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August 17th, 2009, 02:01 PM
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If I named a girl Michaela, I'd spell it this way, since she'd be named after Michael.

DH wants to call her Kaylee, which is okay with me, since I really like the name Kaylee (I think it's a little too cute and won't really age well).

Chaelie would be the logical spelling if it springs from Michaela, but it looks weird and people would get it wrong.. here are the options I can think of:

Chaelie
Caelie
Caelee (too.. round..)
Chaelee
Caeley (looks a lot like celery )
Chaeley (really long, and I think people would see "Charley" when they looked quickly)
Caely (looks incomplete)
Chaely

Which spelling would you use? Any other ideas?
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August 17th, 2009, 02:16 PM
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First: Michaela, with this spelling only, is beautiful! Sure, it's popular, but usually the misspellings are more popular. I think Michaela is a beautiful gem among the Makaylas and McKaylas. Plus, like you said, Michaela ages beautifully.

Second: I love your logic about using Kaylee (whatever spelling) as a nickname only. It doesn't age well, but Michaela certainly does. C/Kaylee is cute for a kid, but not for a grown woman.

How about Caylie for the nickname?
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August 17th, 2009, 03:44 PM
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My niece is Michaela (this spelling) and I LOVE it! Oddly enough she's never had a nn though.

From your list Caeley/Caelie look the easiest to pronounce correctly. My cousin named her daughter Cailey, which is another spelling that I really like but I don't know if that really helps you out much.
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August 17th, 2009, 04:45 PM
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If you're determined to spell it starting with a C, I would probably use Caylee or Caylie, but I think that starting it with a K would work just as well.

Also, I want to point out that there's another female variant of the name Michael -- Michaelina (Mick-a-lee-na), which I think is very cute.
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August 17th, 2009, 05:52 PM
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Michaelina reminds me too much of the Macarena.. and yields far too easily to the nick name Mickey, which people would use constantly and it would drive me insane.

As I really dislike nick names, I'd like her nick name to be as close to her real name as possible. I don't want to spell it Kaylee because then people will assume it's her given name, and it won't be. I can't seem to stop people from nick naming my children, so I'm going to give them one I like if they INSIST on using one, which they will.
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Chaelie is very beautiful but I agree people will always misspell it. My 2nd choice would be Caylie.
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August 18th, 2009, 08:05 AM
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Caylie I guess. I chose the spelling of my own nn when I started writing. (I never used it in school on papers etc. so it didn't matter much) My parents spell it differently. It's all good because it's not really official or anything.
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August 18th, 2009, 10:26 AM
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This is my neices name, spelled this way. I would go with Caylee/Caylie....so you're using the C but not getting too different.
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August 18th, 2009, 10:46 AM
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The "y" bugs me.. which is what everyone has suggested.. but like I said I really want to stick as close to "Michaela" as possible. If I spell it Caylee or Caylie, that still says it's her name, and not Michaela.. like Kaylee would. =/

I'd like to think she'd go my Michaela in print anyways.. but she probably won't. *sigh* I wish my in-laws weren't so obsessed with nick names - I really don't think Michaela needs a nick name at all.
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August 18th, 2009, 10:55 AM
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I agree....the name is very pretty and there's no need for a nn. Your DH doesn't like Chaela? Atleast then it would be spelled JUST as her name is....just leaving off the Mi.
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August 18th, 2009, 11:03 AM
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I love this spelling of Michaela. IMO it's the most beautiful and gives it a timeless feel. For a nn I would use Caylie.
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August 18th, 2009, 11:16 AM
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His entire family likes the "ends in a smile" nick name theme. Blaise would totally be Blaisey. No joke. Luke is Lukey, and they attempted Laurie for Lauren but I had a post partum meltdown about it, and they didn't do it again.

Andy's mom has six kids: Andy, Sarah (Sarey), Dallin, Stevie, Leslie, Joey. they have the legitimate given names, but she never intended to use them. Stevie is 19 and they still call him that.

They *will* call her Mickey or Kaylee.. whether I like it or not. It's one of the main reasons I moved it to the middle name spot for Lauren, and I think it's probably jsut gonna stay there because I can't find a workable spelling of Caelie.
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August 18th, 2009, 11:35 AM
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If you don't like the y (not that I blame you on that one, lol), then I would go with Caelie. The h in Chaelie looks like it's either a typo of Charlie or is supposed to be pronounced Ch-ay-lee, lol... at least to me. So I'd go with Caelie.
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August 18th, 2009, 03:26 PM
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My oldest daughter is Kaeli - I saw the name originally as Chaeli, but I like K's better than C's and I didn't like Khaeli. So, she's Kaeli. I do hope the name ages somewhat well, I see it like Kelly or Kerry.

I like the spelling you picked. I offered to name one of our girls Michaela so that my dh would get somewhat of a namesake. Obviously no boys are in our future.
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August 18th, 2009, 05:00 PM
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I love Michaela, but only the spelling you are going with.

I think Caelie works best of the spellings on your list.
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