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There are so many wonderful ways to make a baby name unique for your baby girl or boy. If you are looking for a unique way to personalise the name you've selected, consider an alternate spelling for the name. Whether it's Leigh instead of Lee or Anya instead of Anna, using a unique spelling can give a special twist to a more common name. Just remember: there's a fine line between and embarrassing -- and they are going to have to live with it the rest of their lives!
If you love the idea of a traditional name but want something a little more unique, then choosing an alternate spelling might just be the way to go. Here are some different ways to re-spell your favourite baby name. Having said this, if you do decide to use unique spelling, do expect your child's name to be misspelled or mis-pronounced some of the time. It will be unique, but it comes with a bit of a price.
Take a cue from the Kardashians
Some names can easily be made unique by switching up the first letter or two, a la the Kardasians. Sister Kim may have a traditional spelling of her name, but her sisters Khloe and Kourtney have a unique twist with a 'K' instead of a 'C'. This works with some other letters like 'G' instead of 'J' as well.