Unique Names
Boys & Girls

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 personalize 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 unique name.

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Re-write the ending

Don't limit yourself to the beginning or middle of a name when thinking unique. The end of a name is also ripe for the altering.

Here are some more ideas:


  1. Andru instead of Andrew
  2. Asten instead of Austin
  3. Bruis instead of Bruce
  4. Colyn instead of Collin
  5. Dennez instead of Dennis
  6. Elija instead of Elijah
  7. Josef instead of Joseph
  8. Lanz instead of Lance
  9. Mathieu instead of Matthew
  10. Tomaz instead of Thomas


  1. Ashleigh instead of Ashley
  2. Abigayle instead of Abigail
  3. Beatrix instead of Beatrice
  4. Brittnee instead of Brittney
  5. Danyell instead of Danielle
  6. Debroah instead of Deborah
  7. Erykka instead of Erica
  8. Hadleigh instead of Hadley
  9. Jezika instead of Jessica
  10. Sumyr instead of Summer

Still thinking?

If you haven't quite located the unique spelling for you get, check out the SheKnows baby name directory. Find names that you like the sound of and consider how they might be customized for a chic, unique take on tradition. Or maybe you prefer to bounce some baby name ideas off of other moms? If so, check out the SheKnows message boards to connect with thousands of other moms!

Do you know of a unique spelling for a name? Share in the comments below!

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Comments on "Baby names with unique spellings"

Ron January 21, 2014 | 5:38 AM

My parents gave me a unique spelling for my middle name. Please don't do this to your children. It always gets misspelled (It is misspelled on my high school diploma) and people have a hard time pronouncing it correctly. I have even considered having it legally changed to the correct spelling. Trust me, having a unique spelling to my middle name doesn't make me feel unique or special. Its simply a pain in the rear to deal with.

Laura October 30, 2013 | 9:34 AM

I want to spell my childs Emileigh instead of 'Emily' does that sound funny ?

Chelsi June 05, 2013 | 3:04 PM

All my life growing up I was angry with my parents spelling my name Chelsi instead of Chelsea, because my brother Joshua had a monogrammed toothbrush! I always found Chelsea, Chelsey, and even Chelsie but NEVER Chelsi. But now I LOVE that my name is spelled differently. It sets me apart even if just a little bit. I have never met another Chelsea with their name spelled like mine. Almost always it is Chelsea. I am thankful my parents wanted it to be unique.

Adelaide May 19, 2013 | 12:17 PM

It's hilarious that people are saying don't name your kids this or that because it looks uneducated. How about educating yourself and not judging people based on what their parents named them. For the love of humanity, get a grip!

jami May 14, 2013 | 5:47 AM

Ur not stupid just because your diffrent or unique.. People should grow up and not judge someone based on how there name is spelled.. My sons middle name is mykell, not micheal everyones middle name is micheal .. Theres nothing wrong with being diffrent. And for tbe lady tossingresumes aside because of the spelling of someones name, thats ignorant u may have tossed the BEST one aside by being judgemental. I hope u dont have children..

Hannah March 10, 2013 | 7:04 PM

As a teacher, students are so often embarrassed because I can't pronounce their name, even though it's spoken normally. Save your child the embarrassment of having their name mispronounced and having to spell their name EVERY time they go anywhere.

TK December 12, 2012 | 8:22 AM

Abby is absolutely right. I worked in HR, and any resumes who had names like this, I tossed aside. It just comes off as uneducated.

Karissa July 11, 2011 | 6:42 PM

Love how my name is on this list!! Woohoo!

Aimee April 03, 2011 | 3:46 PM

My two boys are named Kaleb Alexzander,9, and Andru Stefan,7. I am currently 8 months along with our third son, who is to be named Gabriel Lucas, for whom I am still trying to find an alternative spelling for. I also like Zarek, but it would be a middle name.

Cari Bradley February 19, 2011 | 3:11 PM

I named my son Ahlijah Jasper! I love his name! My daughter I named Destany Jolene! Love this one too!

Abby September 01, 2009 | 6:35 PM

For the love of your child, please don't even consider doing something like this to him/her!!! It's absolutely awful that they will get discriminated against because these spellings make their parents look incredibly stupid. Don't do it.

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