WHY must they change the spelling?
Ooh, I usually admire the more unusual names I've encountered, but my niece just announced she was having her third son and naming him "Malakie." YUCK! Several family members have already expressed their distain (as family members are wont to do), so the mom is getting all defensive. Of course, I do not want to be the annoying aunt who criticizes, so I am venting here in this forum.
I think it looks like it is pronounced "Mah-LACK-key." Others thought it was "MAL-a-key" or "Mal-ACK-ee." But it's pronounced "MAL-a-k(eye)", like Malachi in the Bible.
It's the spelling that I can't stand, though Malachi is quite different from her other sons, Austin & Christopher. I also feel like it is being 'feminized' (is that a word?) by the spelling change (i.e., James --> Jaymz). And I hope his nn doesn't become "Mal." Doesn't that mean 'bad'? As in malevolent or malodorous?
If she asks me what I think, do I really say? Do I lie and say it's awesome? Or do I just change the subject?
Sat, 08/17/2013 - 12:48am