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Gena - posted on 04/13/2014

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Ken,Stryker sounds really cool!Never heard it befor,how did you pick the name,if i may ask? My mom doesnt like her name (i cant blame her to be honost),she might change her name someday.Liz,i think its also a possibility that if your child doesnt like his name when he is older,he could change it.

Ken - posted on 04/13/2014

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My 2 yr old son has the name Stryker..... I love it.. his middle name is Vaughn... So both strong non normal names... I often wonder if he will like them when he is older

Denise - posted on 04/12/2014

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Sweetheart.....Let me just say, My daughters name is Kalika, her daughters name is Myla.....If he knows how to say his name when he can talk what does it matter? Kids will always find something to pick at, be it a name or ears feet, even hair color. You agreed to let your husband make this choice, and by doubting it now, tells him you feel he was wrong. I dont like my sons name but I told hubby if we had a boy he got to choose his name and I meant it. There must be a reason your husband picked the name, even if its as small as he likes it.

Gena - posted on 04/11/2014

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I also think,if you are going to do it then rather early.On my birth cards i had a middle name,and in my oppinion not a nice one.My parents totaly forgot to write the middle name on my birth register card.So now i dont have the middle name..just the memories of the birth cards where it was on:)

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/11/2014

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I honestly don't think it matters that young. It is not like the kid is 3 or 4 years old and knows their name and now suddenly needs to change it. I have often wondered about changing my sons middle name but alas I have not changed it. I think if you are gonna change it, do it sooner than later. I would think it was interesting that I had a different name when born personally. I don't think I would care, just a fun story to tell.

Gena - posted on 04/11/2014

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Well if it would have happened to me i guess i would be upset that they changed my name,but then again i dont know how it would feel because maybe i guess i would be used to the second name.Its hard to tell.But i really like the name Erel..we were actualy thinking of naming our son Errol.Errol is a common name in South Africa..so thats why we decided not to use it because we wanted a more "unique" name.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/10/2014

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Knowing my parents the way I do, I'd wonder about that. If they couldn't agree on something as simple as my name, I'd wonder how they thought they were going to survive more major parenting decisions together, to be quite honest.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/10/2014

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Well, I don't see how he'd 'struggle' growing up with the name, first of all. It's easily spelled, and easily pronounced.

As far as how he'll feel down the road about the change...I don't know, you'd have to ask him. If I were him, I'd definitely prefer Erel over Eloy. But, I'm not him

Gena - posted on 04/10/2014

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My name is a tongue twister for most people,because here where i live with my family they pronounce it in french eventhough the area we live in is not french speaking.In english its easier,Geneviève.The french version is Shönöviäve..but really,people can practise and if its too difficult they may call me Gena. I personally wouldnt change the name just because of how its pronounced.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/10/2014

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Phonetically, i pronounce it as Ehrehl.. To me, that's the pronunciation that flows the best.

The correct technical pronunciation is EErehl.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/10/2014

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Pretty common pronunciation, then, doesn't differ at all from the English, really ;-)

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/10/2014

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And, actually, the origin of the name isn't Hispanic, it's Hebrew.

So, how is it pronounced in Spanish? Because my spanish speaking colleagues tell me it would be "airel" or 'ehrehl'.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/10/2014

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Considering I just gave you the two possible pronunciations in English...

And, as I said, no matter WHAT you name him, there will be at least ONE person who mispronounces the name.

My name is Shawnn. Simple straightforward, pronounced same as Shawn, or Sean. But, inevitably, people pronounce it "ShawnA", or "ShawnEE"...no matter how many times i correct them.

That's just people not taking the time or consideration in learning how to correctly pronounce a name.

As I stated, it's quite obviously your choice.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/10/2014

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Most of the time when people ask what her name is they say "what?" Or I have to correct them. I don't care. It is a beautiful name and most people love it. Screw them. I didn't name my daughter for other peoples approval. In fact, I hid it until it was on the birth certificate. It sounds like you may have named your son this FOR approval, so change it sooner than later if you are going to.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/10/2014

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Well, you don't like the name and you want to change it. As long as you and your husband are on full agreement with the next name. Name changing can be very expensive.

On that note, a lot of my family has a hard time with my daughters name. It is difficult. I love it and don't care. As far as her adult professional life, she will never be forgotten because it is that unique. There is a funny story behind it, and no matter what it can make people at least smile. She doesn't like it when she is older? She can change it herself.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/10/2014

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Well, it won't matter what name you end up choosing, there's going to be at least one person who will mispronounce it, no matter what.

I just wonder how many times you'll end up changing the poor kid's name...you'd decided on this one, now after 2 weeks you decide that you don't like it and want to change it...are you going to change your mind again in another month?

It is your choice, of course, but...I would definitely make sure that you put more effort into agreeing on a choice this time, if you're going to go through the steps to change it.

Erel is a great name. Most will probably pronounce it 'airel', although the technically proper pronunciation is 'EErel'. At most, he may have to correct a couple of people throughout his life.

But, it's a gorgeous name, with strong roots.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/10/2014

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What's the child's name? What's wrong with the child having a name that reflects his heritage?

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