Melissa_15 Due May 11; Iowa 190 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" I was waiting for someone to say it. ... [snip!] ... I thought that too when I saw her page. I can't tell if she is trying make it feminine for a girl or just thought it was hip"

The nice thing about it being my daughter, is that I can choose how I want to spell her name. There's no particular reason other than I wanted something original. Pretty sure that, in no way shape or form, tells you anything about her having a teen mom. I'm also pretty sure that I'm perfectly capable of spelling, so that has nothing to do with my decision.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55982 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Mom2William&Michael:" Shit. DH and I were planning on waiting until I was 27 or 28 to start looking into having children. ... [snip!] ... now, too. I'd have liked to have been older, but since we didn't know we could have biological children, I didn't knock it."


I was 29 when the girls were born. I figured that I needed to have a life before I became responsible for one (little did I know I was going to get twins right away. lol). I just knew that there was no way I could have been a good mother until I got thru doing what I needed to first. No harm for you either! We go with what works.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Melissa_15:</b>" The nice thing about it being my daughter, is that I can choose how I want to spell her name. There's ... [snip!] ... having a teen mom. I'm also pretty sure that I'm perfectly capable of spelling, so that has nothing to do with my decision. "</blockquote>




Of course it's your decision.



It's my opinion that the spelling sucks.

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" I was 29 when the girls were born. I figured that I needed to have a life before I became responsible ... [snip!] ... I could have been a good mother until I got thru doing what I needed to first. No harm for you either! We go with what works. "</blockquote>




I wish I waited a little longer to get married and have kids but I didn't

user banned Due September 18; 1 child; California 21617 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Melissa_15:" The nice thing about it being my daughter, is that I can choose how I want to spell her name. There's ... [snip!] ... having a teen mom. I'm also pretty sure that I'm perfectly capable of spelling, so that has nothing to do with my decision. "


Spelling Bailey the right way would be more original than screwing up the spelling like you have. -Leigh is trendy as shit, it's not unique in the least bit.

ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Melissa_15:" The nice thing about it being my daughter, is that I can choose how I want to spell her name. There's ... [snip!] ... having a teen mom. I'm also pretty sure that I'm perfectly capable of spelling, so that has nothing to do with my decision. "

Yes because Bayleigh is SOOOO original. Just another in an ungodly long line of "youneek and trendiegh" names. Bleck.

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27516 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Melissa_15:" The nice thing about it being my daughter, is that I can choose how I want to spell her name. There's ... [snip!] ... having a teen mom. I'm also pretty sure that I'm perfectly capable of spelling, so that has nothing to do with my decision. "


Sure, it's your kid.
It's my opinion that you're f**king up a perfectly good name. The only time her name becomes original is when it is written. When said outloud it's the same as all the other Bailey's in the world.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Melissa_15:" The nice thing about it being my daughter, is that I can choose how I want to spell her name. There's ... [snip!] ... having a teen mom. I'm also pretty sure that I'm perfectly capable of spelling, so that has nothing to do with my decision. "


If you chose Bayleigh or however you spelled it to be original, then you probably should've chosen a name that wasn't #88 on the most popular name list last year. Just saying.

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Melissa_15:</b>" The nice thing about it being my daughter, is that I can choose how I want to spell her name. There's ... [snip!] ... having a teen mom. I'm also pretty sure that I'm perfectly capable of spelling, so that has nothing to do with my decision. "</blockquote>




Its not original if 43836283 have used that spelling to be original. Bailey is a beautiful name for a human. Bayleigh is a nice name for a dog.

Melissa_15 Due May 11; Iowa 190 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Melissa_15:</b>" The nice thing about it being my daughter, ... [snip!] ... nothing to do with my decision. "</blockquote> Of course it's your decision. It's my opinion that the spelling sucks."

Well, if we're just stating opinions. your kid's name doesnt seem much better. But do I go point it out for no reason? No. Now that you want to insult how I want to spell my daughter's name, I'll do the same.

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Melissa_15:</b>" The nice thing about it being my daughter, is that I can choose how I want to spell her name. There's ... [snip!] ... having a teen mom. I'm also pretty sure that I'm perfectly capable of spelling, so that has nothing to do with my decision. "</blockquote>




Why are you spelling it that way? I am not trying to bash, but it is annoying when someone mispronounces your name (in my case, my last name) or you have to constantly spell it out. Do you think it's a name that will suit her well in any situation? I mean you're right, you are her mother, but at some point your daughter will be an adult, and you want to give her all the tools to have an easy and successful life.

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Melissa_15:" The nice thing about it being my daughter, is that I can choose how I want to spell her name. There's ... [snip!] ... having a teen mom. I'm also pretty sure that I'm perfectly capable of spelling, so that has nothing to do with my decision. "


Actually, names like that tell me the mother is likely either young or uneducated. It's your choice but a lot of people assume the same.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55982 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Melissa_15:" The nice thing about it being my daughter, is that I can choose how I want to spell her name. There's ... [snip!] ... having a teen mom. I'm also pretty sure that I'm perfectly capable of spelling, so that has nothing to do with my decision. "


Let me give you a bit of unsolicited advice.



It isn't you that has to be proud and carry that name daily. A name is a gift you give your child that they should be proud of. Not something that they should have to be burdened by. She will forever have to correct spelling, perhaps even answer "How do you say that?" a few times here and there and it will be more of a hassle than something she is proud of. The name is NOT about you. It is about your child. You want her to have something that she can grow with. Something that if she decides to be a CEO of a fortune 500 company that her name commands respect.



Not that Bailey isn't a good name. Really, I think it is a nice name. Messing with the spelling doesn't make it "unique", it makes it look like you couldn't spell and your daughter will wear that forever.



This is the first decision that you make for your child that impacts her life for the rest of her life. Take it seriously!!!

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27516 posts
7th Jan '13
Quoting Derpy the Duck:" Yes because Bayleigh is SOOOO original. Just another in an ungodly long line of "youneek and trendiegh" names. Bleck. "


I would love to pin my name on some of these trendy f**ks for a month. I'm almost positive it would change a lot of minds. The only time anyone gets it right is at the OB/GYN's office. :x

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
7th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Melissa_15:</b>" Well, if we're just stating opinions. your kid's name doesnt seem much better. But do I go point it out ... [snip!] ... do I go point it out for no reason? No. Now that you want to insult how I want to spell my daughter's name, I'll do the same."</blockquote>




Well aren't you as mature as all the other 16 year olds in the world.