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Which spelling do you prefer?
1. Natalie, or Nathalie?
2. Vivian, Vivienne, Vivianne, or Viviane?
3. Aaliyah, Alea, Aliah
4. Brianna, or Briana?
5. Ines or Inez?
6. Everly, Everleigh, Everlee
7. Michaela, Mikayla, Makayla, or Mckayla?
8. Emmaline, or Emmeline?
9. Isidora, or Isadora?
10. Lyn or Lynn?_______________________________________________________
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This message was edited by the author 9/20/2021, 9:47 PM

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1.Natalie
2.Vivienne
3.Aaliyah
4.Brianna
5.Ines
6.Everly
7.Mikayla
8.Emmeline
9.Isadora
10.Lynn
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Natalie (Nathalie looks like it should be pronounced differently)
Vivienne (Reminds me of Vivienne Westwood, looks more sophisticated)
Aaliyah (I love the singer)
Briana (More simplistic in a good way)
Ines (Inez looks childish)
Everly (Others look childish)
Michaela (Others look childish, Mikaela is my fav spelling)
Emmeline (Reminds me of Emmeline Pankhurst)
Isadora (Flows nicer)
Lynn (Lyn looks like it should be pronounced "Line")
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Natalie for the reason Anneza gave (everyone I know pronounces "th" in Anthony)
Vivian (actually I like Vivien most) - the others imply stress on last syllable, which I like a lot less
Aaliyah - the others sort of 'dumb it down' too much. Also the double A and the 'yah' kinda shames people out of a tendency to say 'ull-E-uh' instead of 'all-E-ah'
Briana ... this is really close. I would give up a visually appealing N to get a better chance of it being prn Breonna vs. Bree-Ann-a
Inez pronounced as Inés because Ines looks like it rhymes wines, and a Z-as-S-sound keeps it Spanishy, in my mind. Rather Inés than Inez-pronounced-"inNEZZ" though
Everlee because Everly looks like a twee language gimmick (meaning: "in an 'ever' manner" ... it fails to make me think 'surname name'). So the -lee looks breezier, namier. Everleigh seems overwrought
Michaela because it makes sense for a name based on Michael, not Kayla. If we are going to spell Michael as Mikayl, then Mikayla's alright. If we mean to name her a completely invented name based on Kayla / Mackenzie, that happens to sound vaguely like Michaela, then Mackayla or Makayla would work fine. But I don't like Mckayla. It's weird. Like Mckristin or Mckathryn
Emmeline because the other seems like it's made up or a smush of Emma and something.
Isidora because it's 'gift of Isis,' and because Isadora is 'sad' and seems like a smush of Isabella + the sound of -dora-. Also evokes the ballerina, which seems princessy / imagey to me, floofy, totally disappointing compared to Isidora which is dramatic, vivid, natty

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This message was edited by the author 9/21/2021, 9:09 PM

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Natalie
Vivienne
Aliah, but prefer Alia
Brianna, but prefer Breanna
Everly
Mikayla, but prefer Mikaela
Emmeline
Isadora
Lynn, but prefer Lynne
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1. Natalie
2. Vivian or Viviane
3. I've seen more Aaliyahs, but I love the spelling Aleah or Aliah
4. Brianna
5. Inez
6. Everleigh (because of the YouTuber)
7. Mikayla
8. Emmeline
9. Isadora
10. Lyn (because it's my middle name)
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1. Natalie, or Nathalie?
-Natalie
2. Vivian, Vivienne, Vivianne, or Viviane?
-Vivienne
3. Aaliyah, Alea, Aliah
-Alea
4. Brianna, or Briana?
-Briana
5. Ines or Inez?
-Ines
6. Everly, Everleigh, Everlee
-Everly
7. Michaela, Mikayla, Makayla, or Mckayla?
-Michaela
8. Emmaline, or Emmeline?
-Emmeline
9. Isidora, or Isadora?
-Isadora
10. Lyn or Lynn?
-Lynne though I'm biased
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Natalie
Vivian
Aaliyah
Brianna
Inez, though don't care either way really.
Everly
Michaela
Emmeline
Isidora
Lynn
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1. Natalie, or Nathalie? - Natalie, having heard what some Americans do to Anthony!
2. Vivian, Vivienne, Vivianne, or Viviane? - Actually, Vivien
3. Aaliyah, Alea, Aliah - None
4. Brianna, or Briana? - Depends on how you want to pronounce it
5. Ines or Inez? - Inez
6. Everly, Everleigh, Everlee - None, at any price
7. Michaela, Mikayla, Makayla, or Mckayla? - Michaela
8. Emmaline, or Emmeline? - Emmeline
9. Isidora, or Isadora? - Isidora; why not be authentic?
10. Lyn or Lynn? - Lynn
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1. Natalie
2. Vivienne
3. None, Aaliyah if I had to. My favorite spelling is Alia.
4. Briana
5. Ines
6. Everly
7. Michaela, but my favorite is Mikaela.
8. Isadora
9. Lynn
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Natalie
Vivian
Aliah
Brianna
Ines
Everly
Michaela
Emmeline
Isidora
Lyn
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Natalie
Vivian
Aaliyah
Brianna
Ines
Everly
Michaela
Emmeline
Isadora
Lynn
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Natalie
Vivienne
Alea
Brianna
Ines
Everly
Michaela (but prefer Mikaela)
Emmeline
Isadora
Lynn (but I really like Llyn as well. I went to school with someone with this spelling)
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1. Natalie
2. Vivian
3. Alia - or Alea
4. Briana - but both are fine
5. Ines - same
6. Everly or Everlee
7. Michaela - I also like Mikaella, like Mika + Ella
8. Emmeline
9. Isidora
10. Lynn - I guess, it's more common
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Natalie
Vivienne
Aaliyah
Brianna
Inez
Everley
Makayla
Emmaline
Isadora
Lyn
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