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ALYSSASMAMA
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2/11/07 10:29 A

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I think NOAH is the best way to spell it...

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2/10/07 11:35 P

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OK, you can call me dumb - I guess I read it way too fast to catch that! Hehheehe.


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2/10/07 11:10 P

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She was quoting me, lol!!
Not saying the same thing about a friend of hers, that would be wierd, though!

Edited by: WAVERLYRULESALL at: 2/10/2007 (23:11)




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2/10/07 10:48 P

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OK, I HAVE to ask this - EXOTHERMIC and STACYLYN ~ Do you two have the same friend in common?? B/c if not, and you BOTH have a friend who's kid is named Rein-lyn, Then that is just TOOOOO weird! Sorry, couldn't help but notice that.

To the original poster, Noah is hard to change the spelling of. My daughters name is Mya (and people still get this wrong and say it like Mee-a instead of M-I-a or they call her Myra which is just stupid). But a name like Mya might be spelled Maya, but I think Noah is best left like it is. Noa is "do-able", but again, I think people (though they may be ignorant, I know) may view his name as being spelled "wrong". I know, that's not right or fair, but that's this crazy world we live in. I personally have gotten the names "Emiline" and "Auntie Em" all my life (my name is Emily, which you would think would be pretty normal, but whatever!) Good luck with whatever you decide, and remember, as long as you're comfortable with it and you don't think your kid will get mad at you for it, then it's cool. (I have a friend who named her son Diablo - she didn't know it means "devil" but now her son is begging to have his name changed - his schoolmates sure knew what it meant!)


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2/9/07 6:56 A

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Tika- yes I have heard that b/f but they were always bf and gf in "toy" form, and it was the 80's and early 90's so know they had not split up yet, that i know of. Trust me , none of the kids teasing us had any clue that Barbie and Ken were the names of the creaters kids.




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2/9/07 5:02 A

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Well my favourite perfume used to be 'Noa'.

Nice name.


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2/8/07 11:38 P

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I saw it in (i think) the King James version of the bible spelled Noe, but there is a guy at my work and although he pronounces it no-a, everyone else says no-e. Noah is different enough that u dont really need to spell it differently, and people will know how to pronounce it...


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2/8/07 10:22 P

 
 
STACYLYN- actually Barbie and Ken were the names of the Children of the creater of barbie. so technically barbie and ken are brother and sister.

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2/8/07 4:57 P

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Kayminnis- I understand how your dad feels, my brothers name is Ken, and i ALWAYS used to get asked if my name was BARBIE , GRRRRRRR,

UMMMMMMMMM
Barbie is Kens Girlfriend not his SISTER!!!!

Ok, thats my rant, it really bugged me , can u tell!




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2/8/07 4:18 P

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People ask me how I spell Kim all the time. LOL! They really mean Kimberley... which is with an 'e'. Normal, but not as normal as the non-e spelling.

Eva gets asked if her name is pronounced Ava. Or if it is spelled with an e or a. eeee-vah. Pretty much as simple as a three letter name can get... next to Kim!

Sophia... she gets called Sophie all the time.

Three very simple names, and everyone asks something about them.

You can't really win this battle 100%. But honestly, I agree that the traditional spelling or the most phonetic spelling is the nicest gift to a child.

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2/8/07 4:16 P

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People can be so lame and insensitive. The problem is that it's usually the adults that say stupid things like that!!!

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2/8/07 4:06 P

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My last name is Minnis, so people always asked me if my brother was Dennis, and now my son gets that too. Not as much since he isnt as popular now.

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2/8/07 1:00 P

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I like the name Noah, spelled the normal way. I think it is uncommon enough that your son will be fine with the normal spelling. Its not like you are naming him Chris or John and a hundred other kids in his class will have the same name. Please pick the standard spelling to give your son an easier life!


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2/8/07 12:24 P

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My friend has a daughter she named Ryan- lyn, but she spelt it Rien-linn , NO BODY gets it right.

I can understand that because if you use the English rules it would never be pronounced Ryan.

I would probably say "reen". Or I would lean toward Germanic pronunciation, where
"ei" is pronounced "aye" and "ie" is said "ee". "Rein" I would say "Rine"

My take on it. For names, make the spelling either conventional or
unambiguous. For communication (grammar), ALWAYS use the conventional. "Zinha" could be "Zeena", or since "inha"
is seen often in Portuguese, "Zeenya". One needs to be very careful
with diphthongs and silent letters.



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2/8/07 10:54 A

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I personally don't have anything against moms who choose to spell their kids names wrong or differently. However, the world is a harsh place and if your child has a name spelt "wrong" and he becomes a professional, his resume may be rejected by employees. There was a special about this on 60 minutes. I know it is trendy to spell names wrong at the moment, but trends change and names last forever.


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WAVERLYRULESALL
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2/8/07 10:29 A

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I love the name Noah, but I just dont think any other spelling works.
I can tell you this about other spellings, my daughters name is Waverly (WAVE- EARLY) spelt exactly how it is pronounced, nobody says it wrong and everyone spells it right w/o asking, so yes its an uncommon name but it causes no spelling confusion.

My friend has a daughter she named Ryan- lyn, but she spelt it Rien-linn , NO BODY gets it right.
Just a thought.




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M2BSDJ
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2/8/07 8:42 A

 
 
Personally, I would go with the traditional spelling of Noah. Mostly because it's a Biblical name and that's the way it is spelled in the Bible.

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2/7/07 11:21 P

 
 
Thanks for replying :)

It is a hard choice - my advice to you is choosing what feels good to YOU and your DH. When I came up with some names for our son (including the name we did finally decided on), we got alot of suggestions, advice and criticisms! I was very frustrated and defensive to the point that my DH and I decided not to tell anyone until our DS was born. I didn't think Erik (the K instead of the C) was such an issue with some folks, but it was. So once he was born - no one said a thing because they were preoccupied with him - HA!

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Please spell it normal. It looks so ghetto the other ways! For your childs sake and what Tanya said too.


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CASSIEBRAGG04
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2/7/07 9:20 P

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they voted for knoa and noa but its such a hard choice i will most likely spell it normal but i want to keep our choices open


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2/7/07 4:47 P

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My dd's name is Kathlyn.

That's K A T H L Y N. It is a legitimate name that has been around for a couple of hundred years. Everybody calls her Katelyn or Kathryn.


Like the pp have said - it gets tiresome spelling her name out and correcting people's pronunciation all the time.

My other dd is Genevieve. Don't get me started on that one : )

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2/7/07 4:38 P

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We used a "normal" spelling for our DD, Kyra, but we still have to spell and pronounce it over and over, cause it is not a "common" name. I have a feeling my next one will be the same, Kynzie. I am already spelling it tons.

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2/7/07 4:34 P

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I agree with PP. We spelled our DD's name wrong on purpose, because we named her after her grandma, Kay. We figured it wouldn't be that big of a deal because there are so many ways to spell Kaitlin. But she is only 4 years old, and I'm already tired of spelling her name. And some people mis-spell it anyway.


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EXOTHERMICAPRIL
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2/7/07 12:11 P

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If you are going with a unique spelling please make sure your can tell how to pronounce it with the spelling. It seems people have horrid grammar in this country because they will name their child something and the way it is spelled is totally different from the parent's actual intended pronunciation. Hooked on phonics worked for me.


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2/7/07 10:40 A

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My husband and I noticed that in the 50,000 baby names book they give you different spellings for the names and it gives you the background of the name. We did not buy it we knew what name we liked so we just went to the store looked at it for a little while and that is how we came up with our spelling.





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2/7/07 10:13 A

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Knowa

nouh


nowa

Knoha

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2/7/07 8:07 A

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Just want to offer a different perspective. While it is fun in some ways to be unique it isn't fun to have to spell or pronounce and correct people all the time. Keep in mind that your unique spelling could make your son have to say or spell his name for everyone is entire life when having the traditional spelling would keep that from happening. I have spelled or corrected the pronunciation of my name my entire life and it gets really old.

Just a thought -

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KRYSTIN_21A
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2/7/07 7:45 A

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We picked this name as one of our top 4. I personally like the traditional spelling. If you don't, try going like a pp said and drop the H.


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MOMMIERICKS
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I prefer the spelling Noah, but I've seen it like a PP said Noa

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CHAKRA
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2/6/07 10:11 P

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Not to be rude but when people get to creative with name spellings it looks like the parents are "dumb". Think about when the kid grows up and has a very weird spelled name on a resume.....Studys show these weird names or weird spelled names get rejected! =)


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TIKA773
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2/6/07 9:58 P

 
 
i think Noah is the best spelling for that name.

VANABEL
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2/6/07 9:34 P

 
 
What about Knoa or Knoha? I do love that name!!

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There are lots of sites if you google Baby Names. I can't think of an alternate spelling for Noah. I guess you could add a y and make it Noyah or Noya. I don't know...that's a hard one!

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CASSIEBRAGG04
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2/6/07 8:43 P

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I am having my first child and i have been looking all night for different ways to spell my sons name noah!!!!! Can anyone help me i know there has to be some where that you can see different ways to spell different names or if anyone here can think of different ways i would be so happy !!!


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