- A woman from Australia named her child with a popular name but opted for spelling
- She chose the popular name Kaitlyn but changed its spelling; replacing the ‘ait’ with the Roman numeral symbol for eight which is VIII
- The name of her child, which she finds unique, is KVIIIlyn
A name is one of the most important things that a person must have. It is an identity labeled to each person on the day he or she was born. And for this reason, every parent wants the best name for his or her child, and sometimes the most unique.
One perfect example is a Gold Coast mother who was inspired by the popular name ‘Catherine’ which means ‘pure’ for her dearest child but opted for an Irish version of it, which is Kaitlyn, but formed it in a bizarre spelling to give her newborn a unique name, an article written by Zahra Mulroy which was published on Mirror mentioned.
“I’ve always loved the name Kaitlyn but hated how popular it was,” the mother who was identified only as Mavi was quoted saying.
The mother further said that she wanted her child to have a name which would be hers alone. Thus, she, claimed that with the help of her husband they replaced the ‘ait’ from the name Kaitlyn with the Roman numeral symbol for eight which is VIII to derive a unique name spelled as KVIIIlyn for their daughter.
This drew different views from people when an image of the mother’s quote was posted on a particular site.
“I have a long name and when I was in nursery I could never remember how to spell it so I sounded it out,” one person commented while another said “I would be so humiliated.”
Several others expressed disgust with the bizarre spelling of the name and noted they didn’t quite understand the reasoning behind why the name was spelled with numerals.
Another person wrote: “Assuming this whole thing isn’t a joke, there’s already a few different ways to spell Kaitlyn. There’s Caitlin, Katelyn, Caitlyn, and I’m pretty sure there’s more. If the idea was to have different spelling, surely they could use one of those?”
However, the parents clearly wanted something that is really their daughter’s alone?