We welcomed our little girl, [name]Gwyneth[/name], into the world on [name]June[/name] 25th. For the most part I’ve gotten good feedback on her name. There is one thing that is bothering me, however. My [name]SIL[/name] made a welcome home sign in which she accidentally spelled her name as “[name]Gweneth[/name]”. I corrected her, and she said, “Oh, ok. I’ve only seen it spelled [name]Gweneth[/name], but I like unique spellings!”. I’m glad she likes unique spelling, but I [name]DON[/name]'T. [name]Gwyneth[/name] is the correct spelling, right??? I really do not wanted to be accused of getting cre8tive with the spelling of her name.
Also, I’m having problems with her nn. [name]Gwyneth[/name] is a welsh name meaning “blessed, happy”. At first I started out spelling her nickname as [name]Gwyn[/name] because that seemed the most obvious to me. But then I read that [name]Gwyn[/name] is actually a common male name in Whales. Now [name]Gwyn[/name] just sort of looks weird and manly to me. So I switched it to [name]Gwen[/name], which is a solid female name. My friends are all a little confused, and I can see how using [name]Gwen[/name] can be confusing. Now sometimes when I start to write her full name I accidentally spell it [name]Gwenyth[/name]. My husband wants to just spell it [name]Gwyn[/name]. It doesn’t bother him that it is a man’s name because, and I quote, “We don’t live in Whales.” He does have a way of making complex problems simple. So what do you all think? [name]Gwyn[/name] or [name]Gwen[/name]?