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#1 Emily D

Posted 27 August 2019 - 01:43 AM

Hi Everyone.

I had my twins and went for 2 names not on my original list so if you remember I had a Scarlett and Daisy... we went with Ivy and Indianna for the twins... and I'm back because my mum has questioned the spelling... we havent registered is yet... but I dont know whether I should spell it how I like it with 'NN' or spell it the popular way 'Indiana'
I think 'Indianna'looks more girly... 



Posted 27 August 2019 - 02:20 AM

I think you should go with what you like, but I just wanted to say congratulations on the birth of your girls!  I bet they're gorgeous!

Edited by BECZ, 27 August 2019 - 02:24 AM.

#3 MooGuru

Posted 27 August 2019 - 02:38 AM

I imagine the double NN spelling may mean you spend extra time saying "with 2 Ns" but it might be misspelled in either direction but people are probably more likely to assume 1 N.

#4 redchick

Posted 27 August 2019 - 05:45 AM

Congratulations! Beautiful names!

I think as Indiana is usually spelt with one n you/your daughter will be regularly correcting people/forms etc on the spelling. In the big scheme of things probably not a big deal but something to consider.

#5 maryanneK

Posted 27 August 2019 - 06:17 AM

Congratulations! Stick with one N

#6 Lucla

Posted 27 August 2019 - 06:20 AM

I agree 1 N

#7 kerilyntaryn

Posted 27 August 2019 - 06:23 AM

1 N

#8 kerilyntaryn

Posted 27 August 2019 - 06:23 AM

1 N  and Congrats

#9 Prancer is coming

Posted 27 August 2019 - 06:31 AM

You like it with two N’s so go with that.  Personally, I don’t think your mum should be questioning the spelling, just checking with you how you decided to spell it.

#10 Apple14

Posted 27 August 2019 - 06:46 AM

1 N

#11 gracie1978

Posted 27 August 2019 - 07:02 AM

One n
My friends Mum put an extra L in her name because it looks pretty and I don't think she's ever forgiven her.

And her Mum is an English teacher...

#12 laridae

Posted 27 August 2019 - 07:09 AM

1 N or she'll be forever correcting people.

#13 FreyjaCatherine22

Posted 27 August 2019 - 07:16 AM

1 N

#14 JomoMum

Posted 27 August 2019 - 07:17 AM


2 x n’s was actually my first instinct.

But I’m big on easy spelling (my married name is a PITA).

#15 Future-self

Posted 27 August 2019 - 07:20 AM

Since you’re naming after a place it makes more sense to spell it the way it’s known.
I don’t see how an extra letter  is somehow more feminine

#16 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 27 August 2019 - 07:27 AM

1 n.

Our new puppy is Indiana after Indiana Jones, her nickname is Indi!

#17 Sugarplum Poobah

Posted 27 August 2019 - 07:35 AM

1 N

Correcting other people wears really thin after a few decades. Ask me how I know.

#18 cvbn

Posted 27 August 2019 - 07:45 AM

Congratulations! Twins are awesome.

I think one N but do want you want, you deserve it. xx

#19 Sugarplum Poobah

Posted 27 August 2019 - 07:49 AM

1 N

Correcting other people wears really thin after a few decades. Ask me how I know.

#20 Beancat

Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:15 AM

another for 1N for the reasons given

#21 Apageintime

Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:31 AM

One N, as is the spelling of the place you are naming her after

#22 BeachesBaby

Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:42 AM

Congrats! My husband has a name with a double A, which makes sense in his home language, but here in Aus he just pretends it has one A for colloquial use, he’s so sick of spelling it every single time. I think Indiana is a nice name, and as a pp mentioned, Indi is a cute nn!

#23 rosie28

Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:48 AM

I think you’ll spend a lot of time saying “two ns” and then having people confused about where the double n goes, so I’d go with the regular spelling.

#24 Amica

Posted 27 August 2019 - 09:00 AM

2 n's isn't more feminine.


#25 BECZ

Posted 27 August 2019 - 09:07 AM

I get that it's annoying to correct people all the time, but I have a reasonably common name spelt the traditional way, but as it's a name that other people typically play around with the spelling of, I always have to spell it anyway.

Edited by BECZ, 27 August 2019 - 04:10 PM.

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