Friend's Baby

My friend is due mid/late Feb. with her first baby. She already has the names picked out. (She was supposed to find out 2 weeks ago, not she is on the 25th of [name]September[/name].)

Girl:
[name]Kylie[/name] [name]Elise[/name] - Really pretty! And I suggested [name]Elise[/name]. :smiley:

Boy:
[name]Maysin[/name] [name]William[/name] - Awful, awful, awful spelling of a common name!!! He’d be doomed to spell it for people his entire life!

Like both choices, but really wish [name]Mason[/name] was spelled right!

Does she realize that that says “may sin”? Maybe something to point out…

[name]Maysin[/name] doesn’t even say [name]Mason[/name], completely different pronunciation and she’ll end up looking really silly. It looks awful, it’s a shame because [name]Mason[/name] [name]William[/name] is pretty handsome. It doesn’t matter how many letters she changes or adds in she still wants the name [name]Mason[/name] even though I’d pronounce it differently just from that spelling.

[name]Kylie[/name] is very chavvy and downmarket here, I really don’t like it but at least the spelling is normal.

She found out today. It’s a boy. So it’s [name]Maysin[/name] [name]William[/name]. Another friend posted on her fb announcement that she should consider another spelling. That she (her friend) knows 2 girls with the name [name]Maysin[/name] with this spelling! A) For me [name]Mason[/name] is a boys name. B) That’s a absolutely terrible spelling! Her friend then suggested [name]Mayson[/name], which isn’t great, but infinitely better than [name]Maysin[/name]!!

Oh wow… In my head I pronounce it like “Maizin.” Hate the name in general, but that spelling is just a shame.

Please do everything in your power - and more - to convince her that the spelling of [name]Mason[/name] is appalling!

Wow, [name]Maysin[/name] is wrong… By my own thinking…

I prefer [name]Mayson[/name] over [name]Maysin[/name], ugh.

[name]Just[/name] as bad as a friends nephew born yesterday…Bricyn :frowning:

[name]Mayson[/name] is bad but at least it will be pronounced correctly, and it looks masculine.

I think people fall in love with the sound and feel of a name but still feel that, in the age of google and facebook, their child needs to stand out in print. [name]Hence[/name] these spellings.

Does father of baby have any thoughts?

I still think the best argument against [name]Maysin[/name] is that is spells out “[name]May[/name] Sin”. While I’d prefer [name]Mason[/name] really besides the trendiness-effect of [name]Mayson[/name] there is nothing really wrong with it. (and… I really don’t like y’s in the middle of names, wigs me out visually. Makes me wonder if the mother was 13 and potentially high when she named her child - Cause I think when I was 13 I though oddly spelled names were cool).

I’m sure your friends baby-boy will be beautiful regardless of the spelling and she is keeping the very traditional [name]William[/name] as a mn. So at least if he turns out to prefer traditionalism more than his mother does he always has that choice.

I’m not sure what the father’s thoughts are. I do know that he does have another son named [name]Cayden[/name] (not sure how it’s spelled) that will be 1 around the time that the baby is due, though. I don’t think she’ll be swayed by anything anyone says. She’s pretty set on that spelling. I would have much preferred a girl named [name]Kylie[/name] [name]Elise[/name]. And as lexium said, the baby will be adorable, but I just wish the name would match the baby!

I agree [name]Mayson[/name] is muchhhh better than [name]Maysin[/name], but still would prefer [name]Mason[/name]. I agree, he will just be forever spelling it for people…ugh.

I would prefer [name]Mason[/name] [name]William[/name], but [name]Mayson[/name] is a whole lot better than [name]Maysin[/name]. To me [name]Mayson[/name] just looks like someone wanting to feminize the name for a girl. Too bad she won’t be swayed. The [name]May[/name] sin connection will probably be brought up and she may regret that.