You only get to name your baby once, so picking out the perfect name can definitely be difficult: Do you go traditional? Non-traditional? Or do you absolutely love a traditional name but want something a little more unique? Choosing an alternate spelling might just be the way to go. Here are some different ways to spell your favourite moniker for baby name success.
You can always take a cue from our new favourite reality family, the Kardashians, and make a name unique by changing the first letter or two of a name a la the Kardashian sisters - Kim, Khloe and Kourtney. Kim and Courtney are quite common names; Chloe is less common, but the unique twist comes from replacing the C with a K. This same letter swapping also works great with names that begin with G; you can easily spell them with a J instead.
Here are a few ideas:
Still looking for an uncommon and unique spelling for your baby-to-be's name? Try changing the middle of some of your favourite names to see if there is any other way you can spell it. For instance, you can easily replace a Y for an I, and a K can easily be substituted for an X to create a unique name. You could also omit a few letters and see what you come up with.
If you want to switch up the spelling of a name to make it unique, you don't have to stick to the beginning or middle of a name. The end of a name can also be altered to make it more unique.
Here are some examples and ideas:
If you haven't quite located the unique name or spelling, check out the SheKnows baby name directory. There, you can go through and find names that you like the sound of and consider how you could customize the spelling for a unique take on the usual. Or, maybe, you would prefer to bounce some baby name ideas off of other moms; check out the SheKnows message boards and connect with thousands of other moms!
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