Quoting LumpySpacePrincess:" If you want a different spelling you could try a different variation of Elizabeth? There's Elisabeth, ... [snip!] ... There's Elisabeth, Elisabet, Elisabette, Ylisabet. Ellyiot ... NO. NO NO NO. And no to Swayze. Wasn't he in dirty dancing?"Elizibeth is a family name, we aren't extremely in love with the name it self, just with the meaning it has to us. The spelling would have to remain the same for it to have it's full effect for us. I tried Ellezabeth, but it just didn't set well for me. So we went back to the original family spelling.
Quoting Ellie.:" Have you thought of going with the whole greek mythology thing? Athena or Rena or something of that sort?"Those aren't really our taste. I do have a niece named Athena as well. But we have a very difficult last name (La Hoya is my maiden name) my married name is so very strange lol. I didn't know how much information people put on these sites, so I just put my maiden name. lol
Quoting Ellie.:" Ah. Yeah, that's a difficult one. You kind of have to be careful with the nicknames kids can make out ... [snip!] ... you want!) Our last name is weird too. Some weird French thing, but I understand what you mean... that does make it tricky!"Yes, for sure. That is why we always kind of try to put ourselves in a 10 year old mind-set to see what kinds of obnoxious things we could possibly come up with as nick names. Swayze Grace kind of sounds like Swayze Gave (blah). With that last name alone they will have taunters I'm sure, my husband and his siblings, all have very generic basic, common names. They all still got slightly teased (not bullying, just highschool pervy boys and their oh so clever come backs lol) Which is why we ask for opinions, in case we over look a crude nick-name because we like the name so much. Otherwise, we typically aren't the kind of people who invest too much into what people think of our likes and dislikes.
Quoting Callie L. La Hoya:" Okay, SO what about these? (LET ME JUST WARN YOU ALL, I ***DO*** LIKE BOYS NAMES FOR GIRLS, SO IF THAT ... [snip!] ... person I've talked to in real life (close friends, not so close friends, friends of friends) all say they LOVE Swayze! Lol"Rhea is in no way pronounced Ray.
Quoting Ellie.:" Ive heard it pronounce Ree-ah and Ray-ah. Not just Rae though"
Quoting Suit Up. [CNL]:" I think it's most commonly Ree-ah. It definitely won't ever be pronounced Ray at first glance."That is the way it pronounced in our family (Ree-ah) But I do not think that is a nice name at all, so I will not be pronouncing it Ree-ah. I know several girls that spell it the same, but it is pronounced Ray. And it's a middle name, not a whole lot of people will be looking at it to have the opportunity to question it.
Quoting £egendary £ex:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Callie L. La Hoya:</b>" What is unfortunate is that this World ... [snip!] ... setting your child up for failure, lol. Stripper maybe? People are going to look at the spelling & think wtf is this mother on."Ironically, when people suggested it was a "trashy hillbilly" name. My immediate thought was, "For goodness sake, if anything it would be perceived as a stripper name! Hillbilly?!" Hillbilly to me is like Betty Lou, Bobbi Jo....Swayze?...No. And again, I can see why we wouldn't agree on names as well. I don't particularly care for Rocco, so I can see why you wouldn't necessarily like the names we have. Also, the spelling isn't our main concern, most of the spellings we have are family names, we don't love the names themselves, just the personal meanings they have to them, if we spell them differently they won't be our family names. Which would make it moot to name them those names, if not for the family value. We are still tossing names around, Griffyn has caught our fancy these days, and Swayze is still a very close second. But as always, thanks for your input and opinions, suggestions are welcomed and appreciated...much more than derogatory, useless comments of course.
Quoting Callie L. La Hoya:" Perhaps I could talk my husband into letting us use my name (Caliopy) either as a first or middle name. ... [snip!] ... the original spelling Calliope as well) So you spelling Nazi's don't get too hung up on the spelling, I CAN CHANGE IT! lol."