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Old Aug 24th, 2017, 23:35 PM   1
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Peyton or Paityn?

My partner has loved the name Peyton for years. I like it as well but I donít want the name set until bub is here.

As I was looking through facebook a dreamcatcher with the name Paityn through it came up and our Peanut kicked at the same time. So it would seem bubs has picked her name and the spelling of it.

Also my partners name is Clayton but he is always called Clay. Is it too weird to call bubs Peyton/Paityn if dad is Clayton?

Please help!! I need some advice.

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Old Aug 25th, 2017, 01:01 AM   2
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Peyton for sure, Paityn looks entirely made up and she'll spend her whole life spelling it/correcting it (I have a name like this and it annoys the heck out of me). I also don't think trendy spellings age as well as a classic spelling. So yeah. Peyton. Alternatively, I think Payton looks slightly more feminine and is still a legit spelling of the name.

Clayton and Peyton is a bit weird but if he goes by Clay a majority of the time I don't think it'd be enough of an issue to scrap a name that you both like.

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Old Aug 25th, 2017, 08:23 AM   3
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PP makes some good points.. but I still prefer Paityn. I find it to be a prettier and more feminine spelling.

Even if your son goes by Clay, you'll still end up signing Christmas cards "(parents names), Clayton and Payton" which might look a bit funny.

I have a name that is most commonly spelled a different way too, and I'm just used to correcting people. It doesn't bother me really.

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Old Aug 25th, 2017, 16:01 PM   4
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Definitely Peyton. Assuming Paityn is pronounced the same as Peyton, it looks like someone changed the spelling to make it more masculine for a boy, which wouldn't bother me but I know it would bother some people. It also looks made up (although I live somewhere where Peyton isn't a common name at all so it could be much more normal to meet Paityn's elsewhere).
Peyton and Clayton is too rhymy/matchy for me, although if you love the name then you could just make sure you don't shorten her name to Pey and encourage family/friends to use the nickname you choose. Her friends may shorten her name to Pey but they're not likely to use her dads name often so it wouldn't come up that much

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Old Aug 26th, 2017, 05:36 AM   5
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Paityn sounds like something you cook a pie in (pie tin). That is how it reads to me, and it looks very weird.

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Old Aug 26th, 2017, 12:03 PM   6
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I'd say Peyton or Payton.

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Old Aug 26th, 2017, 12:46 PM   7
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I actually like the spelling paityn, I think it seems more feminine

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Old Aug 26th, 2017, 19:02 PM   8
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I prefer Payton, then Peyton. I do not like Paityn at all, it looks silly to me. Just my opinion though. As for the rhyming thing, I don't really think that matters since he goes by Clay.

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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 13:51 PM   9
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I prefer it spelled Peyton x

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Old Aug 29th, 2017, 08:23 AM   10
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I like Peyton

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paityn , peyton

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