My younger DD's middle name is Kevyn..pronounced like the boys name. I found it in the girls section of a baby name book and it meant Peace..10 months before she was born (almost to the day) my beloved nephew Kevin passed away suddenly but had been suffering from a debilitating illness and I thought, what a way to honor such a great life especially as we knew he was at peace. She loves when I tell her the story (although I have had some people tell me it was stupid )
See, that is a great
reason to give someone a more unusual name. I also heard a story once about someone who was pregnant and her husband was a soldier, and was deployed to a dangerous area. They made an agreement that if he didn't come back, she would give the baby a name with an unusual spelling, so that every time she had to correct someone's spelling of it she would think of her father and how much he loved her. Well, let's just say she got the unusual spelling.
I think that's a sad story, but a very sweet one.
But I feel like with a lot of people, an unusual spelling is more about, "Look at me, I'm so creative and different, the normal spelling of the name isn't good enough for me!" Or rather, their kids, who are the ones who have to deal with it for the rest of their lives...