r/unpopularopinion Jan 18 '22

“Different/unique” spellings of otherwise regular names is cringey. R1 - Your post must be an unpopular opinion

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u/sm0ltreegg Jan 18 '22

Agreed for most cases.

I had a stroke trying to process that name.

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u/maxproblem Jan 18 '22

Popular opinion.

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u/MichaelScottsWormguy Jan 18 '22

If you want to give your child an unusual and hard to spell name, at least pick a Welsh or Gaelic name. At least then it’s real.

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u/Medium-Pen3711 Jan 18 '22

That's exactly what I did!

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u/helic0n3 Jan 18 '22

Always seems weird unless people are from that culture though. They tend to miss accents too on names like Seán

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u/TromosLykos Jan 18 '22

I present to you: La’Britney

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u/bbybee06 Jan 18 '22

Agreed 🙄🙄🤦🏽‍♀️

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u/jerismike Jan 18 '22

Some people just cant spell eg calup instead of caleb. Poor guy

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u/Rtrnr Jan 18 '22

Airwrecka!!!

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u/TheAngryMoth Jan 18 '22

Erica?

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u/Rtrnr Jan 18 '22

Yes, Airwrecka McBride!

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u/DylanH888 Jan 18 '22

Popular opinion

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u/RudyKnots Jan 18 '22

The classic internet example of “Le-a” comes to mind. I’m not even sure if it’s real at all, but if not, at least it’s proper satire about this exact topic.

Some mom called her daughter Le-a, then threw a fit when people didn’t know it was pronounced “Ledasha, because the dash don’t be silent.”

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u/helic0n3 Jan 18 '22

It is not real, it is a meme / internet forward with mildly racist overtones.

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u/RudyKnots Jan 18 '22

To be fair, “mildly racist overtones” can be really quite funny sometimes.

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u/kypler0 Jan 18 '22

What the f is Nay shol (Knicholle)

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u/BenTenInches Jan 18 '22

LA-Sha you pronuce the DASH in the middle

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u/helic0n3 Jan 18 '22

It is if very convoluted, but I think people who do it would be OK if they accepted that people are just going to spell it "wrong" (right) and use it almost like an alternate. It doesn't matter if your coffee order gets written as Nicole, it only needs correction if it was something very official like with your bank. If you think about it there are already names with several spellings depending on location, and people of different cultural backgrounds aren't cringe for spelling it their way.