If you're going to give your kid a nice normal name, why burden him with having to spell it around a 3 million times in his lifetime? A girl i worked with said she was at her sisters house the night before filling out invitations for her neices bday party, and she came across one name and didnt wanna pronounce it wrong I know a boy called Deaglan, complete the accents over the e and second a.
It's the traditional Celtic spelling of Declan, but I must say, it looks like a mess. But at least there's some reason for it. I think the worst is a creative spelling PLUS rogue punctuation. I went to school with a girl named Juhnapher Jennifer. I guess her parents loved the name but were trying to differentiate her from the million other Jennifers they knew she'd be meeting in school.
Personally I think if parents feel the need to weird-up such a common name, they may as well just pick something else.
Although some people really just do think its a nice way to spell a classic name. I think if you are going to change a names spelling to make it a little different. I mean, My name is Karie. It's definately different than the typical Carrie Now, if my parents were to name me Kahrey I would be a pissed off woman! Yea, I agree. I think if you are going to give your child a simple name like that. Leave it the way it is!! People might as well just give it up, because no matter how many different spellings it is.
I LOVE the name Courtney but they spell it Cortini I pronounced it like you would Martini My son laughed and I was wondering what he was giggling about until he told me and then he mentioned most of the Teacher's pronounced it that way. Some kids are tortured throughout their life due to a silly name. I guess some people just want to be unique and one of a kind. I myself find those names you just listed hideous and with so many unnecessary extra letters. The people who make up these strangely spelt names are ruining once perfectly appropriate and nice names like Megan and Adam.
Hahh it's not that bad. My name is messed up first and last and you just learn to spell it for people or show them your id card. As my mom said at least I'm unique. But what was the question? Some of the worse I've heard are: Khrystafor Jaunathynn Meghynn Jarredd Shennann Sine Sheena Adomm Gynia If you're going to give your kid a nice normal name, why burden him with having to spell it around a 3 million times in his lifetime?
Update: Gynia is "Gina". Bad, I know! Answer Save. Favorite Answer. Zowie zoe Jaisun jason Klaetin clayton those are the worst ive seen. I'll tell you the worst name ive HEARD tho: "Vaginal" yes, vaginal A girl i worked with said she was at her sisters house the night before filling out invitations for her neices bday party, and she came across one name and didnt wanna pronounce it wrong Michaela is a classic.
Makayla is rather trashy.Your company name will get used more and last longer than any other investment you make in your business. Of course not! This is by far the biggest mistake entrepreneurs make when naming their company. Think about how often you have to spell your own first and last name. Why would you want to have to do this with your brand name, too? Plus, Siri and other voice recognition software do not understand names that are not spelled naturally.
How do you pronounce Copio. So a name like Copio. Related: How to Name Your Startup. What if Amazon had been named Bookstore. They would be limited to selling books. One name that outgrew itself is Burlington Coat Factory. Mashing two words together or mixing up a bunch of letters to form a new word rarely appears or sounds smooth. And be cautious using trendy suffixes to make up a new word. One I wonder about a lot is Vungle. Blindly following naming trends will lead to nothing but trouble down the road.
Business Name. Next Article -- shares Add to Queue. Image credit: Shutterstock. Alexandra Watkins. Guest Writer. October 3, 4 min read. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.To save this word, you'll need to log in. However, senses 1 and 2 of the adjective were being used in speech and casual writing by the late 18th century. It is an awful while since you have heard from me … — John Keats letter There was an awful crowd … — Sir Walter Scott letter This is an awful thing to say to Oil Painters … — William Blake Adverbial use of awful as an intensifier began to appear in print in the early 19th century, as did the senses of awfully corresponding to senses 1 and 2 of the adjective.
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Fear not: You're in good company. From Nobel Prize winners to the authors of great literary works, the inability to spell correctly has plagued some of the most influential people in the history of our species. Here are 11 of the most famous.
Jane Austen Luckily, the author of Emma and Pride and Prejudice was always fortunate enough to find editors who could weed out her various alphabetical mishaps. An early work, written when Austen was 15, was called Love and Freindship. George Washington According to Richard Lederer in his book More Anguished Englishthe man who would become the first American president wrote "we find our necessaties are not such as to require an immediate transportation during the harvist" while complaining about a supply shortage during the Revolutionary War.
Winston Churchill Though he later became universally regarded as one of the greatest orators of all timeone of Churchill's early report cards said "Writing is good, but terribly slow — spelling about as bad as it well can be.
Agatha Christie "Writing and spelling were always terribly difficult for me Andrew Jackson Examples of Old Hickory's seemingly innumerable botched spelling attempts include "devilopment," the continent of "Urope," and performing before a "larg" audience. This ineptitude even went on to become a political punchline.
His perennial political rival John Quincy Adams once denounced him as "a savage who can scarcely spell his own name.
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Albert Einstein In Einstein's defense, English was his second language. It's therefore easy to understand why spelling and grammatical errors in his works were a constant source of frustration to the physicist. Ernest Hemingway Hemingway seemed to have difficulty with present participles, as "loving" became "loveing" and "moving" turned into "moveing" in his manuscripts.
Whenever an editor complained of these bloopers, however, Hemingway would snap "Well, that's what you're hired to correct! Scott Fitzgerald The original draft of The Great Gatsby contained literally hundreds of spelling mistakes, some of which are still confounding editors.
These include "yatch" instead of "yacht" and "apon" instead of "upon". One of his most famous gaffes, which occurs toward the end of the novel, inspires debate to this day.
Olivia Clemens Samuel Clemens — better known by his pen name "Mark Twain" — delighted in his wife "Livy's" frequent compositional errors. After receiving one of her letters, in which she miraculously made virtually no such bloopers, he wrote, "Oh you darling little speller! And I won't have it — it is un-Livy-ish. Spell it wrong next time, for I love everything that is like Livy.
Ross, "Yeats' spelling, indeed, seems at times a matter of wildly errant guesswork. The great Irish poet and senator's idiosyncratic writing style resulted in some distinctively misspelled words cropping up throughout his works, such as "feal" instead of "feel.
Dan Quayle No list of famously bad spellers would be complete without mentioning the 44th Vice President's infamous " Potatoe Incident. Mark Mancini. Sorry, Hemingway, your work is moving, not "moveing.When the dictionary lists two alternate spellings of a word, should you use your judgment or is that judgement?
Most dictionaries describe what is, rather than prescribe what should be — hence the alternatives — but they usually favor one form over the other. In printed dictionaries, the preferred form will have the full definition, while the runner-up will be cross-referenced to the winner. Here are some common entries with more than one orthography:.
It also has variant plural forms: Amoebas is acceptable in all but the most strictly scientific contexts, where amoebae is preferred. Whether one form or the other is preferred varies depending on not only the word but also, occasionally, on which part of speech it represents.
Most one- and two-syllable words ending in -ue have no truncated variant; prologue is the exception. See this postin which I conclude that pilots and passengers are fliers, and posted papers are flyers. Want to improve your English in five minutes a day? Get a subscription and start receiving our writing tips and exercises daily!
Looks like you got spell-checked on that last one, as both variants you propose are identical. Just as a matter of interest, gray is used in UK English but is confined to the colour — there is yet another one!
English, in all its forms and subsets, never cease to fascinate me; perhaps you could write us a piece on knickers, suspenders, vests and jumpers. Using the other spelling for drinks from Scotland is considered incorrect, sometimes even insulting. It appears you have several regular contributors…why not institute some kind of peer review or proofreading swap before you publish? We just need to be consistent within the particular document at hand.
Sometimes I use UK variants to tweak my American colleagues who seem to think theirs is the only correct firm of English or American forms to tweak my British colleagues for the same reasons. Sometimes I pick a variant because I just like it better to me, grey is a more attractive word graphically than gray; templet does it for me while template leaves me flat and cold.
Language is for using creatively within all its wide bounds of correctness! It might be good to point out that the variation you use may depend on the type of writing you are doing. If you are using the AP Stylebook, they defininetly have preferences on some of these words.
Not just in formal names either. These threads tend to run amok-amok- amok, but they always make me laugh! Thank you for your insight! Ax is preferred to axe?Who can deny that girls adore bad boys?
They are strong, dangerous, mysterious, and wield a certain machismo. These boys can chop wood, but would never wear a bow and tie suit. Not just the boys themselves, but even their names are edgy, unique, and trendsetters, just like them. Jax is a punchy twist on the classic name Jack. Most of the parents shy from keeping a bad boy baby name because of their unpleasant meaning.
From an ace up your sleeve to acing a test, this name has plenty of positive connotations yet sounds bad to the bone. This name is even starting to take a flight among the celebrity parents, Jessica Simpson being one of them. Joaquin Phoenix brought this name to Hollywood and actress Kelly Ripa popularized it by giving it to her son.
Rocco is a tough, cool bad boy name. This year, the name Rocco is on the spot. This Wiccan name is also used by a member of the Linkin Park. Lars got the swagger from the Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. Lars sounds both nerdy and badass to us.
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Flash will appeal to modern parents who are looking for an active boy name. We think that Flash would make a nice nickname or middle name.
Is there anything more badass than naming your kid after a mythical bird that rose from the ashes? We think naught! Phoenix sounds very edgy and cool to us. Ax would be the perfect nickname for Axel. You never know you could be setting up your son for a career in skull cracking if you give him this name. Yes yes, we know John is classic, and no name can take its place.
Damon, meaning stoic strength, is a tougher and edgier version of the name Damien. Ernest is said to be the name or the liars. Malcolm the X was a rebel, but with a cause. The name Malcolm is a royal name in Scotland, being the name of four Scottish kings. Fox is a tough, animal name backed by a long tradition. This sleek and simple name would make a very intriguing middle name. Gunnar is an alternate spelling of this name.
Jagger is a swagger name that has been picked by a number of celebrities including Bret Scallions and Lindsay Davenport. Dash is a nickname that sounds smashing on its own. It was popularized by none other than the Kardashian enterprise. Dash is an Anglicization of the French surname de Cheil or Dashiell. The name Hunter combines a macho imagery with a softened masculinity.English listening and spelling quiz - People's names