Spelling of this name

I like the name [name_m]Calum[/name_m]/Callum with the nickname [name_u]Cal[/name_u]. Which spelling would you use if you didn’t want people to spell it wrong?

Callum! That’s the more typical spelling, at least in the US.


Callum. Nice choice.

Callum is the more common spelling but I think [name_m]Calum[/name_m] looks nicer, so go with what you prefer. It’s common enough that ‘[name_m]Calum[/name_m] with one L’ will be easily understood and remembered

Callum feels more familiar and complete. It seems like that spelling would have the least amount of issues.
[name_u]Callum[/name_u] is very sweet, by the way!

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Callum is one of the few names I prefer with a double letter!

I think [name_m]Calum[/name_m] looks better but [name_u]Callum[/name_u] is more recognisable.


Callum is the spelling i usually see

I’ve only even seen the [name_u]Callum[/name_u] spelling so [name_m]Calum[/name_m] looks unfamiliar


I pronounce both differently. I prefer [name_m]Calum[/name_m].
[name_m]Calum[/name_m]- Cah-lum
[name_u]Callum[/name_u]- KAY-lum

Definitely would spell it [name_u]Callum[/name_u]!

Callum :dove:

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I’d pronounce [name_u]Callum[/name_u] and [name_m]Calum[/name_m] the same way - I’d guess CAL-um for both. I do know a [name_u]Callum[/name_u] who pronounces it “CAUL-um”, like the word “call” at the beginning, but I don’t know whether that’s an accepted pronunciation for [name_m]Calum[/name_m] too.

Well, [name_u]Callum[/name_u]. I like [name_m]Calum[/name_m]…I think that it looks more interesting & it’s more authentic from what I understand. Plus, the nn [name_u]Cal[/name_u] makes more sense w/Calum. But, [name_u]Callum[/name_u] is easier & that’s probably how people will assume that it’s spelled.

Hope this helps. :slight_smile:

I’d spell it [name_u]Callum[/name_u]!


I’ve never seen [name_m]Calum[/name_m]. The double L adds a nice balance and look to an already wonderful name.