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Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13935 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vivian [♥]:</b>" totally not hating here.. but I just ... [snip!] ... Haleigh IS hay-lay, not hay-lee or even hal-lee."</blockquote> Exactly. That's what I was going for in my response."


it's just phonetics. How it works, that's why those leigh names bug me so much.
I can get over Jaydens and Aiden, but the leigh names just reek stupidity to me :oops:

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" totally not hating here.. but I just don't get the "leigh" phenomenon. How do you say sleigh, like "in ... [snip!] ... don't say "slee" it's "slay". That's how leigh is pronounced. Technically Haleigh IS hay-lay, not hay-lee or even hal-lee."


It was originally a surname and I suppose that family pronounced it "lee" and it has just carried on.

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13935 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting bbbt:" It was originally a surname and I suppose that family pronounced it "lee" and it has just carried on. "


That's interesting.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23061 posts
22nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vivian [♥]:</b>" it's just phonetics. How it works, that's why those leigh names bug me so much. I can get over Jaydens and Aiden, but the leigh names just reek stupidity to me :oops:"</blockquote>




Yep I agree.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
22nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vivian [♥]:</b>" totally not hating here.. but I just don't get the "leigh" phenomenon. How do you say sleigh, like "in ... [snip!] ... don't say "slee" it's "slay". That's how leigh is pronounced. Technically Haleigh IS hay-lay, not hay-lee or even hal-lee."</blockquote>




Because Leigh is a surname pronounced lee.

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13935 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting Viv, Ev & Gwen ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vivian [♥]:</b>" totally not hating here.. but I just ... [snip!] ... Technically Haleigh IS hay-lay, not hay-lee or even hal-lee."</blockquote> Because Leigh is a surname pronounced lee."


It's still pronounced wrong though, surname or not. They just pronounced their last name wrong is how I see it.

J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" it's just phonetics. How it works, that's why those leigh names bug me so much. I can get over Jaydens and Aiden, but the leigh names just reek stupidity to me :oops:"


I usually try to stick to original spellings, but my daughter is named Keirstyn. to me Keir would be less confusing.. I don't want people calling her kristen or kursten. then I added the Y because I didn't like the way an I or an E looked there... and now I catch so much crap over it from family who can't spell it and still pronounce it wrong :/

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
22nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vivian [♥]:</b>" It's still pronounced wrong though, surname or not. They just pronounced their last name wrong is how I see it."</blockquote>




It's not pronounced wrong :? it's a very old English surname.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" It's still pronounced wrong though, surname or not. They just pronounced their last name wrong is how I see it."


http://www.houseofnames.com/leigh-family-crest



"Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Leigh were recorded, including Lee, Lea, Legh, etc."

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13935 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting J+D=4:" I usually try to stick to original spellings, but my daughter is named Keirstyn. to me Keir would be ... [snip!] ... I or an E looked there... and now I catch so much crap over it from family who can't spell it and still pronounce it wrong :/"


Ya, I think if the OPs friend is going for Halie, no mater how she spelled it, the girl will get Hailey a lot. Oh well, hopefully you only have to correct a person once :P

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13935 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting Viv, Ev & Gwen ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vivian [♥]:</b>" It's still pronounced wrong though, ... [snip!] ... their last name wrong is how I see it."</blockquote> It's not pronounced wrong :? it's a very old English surname."


I will ALWAYS see it as being pronounced wrong. Just how I see it. Sorry.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting bbbt:" http://www.houseofnames.com/leigh-family-crest "Before the last few hundred years the English language ... [snip!] ... in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Leigh were recorded, including Lee, Lea, Legh, etc.""


So, technically, Leigh outdates our phonetic rules, so it doesn't apply.

J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" It's still pronounced wrong though, surname or not. They just pronounced their last name wrong is how I see it."


hehe the whole conversation of phonetics amuses me. I have a friend who says "shedule" for schedule. he swears this is right. I ask if he rode a "shool" bus... he didn't laugh

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23061 posts
22nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting bbbt:</b>" So, technically, Leigh outdates our phonetic rules, so it doesn't apply."</blockquote>




For the record I'm not discounting Leigh as being pronounced Lee but anything tacked onto Leigh I pronounce Leigh as Lay. Such as sleigh and any other word or name with the ending of Leigh.

♥Mama Constantine 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Texas 5836 posts
22nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vivian [♥]:</b>" Ya, I think if the OPs friend is going for Halie, no mater how she spelled it, the girl will get Hailey a lot. Oh well, hopefully you only have to correct a person once :P"</blockquote>




She's actually going for Hailey. .