My husband and I both love the way the name [name]Gaius[/name] sounds ([name]Guy[/name]-us). It is a strong name filled with history (and we both love battle star galactica to boot!). The name [name]Guy[/name] is also a huge family name- an uncle, a great grandfather and two cousins have the name so I would feel like I was partly honoring it.
The only problem is the spelling. [name]Will[/name] a boy get teased and be called [name]Gay[/name]-us? I am not homophobic by any means but children can be cruel. My little sister’s friend (a boy) has the last name [name]Gaylord[/name] and he is teased mercilessly. While I admit [name]Gaylord[/name] has more potential for teasing that [name]Gay[/name]-us… I still worry about it.
What do you think?
Also, please please do not recommend alternative spellings- it is a pet peeve of mine to butcher classic names with funky made up spellings. I’d rather just not use the name at all. Thanks!