Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Alternate spellings: A list of alternate spellings for common names that either should or should not be attempted by new parents

(Apologies to McSweeney's lists.)

1. Alysen
2. Pterrance
3. D'Knees
4. Jeph
5. Mle
6. Tailor
7. Wrebecka
8. Bobb
9. Alecks
10. Gye
11. Zavier
12. Geothro

Should be attempted: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 12.
Should not be attempted: 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11.


Jaime said...

And I thought I had things bad. Thank you for the perspective.

22280 said...

When I have a son I'm going to name him Marieaux.

beast of burden said...

How about Phlopp?

Baby Jebus said...

I see more issues with 2 and 5 than 6 and 9

Flop said...

That's the point, BJ. If you're going to go with the alternate spellings, go big or go home. Had it been "EmmaLee" I would have given it a thumbs down. But Mle ... well, that's just ridiculous enough to work.

Also, Marieaux and Phlopp are both solid. I'm kicking myself for not including an "eau" construction. And everyone knows I'm a sucker for a superfluous consonant.

CrimeNotes said...

I previously though Mle was an alternate spelling for "Millie."

Flop said...

This is a much more sophisticated process than mere vowel excision, Crmnts. Try to keep up.

CrimeNotes said...


Flop said...

I just rememberedd a (former?) reader who goes by "Maulleigh."

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