Curious about spellings
I recently discovered that the name Brain made the top 1000 list from the years 1965 to 1989 and at its peak reached a rank of 597. I assume that this is a misspelling of Brian, but really?! Goodness! Do any of you know if there is a foreign name that could account for this spelling? I think I'd change my name if I had to go through life being named Brain.
Other strange spellings that I've always wondered about are Micheal and Jeffery. Are they misspellings that made their way onto the charts and are now considered to be legitimate alternate spellings, or are they foreign spellings of Michael and Jeffrey? What other alternative spellings of common names break phonetic rules? I know about Neveah, but I'm curious to hear about others.
Sat, 03/14/2015 - 11:03pm