Some names with unusual spellings include ���Alexzandre,��� ���Dafydd,��� ���Jayceson��� and ���Zakkery��� for boys, and ���Cydnee,��� ���Emileigh,��� ���Jazzmyn��� and ���Myah��� for girls, as listed by Parenting magazine. While these names are traditional enough, what makes them modern and unusual are the changes in their spellings.Continue Reading
There are a few common ways to create alternative spellings. One method substitutes ���k��� for ���c��� or ���ch��� at the start of a name, as in ���Kaitlyn��� for ���Caitlyn��� or ���Kristopher��� for ���Christopher.��� An example of such a substitution in the middle of a name is ���Mikayla��� for ���Michaela.���
Another option is to play with vowels and use different ones to retain the same sound. For example, ���Rayna��� is an alternate spelling of ���Raina."
The long sound of ���e��� is open to a number of interpretations in girls��� names. For instance, ���Bailey��� could take on the forms of ���Bailee,��� ���Baylee��� or even the longer ���Bayleigh.��� Likewise, alternate spellings for "Tracy" include "Tracey," Traci" and "Tracie."
Sometimes, replacing ���s��� with ���z��� imparts a different flavor to a name, such as using ���Izabelle��� in place of the well-known ���Isabelle��� or "Suzy" in place of the more traditional "Susie." Removing or adding consonants also works well, as in ���Lillianna.���Learn more about Education