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Thursday, March 21, 2013

HOOKED ON PHONICS

My daughter and granddaughter came here on Sunday.  They stopped to eat at McDonald's on the turnpike. When they ordered, the clerk asked what name.  My daughter said "Michelle".  I had to laugh at the name the employee wrote on the receipt and am sharing it here.  Maybe it's not funny and this is the way some spell Michelle.  Do you know any unusual name spellings?


24 comments:

  1. I have NEVER seen it spelled that way! lol Too funny, Annie. Can you imagine how they'd write MY name??

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  2. I used to work with a gal that pronounced her name like the usualy pronunciation of Michelle, but the legal spelling of her name was Meeshell.

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  3. lol! Nope, that's a strange way to spell Michelle...unless, of course, you're hooked on phonics! :)

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  4. Hooked On Phonics is the perfect title for this "interesting" spelling.

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  5. I have seen one L in Michele, Michelle.... but NEVER like that!!! ha ha!

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  6. I know that there are so many different ways to spell the name Michelle. This is the first time I saw it spell the way the clerk did. LOL

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  7. That's a new one on me. :) I am facebook friends with the Assisted Living facility my mom lived in and the director there is having a baby, already named "Aisling" - never heard of that one. It's a girl.

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  8. I thought she'd ordered "mashed" but McD's doesn't sell that-

    There's a new guy at work now named "Valter". He's from Cape Verde.

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  9. Dear Granay Anay, that is a strange spelling.
    I've always wondered however, how parents could develope so much hate for a new born to saddle it with name like Cliph for life. I'd have been saying, "That's Cliff with a p h." Followed by "Huh?"

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  10. My husband's name is frequently misspelled. It'll come out as Loyd which isn't too bad, but more often it's Lolyd. Poor Lloyd. He has never liked his name and considers it an insult when it's mangled.

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  11. I've never seen Michelle spelled that way either. I'd say something, but the PC police might be watching
    so I'll just keep it to myself.

    My youngest, Lauren, went to school with a Loren.

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  12. Too cute. It reminds me of my granddaughter doing her homework and her interesting letter choices as she sounded out words.

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  13. Haha, now that's different! Can't see it catching on somehow.

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  14. Toronto is so multicultural that in my job I am exposed to lots of names from every language you can think of, with lots of weird spellings. Actually, I was just looking up a file online for a Michelle this morning, except it was spelled "Michele".

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  15. You wouldn't believe how many ways people spell that name. Mechell, Mechelle, Mashel, Mashelle, Michael, you name it.

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  16. And yes, when that happens, internally, I have the reaction of the cat you sent today!

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  17. Ileana -- Can you give us some funny examples? Which name are you talking about, Ileana or Scarlet?

    Bonnie (BIZ) -- Meeshell! Who would ever guess?

    Talon -- Exactly.

    Jeanie -- Exactly.

    Rob and Monica -- My daughter had three close friends in high school...all Michelle. We called Michele "One L".

    Munir -- Me too. LOL

    Lynn -- You must ask someone how they came up with that. I kind of like it.

    Snaggle Tooth -- I think that is why my daughter looked twice.

    Cliff -- Huh? (You are so clever.)

    Pat MacKenzie -- I have a friend named Loyd so I always try to spell it that way instead of Lloyd.

    cube -- The only "Loren" I ever heard of was Loren Green (patriarch of the Cartwrights). Are you with me on this?

    Always Nesting -- That was what it reminded me of too.

    Sparkling Red -- Seems like one "l" Michele is the most common different spelling.

    Riot Kitty -- Hum? Wonder how you have all that information? LOL You always have that cat's reaction!



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  18. My granddaughter's name is Eleasah....try that on for size:) It is pronounced L.A. sa so it is pretty...everyone on her volleyball team calls her E.

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  19. Changes in the Wind -- I would not know how to properly pronounce her name. My niece has very different names for her girls that she actually made up. Guess everyone is striving for individuality these days. My daughter AND her two best friend were Michelles. That was a big name in 1972.

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  20. I've seen Scarlet written with and without the e at the end, double t's, etc...but Ileana...

    I get Illiana A LOT. Illy, Illie, Ilyanna, Ilianna...and let's not get into the pronunciation of Ileana. When I lived in upstate NY, I heard it all. LOL

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  21. Maybe she couldn't spell...my name Sandie is ALWAYS spelled wrong.
    sandie

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  22. lol. Pa Cartwright was played by Lorne Green.

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  23. That is funny! Some people read my name and call me Belly instead of Belle.

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  24. Oh dear! Then again you should see the multitude of ways there are to spell Tifani, Tiphani, Tifany, etc.

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