I know a Lillian born in '99. Since childhood I'd wanted to name DD Lydia but DH vetoed it on the grounds of mental association. Thanks a lot, Beetlejuice.
On names with common pronunciations but different spellings, I once encountered an "Emily" spelled Emmaleigh.
I'm Emaleigh. Its apparently french? I was told that a few times anyway. I didn't love it as a kid but it LOOKS very pretty on paper with my middle name.
Gotta spell it every time though.
Emily in French is Émilie, the "leigh" suffix doesn't exist in French.
Yeah, I kinda knew it was a crock when I was told it was French. The teacher that said it was a bit of a "know-it-all" and refused to believe that my mother started with "Emily" and tweaked. But then two other, unrelated, folks told me the same thing. Know-It-Alls share a brain wave.
The strange thing is, the name, spelled with the single "m" like mine, doesn't appear to be a singular occurrence, I found an Emaleigh born in 1846 and one in the 1930s.
And no, I was not named for the separate names "Emma" and "Lee/Leigh". If I had been, my father might have killed my mother right there in the delivery room. My mother wanted to name me Emma Lee [lastname] and my father actually told her if she did he would disappear with me and she'd never see me again alive. He agreed to the "tweaked" version of Emaleigh as long as i was given his preferred middle name. (Uh yeah, my dad kinda hated my grandmother. With good reason but dang is that a scary thing to tell your pregnant wife! And they both admitted he said it and both LAUGHED about it even after the divorce.) So I was named Emaleigh [middlename] [lastname] and called [diminutive of middle name].
Its a weird name to have among the sea of girls in our family. And I was the ONLY girl for about twelve years to have a "real" middle name (not Jo/Lee/Kay/Lynn. One of these four was every girl cousin/aunt/etc's middle name and there was a fuss raised at my parents for not "carrying it on")