Help me spell our daughter's name?

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How should we spell our daughter's name?

  1. Kesley Anna

  2. Keslie Anna

  3. Keslee Anna

  4. Are you kidding? It's a silly name no matter how you spell it.

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  1. Menelly

    Menelly Well-Known Member

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    My husband and I are debating on how we want to spell her name... we love the name, but the spelling is under debate! I thought maybe if I put the question to the masses, you guys could help! Don't worry, I chose an anonymous poll, so if you *hate* my name choice, feel free to say so. :)
     
  2. OriginalDoll

    OriginalDoll Gabby's Momi

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    Very cute name :) I liked, Keslie Anna.
     
  3. Menelly

    Menelly Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I think we're leaning to that one now. A friend suggested it, and it seems the cutest, but we're still debating! I love your daughter's name too!
     
  4. xAmiixLouisex

    xAmiixLouisex Mommy! <3

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    Lmao as if you gave the option of "Are you kidding? It's a silly name no matter how you spell it.". Really amused me! I went with the first one :)
     
  5. Menelly

    Menelly Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Thing is, I think people have the right to disagree with a name choice. Doesn't mean I'm going to change the name, but still. :)

    Thanks for voting!
     
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    BleedingBlack Well-Known Member

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  7. OriginalDoll

    OriginalDoll Gabby's Momi

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    Definitely let us know which spelling you go with! And thank you!
     
  8. Jlh05

    Jlh05 Mum to Pollyanna

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    Kelsie Anna is very pretty name :)
     
  9. Star7890

    Star7890 New mummy

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    I voted with 'ie' its seems more 'girly' than the others xx
     
  10. Menelly

    Menelly Well-Known Member

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    That's kind of what I was thinking too, and appears to be the majority so far. Thanks! :)
     
  11. cupcake

    cupcake Mommy of a gorgeous boy!

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    is it just me or is everyone writing kelsie instead of keslie, I think that will be your first problem with the name, everyone will call her kelsie as its more common , so that said I think go for the most phonetic one, keslee, makes it easier to not mispronounce.
     
  12. Menelly

    Menelly Well-Known Member

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    We've thought that one too... to avoid mispronunciations. Or, possibly, do two s's, Kesslie would make it more obvious? Still debating. >.> We love the name, and it feels perfect to us, but spelling matters! :)

    Should we debate two s's too? It might make it more obvious.
     
  13. Siuan

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    I read it as Kelsey until I actually went to vote then realised that it isn't Kelsey at all, but Kesley - it wouldn't be my choice, but I voted for the ley spelling.

    If you want to make it more obvious, how about with a z?

    Kezlie/Kezley?
     
  14. Liesje

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    As an adult survivor of a weirdly spelled name, I'm gonna have to go with the last option ;)

    If I didn't have to live with my name and know what it's like, or if she was going to stay a cute toddler forever, I would have probably voted option #2 hehe.
     
  15. Menelly

    Menelly Well-Known Member

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    That's about the only thing that worries me about doing the "ie" ending. My first name is *really* unusual, and nigh unpronouncable, which is why I'm stressing as much as I am over spelling. Cause... it really really does matter!

    Thanks for your vote! :)
     
  16. tiggerz

    tiggerz Expecting our 3rd miracle

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    Kesley Anna
     
  17. tiggerz

    tiggerz Expecting our 3rd miracle

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    I just saw above somebody mentioned perhaps using a Z - i think i would definitely consider that option!! I also think Kelsey when i see this name, i think you will be correcting people alot :-s
     
  18. Menelly

    Menelly Well-Known Member

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    Problem is, we want the "s" sound, not the "z" sound. I think we're now considering with two s's... especially if we do the "ie" spelling. Kesslie or Kessley or Kesslee. It'll make it more obvious, I think? I don't want her spending her whole life going "it's not Kelsey, it's Kesley".
     
  19. bumpbear

    bumpbear First time mama

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    Does it mean something nice? I was pronouncing it with a 'z' sound when I first read it.
     
  20. Siuan

    Siuan Well-Known Member

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    That's fair enough, but I know I read it as Kezley and if I'd seen it on a school register or something that's how I would've said it too. I'm not sure many people will pronounce it with an S sound unless you make it more obvious as you're now considering.
     

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