyn, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn, Catelyn, Katelyn
Kaylynn, Kailyn
Allison, Allyson, Alyson
Jayden, Jaden, Jaiden
Caiden
Hayden's the only one I like
Aidan is the only one I like, but I guess Aiden is fine
Katherine, Kathryn, Cathryn
Briana, Breanna
Zoey
Michaela is the only one I like
Madeline is the only spelling I like, but Madeleine is also a lovely name

I WOULD ASSUME THE SPELLINGS...

Hayley
Kayleigh
Carly
Kaitlyn
Kaylyn
Alison
Jayden
Caden
Hayden
Aidan
Katherine
Brianna
Zoe
I would have no idea if they were Makayla, Mikayla, McKayla... I'd have to ask. I'd probably default to Makayla (YUCK)
Madeline

SPELLINGS I LOATHE

Haleigh, Halee, Halie, Haylee, Hailee. I don't like -eigh endings, usually, and rarely -lee endings.
Kaleigh, Cayleigh, Caleigh, Kaylee, Caylee (not after the Casey Anthony trial)
Any spelling but Carly. I do know a Carli, though, and she's made me not hate it.
I haven't seen a spelling that I hate, except for one grotesquely mutilated version of the name that I saw a long time ago. Can't remember how it was spelled.
I don't know... Kalyn? Kalynn? Kalynne? It looks incomplete without the I or Y after the Ka-
I saw an Allason once. Hated that.
I hate most spellings of this name because I hate the name itself. Jaydon, Jaidyn, etc.
Ditto.
Haven't seen Hayden spelled any way other than Hayden.
Really, any spelling but Aidan pisses me off. What a great Irish name that people spoiled.
Not a spelling of Katherine I don't like.
Breana, Bryana, Bryanna.
I really, really, really hate the spelling Zooey.
Any spelling but Michaela drives me crazy. Makayla, Mikayla, McKayla, Makaela, McKeighla... whatever. Gross.
Don't like Madelyn, but the name is so sweet that I can't hate it.

I KNOW...

HAY-lee - too many to count. I've met Hayleys, Haleys, Haileys, and a Hailie. The one Haley whose siblings I remember has brothers named Kyle and Christopher.
KAY-lee - I don't know that many, but I don't think it's as popular in my generation as it is in the one being born right now. The one that jumps to mind is spelled Kaleigh. Don't know her siblings.
CAR-lee - I know a Carli, a Carly, and a Karlee. Don't remember siblings.
KATE-linn - OMG SOOOOOO MANY. Kaitlyns, Kaitlins, a Katelynn, two Caitlins, and a Kaitlan. Don't remember all their sibling names. A Kaitlin who was a good friend of mine in high school was called Kaity for short and had a sister Erin.
KAY-linn - don't know any
AL-i-sen - I know a few. Alison is the spelling I've seen most. Don't remember sibling names.
JAY-den - don't know any
KAY-den - same
HAY-den - same
AY-den - same
KATH-rinn - I know about a bazillion Katherines/Kathryns, but I don't think I know a Catherine. One Katherine has siblings Rocco, Jenna, and Erica. Another Kathryn has sister Julia.
bree-ANN-a - I know a few Breannas and a Briana. Briana has a sister Irene. Don't remember other sib names.
ZO-ee - I know one Zoe with siblings (in order from eldest to youngest) Levi, Athena, Cameron, and Isaac
Mak-AY-la - I know a Mikaela and a Mikhala. Mikaela has sister Talia. Don't remember Mikhala's siblings.
MAD-eh-linn - I know fifty zillion Madelines. No other spellings. One Madeline has siblings Morgan (f), Hanley (m), Nate, and Gavin. Her family is insanely photogenic and she herself is an incredible person. Love her to death. I've never met a Madeline I didn't like, and I know more Madelines than seems appropriate.

Of those names, the only ones I would consider using are Michaela, Catherine, Zoe, and Madeline. Hailey is okay too, but the rest of them are insubstantial, trendy, and boring. I would've liked Aidan a lot more if it hadn't been used into oblivion and trendified.

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