Blondie's real name is spelled with just an E at the end. Let's pretend for a moment her real hame is Blondie but we spell it B-L-O-N-D-E but pronounce it like 'Blond-EE." When she was born there was some discussion about how to spell it because while the way we ended up spelling it is the correct way for the word, it is popular to spell it with an EY at the end. Hubby insisted the E is the correct way to spell it, and he is right, and we shouldn't cutsie it up and misspell it. And he is/was right so that's what we did.
This morning she told me there was a little girl in her class who spells her own name with a pronounced E at the end. We'll call her Trixe pronounced Tricks-EE. She informs Blondie that her name BLONDE should be pronounced BLOND. To really be "Blond-ee" she needs a Y at the end like other Blondeys she's seen. Blondie says "So then your name is really Tricks, right?". Trixe starts to argue. Blondie says, "Do you know what Greek Mythology is?"
"Do you know who Hercules is?"
"Hercules came from Greece. My name is a Greek word which means "Life." And that is how it is spelled in Greek. If you change the Greek word it won't mean "Life" anymore, it will just be a plain old word."
Trixe was impressed, and informed Blondie that she likes her name spelled with just the E.
Score one for the Blondes of the world!!!