Thursday, December 4, 2008

Huked on Fonix Wurks Foar Mi

From the text message generation comes the ever annoying trend of purposely "misspelling" names...

Now, before you get your knickers in a bunch, I'm not talking about minor variations i.e. Eric/Erik or John/Jon...

I'm talking about adding so many extra letters and syllables that the child's name begins to resemble the Soul Train scamble board. Let me just give you who think this trend is cute, a quick lesson in linguistics...in the English language, certain letters do not make a natural sound when forcibly smushed together--i.e X and J, hence they should NOT be combined to try to make an otherwise normal sounding name "look" different or exotic...

For example...

Ayrikka (Erica)
Adecyn
Daisja (Deja)
Cerenitee/Sirrenitie (Serenity)
Aun'dreyah (Andrea)
Sacoiya/Sikoya (as if Sequoia wasn't hard enough for most people to spell)
Nah'Diyaa (Nadia)
Nyckolle
Mckynzy
(can I buy a vowel?)
Kneah (Nia)
Knoah
Jewellianna
(Juliana)
Elyzibythe
Endeyah
(India)

And the winner of the your name will ALWAYS be flagged when you do spell check award:

Vyquetoriya (Victoria)

1 comment:

malika in atlanta said...

"Vyquetoriya?" now that's just wrong! my homegirl's name is tierinqiue pronounced "terinika" and to this day i have no idea why her parents spelled her name like that. it literally took 10 years for me to learn how to spell her name without help.