Take a traditional or trending name, change up a few letters and voilà: a new, personalized name just for your baby.
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Modern parents take great liberties with "a," "e," "i," "o," "u" and sometimes "y." Among the 1,000 most popular names for boys, there are 28 combined spellings of Aiden, Brayden, Jayden and Kaden. Most vowel swaps occur within the name:
For girl names especially, the long "e" sound comes in a wide array of options: "e," "ee," "ie," "y," "ey" and "eigh."
For names that end in "na," particularly girl names, adding an "h" and/or an extra "n" creates a perfectly acceptable spelling.
On the Social Security Administration's list of top baby names, there are seven different spellings of the name Cameron: Camren, Camron, Camryn, Kameron, Kamron and Kamryn. Just goes to show that a hard "c" or "ch" can readily replace "k" or "ck," and vice versa.
The above examples include names that begin with these letters, but you could replace letters within a name as well.
How you spell your baby's name is entirely up to you, but others may unwillingly take liberties with it. Making a name unique can help your child stand out among peers, but it can also mean he or she will spend a lot of time correcting those who misspell it.
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