Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26

Thread: Rant: Given Name Spelling

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Bellingham
    Posts
    2,449

    Rant: Given Name Spelling

    I have observed this for some time and I am sure that others have noticed, but it seems that so many parents just insist on creative spellings for common given names. Well, I just have to share one that I just ran across. I saw it on the video that Frank Townend posted a link to:

    Franks Post

    The women who is demonstrating the product has a name that is commonly spelled Mandy, but I have seen it spelled Mandie. Her name though is spelled Mandiey.

    Is it just me or is the world nuts? If you only saw this name in print, how would you think to pronounce it? I am not sure if it is a result being creative or just not knowing how to spell.

    According to this rule of spelling, Larry should be Larriey. Hmm... has a kind of mystery to it. I can see it now....Larriey Merlau. The kind of name a vegetarian would have...especially a spinning vegetarian.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,002
    I have no room to speak. I still don't understand how the letters V A U G H N are supposed to sound like "Vawn". My sister's husband has called me "Voff" for years.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    1,367
    I have to be careful with Vaughn - being an SRV fan, I always wanna spell it Vaughan - which is really off...

    My name has been destroyed by cutsie twits over the years. I once had a woman at some official office of some kind (DMV or something) actually read my name off my driver's license and then proceeded to spell it Jayson. EH??

    Jaysin
    Jaesen
    Jaisyn

    C'mon, people! It's easy:
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November!

    I once lived with a girl named Karyn ...

    I once knew someone named Brion ... This one has me thinking someone didn't know how to spell.
    Jason Beam
    Sacramento, CA

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    Posts
    5,317
    My sister's four kids are: Excea, Orion, Keeryie, and Xon. Don't ask me where she got the names...

    The other sister and brother used very conventional names - Paul, Lisa, Candy, Connie, Craig, etc.
    Jim D.
    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    lutefisk capitol, USA
    Posts
    485
    How about Favre? Where they get Farve from that is a head scratcher. At least Frank Zappa had some imagination with Moon Unit and Motorhead.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    2,436
    True story.....

    Given my last name can be easily.....made into something it isn't.

    When I was born, my mom asked my older brothers what they thought my name should be.

    Oldest brother Dennis replied "Jack !"

    Next oldest brother Mark said " Harry !"

    Glad she didn't choose one of those.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    Posts
    4,351
    My aunt's niece (my Aunt by marriage..I'm not related to the niece) has a daughter named

    Briann -- pronounced Bree-ann
    Chuck
    Tellico Plains, TN
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/TellicoTurnings
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Constantine, MI
    Posts
    7,887
    My wife often tells the story of one of her students, a young lady named Placenta. The story is that her mother, heavily sedated in the delivery room, heard the word and thought it sounded pretty.
    Host of the 2017 Family Woodworking Gathering - Sunken Wood

    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk
    www.wrworkshop.com

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Posts
    8,529
    ewwww
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    new york city burbs
    Posts
    10,184
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ash View Post
    True story.....

    Given my last name can be easily.....made into something it isn't.

    When I was born, my mom asked my older brothers what they thought my name should be.

    Oldest brother Dennis replied "Jack !"

    Next oldest brother Mark said " Harry !"

    Glad she didn't choose one of those.
    I had to read this twice, couldnt figure out what was so different, until I said it 3 times......thats pretty funny.

Similar Threads

  1. Had to rant
    By Jim Burr in forum General Woodturning Q&A
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-07-2013, 06:58 AM
  2. Rant of the Day
    By Vaughn McMillan in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 02-10-2010, 07:17 PM
  3. Rant of the day#2
    By Kirk Constable in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-01-2010, 05:00 PM
  4. Rant of the day#1
    By Kirk Constable in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-01-2010, 04:02 AM
  5. Owed to a spelling chequer (humor)
    By Ned Bulken in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-03-2007, 10:44 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •