Try These Tricks to Make that Common Baby Name You Love Stand Out
If you've been looking through baby name books and throwing ideas back and forth with your partner, but just can't land on something, you're not alone. It's one of the biggest decisions to make as a new parent and while your child could change it later on, no one wants to choose a name that ultimately doesn't fit.
If you're super into the common baby names – let's face it, they're classic and popular for a reason – but you want your child to stand out a little bit, there's an easy solution. Choosing a common name with a fun spelling twist is a great way to put a little you in your child's name and the best of both worlds.
Check out these fun variations of common baby names and we're sure you'll find something you absolutely love!
Double or half the consonants
It's a small modification that can really set the name apart, but just adding (or removing) one of the letters.
Madison: Maddison, Madisson
Emmet: Emet, Emett, Emmett
Switch up the vowels
There is a lot you can do just by changing you the vowel in each name. You can swap an A, E, I, O or U or you can add in a Y wherever you see fit.
Carson: Carsyn, Carsen
Aiden: Ayden, Aidan, Aidyn, Aaden
Zoe: Zoey, Zoie
Brandon: Branden, Brandyn, Brandan, Brandin
Swap ‘C' and ‘K' where you can
The letters C, K, CH and CK are generally interchangeable and it's a super simple way to make a variation of the popular names.
Is there a drawback?
If you're sensitive yourself to people spelling and saying your name incorrectly, going this route may not be the best idea. Yes, it's fun to have your own spin on a name, but you (and your child) will spend a lot of time correcting people on how to write and say the name. You have to ask yourself, “is it worth that” or “will this be an issue?”
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