Does everyone think the spelling of my chosen name is odd??

(187 Posts)
MrsMonkeyBear Thu 05-Jun-14 11:58:26

Hubby and I just found out we are expecting a little girl.

We have chosen the name Sofee but everyone thinks we should spell it a more traditional way.

Am I just being weird??

cutefluffybunnes Thu 05-Jun-14 12:01:05

I would think you are illiterate. Sorry. You would also be condemning the child to a lifetime of 'That's Sophie, but spelled...' and the person writing it down will be rolling their eyes. Until she's old enough to change it by deed poll.

NatashaBee Thu 05-Jun-14 12:02:02

Don't like it, sorry. I hate it when people take a nice name and try to give it a twist by spelling it differently.

almapudden Thu 05-Jun-14 12:02:09

Sophie is spelled Sophie. Sofee makes you look thick.

CatsCantTwerk Thu 05-Jun-14 12:02:10

I like the name Sophie but I do not think it looks right the way You have spelled it.

It looks like You don't know how to spell.

It actually reminds me of 'sofa'

Sorry!

Yep, sorry that's odd

Barbie1 Thu 05-Jun-14 12:02:34

It just 'looks' wrong in my opinion. Sorry.

beanynamechange Thu 05-Jun-14 12:02:46

I quite like it, as it's different, but I would never ever use it. You (and eventually her) will spend your life spelling it, it will be greeted by hmm looks, and tbh, I'm fairly sure I would think that you a- didn't know how to spell Sophie or b- had made a mistake whilst registering the birth.

I like it, but could never ever use it. However, if your happy with constantly explaining the name and spelling then why not! Just remember that she will also have to do that all of her life..

hillyhilly Thu 05-Jun-14 12:02:53

Sorry, I think its Sophie spelt by someone who can't spell.
Personally I loathe proper names spelt wrongly, but maybe I'm turning into a middle class old fart!

Bowlersarm Thu 05-Jun-14 12:03:12

Sorry but I agree it's an awful way if spelling it. Really awful.

drivenfromdistraction Thu 05-Jun-14 12:03:28

To be honest, I think it's ridiculous spelt that way. And I say this as the parent of a child who has the less-usual spelling of a common name (think Ann / Anne - so still a traditional spelling) I'm sorry. What's your reason for not using the correct spelling? Is it to be 'unique'? If so, I think you are better making up an entirely new name, rather than mis-spelling a common one.

ShadowFall Thu 05-Jun-14 12:03:49

Yes. It looks odd.

Bowlersarm Thu 05-Jun-14 12:03:59

It's like a cross between sofa and settee.

Glastokitty Thu 05-Jun-14 12:04:43

Sophie is a lovely name but your spelling is really awful.

CraicWhore Thu 05-Jun-14 12:05:04

Awful. Sorry OP

Softlysoftlycatchymonkey Thu 05-Jun-14 12:05:25

Yes to bowler

blondiebonce Thu 05-Jun-14 12:05:49

Your child, your choice.

Maybe people think it will save "hassle" when she starts school/spelling it over the phone/ people assuming the spelling but it's your decision. It's nice to be a bit different! It's not like you've just pulled a handful of random letters out and come up with something totally out there! My partner and I are calling our little girl something a bit different and some peoples reactions are quite funny/rude. If people don't like it they can get over it.
congratulations on your lovely news smile

spottydolphin Thu 05-Jun-14 12:06:22

i'm not overly keen on it personally, but heck it's your baby and if you like it spelt like that then go with it!

alternatively how about Sofie? that's how it's spelt in some other countries, from the greek (i think) Sofia

StrawberryMojito Thu 05-Jun-14 12:07:11

Yes you're being weird. Sophie- lovely. Sofee - horrid.

eurochick Thu 05-Jun-14 12:07:19

Sophie is lovely.

Sofee is terrible. It looks like how a small child learning to spell would write the name.

spottydolphin Thu 05-Jun-14 12:07:34

i wouldn't worry overly about the having to spell it though, people always say that on threads like this.

i have a really common name (Claire) and I ALWAYS have to spell it because of the variations on it. My surname can also be spelled 2 different ways (but is also pretty common/normal) so I have to spell that as well lol

stripedtortoise Thu 05-Jun-14 12:08:32

Yup. I'd think you were an apple short of a picnic, and not in the nice endearing way.

SanityClause Thu 05-Jun-14 12:09:10

I have an ordinary name with an unusual spelling. In my case, it's a family spelling - my great grandmother's name was spelt like mine.

It's a pain in the arse.

Don't do it.

HowsTheSerenity Thu 05-Jun-14 12:09:38

She will spend her entire life spelling it.
She will never be able to buy tat with her name on it.

scarletforya Thu 05-Jun-14 12:10:44

Can I ask why you want to spell it that way?

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