I didn’t give my children weird spelling but I did give them unusual names and not for the reasons I highlighted in your article but they have totally experienced them their entire lives. Amberleigh Storms and Santana Storms. When we lived in Phoenix, Arizona where they were raised it wasn’t that big of a deal but now that we live in the tiniest town buried in cornfields in Iowa they are the most popular people ever because everyone here is named the same thing over and over, generation after generation.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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