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    Default How should I spell the name "Kayme"

    Currently, my name is "Cami," but it's meant to be pronounced like "Kayme" (a long "a") not "cammie." I am thinking about changing the spelling of my first name to something like "Kayme," but do you have any more suggestions for its spelling? I'm very tired of telling people 3 or 4 times how my name is pronounced, etc.

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    Default Re: How should I spell the name "Kayme"

    Quote Originally Posted by ummmm431 View Post
    Currently, my name is "Cami," but it's meant to be pronounced like "Kayme" (a long "a") not "cammie." I am thinking about changing the spelling of my first name to something like "Kayme," but do you have any more suggestions for its spelling? I'm very tired of telling people 3 or 4 times how my name is pronounced, etc.

    Thank You
    Let me clarify:
    The first syllable 'Ca-' rhymes with 'hi', 'bye', 'I' etc.
    The second syllable '-mi' rhymes with 'me', 'bee', 'see' etc.

    Is this correct?

    If so, I think your interpretation, Kayme, is good. Or perhaps Kaime, as some people may pronounce Kayme as 'came'. Even just adding these into the original might be good, and doesn't change it too much - Caymi, or Caimi. The use of '-e' at the end of a word (as in Kayme) is, as you know, often silent, and functions as an indication of a change in vowel sound (cam - came, Sam - same). Whereas the '-i' at the end (as in Caymi) would indicate that it is to be pronounced to someone who read your name. Just a small thing.

    It's an interesting name, Cami, and I can see the frustration you'd have if it is pronounced so differently from how it looks.

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    Default Re: How should I spell the name "Kayme"

    Good move to change your name to have the original phonetic output.

    casey = K C

    camey = K mee

    stace vs stacey

    romney

    Note the trick of adding y to e, since just e is a silent one.
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    Default Re: How should I spell the name "Kayme"

    Quote Originally Posted by Linguist__ View Post
    Let me clarify:
    The first syllable 'Ca-' rhymes with 'hi', 'bye', 'I' etc.
    Is this correct?
    I would think not. Otherwise, why does the poster write it as Kay, as in bay, ray .... On the other hand 'a long a' suggests 'Kah'.
    We are still not sure how the poster wants it pronounced. My guess is /keImi:/

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    Default Re: How should I spell the name "Kayme"

    Hello,

    Thank you for the replies! Sorry that I was not completely clear. I meant "Cami" to be pronouned "Kay" as in Bay, ray, etc... and "me" as in doe, ray me, etc. I'm looking to spell of the name "Kay" "me" in a way that people won't mispronounce. Currently, I spell it "Cami." Thank you for your replies.

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    Default Re: How should I spell the name "Kayme"

    In that case; Camey, Kamey, Kamie

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    Default Re: How should I spell the name "Kayme"

    kaymie is another option

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