Which Spelling Do You Choose?

(A new version of izzieme333's alternate spellings), with names that I would personally like to see which spellings are preferred.

May vs Mae

Holly vs Hollie 

Cecelia vs Cecilia

Maia vs Maya vs Mya

Madison vs Maddison

Abbey vs Abby 

Catherine vs Katherine vs Kathryn vs Katharine

Rebekah vs Rebecca

Elizabeth vs Elisabeth

Lauren vs Loren

Tegan vs Teaghan

Caitlin vs Caitlyn vs Katelyn (or the 187 spellings that have been used - my personal favourite must be CVIIIlin)

Jane vs Jayne

Caleb vs Kaleb

Aiden vs Aydan

Isaak vs isaac

Markus vs Marcus

 

Replies

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January 8, 2016 8:53 AM

May

Holly

Cecelia (only because I like the nickname Cece)

Maya

Madison

Abby

Catherine

Rebecca

Elizabeth

Lauren

Teagan - different from both spellings that you listed

Caitlin

Jane

Caleb

Aidan - also different from both spellings that you listed

Isaac

Marcus

 

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January 13, 2016 6:29 PM

Mae

Holly

Cecilia

Maia 

Madison

Abby

I prefer how Katharine looks, but I would use Katherine, because it's more likely to be spelled correctly.

Rebecca

Same as with Katherine. Loren looks prettier, but I would probably use Lauren.

If we're only allowed to choose between those two, the Teaghan. But I like Teagan the best.

Caitlin

Jane

Caleb

Aiden

Isaac

Not sure... I think Marcus.

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March 22, 2016 9:35 PM

May vs Mae - definitely Mae!

Holly vs Hollie - I like Hollie because Holly always reminds me of Christmas.

Cecelia vs Cecilia - Cecilia; but that's only because I'm more used to seeing it spelt this way.

Maia vs Maya vs Mya - Maia, because I know a Maya whose name is said "MAY-ah" and I say Mya "MEE-ah".

Madison vs Maddison - Out of these, I like Madison, but I actually prefer Madisyn.

Abbey vs Abby - Abbey because it seems more complete.

Catherine vs Katherine vs Kathryn vs Katharine - Katherine; I like the K. Another spelling is Cathryn.

Rebekah vs Rebecca - definitely Rebecca! Rebekah looks like "re-BEE-kah". More spellings: Rebekka, Rebekkah

Elizabeth vs Elisabeth - I prefer Elizabeth because I for Elisabeth automatically say "el-IS-a-beth" in my mind.

Lauren vs Loren - Lauren for a girl! Loren and Lorin are for boys.

Tegan vs Teaghan - out of these, Teaghan, but my real favourite of this name is Teigan (another spelling: Teagan).

Caitlin vs Caitlyn vs Katelyn (or the 187 spellings that have been used) - my favourite is Kaitlin.

Jane vs Jayne - I like Jane. More traditional!

Caleb vs Kaleb - as a rule I prefer c names with a k, but not this one! I like Caleb.

Aiden vs Aydan - definitely Aiden. I'm more used to it and also there are no repeat letters (or ys, which I don't like in Aydan).

Isaac vs Isaak - Isaac. It's in my top 10!

Markus vs Marcus - Marcus. Don't know why, I just like it better!

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February 2, 2016 3:06 PM

Mae

Holly

Cecelia

Maia

Madison

Abbey

Katharine

Rebekah

Elizabeth

Lauren

Teaghan

Caitlin

Jayne

Caleb

Ayden

Isaak

Marcus

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March 17, 2016 5:29 PM

May vs Mae - May

Holly vs Hollie - Holly

Cecelia vs Cecilia - Cecelia

Maia vs Maya vs Mya - Maya

Madison vs Maddison - Madison

Abbey vs Abby - Abby

Catherine vs Katherine vs Kathryn vs Katharine - Kathryn

Rebekah vs Rebecca - Rebekah

Elizabeth vs Elisabeth - Elizabeth

Lauren vs Loren - Lauren

Tegan vs Teaghan - Teaghan

Caitlin vs Caitlyn vs Katelyn - Caitlin

Jane vs Jayne - Jane

Caleb vs Kaleb - Caleb

Aiden vs Aydan - Aiden

Isaak vs isaac - Isaac

Markus vs Marcus - Marcus

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December 17, 2016 10:03 AM

Mae

Hollie

Cecilia

Maya

Maddison

Abbey

Rebekah

Elizabeth

Lauren

Teaghan

Katelynn

Jane

Caleb

Aydan

Isaac

Marcus

Katharine

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December 26, 2016 11:56 AM

Mae

Holly

 Cecelia

Maddison

Abbey

Catherine

Rebecca

Elizabeth

Lauren

out of these two Tegan, other than that i'd pick Teagan

Caitlin

Jane

Caleb

Aiden

Isaac

Marcus

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January 1, 2017 4:01 AM

Mae (but May is just fine, too)

Holly

Cecilia

Maia (Maya is fine; Mya is not)

Madison

Abby (but Abbey is slightly better than Abbie)

Katherine (then, in order of preference, Catherine, Kathryn, and Katharine are all perfectly acceptable)

Rebecca (but Rebekah is okay)

both Elizabeth and Elisabeth are nice

Lauren is feminine, Loren masculine

Teagan is better than either

Caitlin (i actually kind of like Kaitlyn, too, but all other spellings are a no-go)

Jane

Caleb

Aidan is best (Aiden being marginally acceptable)

Isaac

Marcus (Markus is okay, too)

9
January 1, 2017 10:57 AM

Mae

Holly

Cecelia

Maya (Maia is 2nd)

Madison

Abby

Kathrine (Cathrine 2nd)

Rebecca

Elizabeth

Lauren

Tegan

Caitlin (Kaitlin would be 2nd)

Jane

Caleb

Aiden

Isaac

Marcus

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January 22, 2017 1:45 PM

Mae
Holly
Cecilia
Maya
Madison
Abby
Katherine or Catherine
Rebecca
Elizabeth
Lauren (Loren is a different name to me)
Tegan
Catilyn
Jane
Caleb
Aiden
Issac
Marcus 

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January 22, 2017 2:08 PM

May

Holly

Cecilia

Maya

Madison

Abby

Catherine (Though I'm a Kathryn, and I love it too.)

Rebecca

Elizabeth

Loren

Tegan

Caitlin

Jane

Caleb

Aiden

Isaac

Marcus

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March 15, 2017 5:08 PM

May vs Mae: I actually really like both spellings, but if I had to choose I'd go with Mae. While I like May, I'm a little put off by the word "may".

Holly vs Hollie: Hollie is cute, but I like Holly a lot better.

Cecelia vs Cecilia: Going to go with Cecelia, because I like that it has Celia in it. Cecilia looks like a more acurrate feminine form of Cecil though.

Maia vs Maya vs Mya: I'm increasingly leaning toward Maia right now, but I like Maya too. Mya seems more like Mia than Maya to me.

Madison vs Maddison: I've never liked that Madison has the word mad in it, but I think that the two D spelling compounds it, so I like Madison better.

Abbey vs Abby: Abby, because an abbey is where monks live.

Catherine vs Katherine vs Kathryn vs Katharine: I like all of them, but right now I'm leaning towards Catherine.

Rebekah vs Rebecca: I've been liking Rebekah a lot lately, and I do want to say that's the way the biblical figure spelled it, but Rebecca is nice too.

Elizabeth vs Elisabeth: I like Elizabeth a lot better because the S spelling cuts off all the Liz nicknames (and because no one uses Lisa as short for Elisabeth anymore.)

Lauren vs Loren: Lauren, I don't like the word "lore" in Loren.

Tegan vs Teaghan: Tegan because it's simpler.

Caitlin vs Caitlyn vs Katelyn (or the 187 spellings that have been used - my personal favourite must be CVIIIlin)

Jane vs Jayne: Jayne isn't bad, but Jane is a classic.

Caleb vs Kaleb: Caleb, Kaleb looks like Caleb with a Komedy K. It just looks silly.

Aiden vs Aydan: How about neither>

Isaak vs isaac: I know Isaak has a history, but I like Isaac a lot better.

Markus vs Marcus: I think it just has something to do with the area I live in now that's making me dislike K's. Going with Marcus.

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June 11, 2017 3:56 PM

May

Holly

Cecilia

Maia

Madison

Abby

Katharine

Rebecca

Elisabeth

Lauren

Tegan

Caitlin

Jane

Caleb

Aidan

Isaac

Marcus

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February 13, 2019 5:47 PM

Mae

Holly

Cecelia

Maya

Madison

Abby

Catherine

Rebecca

Elizabeth

Lauren

Tegan

Katelyn

Jane

Caleb

Aiden

Isaac

Marcus

 

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February 20, 2019 11:24 AM

ditto to this list