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Old Apr 13th, 2017, 13:55 PM   1
SilasLove
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Spellings for "Ashlyn"


I absolutely adore the older Irish spelling Aislinn, but here in US it would never be pronounced correctly.

We've agreed on the name, just not the spelling.

What would you choose?

Aislinn
Ashlyn
Ashlynn
Ashlin
Ashlan
Ashlinn
Ashlen
Etc.



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2017, 18:47 PM   2
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I'd probably just go for Ashlyn, the other spellings just look like made up names.



 
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Old Apr 15th, 2017, 23:19 PM   3
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I would go with the traditional spelling, it's part of the charm imo. I agree it'll be mispronounced but at least it's not being mispronounced because you've randomly made up a spelling. To me it's much different saying "actually it's pronounced _____" when someone doesn't know how to pronounce a traditional name than having to tell someone how to pronounce a name that's been butchered.



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2017, 02:28 AM   4
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I'd go with the traditional spelling as it's all part of what makes the name what it is. I've had to spell my name and correct people forever but people always comment on how different it is/where it comes from etc. It's quite nice to have a slightly different name!



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2017, 14:02 PM   5
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I would also go with the original, it's great!!



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2017, 16:53 PM   6
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Another vote for the original. Even if you pick a phonetic name unless people recognise it they'll probably ask how to spell it



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 04:23 AM   7
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I've only seen it as Aisling. Very pretty name!



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 05:38 AM   8
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Aisling is the traditional Irish spelling



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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 16:04 PM   9
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I'm Irish and here it can be spelt either;

Aislinn
Aishlinn
Aisling

I prefer Aislinn



 
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